State Attorneys General

A federal court in Michigan recently ruled that out-of-state residents have standing to sue under the Michigan Personal Privacy Protection Act (PPPA). In Lin v. Crain Communications, Inc., Case No. 2:19-cv-11889 (E.D. Mich., June 25, 2019), Gary Lin, a Virginia resident, filed a putative class-action lawsuit against Crain Communications, Inc. (Crain), a Michigan-based publishing

In early March, New York State Attorney General Letitia James and New York City Corporation Counsel John E. Johnson announced a $105 million settlement against a hedge fund manager for tax evasion. The New York authorities were alerted to the potential of fraud in October 2018 by a whistleblower lawsuit brought under New York’s False

Over the past several years, the Democratic commissioners of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have made clear their dissatisfaction with the agency’s historic treatment of pharmaceutical mergers. Now, it appears that the FTC has launched a process aimed at changing the way in which such transactions are analyzed and ultimately resolved.

Past dissenting statements

On March 15, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that the California Office of Administrative Law approved his fourth set of proposed modifications to the California Consumer Privacy Act’s (CCPA) implementing regulations (Fourth Set of Modifications), completing the finalization process.

In announcing the approval of the Fourth Set of Modifications, Attorney General Becerra

On February 22, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), joined by the attorneys general for Virginia, Massachusetts, and New York (States), filed suit against Libre by Nexus, Inc. (Libre). The suit alleges that Libre, an immigration bond services business, engaged in deceptive and abusive acts or practices in connection with its offer of credit to

A recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia underscores the significance of issues of proof when trying to enforce arbitration agreements. The case is Proctor v. First Premier Corp., No. 1:20-cv-02162-BAH, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6502 (D.D.C. Jan. 13, 2021).

Plaintiff Charnita Proctor sued First Premier Corp. (FPC) for

On February 4, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) released the Cyber Insurance Risk Framework (Framework), which is considered the first guidance by a U.S. regulator on cyber insurance. The Framework is aimed at property and casualty insurers that provide cyber insurance, as well as other insurers that do not write specific cyber

In a recently filed Form 10-K, PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PayPal) announced that it received a Civil Investigative Demand (CID) from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on January 21 “related to Venmo’s unauthorized funds transfers and collections processes, and related matters.” PayPal owns and operates Venmo as part of its digital wallet portfolio.

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Bob Ferguson, the attorney general of Washington, has released his 2021 legislative agenda. The requested legislation includes a bill that would self-impose notice requirements to Washington tribes before initiating a project or program that would implicate tribal rights. The legislation “requires that the Attorney General obtain free, prior, and informed consent before initiating programs or

On January 5, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced the creation of a new Office of Civil Rights, which will expand and replace the existing Division of Human Rights within the office of the attorney general. The new division is a prime example of state regulators’ expanded scrutiny of workplace activities occurring nationwide,