• AG Slatery Joins $39.5 Million Data Breach Settlement

    Friday, October 02, 2020 | 09:25am

    Nashville, TN- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has joined a $39.5 million settlement with Anthem stemming from the massive 2014 data breach. Through the settlement, Anthem has reached a resolution with the 43-state coalition and California. Tennessee will receive $400,556.46 from the settlement.

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  • Scam Warning from the Attorney General’s Office

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 02:02pm

    Nashville- The Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is warning consumers after receiving complaints about an alleged driveway paving scam. In one complaint, neighbors were approached by a man offering a deal on leftover material. They agreed to pay $1,500 to have a section of their driveway repaired. However, the work crew did not finish, claiming they ran out of asphalt and demanding a much higher price to finish the job.

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  • Nationwide Crackdown on Phantom and Abusive Debt Collection

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | 10:42am

    Nashville- The Office of the Tennessee Attorney General, along with the Federal Trade Commission and more than 50 federal and state law enforcement partners, today announced a nationwide law enforcement and outreach initiative to protect consumers from phantom debt collection and abusive and threatening debt collection practices.

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  • Attorney General’s Office and Commerce & Insurance Join CFTC to Stop Nationwide Precious Metals IRA, Bullion Coin Scheme

    Friday, September 25, 2020 | 10:12am

    Nashville-The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office and the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance announced today that they are participating in a consolidated nationwide enforcement action to disrupt a fraudulent precious metals scheme that has solicited more than $185 million from seniors and other investors across the United States.

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  • AG Slatery Reaches $60 Million Multistate Surgical Mesh Settlement

    Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 02:08pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today announced a settlement by 48 states and the District of Columbia with C.R. Bard, Inc. and its parent company Becton, Dickinson and Company requiring payment of $60 million for the deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices.

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  • Former ITT Students to Receive $330 Million in Debt Relief

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 02:46pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has secured an agreement to obtain nearly $15 million in loan forgiveness on 2,068 loans for former ITT Tech students in Tennessee. The agreement is part of a settlement with 43 attorneys general and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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  • AG Slatery Announces $84 Million Multistate Settlement with Honda

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 02:46pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today announced an $84 million multistate settlement with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda of America Mfg., Inc. (collectively “Honda”), over allegations Honda concealed safety issues related to defects in the frontal airbag systems installed in certain Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the United States. The systems were designed and manufactured by Takata Corporation, a long-time Honda supplier, and were first installed in Honda vehicles in the 2001 model year.

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  • AG Slatery Reaches Settlement with Medicaid Done Right (MDR)

    Monday, July 27, 2020 | 04:06pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has reached a settlement agreement with Medicaid Done Right (MDR) following allegations that the company misrepresented itself as authorized by or affiliated with the government to assist with TennCare/Medicaid applications.

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  • AG Slatery Urges Apple, Google to Ensure All Contact Tracing Apps Protect Personal Information

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 04:57pm

    Nashville – Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and a bipartisan coalition of 38 attorneys general asked Google and Apple to ensure all contact tracing and exposure notification apps related to COVID-19 adequately protect consumers’ personal information. Specifically, the coalition asked Google and Apple to guarantee that such apps, when available to consumers, are affiliated with a public health authority and removed from Google Play and the App Store once no longer needed by public health authorities.

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  • AG Slatery Joins Latest Complaint against Price Fixing in the Generic Drug Industry

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 12:08pm

    (Nashville) – Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III joined a coalition of 50 states and the District of Columbia filing the third lawsuit stemming from an antitrust investigation into a widespread conspiracy by generic drug manufacturers to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition, and unreasonably restrain trade for generic drugs sold across the United States. This new Complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, focuses on 80 topical generic drugs that account for billions of dollars of sales in the United States. The Complaint names 26 corporate Defendants and 10 individual Defendants. The lawsuit seeks damages, civil penalties, and actions by the court to restore competition to the generic drug market.

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  • AG Slatery Works to Expose Illegal Robocallers

    Friday, June 05, 2020 | 11:15am

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with the State Attorneys General Robocall Working Group, is encouraging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to facilitate continued collaboration among state attorneys general and telecom companies to coordinate tracing back illegal robocalls to their source.

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  • AG Slatery Files Lawsuit Against the Rustic Flag Company

    Friday, May 15, 2020 | 05:00pm

    Nashville- Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has filed a civil enforcement complaint under the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) against The Rustic Flag Company (RFC) and its owner, Justin Scott, for engaging in deceptive and unfair trade practices.

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  • AG Slatery Urges Expansion of Illegal Robocall Response

    Tuesday, May 05, 2020 | 11:48am

    Nashville –Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III recently joined a bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general in calling on USTelecom – the leading organization representing telecommunications providers – and its Industry Traceback Group (ITG) to continue its collaboration with state attorneys general by bolstering technological capabilities to improve enforcement against illegal robocallers.

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