The FTC is mailing more than 30,000 refund checks totaling more than $2.6 million to small businesses that lost money to an office supply scheme that used the names A-1 Janitorial, Target Supplies, Century Manufacturing, and CMC. According to the FTC, the defendants called small businesses throughout the United States and Canada, offered a free sample of a cleaning product or other office supply, shipped the sample, and then billed the business for the full cost of the product, even when the business refused to accept the product.
50 Attorneys General settled with Equifax over massive 2017 data breach affecting more than 145 million consumers’ personal information. The settlement required Equifax to pay more than $600 million including $425 million for consumer restitution.
42 Attorneys General settled with Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, Inc., requiring the companies to pay the states more than $116 million as a result of their alleged deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices. (This case settled in October 2019.
44 Attorneys General, along with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, settled with Student Credit Union Connect, LLC, a former private student loan company affiliated with the bankrupt for profit college ITT Tech, providing more than $168 million in debt relief to former ITT students.