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Democratic AGs Rally in Support of SEC's Climate Disclosure Rule in GOP Challenge

A coalition of 19 Democratic AGs, led by Massachusetts AG Andrea Joy Campbell and New York AG Leticia James, has moved to intervene in defense of the SEC’s climate disclosure rules (Final Rule) in a lawsuit filed by 25 Republican AGs in the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The Final Rule—which the SEC…

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AG James v. Bond Co.: $811 Million Judgment Obtained Against Company Targeting Immigrants

New York AG Letitia James, along with the Massachusetts and Virginia AGs and the CFPB, obtained an $811 million judgment against Libre by Nexus, Inc., its parent company Nexus Services, Inc., and its principals (collectively, “Libre”), over allegations that Libre violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act and state consumer protection and debt collection laws by…

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They Were Warned: Massachusetts Cracks Down on Flavored Vape Sales

Massachusetts AG Andrea Campbell secured a preliminary injunction against VICA Trading, Inc. d/b/a VapeSourcing, prohibiting the company from advertising or selling flavored tobacco products within the state, online or in-person. The Preliminary Injunction bars VapeSourcing from offering discount deals on flavored tobacco products to consumers or conducting mail-order or online sales of vape nicotine devices…

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Massachusetts AG Alleges Asbestos Mishandling

Massachusetts AG Andrea Joy Campbell filed a lawsuit against Holtec Decommissioning International LLC and Holtec Pilgrim LLC (collectively, “Holtec”) alleging that Holtec violated the state’s Air Act and related regulations by mishandling demolition debris during the decommissioning of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. In the complaint, AG Campbell alleges that Holtec failed to remove asbestos-containing…

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Rent-A-Center’s Alleged Consumer Harassment Tactics Lead to $8.75 Million Settlement

Massachusetts AG Andrea Joy Campbell settled with Rent-A-Center, Inc. to resolve allegations that the rent-to-own company violated state consumer protection laws and debt collection regulations by engaging in coercive and abusive conduct towards consumers who failed to make rental payments. AG Campbell alleges that Rent-A-Center improperly used the threat of arrest or prosecution as a…

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