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51 Attorneys General Urge FCC to Implement Stronger Barriers Against Robocallers

The National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”) sent a comment letter to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) in support of its efforts to reduce illegal robocallers’ access to legitimate phone numbers to make unending robocalls and scam people out of money.

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Amicus Brief Argues that Consumer Reporting Agency Is Not Legally Shielded from Fair Credit Reporting Act by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

North Carolina AG Josh Stein, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in support of the consumer plaintiffs’ position in Henderson v. The Source for Public Data, L.P. (“Public Data”), No. 21-1678, that Section 230 of the…

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Medical Device Company Settles with Seven States Over Alleged Kickbacks and False Claims

Medical device company Medicrea USA, Inc. and its corporate parent Medicrea International (collectively, “Medicrea”) settled with California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New York, and Texas, and the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), over allegations that it paid kickbacks to physicians in violation of the federal Open Payment Program, Anti-Kickback Statute, and state false claims…

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Duke Energy Agrees to Shoulder More Ash Cleanup Costs

North Carolina AG Josh Stein, the Public Staff of the North Carolina Utilities Commission, and the Sierra Club reached a settlement with Duke Energy resolving a challenge to a 2017 Utilities Commission order granting Duke Energy’s request to limit its liability for the cost of cleaning up coal ash.

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