• 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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  • Tennessee, Montana Lead State Coalition Against Banks, Credit Card Companies Tracking and Monitoring Firearm Purchases

    Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 10:29am

    Nashville - Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti along with Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is leading a coalition of 24 states alerting the Chief Executive Officers of three major credit card companies that the recent creation of a Merchant Category Code for the processing of firearms purchases from gun stores is potentially a violation of consumer protection and antitrust laws.

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  • State Attorneys General Reach $450 Million Nationwide Settlement as Part of Opioid Maker Endo’s Bankruptcy

    Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 11:07am

    Nashville– Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has reached an agreement in principle with opioid maker Endo International plc and its lenders that would provide up to $450 million to participating states and local governments, ban promotion of Endo’s opioids, and require Endo to turn over millions of documents related to its role in the opioid crisis for publication in a public online archive.

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  • AG Slatery Sues Walgreens for Unlawful Distribution and Sale of Opioids

    Wednesday, August 03, 2022 | 04:03pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has filed a lawsuit against Walgreens in Knox County Circuit Court for violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act, violating Tennessee’s public nuisance statute, and creating a common law public nuisance through its unlawful sale and distribution of opioids. Its failure to maintain effective controls against abuse and diversion has directly contributed to the ongoing opioid crisis.

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