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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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DC AG Racine Sues Pesticide Manufacturer for Alleged Environmental Contamination

District of Columbia AG Karl Racine sued pesticide manufacturer Velsicol Chemical LLC over allegations that the company’s predecessor violated DC environmental laws and common law by manufacturing, distributing, marketing, and selling a chemical it knew to be toxic and misrepresenting the danger it posed to the public. According to the complaint, Velsicol’s predecessor entity, Velsicol…

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DC AG Racine Fines Instacart Over Allegedly Misleading Consumers About Fees

District of Columbia AG Karl Racine settled a lawsuit with online delivery service Instacart to resolve allegations that Instacart misled customers in the District regarding service fees and failed to remit taxes on those fees in violation of the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Procedures Act and the District’s sales tax law. According to the 2020…

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District of Columbia Awarded $4 Million in Suit Against Ghost Gun Manufacturer

DC AG Karl Racine secured a $4 million judgment against ghost gun manufacturer Polymer80, Inc. for allegedly advertising and selling illegal “unserialized” firearms to DC consumers in violation of the Consumer Protection Procedures Act (CPPA). In its summary judgment order, the DC Court of Appeals held that Polymer80’s gun kits and parts—that come without serial…

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