New Resource on State Consumer Protection Prosecutions
National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School Publishes Monthly Report on State Attorneys General Enforcement Actions
New York, May 21, 2014—The National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School has created a new resource for reporters and attorney practitioners who follow state consumer protection enforcement actions.
The program’s Consumer Protection Report provides a monthly, state-by-state roundup of cases and initiatives gathered solely from attorneys general press releases. The report illustrates the wide-ranging efforts by states to protect consumers and address various illegal acts, including: state enforcement actions, multistate efforts to prosecute bad actors, warnings to consumers of possible fraudulent schemes and deceptive practices, and the issuance of findings and reports regarding consumer markets. By gathering each state’s press releases in one place, the report allows readers to look for trends and common enforcement themes across the country.
The National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School is a legal research, education, and policy center that examines the legal and policy implications of the work of state attorneys general. Collaborating with attorneys general, academics, and other members of the legal community, the program develops and distributes legal information that state prosecutors can use to carry out their civil and criminal roles.
The program is directed by James E. Tierney, former attorney general of Maine, who works with state attorneys general across the country on the effective performance of their offices.