31 State Attorneys General Elected to Office

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Of the 50-state Attorneys General (AGs), 43 are elected. In 2014, 31 AGs were on the ballot of which 11 were open seats. Unofficial results are in, so meet the new Attorneys General.

  • Arizona: AG-elect Mark Brvovich (R), former Department of Gaming Director
  • Arkansas: AG-elect Leslie Rutledge (R), former Republican National Committee counsel
  • Colorado: AG-elect Cynthia Coffman (R), former Deputy Attorney General
  • Delaware: AG-elect Matthew Denn (D), Lieutenant Governor
  • Maryland: AG-elect Brian Frosh (D), State Senator
  • Massachusetts: AG-elect Maura Healy (D), former Deputy Attorney General
  • Nebraska: AG-elect Doug Peterson (R), former Assistant Attorney General
  • Nevada: AG-elect Adam Laxalt (R), former Navy JAG officer
  • New Mexico: AG-elect Hector Balderas (D), State Auditor
  • Texas: AG-elect Ken Paxton (R), State Senator
  • Wisconsin: AG-elect Brad Schimel (R), state prosecutor Continue reading this entry

UDAAP Council Weekly UDAAP Standards Report - 10/23/2014

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Every week, courts around the United States issue decisions addressing aspects of civil UDAAP claims.

In an effort to illuminate the UDAAP standards, below is a sampling of some of this week’s UDAAP decisions on the meaning of unfair, deceptive, and abusive.

Deceptive

Plaintiff alleged a loan servicer made false reports to three credit reporting agencies and used debt collection methods prohibited by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The court found the plaintiff stated a claim under 1692g(b) of the FDCPA where she alleged she provided the servicer
with a notice of dispute, but the servicer continued to attempt to collect the debt despite not having proved the existence of the debt as required by the FDCPA.  Continue reading this entry