11.22.2016 Virginia Announces New Initiative to Protect Consumers
On Nov. 21, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced an expansion and reorganization of the state’s Consumer Protection Section, which aims to protect consumers in the Commonwealth from “abusive and illegal business practices.”
This initiative will ramp up Virginia’s enforcement of consumer protection laws, while also providing customer service and consumer education to help protect citizens from exploitative business practices.
Williams Mullen attorneys have experience working on consumer protection matters and work often with the Office of the Attorney General. Our attorneys have written a number of alerts on various consumer protection issues, including:
- Less Than Half of 2014 Virginia Consumer Protection Cases Receive Class Treatment: A Review of Virginia Consumer Class Action Results in 2015
- Cybersecurity: Mitigating the Legal Risks of On-Line Banking With Business Customers
- Protecting Consumer Data in Sale of Debt Portfolio
- State and Federal Governments Enhance Consumer Protection Efforts
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To read the press release from the Office of the Attorney General, click here.