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New Jersey Attorney General seeks active role in ED investigations

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal, has sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy Devos in which the NJ AG invites the ED to work with his office “to ensure that any investigations of fraudulent...more

DAG Rosenstein Reinforces Value of Effective and Tailored Compliance Programs

by Morgan Lewis on

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivered remarks on May 21 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, as part of Compliance Week’s 2018 Annual Conference for Risk Professionals. In candid remarks, Mr. Rosenstein...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update May 2018 #3

by Cozen O'Connor on

2018 AG Elections- Idaho and Nebraska Primaries Confirm Nominations of Uncontested Candidates- Idaho and Nebraska both held primaries on May 15, 2018, for numerous federal and statewide offices, including state Attorney...more

Construction/Debris Landfills: Illinois Attorney General Files Action Alleging Acceptance of Prohibited Waste

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced in a news release that her office filed two lawsuits against the owner of two LaSalle County, Illinois, clean construction or debris demolition (“CCDD”) facilities. The...more

Cryptoasset Exchanges Respond to New York Attorney General’s Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative

On April 17, 2018, the New York Attorney General’s Office (“OAG”) launched a Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative and sent letters to thirteen cryptoasset trading platforms requesting, through a questionnaire, disclosures on...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - May 2018 #2

Oil Soars After Trump Nixes Iran Nuclear Deal, Stocks Rally - "Crude oil prices rose more than 3 percent on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a nuclear accord with Iran, a move that...more

Virginia Attorney General Files Suit Against Online Lender Alleging Predatory Lending

by Goodwin on

On May 4, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring (“VA Attorney General”) announced that its Predatory Lending Unit had filed suit in Virginia state court against a Chicago-based online lender, alleging violations of the...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update May 2018 #2

by Cozen O'Connor on

Breaking News- New York Attorney General Resigns Amid Allegations of Abuse- New York AG Eric Schneiderman announced his resignation amid allegations that he abused four former romantic partners....more

Consumer financial services at a crossroads: Small-dollar loans

by White & Case LLP on

Supervision - The CFPB has historically focused on how to address so-called "debt traps" associated with payday lending. After five years of research and public comments, the CFPB released its final rule regulating...more

Florida AG Files Complaint Against Restaurant for Allegedly Deceptive “Locally Sourced” and “Sustainable” Claims

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Florida attorney general Pam Bondi filed a complaint last week against Icebox Cafe, L.C. alleging that the restaurant violated Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act by making misleading claims that its food...more

Consumer financial services at a crossroads: Mortgage origination and servicing

by White & Case LLP on

Supervision - In 2017, the CFPB issued several final rules to clarify, revise, and update the regulatory framework applicable to the home mortgage origination and servicing market: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update May 2018 #1

by Cozen O'Connor on

2018 State AG Elections- Democrat Tatewin Means Announces Candidacy for South Dakota Attorney General- Democrat Tatewin Means announced her bid for South Dakota AG in 2018....more

State Attorneys General Seeking Higher Office In 2018 – Who Is Still In? Who Is Out?

by Cozen O'Connor on

As the office of State Attorney General (AG) rises in profile and prestige, it is expected that the trend of AGs pursing higher office will continue. This trend is significant because of the implications it may have on how...more

New York’s AG Enters the Cryptocurrency Ring as Federal, State Authorities Find Regulatory Footing

On April 17, 2018, the New York State Attorney General (“NYAG”) sent a “Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative Questionnaire” to 13 companies operating virtual currency trading platforms. The questionnaire consists of 34...more

Consumer financial services at a crossroads: Marketplace lending

by White & Case LLP on

Supervision - Federal regulators - Although the CFPB does not have direct supervisory or regulatory oversight over marketplace lending generally, industry participants remain subject to consumer financial protection...more

Canary in the Coal Mine? Do Emerging Attorney General Data Breach Suits Against Equifax Threaten the Handsome Attorney’s Fees...

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

Ever since the first news of Equifax’s data breach broke, savvy plaintiff’s lawyers around the country have wasted no time in filing a myriad of class action lawsuits. Following Equifax’s disclosure on September 7, 2017 that...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update April 2018 #4

by Cozen O'Connor on

Antitrust- Texas Attorney General Reaches Settlement with Dental Supply Distributor Over Alleged Anticompetitive Conduct- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton settled with dental supply distributor Patterson Companies,...more

All 50 States Have Breach Notification Laws

by Jackson Walker on

Alabama and South Dakota have now enacted data breach notification laws. They were the last two states in the United States without a notification law. Both laws cover the usual topics, defining what categories of information...more

New York attorney general launches fact-finding inquiry into trading platforms for virtual currencies

New York is the most recent to join the fray in state-led efforts to regulate the virtual currency markets. On April 17, 2018, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the launch of the Virtual Markets...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update April 2018 #3

by Cozen O'Connor on

2018 AG Elections- Republican Gentner Drummond Announces Bid for Oklahoma Attorney General- Republican Gentner Drummond has declared his candidacy for Oklahoma AG in 2018. ...more

Attorney General Decision Finds School Board’s Closed Session Did Not Violate OMA

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

On April 12, the Assistant Attorney General (“AAG”) at the Public Access Bureau issued a letter finding that a School District did not violate the Open Meetings Act (“OMA”) by holding a closed session to discuss a board...more

President Trump Commits to Protect Colorado’s Legal Marijuana Industry

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On Friday, April 13th, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced that President Trump assured him that the Department of Justice’s decision to rescind the Obama-era guidance on marijuana enforcement would not affect Colorado’s...more

II-31- The Changing 9 to 5 From 1980 to Today

by Cozen O'Connor on

This episode flashes back to 1980's 9 to 5 workplace, and then goes back to the future to compare today's workplace of emoji harassment, a new game-changing overtime exemption rule, the 1st ever employer antitrust complaint...more

President Trump Indicates Softer Stance on Cannabis

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

After threatening to block any Department of Justice nominations following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ revocation of the Cole Memorandum, Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado said in a statement that President Trump has given...more

Michigan Democrats To Endorse Candidate For AG On Sunday

by Cozen O'Connor on

On Sunday, April 15, the Michigan race for State Attorney General (“AG”) will kick-off when Michigan’s Democratic Party (“MDP”) holds its 2018 State Endorsement Convention to endorse a number of Democratic candidates....more

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