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 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.
Gary Mathews North, Inc., located in Clarksville, TN, allegedly violated the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act by sending advertisements to Tennesseans advertising scratch and win events. The State alleged that the advertisements represented that consumers had won specific prizes when such was not the case. As a result of the State's investigation, Gary Mathews agreed to enter into an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance. Under the terms of the Assurance, Gary Mathews agreed to pay $30,000 to the State and is prohibited from making such misrepresentations in the future. Gary Mathews denied any wrongdoing...Gary Mathews North filings.