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Consumer Brief Supporting NY Attorney General In Alzheimer's Drug Case

In December, a U.S. judge upheld the New York Attorney General's request for an injunction requiring the powerful Big Pharma company Actavis to continue marketing a lower-cost version of its Alzheimer's drug Namenda, instead of using a "product-hopping" scheme to move consumers to a newer but virtually identical version that would enjoy monopoly protection until 2029, making it unlikely that lower-cost generic alternatives could successfully enter the market. We joined other leading groups, including Consumers Union and Public Citizen, in a friend-of-the-court brief to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals supporting General Eric Schneiderman's defense against Actavis in its appeal. Our brief is attached.

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Fact Sheet: Protecting Those Who Serve

This two page fact sheet is a summary of our June 2017 report "Protecting Those Who Serve: How the CFPB Safeguards Military Members and Veterans from Abuses in the Financial Marketplace."

Our Amicus Brief Supporting the states of Ohio et al v. American Express

All consumers pay more at the store and more at the pump because anti-competitive rules, practices and card acceptance (swipe) fees by credit companies and networks force merchants to raise prices on all consumers, including cash customers. We've been involved in Congress and the courts for years, on the side of merchants. This is U.S. PIRG Education Fund's friend of the court brief filed in the Supreme Court in support of a bi-partisan coalition of state attorneys general challenging American Express anti-steering rules that prevent merchants from advising consumers of alternative, lower-cost payment methods. We were joined by nine other leading groups, including Public Citizen, National Consumer Law Center and Consumers Union.

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Groups Demand That CFPB Nominee Be Qualified

Prior to a Senate Banking vote on the president's nominee to become permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), leading consumer, faith and civil rights organizations sent a letter to the committee describing minimum standards for a qualified director. The President's nominee, Kathy Kraninger, does not meet those standards, nor has she said that she supports the mission of the Bureau: protecting consumers.

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