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Maine’s Pro Rata Cable Law Survives Appellate Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to Maine’s Pro Rata Law in Spectrum Northeast v. Frey, securing Maine AG Aaron Frey’s win in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and allowing the law to remain in place. Spectrum Northeast, LLC and its parent company Charter Communications, Inc. filed a…

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Epic Games Pays $520 Million to FTC to Settle Privacy Violation and Dark Pattern Allegations

The FTC reached two separate settlements with Epic Games, Inc., the creator of the online video game Fortnite, for a combined total of $520 million. The first settlement resolves allegations that the company violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the FTC Act by collecting personal information from children without appropriate parental consents.…

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AGs Call for Changes to Combat Abuse and Harassment in Women’s Pro Soccer

Illinois AG Kwame Raoul and New York AG Letitia James wrote a letter to the Commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), as well as the CEO and President of the U.S. Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer), expressing alarm over the conclusions of an independent investigation into the organizations that was conducted by King & Spalding. The recently released investigative report alleges incidents of sexual misconduct, harassment, and abuse by coaches in the NWSL that were not addressed by either the NWSL or U.S. Soccer when brought to their attention.

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Google and iHeartMedia Settle with Multistate AG Coalition over Pixel 4 Radio Endorsements

A group of 6 AGs and the FTC settled with Google LLC and iHeartMedia, Inc. over the companies’ alleged violation of the states’ consumer protection laws and the FTC Act by airing false endorsements of Google’s Pixel 4 cell phone.

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AG Racine Sues Washington Commanders and NFL for Concealing Toxic Culture

District of Columbia AG Karl A. Racine sued Pro-Football Inc. d/b/a Washington Commanders and the team’s owner, Daniel Snyder (collectively, “the Commanders”), as well as the National Football League and its commissioner, Roger Goodell (collectively, “the NFL”), for allegedly violating the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Procedures Act (CPPA) by deceiving D.C. fans of the…

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