News & Updates

Owners of Four Apartment Complexes in DC Ordered to Fix Hazardous Living Conditions

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) works tirelessly to ensure District residents are safe in their homes. When landlords and property managers violate tenants’ rights and ignore health and safety requirements, our team springs into action.

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AG Schwalb Sues Avid Telecom Over Illegal Robocalls

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today joined a bipartisan coalition of 49 Attorneys General in suing Michael D. Lansky, LLC, which does business under the name Avid Telecom, along with its owner Michael Lansky, and its vice president Stacey S. Reeves, for allegedly initiating and facilitating…

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AG Schwalb Secures Settlement With Fin-Tech Lender to Safeguard District Consumers From Deceptive Practices

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced a settlement with SoLo Funds Inc. (SoLo), an online fin-tech platform that facilitates and advertises loans to District consumers, which resolves allegations that SoLo deceived consumers about the true cost of the loans on its platform and…

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AG Schwalb Secures $15.2 Million from JUUL for Preying on District Children and Lying to Consumers about its Dangerous E-Cigarette Products

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that JUUL Labs, Inc. (JUUL) will pay $15.2 million – the largest litigated settlement the DC Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has secured under the Consumer Protection Procedures Act in District history – to resolve allegations that it…

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AG Schwalb Secures Over $625,000 from Washington Commanders for Failing to Return District's Fans' Ticket Deposits

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that Pro-Football Inc., the corporation which owns the Washington Commanders, will return over $200,000 to impacted residents and pay $425,000 to the District to resolve allegations that the team systematically failed to return ticket holders’…

District Consumers’ Most Common Concerns of 2022

At the Office of Attorney General (OAG), we stand up for consumers every day by fighting fraud and working to stop unlawful business practices.

Consumer Alert: DC Restaurants Are Barred from Charging Deceptive Fees

The District’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act grants District consumers the right to complete, accurate, and timely information whenever they purchase goods or services—including when they place orders at restaurants.

Consumer Alert: Don’t Get Scammed This Tax Season

The Office of Attorney General is committed to holding predatory businesses and individuals accountable, while helping residents avoid unnecessary fees, tax scams, and other pitfalls.

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AG Racine Secures $3.5 Million from Grubhub for Illegally Charging Hidden Fees, Using Deceptive Marketing Tactics to Boost Profits at Expense of Customers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Grubhub Holdings, Inc. and Grubhub, Inc. (Grubhub) will pay $3.5 million for charging customers hidden fees and using deceptive marketing techniques to increase profits in violation of District consumer protection laws.

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AG Racine Announces Google Must Pay $9.5 Million for Using "Dark Patterns" and Deceptive Location Tracking Practices that Invade Users' Privacy

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Google will pay $9.5 million to resolve allegations that it deceived and manipulated consumers to gain access to their location data, including making it nearly impossible for users to stop their location from being tracked.