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Florida consumers to receive refunds after settlement with Avis, Budget, Payless

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Jan 3 that consumers who rented a car from Avis, Budget or Payless between Jan. 1, 2010, and July 10, 2017, and were charged for e-Toll services, were eligible for a refund after a settlement between the state of Florida and Avis Budget Car Rental System LLC, which owns the three rental car companies.

Florida attorney general announces major ruling upholding RJR tobacco settlement

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Dec. 27 that a significant ruling has been made in regards to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR), which is part of the state’s tobacco settlement agreement.

Florida seeks to secure $200,000 for consumers victimized by alleged air conditioning scam

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Oct. 23 that her office is seeking refunds of more than $200,000 for consumers victimized by an alleged air conditioning sales scam perpetrated by Complete Eco Home Services LLC, doing business as the Green Club Home Services LLC.

Florida reaches settlement with Panama City Beach vehicle rental company

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced June 7 that her office has reached a settlement with Classy Cycles Inc. and owners Colleen Swab and Rich R. Roof after allegations of charging consumers for damage that did not occur.

Florida attempts to enforce settlement requirements against tobacco companies

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced an enforcement motion Jan. 18 against TG Brands LLC, formerly known as Lignum-2 LLC (ITG), and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR) to enforce the explicit terms of the tobacco settlement agreement dated Aug. 25, 1997.

Florida attorney general's office settles with KB HOME over multiple allegations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The office of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a multimillion dollar settlement with homebuilder KB HOME and its Florida subsidiaries over allegations the company failed to make certain disclosures to homebuyers about construction issues and denied warranty coverage to some buyers improperly.

Florida Attorney General takes action against TN Marketing over allegedly deceptive marketing practices

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that her office has entered into an assurance of voluntary compliance with TN Marketing Inc. to stop the company from allegedly mailing unordered products to consumers in Florida and then asking them to pay for them.

Florida AG reaches settlement with metal building companies

Businesses allegedly violated several laws, including using high-pressure sales and misrepresentation.

Florida sues S.C.-based dating service, alleges fraud

The State of Florida filed a lawsuit last week against a South Carolina dating service, alleging it made several false claims, the Florida Office of the Attorney General said. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's Division of Consumer Protection filed the suit against Singles Plus, which has offices in Florida, alleging the business conducted deceptive and unfair trade practices. 

Florida gets injunction, freezes assets of timeshare company

A Florida court granted an asset freeze and temporary injunction against a timeshare company for alleged deceptive business practices, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said on Friday. Bondi made the allegations against World Mark Wholesale and Trade, LLC, accusing owners Berthony Vernet and Joseph A. Taylor of being involved in a scheme to defraud timeshare owners in Florida and throughout the country.

Anthem to provide free credit monitoring, identify theft services

Anthem, Inc. is offering identify theft protective services and free credit monitoring to consumers

Fla. dive company allegedly sold fake PADI certifications

Ocean Hunters, Inc. and its owner, Abdiel Falcon, face a complaint filed by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi this week alleging the company participated in misleading business practices by selling fraudulent diving certification courses and cards.

Fla. to receive $5.6 million from DaVita deal

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined four other states in reaching a $22 million settlement with DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. on Wednesday over allegations of Medicaid fraud.

Florida AG sues firm for allegedly defrauding investors

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi sued David Gothard and the companies he created on Monday for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from people nationwide using an illegal investment scheme.

Fla. company sued for allegedly scamming student loan borrowers

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi sued College Education Services, LLC., and its owners, Frank Liz and Marcia Elena Vargas, on Thursday for allegedly scamming customers with a student loan relief program.

Gannett subsidiary allegedly violated Internet privacy

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi reached a $750,000 settlement agreement with a Gannett Corp. subsidiary on Thursday over allegations that the digital firm violated Internet privacy settings.

A for-profit school chain faces suit for allegedly obtaining financial aid funds

A chain of for-profit schools is facing a lawsuit after it allegedly misguided to students on federal financial aid forms, according to a announcement today by Florida Attorney General and United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo A.

Fla. businesses banned from marketing or selling medical devices

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi obtained a permanent injunction on Thursday that effectively shuts down several Orlando businesses for allegedly “robocalling" consumers.

Florida AG sues Collection Advocates Corporation

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday sued Consumer Collection Advocates Corp. and owner Michael Robert Ettus for allegedly offering to recover funds for fraud victims for a fee and then failing to follow through.

Fla. AG sues Oldsmar firm for allegedly making misleading claims about GSA contracts

Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against an Oldsmar, Florida, company for allegedly making false claims to potential customers.