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Debt Collector Reaches Settlement Over Data Breach Exposing Personal Information of Up to 21 Million Consumers

A bipartisan group of 41 AGs, led by Connecticut AG William Tong, Indiana AG Todd Rokita, New York AG Letitia James, and Texas AG Ken Paxton, reached a settlement with debt collection agency Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau d/b/a American Medical Collection Agency (“AMCA”) over allegations that it failed to protect the personal information of millions of consumers in a 2019 data breach in violation of the states’ respective consumer protection laws.

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CafePress Settles Multistate Probe over 2019 Data Breach

A bipartisan group of seven AGs, including Connecticut AG William Tong and New York AG Letitia James, reached a settlement with online retailer of personalized apparel and other items CafePress, Inc. (“CafePress”) to resolve allegations that it failed to protect the personal information of 22 million consumers in a 2019 data breach in violation of the states’ respective consumer protection laws.

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Bipartisan Group of Attorneys General Urge Federal Government to Enforce Mandated Drug Discounts

A bipartisan group of 29 AGs, led by California AG Xavier Becerra, Connecticut AG William Tong, Kansas AG Derek Schmidt, and Nebraska AG Doug Peterson, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (“HHS”) Secretary Alex Azar regarding enforcement of the 340B Drug Pricing Program, which requires pharmaceutical companies, as a condition of coverage by Medicaid and Medicare Part B, to enter into Pharmaceutical Pricing Agreements (“PPAs”) with HHS that obligate them to offer each covered medication below an applicable ceiling price to healthcare providers serving uninsured and low-income patients.

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Democratic AGs Sue Fossil Fuel Companies over Allegations of Climate-Related Deception 

Delaware AG Kathy Jennings sued 31 fossil fuel companies and the industry’s trade association (collectively “Defendants”) over allegations that they knowingly misled and deceived consumers about the climate change dangers of fossil fuels, asserting claims including negligent failure to warn, trespass, public nuisance, and numerous violations of Delaware’s Consumer Fraud Act.

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Attorneys General Are Vigilant About Pandemic-Related Price Gouging and Illegal Balance Billing

Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro sued online seller M & B Multi Services Inc. and its owner (collectively “M&B”) for allegedly gouging the price of hand sanitizer in violation of the 20% price increase cap set by Pennsylvania’s Price Gouging Act. The complaint alleges, among other things, that M&B sold 8-ounce Purell hand sanitizer for as much as $75.80 each. The complaint seeks injunctive relief, restitution, disgorgement, civil penalties, and attorneys’ costs.

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