AG Racine Leads Bipartisan Coalition in Suing Google Over Deceptive Location Tracking Practices That Invade Users' Privacy

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today sued Google, LLC for deceiving and manipulating consumers to gain access to their location data, including making it nearly impossible for users to stop their location from being tracked. Three other attorneys general also plan to file lawsuits in their own state courts in a bipartisan, coordinated effort to hold Google accountable for misleading and violating the privacy of its users. 

CONSUMER ALERT: OAG Files Complaint against “Express Homebuyers” After Company Sends Letters to District Homeowners Falsely Claiming that they Owe Past Due Property Taxes and Must Act Quickly To Prevent Tax Sales

Have you received a letter from Express Homebuyers claiming that you owe past due property taxes and must act quickly to prevent your home from being lost to tax sale or foreclosure? OAG has filed a lawsuit after learning Express Homebuyers sent these letters to District homeowners without any actual knowledge that the homeowners owed property taxes. The lawsuit also alleges that Express Homebuyer’s letter misrepresents the D.C. tax sale process, which provides notice and redemption opportunities for property owners.

AG Racine Calls on U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to Address Failures in Implementation of Federal Program to Enable Homeowners to Pause Mortgage Payments During Pandemic

Today, District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine and 20 other attorneys general urged the federal government to take critical and needed actions to help borrowers by addressing failures to implement mortgage restructuring programs to ensure those most financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can afford their mortgages and remain in their homes.

AG Racine Announces Over $2 Million Settlement with Predatory Online Lender Will Compensate Thousands of District Consumers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that predatory online lender, Opportunity Financial, LLC (OppFi), will pay $1.5 million to refund over 4,000 District consumers who were charged exploitive interest rates by the company, waive over $640,000 in interest owed by those consumers, and pay $250,000 to the District. The company will also be required to limit its lending to rates that are below the District’s legal cap and cease engaging in misleading business practices.

AG Racine Calls on 6 District Funeral Homes to Post Their Prices Online

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today called on six funeral homes throughout the District to fully comply with the District’s emergency COVID-19 law, which requires funeral homes to include pricing information about funeral goods and services on their websites.