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Consumer Filings of Interest


Pfizer/Wyeth – Rapamune

Pfizer Inc, as parent of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., agrees to be bound by this settlement resolving allegations that Wyeth violated the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act by unlawfully promoting Rapamune, an immunosuppressive drug currently approved by the FDA to help prevent organ rejection after kidney transplant surgery. Allegations included Wyeth making representations related to: (1) the unapproved use of Rapamune following an organ transplant other than a kidney transplant; (2) the unapproved protocol of converting patients to Rapamune after initially receiving a different immunosuppressive drug; and (3) using Rapamune in unapproved drug combinations. The settlement requires Pfizer to ensure that its marketing and promotional practices do not unlawfully promote Rapamune or any other Pfizer drug. Tennessee and 41 other attorneys general participated in this consumer protection settlement...Rapamune filings.


Sirius XM

Sirius XM allegedly engaged in violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act when offering satellite and internet radio services to consumers when it automatically renewed consumers' services at the expiration of a free trial offer without the consumers' consent and/or without the consumers' knowledge of Sirius XM's automatic renewal policy. Sirius XM also allegedly charged consumers' debit or credit cards without the consumers' consent or knowledge of Sirius XM's automatic renewal policy and failed to honor consumers' cancellations of services or made it difficult for consumers to cancel services. Tennessee worked on the leadership committee of this 44 states and the District of Columbia multistate investigation and settlement...Sirius XM filings.


T-Mobile

This settlement involves allegations that T-Mobile USA, Inc. placed charges for third-party services on consumers' mobile telephone bills that had not been authorized by the consumer, a practice known as "mobile cramming." Consumers who have been "crammed" were typically charged $9.99 per month for services such as horoscopes, trivia, and sports scores, that the consumers did not request. The Attorneys General and federal regulators allege cramming occurred when T-Mobile placed charges on consumers' mobile bills for these services without the consumer's knowledge or consent...T-Mobile filings.