BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Feb. 27 that she has joined a multistate amicus brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court. In the brief, the attorneys general argue that debt buyers that purchase defaulted consumer debt and attempt to collect it should be subject to federal laws related to debt collection.
NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Feb. 17 that Horizon Healthcare Services Inc., the state’s largest health care provider, will pay $1.1 million and improve data security practices after allegations of failing to properly protect the privacy of close to 690,000 New Jersey policyholders.
FTC bans American from telemarketing after allegedly helping India-based call centers deceive consumers
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Feb. 15 that Joel S. Treuhaft and his company, PHLG Enterprises LLC, have been banned from aiding any telemarketers. This comes after the FTC charged him with allegations of helping telemarketers in India defraud cash-strapped U.S. consumers.