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Education Dept Discharges Student Loans for Victims of Alleged Art Institutes Deceit

Massachusetts AG Andrew Joy Campbell, Pennsylvania AG Michelle Henry, Iowa AG Brenna Bird, and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced that DOE approved $6.1 billion in automatic student loan relief for nearly 317,000 students of for-profit Art Institutes schools, which allegedly made substantial misrepresentations to students. DOE’s approval was based on a review of…

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Eugene DePasquale (D) and Dave Sunday (R) to Face Off for Pennsylvania AG

Former Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale secured the Democratic nomination, and will face the Republican nominee, York County District Attorney Dave Sunday, in the general election this November. Both candidates seek to win the position currently held by AG Michelle Henry, who was nominated and confirmed in March 2023 to fill the mid-term vacancy created…

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AGs Take Laboring Oar on Requiring Government Contractors to Provide Payroll Information

A coalition of 14 Democratic AGs, led by Pennsylvania AG Michelle Henry, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor asking the DOL to require more information from government contractors regarding payroll for workers. In the letter, the AGs assert that existing payroll forms for contractors on public projects do not require comprehensive information…

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Coalition Grows to Torpedo Mariner Finance over Hidden Add-ons

Pennsylvania AG Michelle Henry announced that six additional states have joined a lawsuit against lending company Mariner Finance, LLC, which was first filed by Pennsylvania and five other AGs in 2022. The bipartisan coalition of 12 AGs alleges that Mariner charged consumers for hidden add-on products without disclosing these costs and fees in violation of…

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