Ct Consumer Complaints

AG Jepsen Says CL&P Rate Increase Request Should Be Rejected

October 3, 2014
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In a brief filed today, Attorney General George Jepsen urged the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to reject an application by the Connecticut Light & Power Company (CL&P) seeking a $221 million increase in its rates and to approve rates that are no more than just and reasonable as required by state law....

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Fed Operation ‘Full Disclosure’ Targets More Than 60 National Advertisers

September 30, 2014
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FTC Initiative Aims to Improve Disclosures in Advertising After reviewing numerous national television and print advertisements, staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to more than 60 companies – including 20 of the 100 largest advertisers in the country – that failed to make adequate disclosures in their television and print...

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Yelp, TinyCo Settle FTC Charges Their Apps Improperly Collected Children’s Personal Information Review Site and Mobile App Developer to Pay Penalties

September 17, 2014
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Online review site Yelp, Inc., and mobile app developer TinyCo, Inc., agreed to settle separate Federal Trade Commission charges that they improperly collected children’s information in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, Rule. Under the terms of the settlements, Yelp will pay a $450,000 civil penalty, while TinyCo will pay...

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Feds Urged To Permit Phone Companies To Block Unwanted Telemarking Call

September 10, 2014
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 Connnecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and 38 other state and territorial attorneys general sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally requesting its opinion regarding the legal authority of telephone companies to electronically block unwanted automated telemarketing calls – so called “robocalls” — intended for their customers. Telephone companies have claimed that...

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