WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Maine Attorney General's Office have reached settlements with two companies who both falsely marketed weight loss supplements that will result in nearly $3.5 million in refunds going to consumers affected by the alleged scam.
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MAINE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Janet Mills receives Innovation in Financial Capability Award
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills was honored at Region Two School of Applied Technology in Houlton with the 2018 Financial Capability Innovation Award, presented by the nation’s leading technology innovator, EVERFI, Inc. The award recognized the Attorney General’s significant efforts to improve the financial literacy of Maine students through unique digital learning initiatives.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.
AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills announced Feb. 6 that the state will work with the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Marketing Architects Inc., a Minnesota company, for allegations of using false, misleading and deceptive claims while marketing and promoting the weight loss supplements “AF Plus” and “Final Trim.”
PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) — Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills announced Feb. 22 that her office and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have filed a complaint against nine defendants for an allegedly deceptive campaign to sell health supplements in violation of both state and federal laws.
AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) – Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills announced a lawsuit Jan. 6 against Volkswagen AG and its affiliates Audi AG and Porsche AG, as well as their American subsidiaries, for selling diesel automobiles with defeat devices designed to circumvent emissions controls.
AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) — Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills took action against Barry Somes of Cumberland Center, filing a complaint alleging he violated the Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission, along with Maine’s Office of the Attorney General, reached a settlement with Direct Alternatives and Original Organics LLC to resolve allegations of deceptive claims and advertising.
Maine will amend a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to challenge alleged unlawful actions creating a double standard regarding water quality protections in the state.
Bath Fitter will pay up to $750,000 in fines for allegedly violating state laws.
Sirius XM Radio, Inc. has reached a $3.8 million settlement with 44 states, including Maine, Attorney General Janet Mills attorney announced on Thursday.
Story CopyAUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) - Maine Attorney General Janet Mills announced a proposed consent judgment on Thursday against a used car dealer who allegedly engaged in unscrupulous business practices.