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Minnesota AG Investigates Student Loan Debt Relief Companies

Minnesota AG Keith Ellison has opened investigations into 52 student loan debt relief companies suspected of violating the state’s consumer protection laws and failing to register as debt settlement services providers in the state. According to AG Ellison, the companies are suspected of misrepresenting their fees and services and falsely promising student loan forgiveness. The…

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Clear Skies on the Horizon for Amgen’s Planned Acquisition

Amgen Inc. is settling challenges by six Democratic AGs and the FTC to its proposed acquisition of Horizon Therapeutics plc. As we previously reported, the AGs and the FTC alleged that the acquisition was anticompetitive, as it would allow Amgen to leverage its large market share to foreclose competition against certain Horizon Therapeutic treatments for…

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Minnesota AG Puts Spotlight on Medical Billing Practices

Minnesota AG Keith Ellison announced his office will take proactive measures to renew its focus on medical-billing practices in Minnesota, including holding public listening sessions and collecting online submissions regarding consumers’ experiences with medical billing. In a related enforcement action, AG Ellison announced that his office is investigating the billing practices of Allina Health, which…

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Court Sides with AGs Contending Hyundai-Kia Theft Class Action Settlement Is Inadequate

On August 11, a coalition of seven Democratic AGs wrote a letter to the federal court overseeing the proposed class-action settlement regarding certain alleged theft-prone vehicles manufactured by Hyundai and Kia, arguing that the proposed settlement fails to adequately respond to the ongoing public safety crisis caused by the vulnerability of the vehicles. Shortly afterward,…

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