Amgen Inc. is a California based biotechnology company that manufactures and sells pharmaceutical products, including Aranesp and Enbrel. Tennessee, along with 48 other states, entered into a $71 million nationwide settlement with Amgen to resolve allegations that Amgen violated the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act...Amgen filings.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett have joined with every other state in the country, the District of Columbia, and the Federal Trade Commission in a federal lawsuit against four phony cancer charities and their operators with strong ties to East Tennessee. The joint complaint alleges that the defendants - including Cancer Fund of America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, and The Breast Cancer Society- portrayed themselves to donors as legitimate charities with the primary purpose of providing direct support to cancer patients in the United States. The complaint alleges the charities scammed more than $187 million from consumers across the country, spending more money on salaries and personal items than on care for cancer patients...Cancer Fund of America filings.
Tennessee participated in a 47 state $136 million settlement with Chase Bank, USA N. A. and Chase Bankcard Services, Inc. involving Chase's debt collection and debt sales practices. The State alleged that Chase had harmed consumers by subjecting them to collections activity for accounts that were not theirs, in amounts that were incorrect or uncollectable. Additionally, the State alleged that Chase obtained judgments against consumers using documents that were falsely sworn and that at times contained inaccurate amounts. Chase is required to provide remediation to certain affected consumers. The agreement also requires Chase to significantly reform its credit card debt collection practices in areas of declarations, collections litigation, debt sales and debt buying...Chase filings.
The Tennessee Attorney General's Office and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation filed a complaint against Chevron Corporation alleging Chevron wrongfully obtaining more than $18.2 million in reimbursement from the State's Underground Storage Tank Fund to clean up leaks from Chevron owned underground storage tanks in Tennessee. The State alleges that Chevron's conduct violated several provisions of Tennessee law, including the False Claims Act...Chevron filings.
Equifax Information Services, LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc., and TransUnion LLC are the nation's three largest credit reporting agencies ("CRAs") tasked with collecting and reporting consumer credit data. As a result of the settlement, the CRAs must take steps to improve the accuracy of their reporting and their system for handling error disputes. In addition, the CRAs must pay $6 million to the participating states, of which Tennessee will receive $157,911.56. The CRAs denied wrongdoing....credit reporting agencies filings.