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Recent Filings of Interest

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AT&T Mobility

This settlement involves allegations that AT&T Mobility placed charges for third-party services on consumers' mobile telephone bills that had not been authorized by the consumer, a practice known as "mobile cramming." Consumers who have been "crammed" were typically charged $9.99 per month for services such as horoscopes, trivia, and sports scores, that the consumers did not request. The Attorneys General and federal regulators allege cramming occurred when AT&T Mobility placed charges on consumers' mobile bills for these services without the consumer's knowledge or consent....AT&T Mobility filings.


National Business Advertising Inc. (NBAI)

On December 17, 2014, the State of Tennessee filed a petition in the Davidson County Circuit Court seeking to compel National Business Advertising Inc. (NBAI) of Florence, Kentucky to comply with the State's Request for Information and investigation, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 47-18-106, in connection with NBAI's sale of advertising space on UT Martin football schedules...NBAI filings.


Sirius XM

Sirius XM allegedly engaged in violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act when offering satellite and internet radio services to consumers when it automatically renewed consumers' services at the expiration of a free trial offer without the consumers' consent and/or without the consumers' knowledge of Sirius XM's automatic renewal policy. Sirius XM also allegedly charged consumers' debit or credit cards without the consumers' consent or knowledge of Sirius XM's automatic renewal policy and failed to honor consumers' cancellations of services or made it difficult for consumers to cancel services. Tennessee worked on the leadership committee of this 44 states and the District of Columbia multistate investigation and settlement...Sirius XM filings.


T-Mobile

This settlement involves allegations that T-Mobile USA, Inc. placed charges for third-party services on consumers' mobile telephone bills that had not been authorized by the consumer, a practice known as "mobile cramming." Consumers who have been "crammed" were typically charged $9.99 per month for services such as horoscopes, trivia, and sports scores, that the consumers did not request. The Attorneys General and federal regulators allege cramming occurred when T-Mobile placed charges on consumers' mobile bills for these services without the consumer's knowledge or consent....T-Mobile filings.


Tennessee v. TVA

This is an enforcement action by the State against TVA for violations of the TN Water Quality Control Act of 1977 (TWQCA) and the TN Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA) in connection with the utility's coal-fired power plant located near Gallatin, TN. The suit alleges unpermitted discharges from the plant's active treatment ponds to surface and groundwater in violation of the TWQCA and TVA's NPDES permit and discharged to groundwater from the facility's closed treatment area in violation of the TWQCA and SWDA. The State is seeking an injunction against TVA as well as an assessment of civil penalties for these violations.

The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of the TN Scenic Rivers Association and the TN Clean Water Network (collectively SELC), issued a 60-day notice letter to TVA under the citizen suits provision of the Clean Water Act regarding these violations. SELC has been invited to intervene in this action by agreement of the State and TVA...TVA filings.