Tennessee joined 46 other states and the District of Columbia in a settlement with Affinion and its subsidiaries Trilegiant and Webloyalty that addresses alleged misleading marketing practices related to multiple discount clubs and membership programs that are offered through “marketing partners” - well-known banks and retailers that present these programs to consumers often immediately after the consumer has engaged in a transaction with that partner. The states alleged Affinion charged consumers for services without consumers’ authorization or knowledge, and, once consumers learned they were being charged, some had trouble canceling or getting a refund....Affinion filings.
This multistate lawsuit against three of the nation's largest book publishers – Penguin, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan – and Apple Inc., alleges they colluded to fix the sales prices of electronic books (e-books). The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Austin, Texas, cites the defendants for violating the States' antitrust laws and the federal Sherman Antitrust Act...Gary Mathews Motors filings.
Google represented to consumers using Apple's Safari Web browser that "Safari is set by default to block all third-party cookies. If you have not changed those settings, this option effectively accomplishes the same thing as setting the opt-out cookie." This statement was misleading to Safari users because it suggested that they would not receive third-party cookies. However, the State alleged that Google placed cookies on the computers of Safari users without the consumers' knowledge or consent...Google filings.
Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper has filed suit seeking the removal of Lewis County Trustee Clark D. Carroll from office for allegedly stealing approximately $45,000 from his office and falsifying financial records to conceal the theft...Lewis County Trustee.
Peter Thomas Roth, LLC, marketed and sold three eyelash products, "Lashes to Die For," "Brows to Die For," and "Lashes to Die For Platinum." These products, sold at Sephora stores and online at Amazon.com, were marketed as growing longer, thicker eyelashes. The State alleged the company should have obtained FDA approval prior to marketing and selling these products because they contain drug compounds. Peter Thomas Roth has agreed to stop selling these products in Tennessee until they obtain approval from the Food and Drug Administration...Peter Thomas Roth filings.