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Maryland gets $788K as part of AT&T cramming settlement

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler says Maryland will receive $788,000 for its participation in a settlement with AT&T. The $105 million multistate settlement announced Wednesday resolves allegations that the company unlawfully billed wireless customers for tens of millions of dollars ...

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FTC: $1M settlement in debt collection scam

WASHINGTON — A debt collection operation that involved text messages and collectors allegedly posing as attorneys has led to a $1 million settlement with the federal government. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that a debt collector in Glendale, Calif., ...

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FEC: Treat contributions from all married couples equally

WASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission ruled Thursday that the political contributions of married same-sex couples should be treated equally to the donations of married straight couples, acting after a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court on gay marriage. The ...

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Medifast to pay $3.7M to settle FTC charges

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators said Monday that a subsidiary of diet plan marketer Medifast Inc. will pay a $3.7 million civil penalty to settle charges that it violated a previous federal order by making unsupported claims about its weight-loss products. ...

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