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Recent Filings of Interest

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AT&T Mobility

This settlement involves allegations that AT&T Mobility 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 AT&T Mobility placed charges on consumers' mobile bills for these services without the consumer's knowledge or consent....AT&T Mobility filings.


Hawkins County Memorial Gardens

The State of Tennessee filed a petition asking that the Commissioner of Commerce and Insurance be appointed as receiver for Hawkins County Memorial Gardens, a cemetery located in Rogersville, TN, and for injunctive relief. On Monday, November 24, 2014, the court granted temporary injunctive relief, and on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, the court appointed the Commissioner as receiver...Hawkins County Memorial Gardens 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.


SunTrust

On June 17, 2014, Tennessee, along with the Attorneys General of 48 states and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD),and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), reached a $550 million joint-state federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer SunTrust Mortgage Inc. to address origination, servicing, and foreclosure abuse. This agreement provides servicing standards to improve homeowner communications with SunTrust, and also relief to eligible homeowners through principal reduction and cash payments to foreclosed borrowers....SunTrust 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.