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
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|Schuette Files Child Abuse Charges Against Washtenaw County Man
October 23, 2014
Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced that his Criminal Division has
filed felony child abuse charges against Jean-Claude Toviave, 45, formally of
children deserve a safe home environment with loving parents, but unfortunately
that is not always the case," said Schuette. "Michigan kids have an advocate in
the Attorney General's office, and we work hard every day to protect our most
vulnerable citizens from exploitation and abuse.
|Schuette Urges Congress to Support Legislation to Prevent Child Sex Trafficking on Internet
October 21, 2014
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.