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DNA Testing Firm Hit with $700K Fine for Alleged Deceptive Ads

California AG Rob Bonta and the FTC settled with CRI Genetics, LLC to resolve allegations that the DNA testing firm violated the FTC Act and California’s Unfair Competition Law and False Advertising Law by making misrepresentations to consumers in order to induce them to buy ancestry reports. The complaint alleges that CRI made false representations…

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Labor Department Efforts to Expand Overtime Protections Earn Democratic AG Support

A coalition of 14 Democratic AGs sent a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a proposed rulemaking that updates rules governing executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) employees as related to overtime pay requirements. The letter expresses support for proposed increases to the salary levels at which EAP employees can be…

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AG Coalition Supports DOJ Accessibility Proposal for Government Web and Mobile Apps

A coalition of 11 AGs submitted comments to the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division on proposed revisions to the Americans with Disabilities Act that would establish requirements for state and local government web and mobile app accessibility. In the comments, the AGs express support for the adoption of specific technical standards for public entity website and…

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Democratic AGs Support CEQ Reinstatement of NEPA Regulations

A coalition of 18 Democratic AGs filed a comment letter in support of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) notice of proposed rulemaking revising its regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires federal agencies to conduct assessments of the environmental impacts of proposed actions, including energy and infrastructure projects and the…

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