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51 Attorneys General Urge FCC to Implement Stronger Barriers Against Robocallers

The National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”) sent a comment letter to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) in support of its efforts to reduce illegal robocallers’ access to legitimate phone numbers to make unending robocalls and scam people out of money.

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Online Travel Agency Reimburses Consumers Affected by COVID-19-Related Travel Cancellations

Florida AG Ashley Moody reached a settlement with online travel agency BookIt Operating LLC, the operator of BookIt.com, (“BookIt”) to resolve allegations that it knowingly collecting money from consumers for travel made impossible by COVID-19 in violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Practices Act and the Florida Sellers of Travel Act. The complaint alleged…

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Florida Attorney General and FTC Partner in Settlement Against Company Targeting Prisoners

Florida AG Ashley Moody and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) reached a settlement with the operator of magazine subscription service Inmate Magazine Service, Inc. and related entities (collectively “Inmate Magazine Service”), and its owner, Roy Snowden, to resolve allegations that Inmate Magazine Service failure to deliver magazines as promised violated the FTC Act and the FTC’s Mail, Internet, or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule as well as the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

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Water Cure: Florida Company Sued over False Marketing Claims Relating to Health Benefits of Hydrogen-Enriched Water

Florida AG Ashley Moody sued drinking-water system marketer Wellness Program Services, LLC d/b/a Trusii and related entities and individuals (collectively “Trusii”) over allegations that it used false and misleading health benefits claims and finance offers to market its systems in violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and the Consumer Review Fairness…

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Florida AG Prevails Against CDC Over COVID-19-Related Framework for Resumption of Cruise Industry

Florida AG Ashley Moody obtained a preliminary injunction from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), which prevents the CDC from enforcing its October 30, 2020 “Framework for Conditional Sailing and Initial Phase COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Protection of Crew” (“Framework”)—part of a phased resumption of cruise ship passenger operations in U.S. waters—against a cruise ship arriving in, within, or departing from a port in Florida.

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