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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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Casino Settles over Allegations It Stacked the Deck Against Its Employees

Massachusetts AG Andrea Campbell settled with MGM Springfield for $6.8 million to resolve allegations the casino violated various state wage and hour laws. AG Campbell alleges that MGM Springfield committed various violations of the law, including failing to make timely payment of wages, failing to pay overtime wages, failing to pay minimum wage, and failing…

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AGs Defend Borrower Defense Rule

A group of 23 Democratic AGs, led by Massachusetts AG Andrea Joy Campbell, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit case Career Colleges and Schools of Texas v. U.S. Department of Education, et al., urging the court to uphold the Department of Education’s (DOE) Borrower Defense Rule, which…

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NAAG and NASCO Convene to Discuss Challenges Facing Nonprofits, Benefits of Collaboration

On Wednesday, October 11, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and the National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) convened virtually at their 2023 annual conference to discuss the challenges facing the nonprofit sector and how regulators are working to support the sector, while preserving the public’s trust in these important organizations.

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