Eric Schneiderman for Attorney General

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  • New York’s AG is Going After Other Credit Monitoring Companies After the Equifax Hack

    As published by Business Insider, on September 19, 2017. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing TransUnion and Experian to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at Equifax that exposed the data of 143 million Americans. In letters to executives at the two credit […]

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  • A New Rule Just Made It Harder for Medical Bills to Mess up Your Credit

    As published by Time, on September 15, 2017. Amid all of the recent fallout from the Equifax hack, there’s actually one bit of good news this week about your credit report: A new set of rules taking effect today will make it harder for medical debt to hurt your ability to borrow money. The three credit […]

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  • Raising Our Guard vs. Mega-Breaches

    By Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, as published by The Daily News, on September 15, 2017. The massive Equifax data breach made millions of Americans feel extraordinarily vulnerable. More than 140 million Americans — that’s more than half the adults in the country, including more than 8 million New Yorkers — appear to have had their most […]

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  • Affected by the Equifax Hack? Here’s What to do Now

    As published by PBS News, on September 13, 2017. Equifax is facing nearly two dozen class-action lawsuits, along with a separate suit from the state of Massachusetts, over a massive data breach that compromised the personal information — names, addresses, birth dates and social security numbers — of more than 143 million people. For those […]

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  • Pizza ‘Fyre’ Fest Promises Refunds For Enraged Attendees

    As published by Gothamist, on September 13, 2017. A day after the NY Attorney General’s office opened an inquiry into the Pizza (and Hamburger) Festival fiasco that attendees likened to Fyre Festival, disappointed attendees may have restitution on the horizon. A note posted to Facebook this morning—signed by organizer Ishmael Osekre and the “Pizza/BurgerFest Team”—claims festival attendees will be […]

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  • States Sue Trump Administration Over Delayed Fuel-Economy Fines

    As published by Reuters, on September 11, 2017. New York, California and three other U.S. states said on Monday they sued the federal government for delaying the rollout of higher “gas-guzzler” penalties for automakers whose vehicles fail to meet minimum fuel-economy standards. The lawsuit, which also includes Vermont, Maryland and Pennsylvania, is the highest profile […]

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  • 10 Attorneys General On Why Betsy DeVos’ Sexual Assault Policies Could be Devastating

    As published by Glamour, on September 8, 2017. To the horror of survivors and their advocates, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Thursday that she’ll be doing away with Obama-era Title IX guidelines on campus sexual assault investigations. DeVos hinted at her plans back in July, when she met with both rape survivors and men’s rights activists who […]

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  • Equifax Hack Exposes Regulatory Gaps, Leaving Consumers Vulnerable

    As published by The New York Times, on September 8, 2017. Eric T. Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, on Wednesday. He has opened an investigation into the large-scale data breach disclosed by Equifax on Thursday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Equifax warehouses the most intimate details of Americans’ financial lives, from the credit cards in their wallets to […]

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  • Schneiderman Sues Trump Administration Over Plan to End DACA

    As published by Politico New York, on September 6, 2017. Calling President Donald Trump’s actions “un-American,” New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Wednesday that New York and 14 other states, along with Washington D.C., are suing the Trump Administration over its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — the […]

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  • President Trump Sued Over DACA Decision by 15 States and Washington, D.C.

    As published by Teen Vogue, on September 7, 2017. Donald Trump is no stranger to lawsuits — after all, he was embroiled in more than 3,500 of them prior to winning the 2016 Electoral College vote. And now he’s been served with another one as the president of the United States. On Wednesday, September 6, 15 states and Washington, […]

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