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State AG Pulse | New Mexico and the Plaintiffs' Bar Money-Go-Round

In this week’s episode, Bernie Nash and Lori Kalani are in conversation with State AG Group team member Chris Allen. They talk about vicious election advertising campaigns and handicap the candidates on both sides. New Mexico is among the states that have a history of turning to the plaintiffs’ bar to supplement their internal staff…

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28 AGs Call on GoFundMe for Changes in Terms of Service

New Mexico AG Hector Balderas, Mississippi AG Lynn Fitch, and Louisiana AG Jeff Landry led a coalition of 28 AGs that sent a letter calling on the online crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to make improvements in the clarity and disclosure of the site’s Terms of Service for consumers who use the platform. The AGs alleged that…

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Google Settles Cases Alleging Illegal Collection of Minors’ Personal Information

New Mexico AG Hector Balderas reached a settlement with Google LLC to resolve two lawsuits alleging that Google illegally collected the personal information of minors in violation of the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and New Mexico’s Unfair Practices Act. As previously reported, one complaint alleged that Google collected the personal information of minors,…

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Financial Institutions Agree to Pay $32.5 Million to Resolve Allegations Related to Mortgage-Backed Securities Offers

New Mexico AG Hector Balderas reached a settlement with seven financial institutions to resolve allegations that they did not disclose material information to state pension funds and a state-run investment council about certain residential mortgage-backed securities in violation of the New Mexico Fraud Against Taxpayers Act. According to the AG’s office, the case, originally brought…

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