The State AG Report – 6.16.2022

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Texas AG Paxton Settles with Contact Lens Company over Deceptive Practices

Texas AG Ken Paxton reached a settlement with Vision Path, Inc. to resolve allegations that Vision Path’s Hubble contact lens business violated Texas’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
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AG Election Roundup

South Carolina: Incumbent AG Alan Wilson has come out ahead in the state’s GOP primary, positioning him as the likely victor in the fall general election. Wilson, first elected in 2010, is currently in his third term in office. No Democrats have entered the race.
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Bipartisan AG Coalition Calls for FDA Regulation of Non-Tobacco Nicotine Products

A bipartisan coalition of AGs from 27 states, the District of Columbia, and three territories has called on the FDA to deny marketing authorization for non-tobacco nicotine products (NTNs) which are currently marketed without regulatory oversight.
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FTC Blocks Anticompetitive Veterinary Clinic Acquisition

The FTC reached a settlement with JAB Consumer Partners, owner of Compassion-First Pet Hospitals and National Veterinary Associates, Inc., two firms that operate chains of veterinary clinics providing general, specialty, and emergency care, and SAGE Veterinary Partners, LLC to resolve allegations that JAB’s proposed $1.1 billion acquisition of SAGE would have significant anticompetitive impact in violation of the FTC Act and the Clayton Act.
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Connecticut AG Tong Sues Reynolds over False Trash Bag Recyclability Claims

Connecticut AG William Tong sued Reynold Consumer Products, Inc. and Reynolds Consumer Products LLC (collectively “Reynolds”), maker of Hefty brand trash bags, over allegations that Reynolds falsely and deceptively marketed Hefty trash bags as “Recycling Bags” despite knowledge that their bags were incompatible with Connecticut recycling facilities, in violation of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act.
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CFPB Launches Inquiry into Employer-Driven Debt

On June 9, the CFPB launched an inquiry into practices and financial products that may result in employees being in debt to their employers.
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