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Rent-A-Center Settles Allegations of Deceptive Marketing and Harassing Debt Collection Practices

Georgia AG Chris Carr reached a settlement with rent-to-own retailer Rent-A-Center, Inc. to resolve allegations that it violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act, the Georgia Lease-Purchase Agreement Act, and the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

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Past as Future: AGs’ Prior Experience Can Shape Their Priorities and Policies

This is the second in a series of articles by the Cozen O’Connor State AG team providing guidance on what corporate America needs to know in planning legal, regulatory and political strategies to anticipate and react to shifts in the AG landscape.

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2022 Attorneys General Races Take Shape with New and Withdrawing Candidates

Private practice attorney Steve Kim announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2022 Illinois AG race. If successful, he will face incumbent Democratic AG Kwame Raoul, who is seeking a second term. Massachusetts AG Maura Healey announced she is seeking the 2022 Democratic nomination for Governor. AG Healey was first elected AG in…

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Republican Attorneys General Oppose Proposed IRS Reporting Rules

A group of 20 Republican AGs, led by Georgia AG Chris Carr, Idaho AG Lawrence Wasden, and Utah AG Sean Reyes, sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in opposition to the administration’s proposed new Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) reporting requirements for financial institutions. The letter argues that the administration’s…

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Psychotherapy Services Provider Nabbed for False Claims Submitted to Medicaid and Medicare

Georgia AG Chris Carr and the U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with psychotherapy services provider Carenow Services, LLC and its chief operating officer (collectively “Carenow”) to resolve allegations that Carenow improperly billed Medicaid and Medicare for psychotherapy services in violation of the federal False Claims Act and the Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act.

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