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  Category: Consumer Protection


Attorney General Jennings Announces Multistate Settlement with Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, Inc.

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings announced Thursday a multistate settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., for their deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices. A multistate investigation found the companies violated state consumer protection laws by misrepresenting the safety and effectiveness of the devices and failing to sufficiently disclose risks associated […]




During Peak Tax Season, Consumer Protection Unit Urges Delawareans to be on Guard Against IRS Scams

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

With IRS W-2 forms already issued by many employers, the 2019 tax season is underway, and the Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Unit is cautioning Delaware consumers and employers to be on guard for fake IRS phone call scams and IRS Form W-2 email phishing scams that are targeting Delaware employers, including retail businesses, school […]




DOJ Consumer Protection Unit Warns Delawareans About Scam Utility Calls

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Unit (CPU) warns Delawareans to be wary of threatening collection calls purporting to be from Delmarva Power. The callers allege that the consumer has an overdue balance and threaten to have utility services shut off within minutes if large sums of money are not provided. The callers demand these […]




Wells Fargo Consumer Redress Review Program Mandated By National Settlement With AGs Starts

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Program allows consumers, who have not been made whole through other remediation programs, to have inquiry reviewed by escalation team Wells Fargo has begun a consumer redress review program through which consumers who have not yet been made whole through other remediation programs already in place can seek to have their inquiry or complaint reviewed […]




Delaware Joins 44 Other States and District of Columbia in Settlement Over Misleading Information Regarding Hip Implants

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Friday that she and 45 other Attorneys General reached a settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., to resolve allegations that DePuy unlawfully promoted two of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. Attorneys General allege that DePuy engaged in deceptive practices in its promotion of the […]







  Category: Consumer Protection


Attorney General Jennings Announces Multistate Settlement with Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, Inc.

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings announced Thursday a multistate settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., for their deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices. A multistate investigation found the companies violated state consumer protection laws by misrepresenting the safety and effectiveness of the devices and failing to sufficiently disclose risks associated […]




During Peak Tax Season, Consumer Protection Unit Urges Delawareans to be on Guard Against IRS Scams

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

With IRS W-2 forms already issued by many employers, the 2019 tax season is underway, and the Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Unit is cautioning Delaware consumers and employers to be on guard for fake IRS phone call scams and IRS Form W-2 email phishing scams that are targeting Delaware employers, including retail businesses, school […]




DOJ Consumer Protection Unit Warns Delawareans About Scam Utility Calls

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Unit (CPU) warns Delawareans to be wary of threatening collection calls purporting to be from Delmarva Power. The callers allege that the consumer has an overdue balance and threaten to have utility services shut off within minutes if large sums of money are not provided. The callers demand these […]




Wells Fargo Consumer Redress Review Program Mandated By National Settlement With AGs Starts

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Program allows consumers, who have not been made whole through other remediation programs, to have inquiry reviewed by escalation team Wells Fargo has begun a consumer redress review program through which consumers who have not yet been made whole through other remediation programs already in place can seek to have their inquiry or complaint reviewed […]




Delaware Joins 44 Other States and District of Columbia in Settlement Over Misleading Information Regarding Hip Implants

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Friday that she and 45 other Attorneys General reached a settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., to resolve allegations that DePuy unlawfully promoted two of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. Attorneys General allege that DePuy engaged in deceptive practices in its promotion of the […]