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Beech-Nut Sued for Allegedly Misleading Consumers About Baby Food Safety

District of Columbia AG Karl Racine sued baby-food manufacturer Beech-Nut Nutrition Company (“Beech-Nut”) over allegations that it used deceptive and misleading advertising about the safety of its baby food in violation of the District’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act.

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Democratic Attorneys General Support DOL’s Fight for Narrower Definition of ERISA Health Plans

A group of 22 Democratic AGs, led by District of Columbia AG Karl Racine, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in S. Department of Labor v. Data Marketing Partnership, No. 20-11179, in support of the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) position that the district court erred in determining that a program through which users obtain health insurance in exchange for personal data is an “employee benefit plan” as defined by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”).

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Bipartisan Group of 35 Attorneys General Calls on Congress to Pass NO HATE Act

A bipartisan group of 35 AGs, led by District of Columbia AG Karl Racine and Kansas AG Derek Schmidt, sent a letter to congressional leaders urging Congress to pass the bipartisan National Opposition to Hate, Assaults, and Threats to Equality “NO HATE” Act as a way to help states identify and prevent hate crimes. The…

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Online Lender Accused of Offering Loans with Interest Rate of 198%

District of Columbia AG Karl Racine sued online lender Opportunity Financial, LLC (“OppFi”) over allegations that it used misleading and deceptive marketing to promote its predatory loans to consumers in violation of the District’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act. The complaint alleges, among other things, that OppFi skirted state and local usury laws by partnering with…

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