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Florida Sues CDC over COVID-19-Related Framework for Resumption of Cruises

Florida AG Ashley Moody sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) over allegations that the CDC’s Framework for Conditional Sailing and Initial Phase COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Protection of Crew (“Framework”) is unconstitutional and violates the Administrative Procedures Act.

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What a Waste! Merging Waste Disposal Companies Must Divest Assets to Avoid Antitrust Concerns

The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the AGs of Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin sued to block the merger of waste disposal companies Waste Management, Inc. (“WMI”) and Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. (“ADS”) over allegations that the $4.6 billion merger between the two companies would substantially harm competition for waste collection and disposal services in more than 50 local markets. DOJ and the AGs simultaneously filed a proposed final judgment that would require WMI to divest certain assets to mitigate the alleged anticompetitive harms of the merger.

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Ocwen Settles Allegations that Its Systems Led to Borrower Account Errors

Florida AG Ashley Moody reached a settlement with mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Corporation and related companies (collectively “Ocwen”) to resolve allegations that the company mismanaged its recordkeeping relating to borrowers’ accounts in violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, and the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and its implementing regulation, Regulation X.

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Empty Promises: Group Allegedly Conned Customers Out of Thousands in Fees by Promising Help with High Credit Card Interest Rates

Florida AG Ashley Moody and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) sued credit card “advisor” companies GDP Network LLC, G & G Success LLC, and G & N Squared LLC, and related individuals (collectively “GDP Network”) for allegedly offering consumers a sham credit card interest rate reduction program in violation of the FTC Act, the Telemarketing Sales Rule, and the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

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