Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, along with ten other Attorneys Generals, joined the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today in seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to prevent the proposed merger of Sysco and US Foods pending the FTC’s administrative proceeding. The States and the FTC allege the merger would violate antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition nationwide and in 32 local markets for broadline foodservice distribution services, and that foodservice customers, including restaurants, hospitals, hotels, and schools, would likely face higher prices and diminished services.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 | 12:00pm
Tuesday, February 03, 2015 | 12:00pm
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced today that Tennessee, the U.S. Department of Justice, 18 states and the District of Columbia have reached a settlement with Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (S&P) resolving allegations that S&P misled investors when it rated structured finance securities in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis.
Friday, January 16, 2015 | 12:00pm
Today the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Tanco v. Haslam (same-sex marriage), and consolidated the four petitions from Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. The court agreed to address the following two questions: (1) Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex? and (2) Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state?
“We asked that the court let the Sixth Circuit decision stand; however, we respect the court’s decision to grant review. We will follow the court’s briefing and argument schedule and continue to aggressively represent the state’s interest as we have throughout the process,” Attorney General Slatery said.
Monday, December 22, 2014 | 12:00pm
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery today notified the appropriate parties that the State will join a lawsuit brought by attorneys general and governors from 24 other states to challenge the President’s recent executive action on immigration.
Friday, December 19, 2014 | 2:12pm
Consumers who have been “crammed” often incurred charges, typically $9.99 per month, for “premium” text message subscription services (PSMS) such as horoscopes, trivia, and sports scores that the consumers have never heard of or requested. The Attorneys General and federal regulators allege cramming occurred when T-Mobile placed charges from third-parties on consumers’ mobile telephone bills without the consumer’s knowledge or consent.
More Than 2,300 Foreclosed Tennessee Borrowers Receiving Checks through the National Ocwen SettlementMonday, December 08, 2014 | 12:43pm
More Than 2,300 Foreclosed Tennessee Borrowers Receiving Checks through the National Ocwen Settlement: Tennessee residents who lost their homes to foreclosure with Ocwen Loan Servicing will receive a check this month for approximately $1,100 as a part of the National Ocwen Settlement. The payments will total $2.6 million for Tennessee. The agreement with Ocwen settled state and national findings that Ocwen engaged in servicing abuses during the height of the housing crisis, resulting in unnecessary and illegal foreclosures. Ocwen is one of the nation’s largest loan servicers.
Thursday, December 04, 2014 | 8:23am
Attorney General Herbert Slatery on behalf of Bill Giannini, the acting Director of the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA), along with the attorneys general of 44 states and the District of Columbia, announced today that Sirius XM Radio Inc. of New York has agreed to pay $3.8 million to the states and provide restitution to eligible consumers to resolve claims that the satellite radio company engaged in misleading advertising and billing practices. Tennessee will receive $233,000.
Friday, November 21, 2014 | 10:11am
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery today announced that Bill Young will rejoin the Office as associate chief deputy. Young, a former solicitor general with the Office, will supervise special projects, oversee legislative matters, coordinate multistate initiatives with the National Association of Attorneys General, and assist with the daily operations of the office.