Attorney General Bill Schuette
Announces National "Cramming" Settlement with AT&T
Attorney General Bill
Schuette announced a $105 million settlement with AT&T Mobility LLC in
coordination with the Attorneys General of 49 other states and the District of
Columbia. The settlement resolves the extra payment AT&T charged to consumers
for subscriptions to third-party texts, such as horoscopes and sports updates.
Known as "cramming", these charges typically ranged around $10/month and were
often unknown to the consumer.
"Consumers should never be
charged for services that they did not order," said Schuette. "We will continue
to aggressively pursue anyone seeking to skirt the rules at the expense of
Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced his Corporate
Oversight Division has secured more than $500,000 for approximately 5,600
Michigan propane consumers to resolve customer complaints against AmeriGas
concerning propane-pricing issues during last winter's heating season.
Mich. -Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced
he has contacted members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to request their
support for the Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act (SAVE) Act (S.
2536), legislation that would help prevent children from being trafficked
online. Schuette was joined by attorneys general nationwide to urge the
committee to support the bill and bring it to a vote.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Michigan Department of Environmental
Quality (DEQ) Director Dan Wyant today announced the State has secured a civil
settlement with two Delaware-based companies to end chronic odors from the
nation's largest municipal waste incinerator affecting Midtown Detroit
General Bill Schuette today announced he has sent a letter to the leadership of
the Senate Judiciary Committee and a House Judiciary Subcommittee expressing
support for the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement
Act of 2014 (S. 2301, H.R. 4981). Schuette was joined by attorneys general
nationwide to urge the committees to bring the bill to a vote in their letter.
LANSING, Mich. - Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced his Health Care Fraud Division has charged Tina Marie Binkley, 44, of Almont, Michigan, with two 20-year felonies for her alleged scheme to embezzle more than $460,000 from approximately 136 residents of Boulevard Health Center (BHC), a Rochester Hills nursing home facility. Binkley is no longer an employee of BHC.