Tennessee joined 46 other states and the District of Columbia in a settlement with Affinion and its subsidiaries Trilegiant and Webloyalty that addresses alleged misleading marketing practices related to multiple discount clubs and membership programs that are offered through "marketing partners" - well-known banks and retailers that present these programs to consumers often immediately after the consumer has engaged in a transaction with that partner. The states alleged Affinion charged consumers for services without consumers' authorization or knowledge, and, once consumers learned they were being charged, some had trouble canceling or getting a refund...Affinion filings.
Gary Mathews Motors, located in Antioch, allegedly violated the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act by not clearly disclosing the terms and conditions of representations and prizes offered in a "Regional Clearance Event" promotional mailer sent to Tennesseans. 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 $10,000 to the State and is prohibited from making such misrepresentations in the future. Gary Mathews denied wrongdoing in the settlement...Gary Mathews Motors 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.