State Attorneys General

On November 7, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced a $600,000 settlement with Oklahoma-based payment processor Global Holdings. Attorney General Healey claimed that Global Holdings violated the Massachusetts Unfair and Deceptive Practices Act by sending debt settlement company DMB Financial LLC (DMB) its fees before the federal Telemarketing Sales Rule permits debt settlement companies like

Updated November 11, 2022 at 11:29 AM ET

2022 State Attorneys General Election Re-Cap

On November 8, 30 states and the District of Columbia held elections for state attorneys general. Below are the current results of the elections for each of the 31 races. We will continue to update this blog post as results are

This article was published in Reuters and Westlaw Today. It is republished here with permission.

While pundits are fixated on the midterm elections and who will control Congress in 2023, 31 state attorneys general (AG) races could dramatically impact the country’s political landscape. State AGs continue to extend their influence nationally. They are now

On October 10, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued a consumer alert, sharing a consumer survey that revealed 59% of Washingtonians may have unintentionally enrolled in subscription plans. The press release encouraged consumers to file complaints with AG Ferguson’s office (OAG). Coupled with past enforcement efforts, the announcement sends a clear message that the

In response to the Fifth Circuit’s ruling in Community Financial Services Association of America, Ltd. v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFSA) that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) funding mechanism is unconstitutional, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey sent a letter on October 24th to the CFPB, calling its continued operations into question and foreshadowing

On September 27, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1311, the Military and Veteran Consumer Protection Act of 2022 (the Act), into law. The Act takes direct aim at, among other things, the Military Lending Act’s (MLA) exceptions for loans obtained to purchase motor vehicles and other forms of personal property. It goes

Texas Attorney General (AG) Ken Paxton co-signed two letters to Morningstar, Inc. and its subsidiary Sustainalytics, joining multistate investigations into the credit ratings giant, as part of a growing trend among attorneys general and state legislatures to target the use of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data in financial decision-making.

The lone star state’s AG

In March 2022, state attorneys general provided comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) concerning the CFPB’s inquiry into companies that offer consumers the opportunity to divide the cost of their purchases into multiple installments, also referred to as “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) products. In response, the CFPB issued a report in September

California Attorney General Rob Bonta sent a letter to hospital CEOs on potential bias in artificial intelligence as part of a growing trend among attorneys general and lawmakers concerning bias in machine learning.

On August 31, California Attorney General (AG) Rob Bonta sent a letter to hospital CEOs across California, opening an inquiry about potential