On January 3, Virginia Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares announced key members of his leadership team, including the chief deputy, solicitor general, deputy attorneys general, and other senior staff members.

These members will be sworn in on January 15, and will then head the Virginia Office of Attorney General’s five legal divisions: Solicitor General Division, Government

Twenty-one Democratic state attorneys general claim that many Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-approved mortgage servicers have routinely flouted the agency’s mandated COVID-19-related relief options, including its loan modification program. In a December 21 letter to the FHA , the state attorneys general asked the FHA to ensure that all FHA lenders are implementing and fully complying

The scope and scale of state attorneys general investigations has expanded for several reasons, including a perceived lack of enforcement at the federal level. Many state attorneys general are not reticent to fill a perceived regulatory void, and they routinely conduct investigations and bring enforcement actions when they observe a federal agency is not moving

On December 15, a district judge in California approved a settlement between MyLife.com, Inc. (MyLife), its CEO Jeffrey Tinsley, and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The settlement bans MyLife and Tinsley from engaging in deceptive negative option marketing and requires them to pay $21 million due to

Colorado and Delaware have enacted new laws for automatic renewal or negative options offers. The new laws became effective January 1, 2022. Illinois already has a law on the books related to automatic renewals but has recently made a few minor amendments to it.

Colorado. Companies must disclose the following in a clear and conspicuous

On December 15, New Jersey Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill introduced the Clarifying Authority Over Nicotine Act of 2021 — a bipartisan bill designed to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate synthetic nicotine products just as it regulates nicotine products made or derived from tobacco. In a press release, Rep.

On December 8, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri appeared before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security to answer questions about the social media platform’s effects on children and teens. His appearance followed an announcement by a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general (AGs) regarding an investigation into whether Instagram promoted its

In December, cryptocurrency executives testified before the House Financial Services Committee that they would like clearer guidance because the lack of a federal framework is causing uncertainty and inconsistent oversight at both the federal and state levels. These comments are not unique to cryptocurrency[1] executives, but mirror recent ones from cannabis[2] and data

On December 8, Gov. David Ige announced the appointment of Holly T.M. Shikada as the next attorney general of Hawaii, subject to Senate confirmation. Shikada has served as the first deputy attorney general since March 2021 and has 30 years of experience within the Department of the Attorney General.

Shikada will succeed Clare Connors, who

On December 7, the Senate confirmed Clare Connors as the U.S. attorney for Hawaii. Connors, appointed by Gov. David Ige, served as Hawaii’s attorney general since January 2019.

During her term, Connors was co-chair of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Human Trafficking Committee. She has long supported state and national initiatives against human