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AG Coalition Calls for an End to Mortgage Convenience Fees

Illinois AG Kwame Raoul led a coalition of 23 state AGs in calling upon the CFPB to prohibit mortgage servicers from imposing convenience fees on consumers, in response to the CFPB’s recent Request for Information Regarding Fees Imposed by Providers of Consumer Financial Products or Services.

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Auto Dealer Pays $10 Million in Record-Setting Settlement with the FTC and Illinois

The FTC and Illinois AG Kwame Raoul reached a settlement with multistate auto dealership Edward Napleton Automotive Group and affiliate persons and dealerships (collectively, “Napleton”) to resolve allegations that Napleton systematically and repeatedly misled consumers, discriminated against Black customers, and used illegal sales and marketing tactics in violation of the FTC Act, the Truth in…

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New Republican Candidate Joins the Illinois Attorney General Race

Private practice attorney Thomas DeVore, who led several high-profile court challenges to Illinois’s COVID-19-related mandates, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the race for Illinois AG. As previously reported, private practice attorney Steve Kim is also running for the Republican nomination. Incumbent Democratic AG Kwame Raoul is seeking his second term. To “meet”…

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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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Six-Alarm Fire in Chemical Plant Results in Environmental Suit

Illinois AG Kwame Raoul sued chemical manufacturer Chemtool Inc. over allegations that a six-alarm fire in its chemical factory resulted in air and water pollution in violation of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act. The complaint alleges that containers storing over 4 million gallons of crude oil and petroleum products were compromised by the fire in…

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