State Attorneys General

The Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee are pushing their proposed package of bills aimed at responding to the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. This time around, they are supporting the bill that would place a moratorium on debt collection activities for the duration of the pandemic.

A May 5 release from the Democrats on the

As many companies continue to struggle in the face of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, some of them can add increased regulatory scrutiny to their list of stressors. Over the last couple of months, the United States Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration have issued over 100 warning letters to companies making allegedly

On May 6, twenty-four state attorneys general led by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey called for action from Congress, urging House of Representative and Senate leaders to come together to resolve the mounting issues with the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). Against the backdrop of a record 33 million Americans filing for unemployment and daily news

The status of the Louisiana Public Service Commission’s (“Commission”) potential enforcement of the available emergency measures pursuant to the Do Not Call General Order (Docket No. R_29617, decided Oct. 11, 2006) (“DNC Order”) has been unclear. While these emergency measures generally have been imposed during prior emergencies, they presently remain unimplemented despite Governor John Bel

On April 22, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia issued another amended emergency order extending court deadlines. The order can be found here. The Court’s new order delays all court deadlines for matters scheduled to occur during the emergency period from March 23, 2020 to May 15, 2020 until May 18, 2020.

Earlier this month, twenty-one state attorneys general and the AGs for Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico sent a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) urging the CFPB to withdraw its non-binding guidance issued on April 1, 2020 with respect to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The signatory AGs

On April 21, Missouri became the first state to sue China in response to the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. Led by Attorney General Eric Schmitt, Missouri joins the ranks of at least seven federal class action lawsuits that have been filed by groups of private plaintiffs claiming that China, despite knowing the danger of

With the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic dominating the news these days, it is understandable that many missed that New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (“SHIELD”) Act went into full effect on March 21. The SHIELD Act allows the New York Attorney General to prosecute businesses that fail to provide proper data breach notices

Earlier this week, millions of Americans began receiving direct deposits from the federal government as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), signed into law last month. Although meant to provide relief to consumers feeling the impact of furloughs and pay cuts as a result of the

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued on Tuesday the latest in a series of orders regarding debt collection in the face of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) outbreak. The most recent guidance document is aimed at protecting the relief payments that many Americans expect to receive in coming weeks thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,