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  • Iowa Supreme Court Rejects Restaurant’s Allegations of Bad Faith and Breach of Contract After Appraisal

    The Iowa Supreme Court recently reversed the appellate court’s denial of an insurer’s motion for a directed verdict, finding that United Fire did not breach the insurance policy and did not commit bad faith during a property appraisal. Luigi’s, Inc. v. United Fire and Cas. Co., No. 19-1669, — N.W.2d —-, 2021 WL 1932711 (Iowa May 14, 2021).

  • A Revised Post-Coronavirus Return to Work Checklist

    In light of recent guidance issued by the Center for Disease Control and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), we have updated our Return to Work Checklist.  This checklist is designed to help employers navigate difficult and complex legal issues surrounding COVID-19 vaccines, a protocol for physical return to the worksite, and whether updates are needed for employer-sponsored...

  • The State AG Report - Volume 7, Issue 22 | June 2021

    Subprime Auto Loan Company Settles Allegations It Turned Blind Eye to Shady Car Dealers - Massachusetts AG Maura Healey reached a settlement with subprime automobile finance company United Auto Credit Corporation (“UACC”) to resolve allegations that it facilitated the sale of defective vehicles and forced some consumers to sign Voluntary Surrender Agreements ...

  • Broad Street Brief: Councilmembers Quiñones-Sánchez and Gauthier Look to Reform Affordable Housing Requirements. Councilmember Johnson Seeks Demolition Moratorium for ‘Doctors’ Row’

    CITY HALL - Councilmembers Quiñones-Sánchez and Gauthier Look to Reform Affordable Housing Requirements - New legislation proposed by Councilmembers Maria Quiñones-Sánchez and Jamie Gauthier is taking aim at how the city requires developers to support affordable housing.

  • Council Looks to Incentivize Vaccines, New Police Oversight Board Passes Council

    CITY HALL - Counsel Looks to Incentivize Vaccines - Members of City Council will review two proposals to incentivize vaccines citywide. The first proposal would give residents a $50 credit to use on Philadelphia Gas Works and Water Department bills, and the other would create $50 vouchers that can be used “in a manner to be determined by the City.”

  • Lender Settles Allegations It Financed Loans With Deposits Collected From Consumers Using False Promises Of Guaranteed High Returns

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) reached a settlement with financial company Driver Loan, LLC and its Chief Operating Officer (collectively “Driver Loan”) to resolve allegations that it misled consumers with respect to its financial products in violation of the Dodd-Frank Consumer Financial Protection Act...

  • Colorado Seeks Records From Student Loan Servicer Accused Of Incompetently Administering Federal Loan Forgiveness Program

    Colorado AG Phil Weiser sued federal student loan servicer Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency d/b/a FedLoan Servicing (“PHEAA”) over allegations that it failed to provide information to student borrowers about their payment options and failed to maintain required records in violation of the Colorado Student Loan Servicers Act (“SLSA”)...

  • Republican Candidate To Try Again For Oklahoma AG’s Office

    Gentner Drummond, an Oklahoma attorney in private practice and former AG candidate, announced his candidacy for the 2022 Republican nomination for the Oklahoma AG’s office...

  • Company Settles Over Allegations It Used Unproven Medical Claims To Market Fish Oil Supplements

    The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approved a final settlement with German multinational chemical company BASF SE and its U.S. subsidiary, as well as BASF-retained marketing company DIEM Labs, LLC (collectively “BASF”), to resolve allegations that BASF made deceptive and scientifically unsupported claims to market its dietary fish oil supplements in violation of the FTC Act...

  • New York AG Issues Additional Guidance On Recent Investor Protection Bureau Rule Amendments

    New York Attorney General Letitia James provided additional guidance on recent Investor Protection Bureau (“IPB”) rule amendments intended to increase transparency into the investment adviser representatives and securities issuers operating in New York...

  • Subprime Auto Loan Company Settles Allegations It Turned Blind Eye To Shady Car Dealers

    Massachusetts AG Maura Healey reached a settlement with subprime automobile finance company United Auto Credit Corporation (“UACC”) to resolve allegations that it facilitated the sale of defective vehicles and forced some consumers to sign Voluntary Surrender Agreements with broad release language in violation of Massachusetts’s consumer protection laws...

  • A Compelling Case for Judicial Education

    Two recent coordinated decisions from the Pennsylvania Superior Court quashing appeals brought by factoring companies and their investors highlight not only the intent behind structured settlement protection acts, but also the unfamiliar role judges are thrust into when deciding petitions to transfer structured settlement payment rights.

  • OSHA Issues Enforcement Guidance For Electronic Recordkeeping Rule And Promises Aggressive Enforcement

    As discussed in a previous blog, covered employers were required to electronically submit 300A data for the calendar year 2020 between January 2, 2021, through March 2, 2021. In a recent standard interpretation dated May 6, 2021...

  • AMG Capital Decision May Mean More FTC Collaboration With State AGs, Increased Costs, Longer Timelines

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has, for decades, considered itself a partner of state AGs in combatting anticompetitive, unfair, and deceptive trade practices, and state AGs certainly feel the same way. In December 2020, 30 state AGs filed a bipartisan amici brief urging the Supreme Court to affirm the FTC’s interpretation of its Section 13(b) authority in AMG Capital Management LLC v. FTC (AM

  • Pennsylvania District Court Holds Materiality Does Not Require Fraud

    A District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently held that an insured’s submission of  invoices altered to inflate replacement costs for water-damaged inventory constituted material misrepresentations.

  • The State AG Report - Volume 7, Issue 21 | May 2021

    Frontier Sued over Allegations that Its DSL Service Is Slower than Advertised  - The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), and a bipartisan group of five state AGs and two California district attorneys, sued Internet service provider Frontier Communications Corporation (“Frontier”) over allegations that it charged consumers for higher-speed Internet service than it actually provided in violation of...

  • Legalization of Marijuana Gaining Momentum in Connecticut

    Connecticut state lawmakers are advancing legislation legalizing recreational use of marijuana on the heels of a recent poll conducted by the Institute for Public Policy at Sacred Heart University (SHU) of Fairfield, Connecticut. The SHU poll asked 1,000 Connecticut residents about a variety of topics, including marijuana legalization ...

  • Lack of Notice No Excuse for Failure to Settle

    An insurer can no longer claim its lack of notice of a lawsuit against its insured excuses it for failing to settle the suit after the Georgia Supreme Court’s recent decision in GEICO Indemnity Co. v. Whiteside, Case No. S21Q0227 (Ga. April 19, 2021). In Whiteside, the Georgia Supreme Court held that an insurer’s bad faith failure to settle a claim may result in liability for judgments in excess...

  • Supreme Court Sides With Energy Companies On Technical Grounds In Climate Liability Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court issued a 7-1 opinion in BP PLC v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Case No. 19-1189, ruling that the Fourth Circuit erred in failing to consider all jurisdictional arguments from defendants BP and other energy companies when determining whether the case was rightly remanded from federal court back to state court...

  • New Democratic Candidate Joins The Race For Arkansas Attorney General’s Open Seat

    Little Rock private-practice attorney Jesse Gibson announced his candidacy for the 2022 Democratic nomination for the Arkansas AG’s office. As previously reported, Jason Davis, another Arkansas attorney in private practice, is also seeking the Democratic nomination for Arkansas AG...

  • Allegedly Lax Sanitary Practices Land Dental Clinics In $2.7 Million False Claims Settlement

    New York AG Letitia James and the federal Department of Justice acting on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services reached a settlement agreement with Upper Allegheny Health System (“UAHS”), the operator of several dental clinics, to resolve allegations that it billed Medicaid for services it did not perform in violation of the federal and New York False Claims Acts...

  • California Attorney General Weighs In On Coverage For Mental Health

    California AG Rob Bonta filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of plaintiffs-appellees in Wit v. United Behavioral Health (“UBH”), where the district court found that plaintiffs-appellees were improperly denied coverage for mental health and substance use disorder treatment by mental health administrator UBH...

  • FTC Aims To Block Consolidation In The Cement Industry

    The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed an administrative complaint and authorized a suit in federal court to block the acquisition of cement producer Keystone Cement Company (“Keystone”) by rival cement producer Lehigh Cement Company LLC (“Lehigh”) over allegations that the deal would harm regional competition in cement, a key ingredient for concrete production, in violation of the FTC Act...

  • Oklahoma Attorney General Resigns

    Oklahoma AG Mike Hunter announced his resignation, issuing a statement praising the employees of the AG’s office and stating that he is resigning because certain personal matters threaten to overshadow the vital work of the AG’s office...

  • U.S. Citizens May Return to the U.S. on Expired Passports

    On May 25, 2021, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Department of State (DOS) announced that U.S. citizens will be able to return to the United States on an expired U.S. passport from May 21, 2021 through December 31, 2021. This will apply only to U.S. citizens who meet the following criteria...

  • Frontier Sued Over Allegations That Its DSL Service Is Slower Than Advertised

    The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), and a bipartisan group of six state AGs, sued Internet service provider Frontier Communications Corporation (“Frontier”) over allegations that it charged consumers for higher-speed Internet service than it actually provided in violation of the FTC Act and state consumer protection laws...

  • Democratic AGs Seek Strict Environmental Review Of Proposed Petrochemical Plant

    The Democratic AGs of New York, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and New Jersey submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) for its reevaluation of the Clean Water Act Section 404 and Rivers and Harbors Act Section 10 Permit it issued to Formosa Plastics Corporation (“Formosa”) for its proposed petrochemical complex in St. James Parish, Louisiana...

  • $1 Million Labor Law Citations | Ad Agency Sued Over Opioids | Fake Subscription Renewal Notices

    Opioid Fallout: Ad Agency Sued for Allegedly Helping Purdue Deceptively Market OxyContin - Massachusetts AG Maura Healey sued healthcare marketing company Publicis Health, LLC (“Publicis”) under a theory of public nuisance and for violations of Massachusetts’s consumer protection law over Publicis’s alleged role in designing and deploying deceptive marketing campaigns to promote opioid drugs...

  • Requiring an Expert to Have Experience with the Specific Product at Issue is “Too High” a Standard

    On April 22, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit found in Moore v. Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Case No. 1:15-cv-00056-LAG (11th Cir. April 22, 2021), that a surgeon serving as an expert who had not used the specific surgical tool at issue in the litigation was not automatically disqualified under the Daubert expert admissibility standard due to his lack of experience using the tool

  • Are We Ever Going To See A COVID-19 ETS And, If So, What Will It Look Like? My Meeting With The White House This Week Didn’t Reveal Much

    The one question on everyone’s mind is when, if ever, will employers learn whether OSHA will actually issue the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) that OSHA delivered to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget’s (“OMB”) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (“OIRA”) at some point in late April or early May to the general public. OIRA is required to engage in regulatory

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