EDMC to forgive $102 million in student loans nationwide
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs, today announced a settlement with Education Management Corporation (EDMC) that will lead to major reforms and student loan forgiveness. As part of the agreement, EDMC, a for-profit education company, is required to significantly reform its recruiting and enrollment practices, and forgive more than $2.1 million in loans for over 1,400 former Tennessee students.
EDMC, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, operates 110 schools in 32 states and Canada through four education systems, including Argosy University, The Art Institutes, Brown Mackie College and South University...go to the EDMC release.
Customers eligible for refunds must file by February 27, 2016
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs, today announced a settlement with Elavon, Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws. With offices in Knoxville, Elavon, Inc. and its subsidiary, Ladco Financial Group, LLC, is a global company specializing in products and services that enable retailers to process credit card transactions.
Today's settlement resolves allegations that Elavon violated the law by misrepresenting: (1) the cancellation policy of its credit card processing equipment leases; (2) the duration of credit card processing equipment leases; and (3) the compatibility of credit card processing equipment...go to the Elavon release.
Approximately 200,000 T-Mobile users in Tennessee Potentially Impacted
Recent reports estimate 15 million T-Mobile customers nationwide, and roughly 200,000 Tennesseans, who applied for credit through Experian are at risk of having their data compromised. The data breach occurred when an unauthorized party gained access to an Experian server containing personal information, including names, addresses, birth dates, social security numbers, driver's license numbers and passport numbers...go to the Experian release.
"The State is facing an important decision, appointing and confirming someone to the Supreme Court position recently vacated by Judge Gary Wade. This will be the first appointment after the recently passed constitutional amendment dealing with judicial appointments.
I am sure the Governor and the General Assembly will make it a smooth process. There has been a fair amount of speculation not only about possible candidates, but also about how confirmation will work..." go to the release.
"Today the Court ruled that Tennessee's lethal injection protocol is constitutional. In doing so, every challenge raised by the plaintiffs was rejected. The State of Tennessee has worked very hard to make sure the protocol used is reliable and humane, today the Court recognized that.
While much of the focus of this case has been on the inmates, we should not forget the victims and the heartache suffered by their families. My hope is that they may find some comfort in today's decision."
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs and 48 other states, today announced a $71 million nationwide settlement with Amgen Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws. Amgen Inc. is a California based biotechnology company that manufactures and sells pharmaceutical products, including Aranesp and Enbrel.
Today's settlement resolves allegations that Amgen unlawfully promoted both medications. The Complaint and Agreed Final Judgment alleges that Amgen violated the law by: (1) promoting Aranesp for dosing frequencies longer than the FDA approved label without competent and reliable scientific evidence to substantiate the extended dosing frequencies; (2) promoting Aranesp for anemia caused by cancer without having FDA approval or competent and reliable scientific evidence to support it; and (3) promoting Enbrel for mild plaque psoriasis even though Enbrel is only approved by the FDA to treat chronic moderate to severe plaque psoriasis...go to the Amgen release.