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Consumer Filings of Interest

Festiva Development Group, LLC, d/b/a Festiva Adventure Club

The State of Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against various entities and individuals operating a 'timeshare' and membership vacation club that allegedly employs deceptive techniques to market their products. Tennessee's lawsuit comes after a multistate investigation of Festiva Development Group, LLC, d/b/a Festiva Adventure Club, and names numerous related Festiva entities including Escapes!, Inc., Escapes Travel Choices, LLC, Etourandtravel, Inc., Patton Hospitality Management, LLC, Resort Travel & Xchange, Zealandia Capital, Inc., and Zealandia Holding Company, Inc., among others, as well as their owners and operators Donald Keith Clayton, Herbert Hoover "Butch" Patrick, Jr., and Richard Allen Hartnett...Festiva filings.

GlaxoSmithKline – Advair, Paxil, and Wellbutrin

GlaxoSmithKline LLC allegedly engaged in unfair and deceptive practices when it misrepresented the uses and qualities of its asthma drug, Advair, and antidepressant drugs, Paxil and Wellbutrin. As a result of the investigation and settlement, GSK has agreed to change the way it markets those drugs and refrain from any false, misleading or deceptive promotion of those drugs, which violated the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act. GSK has also agreed to reduce financial incentives for sales representatives to engage in deceptive marketing through at least March 2019. Tennessee worked on the leadership committee of this 45 Attorneys General multistate settlement...GSK filings.

SunTrust Mortgage Inc.

On June 17, 2014, Tennessee, along with the Attorneys General of 48 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD),and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), reached a $550 million joint-state federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer SunTrust Mortgage Inc. to address origination, servicing, and foreclosure abuse. This agreement provides servicing standards to improve homeowner communications with SunTrust, and also relief to eligible homeowners through principal reduction and cash payments to foreclosed borrowers...SunTrust filings.