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FTC and Six State AGs Sue Room and Roomate-Finder Site Roomster for Misleading Reviews, Listings

The FTC and the AGs of six states have sued the online room and roommate finder platform Roomster, as well as corporate officers John Shriber and Roman Zaks (collectively “Roomster”), and also named Jonathan Martinez as a co-defendant, over allegations that Roomster violated §5(A) of the FTC Act and state statutes by hosting thousands of…

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Nessel, Raoul Lead Amicus Coalition Arguing for States’ Rights

On August 18, 2022, a multistate coalition of AGs, led by Illinois AG Kwame Raoul and Michigan AG Dana Nessel, filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court case National Pork Producers Council v. Ross, arguing that the dormant Commerce Clause does not preclude states from regulating conduct within their borders merely because the regulations incidentally…

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Multistate AG Coalition Urges Enhancement and Clarification of Federal Student Loan Rules and Processes

In a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Analyst Jean-Didier Gaina, a coalition of AGs from nineteen states, the District of Columbia and the State of Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) proposed rulemaking regarding borrower defenses to repayment, Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), and closed…

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Election News Roundup - 6.30.2022

South Dakota – Following the impeachment of AG Jason Ravnsborg, Governor Kristi Noem has selected Pennington County State’s Attorney Mark Vargo as the next state AG. Vargo, who was the lead prosecutor in Ravnsborg’s impeachment trial, will serve until the AG election later this year, in which former AG Marty Jackley will serve as the…

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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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