Consumer Protection

FCC Votes to Stop More Suspected Robocalls

Complaints about robocalls have been a major issue for state attorneys general, who advocated for more federal action.

Americans Are Going Bankrupt From Getting Sick

Doctors’ bills play a role in 60 percent of personal-bankruptcy filings.

Auto Loan Delinquencies Higher in Southern States

States with delinquency hotspots should reconsider harsh vehicle repossession policies and improve consumer protections, said one Urban Institute researcher.

States Look at 'Kill Switches' Used to Disable Cars With Late Payments

Legislation would require more disclosure to consumers ahead of devices being installed on vehicles.

California AG Blasts Closure of CFPB’s Students and Young Consumers Office

Consumer advocates see it as a sign that the Trump administration has deprioritized scrutiny of predatory college lending.

State AGs Have Questions for Facebook’s Zuckerberg

And they expect the social network CEO’s ‘full cooperation’ while they ensure the consumer privacy of users.

Many State AGs Know That Consumer Protections Aren't Safe Under Trump

Reforms could save billions of dollars from predatory lenders at the state level, but it’s not long before presidential appointees to federal regulatory agencies likely look to preempt them.

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