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Quick Guide: AGs to Forever Chemicals Cos: We Want More Money and We Want It Now

Launching off season 3 of State AG Pulse, Stephen Cobb and Emily Yu go behind the headlines on a multi-district litigation related to PFAS or “forever chemicals” playing out in district court. Despite a proposed settlement in the range of $10 – $12 billion, AGs are concerned about whether the amount will be sufficient to…

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Kia and Hyundai Urged by Bipartisan Coalition of AGs to Increase Efforts to Combat Theft of Vehicles

A bipartisan coalition of 23 AGs wrote a letter to Kia America, Inc. and Hyundai Motor America urging the companies to increase their efforts to address skyrocketing theft rates over the last few years of certain vehicles not equipped with anti-theft immobilizers. In the letter, the AGs criticize the companies for failing to include anti-theft…

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Wisconsin AG and FTC Team Up to Bring Suit over Alleged $90 Million Timeshare Exit Scam

Wisconsin AG Josh Kaul and the FTC filed a lawsuit against Consumer Law Protection, LLC and its affiliated entities and owners (collectively, “Consumer Law Protection”) for allegedly violating the state’s consumer protection laws, the FTC Act, and the Cooling-Off Rule by operating a fraudulent timeshare exit scheme that targeted senior citizens. According to the complaint,…

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Election News Roundup – 8.11.2022

Tennessee: Jonathan Skrmetti, a Republican, has been selected by the Tennessee Supreme Court to serve an eight-year term as the 28th Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter. Prior to becoming Governor Bill Lee’s chief legal counsel in December 2021, Skrmetti served as chief deputy attorney general. AG Skrmetti replaces AG Herbert Slatery, who announced in May that he would not seek a second term.

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Wisconsin Settles with Frontier Over Slow Internet Speeds

Wisconsin AG Josh Kaul and the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection reached a settlement with internet service provider Frontier Communications Corporation and related entities (collectively, “Frontier”) to resolve allegations that Frontier violated the state’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Unfair Billing Law, Unfair Trade Practices Law, and Telecommunications Law by misrepresenting internet speeds and failing to deliver promised high-speed internet to Wisconsin customers.

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