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D.C. AG Schwalb Settles with Fintech Platform over Usurious “Tipping” Model

District of Columbia AG Brian Schwalb settled with SoLo Funds, Inc. to resolve allegations that the fintech platform violated the District’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act and usury statute by deceptively charging consumers exorbitant interest rates disguised as “tips” and “donations.” According to AG Schwalb, SoLo allegedly marketed its platform as a way to obtain consumer-to-consumer…

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Washington Commanders Settle for $625,000 over Ticket Holders’ Security Deposits

District of Columbia AG Brian L. Schwalb reached a settlement with Pro-Football, Inc., the operator of the Washington Commanders NFL franchise, to settle allegations that the company violated the District’s consumer protection laws by unlawfully keeping the security deposits from Commanders fans who purchased multi-year season tickets. The AG’s office alleges that, although Pro-Football’s contracts…

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Indiana and D.C. AGs Settle with Google over Alleged Deceptive Location Tracking Practices

Indiana AG Todd Rokita and District of Columbia AG Karl A. Racine announced settlements with Google LLC over allegations that it utilized “dark patterns” and other deceptive practices to track consumers’ location data even when the consumers believed that they had successfully turned off Google’s tracking in their privacy settings. Under the terms of the…

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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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