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State Auto Dealer Settles Deceptive Advertising Claim

On April 20, 2015, the Tennessee Attorney General announced that it and the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs reached a settlement with a state auto dealer over allegations that the auto dealer violated the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act by mailing two false advertisements to consumers. The allegedly false advertisements purported…

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Washington AG Sues Student Loan Debt Adjusting Company for Illegal Fees

On April 7, 2015, the Washington State Attorney General Office announced that it filed suit against a California-based student-loan debt-adjustment company, alleging that the company charged illegal fees in violation of Washington’s Consumer Protection Act and the state’s Debt Adjusting Act. According to the complaint, the company allegedly marketed services…

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New York State Judge Holds No Cause of Action for Failing to File Foreclosure Papers in Court

New York Supreme Court Justice John Michalski dismissed a suit brought by the New York Attorney General against HSBC Bank USA, alleging that HSBC failed to file Requests for Judicial Intervention along with their proof of service in foreclosure actions. In New York, Requests for Judicial Intervention entitle homeowners facing…

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Massachusetts AG Obtains Judgment Against Predatory Foreclosure Rescue and Legal Services Company

On March 26, 2015, the Massachusetts Attorney General announced that it obtained a judgment of nearly $1.9 million against a Massachusetts-based financial and legal services company on the ground that the company engaged in unfair and deceptive acts and practices. According to the lawsuit, the company had tageted consumers facing…

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Credit Reporting Agencies Agree to Overhaul of Credit Reporting Processes in Settlement with New York A.G.

On March 9, 2015, the New York Attorney General announced a settlement with three national credit reporting agencies. The companies allegedly failed to maintain proper procedures for ensuring the accuracy of consumer credit information in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. According to one study, allegedly 26% of consumers…

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Colorado Supreme Court Issues Injunction Against Debt Settlement Company for False Advertising

On February 5, 2015, the Colorado Attorney General announced that the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed a temporary injunction order that bars a debt settlement company from continuing operations in the State of Colorado. The State’s motion successfully barred the company from engaging in the unauthorized practice of law in connection…

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Arkansas Court Orders Texas Credit Repair Company to Comply with Investigative Demand

On January 30, 2015, the Arkansas Attorney General announced that Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza granted its petition to enforce a civil investigative demand against a Texas credit repair company, related to its investigation into whether the company’s representations, advertising, and pricing structures violated the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices…

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New York Bank Settles Claims Over Discriminatory Lending Practices

On January 19, 2015, the New York Attorney General announced a settlement with a regional bank for possible discriminatory lending practices. The settlement was reached after the Attorney General investigated the bank for categorically excluding borrowers who lived in certain minority neighborhoods from obtaining loans, designating loans from minority areas…

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