Each week, Crowell & Moring’s State Attorneys General team highlights significant actions that State AGs have taken. Here are this week’s updates.

Monday, May 3, 2021:

CFPB

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Uejio and Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairwoman Slaughter sent notification letters to the U.S.’s largest apartment landlords reminding them of federal protections

Each week, Crowell & Moring’s State Attorneys General team highlights significant actions that State AGs have taken. Here are this week’s updates.

Monday, April 26, 2021:

Covid-19

  • New Jersey Attorney General Grewal announced that Shamrock Beef and Ale, which was charged with violating COVID-19 restrictions on bars and restaurants, has agreed to have its license

Companies who make ambitious marketing claims about purported clean energy efforts may find that they are exposed to litigation under the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Procedures Act (DCCPPA). The DCCPPA is an expansive consumer protection law that confers standing on any person, or nonprofit organization, to sue either on behalf of herself or “in the public interest” for false advertising. A recent DCCPPA lawsuit against energy giant, Exxon Mobil Corporation, serves as the latest example of a swelling risk to corporate defendants who may be subject to suit in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Companies should thus carefully advertise their clean energy efforts, or other forward-leaning activities, in a manner that closely and accurately reflects the steps it is taking to achieve those goals.

Continue Reading DC’s Consumer Protection Law Presents Risks for Companies Advertising Clean Energy Efforts: Just Ask Exxon

Each week, Crowell & Moring’s State Attorneys General team highlights significant actions that State AGs have taken. Here are this week’s updates.

Monday, April 19, 2021:

 CFPB

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) issued an interim final rule in support of the CDC’s eviction moratorium, requiring debt collectors to provide written notice to tenants of

Last week the Supreme Court unanimously held that §13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act does not give the Federal Trade Commission the power to seek equitable monetary relief such as disgorgement or restitution. The Court’s opinion in AMG Capital Management LLC v. Federal Trade Commission removes a powerful tool that the FTC has long relied on to pursue monetary relief for consumers in both consumer protection and competition matters.

Continue Reading The Supreme Court Limits FTC’s §13(b) Powers

Each week, Crowell & Moring’s State Attorneys General team highlights significant actions that State AGs have taken. Here are this week’s updates.

Monday, April 12, 2021:

Federal Matters

  • Arizona Attorney General Brnovich and Washington D.C. Attorney General Racine co-led a bipartisan coalition of 22 attorneys general in a letter asking Congress to provide federal funds

Each week, Crowell & Moring’s State Attorneys General team highlights significant actions that State AGs have taken. Here are this week’s updates.

Monday, April 5, 2021:

CFPB

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) proposed a series of rule changes to help prevent avoidable foreclosures as the emergency protections expire. The rule changes would, for example,

Each week, Crowell & Moring’s State Attorneys General team highlights significant actions that State AGs have taken. Here are this week’s updates.

March 22, 2021

COVID-19 

  • Minnesota Attorney General Ellison announced that the Minnesota House passed HF844, which makes price gouging illegal during emergencies and gives the Attorney General’s Office enforcement authority. The state

Each week, Crowell & Moring’s State Attorneys General team highlights significant actions that State AGs have taken. Here are this week’s updates.

March 15, 2021

Elder Fraud and Abuse 

  • California Attorney General Becerra announced a lawsuit against Brookdale Senior Living, Inc., the largest senior living operator in the U.S., for allegedly giving false information to

Each week, Crowell & Moring’s State Attorneys General team highlights significant actions that State AGs have taken. Here are this week’s updates.

Monday, March 8, 2021

 Consumer Protection

  • Washington Attorney General Ferguson announced that after a lawsuit, ticketing company Brown Paper Tickets must pay about $9 million to consumers who purchased tickets to events that