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Internet Provider Sued Over Alleged Junk Fees and Deceptive Marketing

Connecticut AG William Tong sued CSC Holdings, LLC, the operating subsidiary of the telecommunications company Altice USA, Inc., alleging that the company’s marketing and provision of Internet services to Connecticut residents under the brand name Optimum violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA). The Complaint alleges that Altice violated the CUTPA by charging consumers…

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Connecticut AG Supports Legislation Curbing So-Called ‘Junk’ Fees

Connecticut AG William Tong submitted testimony in support of state Senate Bill No. 15, proposed legislation that would require fee disclosures across several consumer industries including ticket sales, food and beverage sales, and lodging accommodations. In his testimony, AG Tong expressed his support for the proposed legislation, which would require sellers to include all mandatory…

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Democratic AGs Continue Urging FDA to Issue Guidance on Toxic Metals in Baby Food

A group of 20 Democratic AGs wrote a comment letter to the FDA urging it to act on prior AG petitions asking the FDA to issue strong, specific guidance to the baby food industry on testing for lead and other toxic elements. In the letter, the AGs request that the FDA take official notice of the facts…

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Connecticut AG Latest to Bring Suit Against PFAS Manufacturers

Connecticut AG William Tong filed two lawsuits against 28 chemical manufacturers for alleged violations of state environmental and consumer protection laws related to contamination caused by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”). According to the complaints, the companies allegedly knew of the harms to the environment and human health caused by PFAS, but intentionally concealed those…

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