Announcements, information and updates from the AG Alliance Members and Associates
June 25, 2020
THIS WEEK'S AM20 UPDATE:
REQUEST FOR FEEDBACK
Notably this week, and moving forward, we are staying well-informed on the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and infections that have been prevalent in many states throughout our country.

For the health and safety of the AG Community and our meeting attendees, please trust that we are doing all we can to assess the best procedures and practices surrounding our event.

We'd love to hear from you--information from our AGO and private sector partners is invaluable at this time! What should we be made aware of, details on lifting or extending your state and company travel restrictions and any updates you deem helpful. Please provide your feedback to Andrea Friedman at AFriedman@AGAlliance.org.

For those considering, and those comfortable attending the conference, we have prepared a detailed guide on COVID-19 preventative practices implemented by our team and the Broadmoor Resort. The Broadmoor Resort has also released a June 2020 Health & Hygiene practices pamphlet, available here.

On behalf of the AG Alliance team, thank you for your continued support and partnership.

Best,

Karen White
Executive Director
Conference of Western Attorneys General
and AG Alliance
UPCOMING COVID WEBINARS
Limited Liability, Worker’s Rights, and Consumer Protection

Wednesday, July 8th, 1-2:30 EDT

For details, contact Austin Bernstein at ABernstein@AGAlliance.org
Price Gouging Issues

Thursday, July 16th, 1-2:30 EDT


For details, contact Andrea Friedman at AFriedman@AGAlliance.org
Supreme Court of the U.S. Virtual Review
  • Monday, July 20th at 3pm EDT
  • Honorable Mark Bennett, Ed Kneedler, Professor Jeffrey Fisher & Clive Strong
  • REGISTER HERE more details available in the coming weeks!
  • For details, contact Andrea Friedman at AFriedman@AGAlliance.org
ATTORNEY GENERAL
CONSUMER PROTECTION

  • Wisconsin AG Kaul warned residents about potential scammers using critical contact tracing to steal personal information from unsuspecting Wisconsinites.

  • Washington AG Ferguson announced that, as a result of his lawsuit, the maker of a so-called COVID-19 “vaccine” will repay his victims and is permanently barred from marketing vaccines without testing and evidence. 

  • Montana AG Fox issued tips for consumers to combat unemployment fraud identity theft.

  • Arizona AG Brnovich announced that his office’s consumer fraud lawsuit against Juul Labs, Inc. will proceed after the Maricopa County Superior Court denied JUUL’s attempt to dismiss the case.

ELDER PROTECTION

  • Florida AG Moody issued a Consumer Alert to warn Floridians about a new lottery scam targeting seniors.

POLICING REFORM & ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Washington AG Ferguson launched a statewide inquiry into all investigations of the use of deadly force by law enforcement in 2020.

  • Nevada AG Ford will host his fifth Justice & Injustice virtual panel to discuss how non-profit organizations rare responding to law enforcement & communities. The discussion will be live streamed this Sunday, June 28th at 2PM. The link provided is for public use only. An account does not have to be made to watch the live stream. Link.

  • District of Columbia AG Racine announced that highly-regarded former federal prosecutor Jonathan Kravis has provided recommendations that will guide the creation of a new public corruption unit at the Office of the Attorney General.

VICTIM PROTECTION

  • Arkansas AG Rutledge announced the allocation of $2.1 million from the Consumer Education and Enforcement Fund to the Department of Public Safety for the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Program. 
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
CONNECTIVITY


FINANCIAL PROTECTION

  • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released four items of mention this week:
  1. CFPB issued an interim final rule (IFR) that will make it easier for consumers to transition out of financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and easier for mortgage servicers to assist those consumers.
  2. CFPB issued an interpretive rule to provide guidance to creditors and other persons involved in the mortgage origination process about the way in which the Bureau determines which counties qualify as “underserved” for a given calendar year.
  3. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced the availability of data on 2019 mortgage lending transactions at 5,508 U.S. financial institutions covered by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).
  4. CFPB issued two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) to address the impending expiration of the Government-Sponsored Enterprises Patch (GSE Patch)
CWAG Executive Committee
- Hector Balderas - Mark Brnovich -
- Wayne Stenehjem - Phil Weiser -

AG Alliance Co-Chairs
- Lawrence Wasden - Sean Reyes - Karl Racine -
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