The State of Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against various entities and individuals operating a 'timeshare' and membership vacation club that allegedly employs deceptive techniques to market their products. Tennessee's lawsuit comes after a multistate investigation of Festiva Development Group, LLC, d/b/a Festiva Adventure Club, and names numerous related Festiva entities including Escapes!, Inc., Escapes Travel Choices, LLC, Etourandtravel, Inc., Patton Hospitality Management, LLC, Resort Travel & Xchange, Zealandia Capital, Inc., and Zealandia Holding Company, Inc., among others, as well as their owners and operators Donald Keith Clayton, Herbert Hoover "Butch" Patrick, Jr., and Richard Allen Hartnett...Festiva filings.
Google represented to consumers using Apple's Safari Web browser that "Safari is set by default to block all third-party cookies. If you have not changed those settings, this option effectively accomplishes the same thing as setting the opt-out cookie." This statement was misleading to Safari users because it suggested that they would not receive third-party cookies. However, the State alleged that Google placed cookies on the computers of Safari users without the consumers' knowledge or consent...Google filings.
On December 19, 2013, Tennessee, along with the Attorneys General of 48 states and the District of Columbia, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), reached a $2 billion joint-state federal settlement with Ocwen Financial Corporation, and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing. Ocwen is the nation's fourth largest mortgage servicer. This agreement provides servicing standards to improve homeowner communications with Ocwen, and also relief to eligible homeowners through principal reduction and cash payments to foreclosed borrowers...Ocwen filings.