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Walmart to Pay $1.6 Million to Settle Pricing Allegations

New Jersey AG Matthew Platkin reached a settlement with Walmart Inc. to resolve allegations that the retailer engaged in unlawful pricing practices at its New Jersey stores in violation of the state’s Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”) and Unit Pricing Disclosure Act (“UPDA”). The consent order resolves allegations that Walmart used the incorrect unit pricing for…

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New Jersey and Texas Ramp up Regulatory Enforcement Teams

Both the Texas and New Jersey AG offices have made moves to bolster their regulatory enforcement teams. In Texas, recent developments indicate that the AG’s office has increased its recruitment of privacy attorneys for the newly formed Data Privacy and Security Team, tasked with enforcing the Texas Data Privacy and Security Act (TDPSA). Enacted on…

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NJ Clarifies Civil Rights Protections for Out-of-State Remote Workers

New Jersey AG Matthew Platkin and his office’s Division on Civil Rights issued Guidance on Discrimination and Out-of-State Remote Workers, clarifying that the protections of the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD)—which prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry,…

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New Jersey AG Says Bumble Bumbled Background Check Disclosures

New Jersey AG Matthew Platkin has reached a settlement with Bumble, Inc. to resolve allegations that the internet dating service provider misrepresented or failed to disclose its criminal background screening policies and practices in violation of New Jersey’s consumer protection and internet safety laws.

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Democratic AGs Support CFPB Proposal to Oversee Digital Wallets and Payment Apps

A coalition of 19 Democratic AGs wrote a comment letter in support of a proposed CFPB rule that would expand federal regulatory oversight over digital consumer payment and wallet services.

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