State Attorneys General

On May 29, medical software company Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. and its subsidiary NoMoreClipboard, LLC settled a first-of-its-kind lawsuit brought by several state attorneys general alleging violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act following a data breach. 

The multi-state lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, alleged

Align Income Share Funding is giving consumers cash in exchange for monthly payments, but don’t call it a loan. Instead, Align offers Income Sharing Agreements (“ISAs”) whereby consumers borrow money and then pay back a fixed percentage of their income for up to five years. It’s a new financial product that’s growing in popularity,

Fresh off the heels of an in-depth report detailing Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s leadership and consistent scrutiny of class action settlements, the Department of Justice and twelve state attorneys general, led by Arizona, independently filed objections to a proposed nationwide class action settlement between consumers and Dial. The class settlement focused on misleading advertisements

A bipartisan group of attorneys general from thirty-eight states have signed on to a letter backing the Secure and Fair Enforcement (“SAFE”) Banking Act – H.R. 1595 – as it moves toward the floor of the House of Representatives.

Thirty-three states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam have legalized marijuana for medical

On April 22, the Washington State Legislature passed H.B. 1071, a bill designed to strengthen the state’s data breach notification law. The bill, which will take effect March 1, 2020, if and when signed, includes the following amendments:

  1. Expands the definition of “personal information” – Previously, “personal information” was limited to an individual’s name,

The FTC announced that its roundtable discussion with state attorneys general, which had been set for March 25, will be postponed due to logistical issues.  A new date is not yet available on the FTC’s Hearings Calendar, and an agenda has not been posted.  This scheduled hearing is part of a larger series of

The attorneys general of all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam have offered their support to pending legislation, the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (“TRACED”) Act, aimed at significantly reducing robocalls.  The support was in the form of a letter sent by

The attorneys general of all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam have offered their support to pending legislation, the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (“TRACED”) Act, aimed at significantly reducing robocalls.  The support was in the form of a letter sent by

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office filed suit against two automobile dealerships and their owner in the Superior Court of New Jersey, alleging that the dealerships should be closed and their owner barred from the industry because they targeted financially vulnerable consumers with a variety of unconscionable and deceptive business practices.

According to the AG’s

Requiring an employee or consumer to submit any dispute to binding arbitration as a condition of employment or purchase of a product or service is commonly referred to as “forced arbitration.”  Many times, the employee or consumer is required to waive their right to sue or to participate in a class action lawsuit.  Critics argue