Troutman Pepper State Attorneys General Team

On May 23, 49 state attorneys general sued Avid Telecom, its owner, and vice president for allegedly facilitating billions of robocalls in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The AGs requested civil penalties and to temporarily and permanently enjoin Avid from transmitting robocalls. This suit comes after group co-leader North Carolina AG Josh Stein

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced that he reached a $150,000 settlement with Rockingham health care provider Compassionate Counseling Services (Compassionate) for allegedly submitting false claims to the North Carolina Medicaid program from June 7, 2016 to January 8, 2021.

AG Stein claimed that Compassionate billed for diagnostic assessments either backdated or not properly

Pennsylvania AG Michelle Henry announced a settlement with New York-based Fluent LLC and its subsidiaries over allegations that they engaged in deceptive and misleading business practices by placing millions of unwanted telemarketing calls to Pennsylvania residents.

Specifically, the companies collected personal information from 4.2 million Pennsylvanians, including telephone numbers, which they sold as “leads” to

On May 19, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes announced a consumer settlement with Response Marketing Group LLC and its principals for $15 million and a lifetime ban against selling money-making products and training services nationwide. The settlement — the largest ever for the Utah AG’s consumer protection division — concluded a case brought by the

On May 8, 12 states led by Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), opposing its recently proposed rule to give the commission the authority to regulate non-securities, including cryptocurrencies.

While the current rules give the SEC the authority to regulate investment advisors who hold a client’s

On May 8, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced a $21,250 settlement with Denver marketing company Ifficient for inappropriately using consumer data for work Ifficient performed on behalf of broadband industry clients concerning a Federal Communications Commission proposed regulation repeal.

In 2017, Ifficient was hired to generate comments for public submission regarding the rulemaking proceeding.

Consumers nationwide will begin receiving checks from a May 2022 multistate settlement between 51 attorneys general and Intuit, owner of TurboTax. The coalition of AGs settled with Intuit for $141 million to resolve allegations that TurboTax deceptively marketed its products.

The AGs accused Intuit of misleading customers by describing TurboTax products as “free.” Seventy percent

On May 8, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced settlements with four of the largest guaranteed automobile protection (GAP) administrators — Safe-Guard Products International, Inc., Jim Moran & Associates, Inc., Norman & Co., Inc., and National Auto Care Corporation — operating in Colorado, totaling more than $2.87 million in restitution for 3,550 Colorado vehicle owners.

In March 2023, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) hosted its 2023 Attorney General Symposium and Presidential Summit in Philadelphia. Several State AGs and their staff members attended the meetings. Among the topics discussed, the panels involving artificial intelligence (AI) and organized retail crime (ORC) provided particularly relevant and pressing commentary. The Presidential Summit