Oregon DOJ News

Oregon Joins Lawsuit to Break Facebook’s Illegal Monopoly

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today joined a bipartisan coalition of 48 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against Facebook, Inc., alleging that the company has illegally stifled competition—and continues to do so— in order to protect its monopoly power. The lawsuit alleges that over the last decade, Facebook illegally acquired some competitors in a predatory… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, Media Release on December 9, 2020

AG Rosenblum Announces $86.3 Million Settlement with Nationstar

$500,000 to Oregon Borrowers to Settle Alleged Violations by “Mr. Cooper” Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced today that mortgage servicer Nationstar will pay $86.3 million to settle allegations that the company violated consumer protection laws and to provide relief to borrowers after their loans were transferred to the company. Since 2014, Oregon has been… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, Media Release on December 7, 2020

Attorney General Rosenblum Reminds Oregonians to “Give Wisely” This Holiday Season

In celebration of “Giving Tuesday,” and recognizing that many Oregon families and communities are struggling this holiday season, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is reminding Oregonians to make careful and  informed decisions when donating to charities. “As the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfire recovery continue to impact people throughout our state, we are thankful to be able… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, Media Release, News on December 1, 2020

AG Rosenblum Announces $113 Million Settlement with Apple Over iPhone Throttling

Attorney General Rosenblum, along with a coalition of over 30 other attorneys general, announced a $113 million settlement with Apple, Inc. regarding Apple’s 2016 decision to intentionally slow down the performance of older phones to encourage customers to buy newer models or fresh batteries, a practice known as “throttling”. The lawsuit alleges Apple discovered battery… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, Media Release on November 18, 2020

Attorney General Announces Settlements in COVID-19 Consumer Protection Cases

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today announced settlements with five Oregon companies for consumer protection violations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and reminded Oregon businesses that Governor Brown’s executive order banning excessive pricing of essential goods and services remains in effect. The companies named in the settlements include two convenience store chains, a Portland-based sock… View Article

Posted in Consumer Protection, Media Release on November 17, 2020