LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced a settlement with Texas-based clothing donation bin operator ATRS. The settlement resolves the Attorney General’s lawsuit alleging that ATRS’s 251 clothing bins operated for the Michigan Humane Society were deceptively labeled.
Three Utah-based firms and their owner, which a federal court jury in 2016 found deceptively and illegally called more than 117 million consumers pitching their movies, have agreed to a proposed court order settling the Federal Trade Commission’s charges against them. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) secured the defendants’ agreement to the proposed order imposing civil penalties and prohibiting telemarketing abuses, and filed it with the court on the behalf of the FTC.
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Americans for Law Enforcement PAC and Alliance Marketing LLC entered an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance (AVC) with the Oregon Department of Justice for alleged unlawful telephone solicitations in Oregon in violation of Oregon’s Do-Not-Call Statute, as well as alleged false and misleading statements during solicitations to Oregon residents. Oregon’s Do-Not-Call law prohibits charitable calls to anyone on the federal do not call list unless the person called has made a prior donation or previously expressed an interest to the organization in donating. The statute plugs the hole in the federal Do-Not-Call law in that the federal law does not apply to charitable calls. Continue reading “Oregon: Americans for Law Enforcement PAC and Alliance Marketing LLC Enter AVC”
Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit dismissed Citizens United’s lawsuit against New York State’s law that requires disclosure to the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau of the largest donors to non-profits: Continue reading “New York Attorney General Statement On Decision In Citizens United v. Schneiderman”
Charity falsely represented that donations would help local vets ~
In an effort to combat deceptive charities that target Virginians supporting veterans, Attorney General Mark R. Herring today announced a settlement between 24 states and VietNow National Headquarters, Inc., an Illinois charity that falsely represented that donations would help local veterans, resulting in the organization’s dissolution. Continue reading “Virginia Attorney General Announces Action to Dissolve Deceptive Veterans Charity”