Attorney General Lawsuits and Settlements

Attorneys general are a leading consumer protection force in the country, protecting consumers through the authority generally granted from state consumer protection statutes giving the attorney general primary enforcement responsibility within their states or territories. They also have authority to enforce certain federal consumer protection laws.  Attorneys general deal with issues that range from healthcare to automobiles to privacy, often working together across the states and territories to protect citizens from unfair, misleading, unconscionable, and deceptive acts and practices. Click below for information about attorney general lawsuits and settlements relating to consumer protection.

Topics of Interest - Lawsuits and Settlements 1

Google (2020 - Multiple Attorneys General)

Facebook (2020- Multiple Attorneys General)

Apple (2020 - Multiple Attorney Generals)

Anthem (2020 - Multiple Attorneys General)

C.R. Bard, Inc. (2020 - Multiple Attorneys General)

PEAKS Trust (2020 - Multiple Attorneys General)

  • Settlement with PEAKS Trust 2009-1, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Delaware, and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas
  • Attorneys General Involved: 48
  • Allegations: Deceptive lending practices in connection with ITT Tech, former for-profit college
  • Example Settlement (IA)
  • Example Press Release (IA) 
  • September 15, 2020

Student CU Connect CUSO, LLC (2019 - Multiple Attorneys General)

Santander Consumer USA (2020 - Multiple Attorneys General)

Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon (2020 - California $344 Million Judgment)

Equifax (2019 - Multiple Attorneys General)

Depuy Inc., Johnson & Johnson, et al. (2019 - Multiple Attorneys General)

  • Settlement with Medical Device Business Services, Inc. f/k/a Depuy Inc., Depuy Orthopedics, Inc. and Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc.; Depuy Products, Inc.; Depuy Synthes, Inc.; Depuy Synthes Sales, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson
  • Attorneys General Involved: 46
  • Allegations: Unfair and deceptive marketing of hip replacement devices
  • Example Proposed Settlement Document (NC)
  • Example Press Release (TX)
  • January 22, 2019

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., et al. (2019 - Multiple Attorneys General)

  • Settlement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., its U.S. subsidiary FCA US, LLC, its Italian affiliate V.M. Motori S.p.A. and V.M. North America, Inc.
  • Attorneys General Involved: 50
  • Allegations: Installed unlawful defeat device software and undisclosed Auxiliary Emissions Control Devices
  • Example Settlement Document (NY)
  • Example Press Release (NY)
  • January 10, 2019

Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC (2019 - Multiple Attorneys General)

Neiman Marcus Group, LLC (2019 - Multiple Attorneys General)

Career Education Corporation, et al. (2019 - Multiple Attorneys General)