• Federal Judge Grants Tennessee Attorney General’s Temporary Restraining Order against Solar Titan USA

    Wednesday, February 08, 2023 | 04:44pm

    Nashville- A Federal judge granted Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti’s motion for a temporary restraining order against solar panel retailer Ideal Horizon Benefits LLC, known as Solar Titan USA. The motion was filed contemporaneously with a lawsuit against Solar Titan, its owners, and related lender Solar Mosaic seeking permanent injunctive relief, consumer restitution, and civil penalties. Tennessee filed this action jointly with Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

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  • Tennessee Attorney General Skrmetti Releases New Statement Regarding Ticketmaster

    Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 04:55pm

    Nashville- Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti released a new statement Wednesday. "While we hope legitimate fans will benefit from Ticketmaster's effort to provide a second chance at Taylor Swift tickets, this is a short-term solution for a long-term problem. The Tennessee Attorney General's Office remains focused on finding a more lasting solution to Ticketmaster’s ongoing issues. Our Consumer Protection team continues to review an onslaught of complaints and gather evidence. We are working hard to deliver lasting change and a fair ticket-buying experience for all consumers.”

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  • Multistate Coalition of Attorneys General Secures over $10 Billion in Opioid Funds from CVS And Walgreens

    Monday, December 12, 2022 | 04:08pm

    Nashville- Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti announced today that he has finalized agreements with CVS and Walgreens, bringing the national opioid crisis settlement total to more than $50 billion. Under today’s agreements, CVS will pay $5 billion, and Walgreens will pay $5.7 billion, totaling $10.7 billion. Should all incentives be met, Tennessee is expected to receive more than $127 million from CVS and more than $138 million from Walgreens, totaling a combined $265 million.

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  • Tennessee to Receive $13 Million from Settlement with Electronic Cigarette Manufacturer JUUL Labs, Inc.

    Wednesday, December 07, 2022 | 10:21am

    Nashville- Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti filed a Complaint and Assurance of Voluntary Compliance relating to Tennessee’s settlement with electronic cigarette maker JUUL Labs, Inc. The settlement is the culmination of a two-year, bipartisan, 34-state investigation into JUUL’s marketing and sales practices. The total settlement payout will be $434.9 million, with Tennessee receiving approximately $13 million.

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  • TN AG Skrmetti Leads Multistate Coalition in U.S. Supreme Court to Hold Big Tech Accountable

    Tuesday, December 06, 2022 | 04:30pm

    Nashville- Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti announced today that Tennessee, joined by a coalition of 25 States and the District of Columbia, has filed an amicus brief at the United States Supreme Court in Gonzalez v. Google. The brief urges the Court to interpret Section 230 of the federal Communications Decency Act (1996) narrowly to ensure technology companies remain accountable to state consumer protection laws.

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  • The Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs Offers Consumer Protection Tips When Considering Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | 12:06pm

    Nashville- The Food and Drug Administration rules now allow the sale of over-the-counter (“OTC”) hearing aids. Consumers over the age of 18 may buy hearing aids directly from store shelves and online at lower prices. Finding the right OTC hearing aid may require consumers to try more than one device before finding the perfect fit, and consumers should carefully read return policies and be wary of very low prices.

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  • Tennessee Joins Multi-State Coalition Urging Five Solar Lending Companies to Suspend Loan Payments for Pink Energy (aka Power Home Solar) Customers

    Tuesday, November 22, 2022 | 04:49pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Skrmetti today joined a coalition of eight attorneys general, led by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, in sending a letter to Dividend Solar Finance, GoodLeap, Riverbank, Sunlight Financial, and Solar Mosaic. The letter urges these solar lending companies to suspend loan payments and the accrual of interest for customers who financed the purchase of a solar power system from Pink Energy and have not received a working solar power system. The attorneys general also ask the lenders to assist Pink Energy customers who are experiencing other functionality and installation issues.

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  • Attorney General Skrmetti Announces $3.1 Billion Settlement with Walmart over Opioid Epidemic Allegations

    Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 11:44am

    Nashville - Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti today announced that he has reached a settlement with Walmart to resolve allegations that the company contributed to the opioid addiction crisis by failing to appropriately oversee the dispensing of opioids at its stores. The settlement will provide more than $3 billion nationally and will require significant improvements in how Walmart's pharmacies handle opioids. State attorneys general on the executive committee, attorneys representing local governments, and Walmart have agreed to this settlement, and it is now being sent to other states for review and approval.

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  • 40 Attorneys General Announce Historic Google Settlement over Location Tracking

    Monday, November 14, 2022 | 05:29pm

    Nashville– Attorney General Skrmetti today announced that Tennessee, along with 39 other attorneys general, has reached a $391.5 million multistate settlement with Google over its location tracking practices relating to Google Account settings. This is the largest multistate Attorney General privacy settlement in the history of the United States. Tennessee will receive $14,560,086.13 from the settlement.

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  • Tennessee Joins Combined $16 Million Multistate Settlements over 2012 and 2015 Experian Data Breaches

    Monday, November 07, 2022 | 04:40pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti announced today that Tennessee, along with a coalition of other attorneys general, has obtained two multistate settlements with Experian concerning data breaches it experienced in 2012 and 2015 that compromised the personal information of millions of consumers nationwide. The coalition has also obtained a separate settlement with T-Mobile in connection with the 2015 Experian breach, which impacted more than 15 million individuals who submitted credit applications with T-Mobile. Under the settlements, the companies have agreed to improve their data security practices and to pay the states a combined amount of more than $16 million. Tennessee will receive a total of $271,559.42 from the settlements.

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  • TN Attorney General’s Office Refunds Consumers After Canceled Walker Stalkers/Fanfest Events

    Friday, September 30, 2022 | 10:00am

    Nashville- Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti announced a consumer restitution program to provide refunds for cancelled “Fan Fest” events organized by Walker Stalkers, LLC. Consumers wishing to request refunds (either for tickets purchased or for fees paid to participate as a vendor) must act quickly, as this program will only accept claims for approximately 120 days (January 30th, 2023).

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