Tennessee and 36 other states and the District of Columbia will receive $17 million as the result of an agreement with Google regarding some of its user-tracking devices on certain Safari web browsers, Attorney General Bob Cooper announced today.
At issue is concern of its alleged misleading claims regarding privacy setting on some Safari web browsers during 2011 and 2012. Google had been offering consumers the ability to opt out of having third-party advertising "cookies" set on their browsers. Cookies are small files set in consumers' web browsers that enable it in some cases to gather information about the users web-surfing habits. That information is often used to target consumers for certain advertisements...read the Google release.
A Nashville auto dealer will have to change its marketing practices as a result of an agreement reached with the State of Tennessee to resolve deceptive marketing allegations, Attorney General Bob Cooper announced today.
A Davidson County Court approved the agreement between Gary Mathews Motors, LLC doing business as Gary Mathews Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Nashville with the Tennessee Attorney General's Office and the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs...read the Gary Mathews Motors release.
Tennesseans may be entitled to refunds as a result of an agreement resolving allegations a company deceptively enticed consumers to enroll in a variety of discount club programs, Attorney General Bob Cooper announced today.
Tennessee and 46 others states and the District of Columbia named in its lawsuit and settlement Connecticut-based Affinion, and its subsidiaries Trilegiant and Webloyalty. The parties have agreed to pay the states more than $30 million...read the Affinion release.
Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Amanda McClendon granted the State's request to freeze Dixie and Bonnie Hale's personal assets and to place them under the control of a third-party receiver. Dixie and Bonnie Hale are the wives of former HRC Medical owners Don and Dan Hale whose assets were also frozen and placed in receivership under an order entered on May 29, 2013. Pursuant to the State's request, the HRC Medical company was put in receivership by an order dated December 27, 2012.
The court's ruling follows recent settlements the State reached with Midwest Restorative Health, LLC, BioLifeCycle Medical Centers, LLC, and Michael Montemurro doing business as MadMac Consulting, LLC. Under the agreements, the settling parties have agreed to never offer hormone replacement therapy in Tennessee and to collectively pay over $245,000 into the receivership estate. Pursuant to the settlement with Midwest Restorative, HRC Medical's former Memphis clinic has been shut down. Midwest Restorative had been operating HRC Medical's former Memphis clinic since last fall, BioLifeCycle took over HRC Medical's wholly owned clinics in December, 2012...read the HRC release.
State officials are cautioning consumers to carefully read labels before purchasing cosmetics such as mascara whose marketers claim their products will grow "longer, thicker" eyelashes.
The precautions come as a result of two recent legal agreements with cosmetic companies who were allegedly using ingredients unapproved by the FDA in their products. Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Joe P. Binkley, Jr. has approved an agreement between the State of Tennessee and Peter Thomas Roth, LLC. The agreement resolves a lawsuit filed by the Attorney General's Office and Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs regarding allegations against cosmetic manufacturer Peter Thomas Roth, LLC over its marketing of the eyelash products "Lashes to Die For", "Brows to Die For" and "Lashes to Die For Platinum."...read the Peter Thomas Roth release.
If you filed a refund claim for Skechers-brand toning shoes, you should be receiving a check for approximately $34 from BMC Group, a court-approved settlement administrator, Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper and Tennessee Commerce and Insurance's (TDCI) Consumer Affairs Director Gary Cordell announced today.
Nationwide 509,175 checks will be issued to consumers from a settlement fund totaling $38 million. Consumers who filed claims should receive $34 for each pair. Officials estimate hundreds of thousands of the shoes were purchased in Tennessee although not everyone filed refund claims. The checks must be cashed on or before Oct. 10...read the Skechers release.