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As a former Virginia attorney general, Steve Rosenthal brings a unique perspective to assisting clients in matters before state attorneys general, the State Corporation Commission, health regulatory boards and the Department of Health.

The Washington Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against internet and cable company Comcast, alleging more than 1.8 million violations of the Washington state Consumer Protection Act and seeks over $100 million in penalties as well as injunctive relief.  The Washington Attorney General’s Office says that the lawsuit is the “first of its kind in

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Florida have settled charges against Vast Tech Support LLC, OMG Tech Help, their founder and COO Mark Donohue, and related companies regarding claims of deceptive marketing of computer software and tech support services. The settlement continues the FTC’s trend of enforcement actions that target scammers who scare consumers into

The Federal Trade Commission today announced that LifeLock has agreed to pay $100 million to settle charges that it had violated the terms of a 2010 order by the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, requiring LifeLock to secure customer data and change its advertising practices.  

The FTC alleged, among other

On October 27, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois awarded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau $531.2 million against for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges, Inc. for what the Bureau described as a “predatory” student lending program that the company administered.  Prior to its liquidation through bankruptcy earlier this year, Corinthian was one

The Department of Defense has published an interim rule in the Federal Register requiring government contractors and subcontractors to report a larger number of data breach incidents than had been previously required.

The rule specifically covers cyber incidents that have an “actual or potentially adverse effect” on a covered contractor information system, on covered defense

In a groundbreaking decision on July 24, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a Texas bank could pursue its constitutional challenge against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its Director.  This decision was notable in allowing a regulated entity to maintain a so-called “pre-enforcement” lawsuit against a federal agency which contested the legality

On July 7, 47 state attorneys general signed onto a multistate letter to the U.S. Congress emphasizing the importance of maintaining states’ authority to enforce data breach and data security laws, and their ability to enact laws to address future data security risks.  

The letter to Senate Majority and Minority Leaders, Mitch McConnell and Harry

The FTC and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi obtained an ex parte temporary restraining order from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on June 22, temporarily halting several Orlando-based companies from allegedly making illegal robocalls designed to trick consumers nationwide into paying for “worthless credit card interest rate reduction programs.”

On June 23, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued the eighth edition of its “Supervisory Highlights,” which covered supervisory activities the Bureau completed between January and April 2015.

The CFPB oversees depository institutions and credit unions with total assets of more than $10 billion, as well as their affiliates.  Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform

On June 23, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced that he had reached a settlement with Dominion Management Services, a vehicle title loan company that does business as CashPoint.  The agreement will result in CashPoint forgiving about $2.36 million in consumer loan debt, and releasing liens on hundreds of titles of vehicles owned by