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Community solar farms hold great potential benefits, if the state does more to guide industry growth

As community solar farms spring up in Maine, RISK-GUARANTEED SAVINGS-GUARANTEED offers for subscribers are reaching residents – by mail and online, and even from door-to-door sales agents. Community solar farms provide a vital escape route from fossil fuel dependence and a means to democratize access to renewable energy. Between half and three quarters of Americans […]

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Consumer companies bring RIL’s consolidated turnover to 5.4 billion rupees in fiscal year 21

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani said on Thursday that the conglomerate’s consolidated revenue stood at 5.4 lakh crore in 2020-21 (FY21) with a sharp increase in consumer businesses. Consolidated EBITDA was almost Rs 98,000 crore and almost half was contributed by consumer companies. Net profit for the year was Rs […]

Ministry of Education interprets Title IX to protect LGBTQ + students – Consumer Protection
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Ministry of Education interprets Title IX to protect LGBTQ + students – Consumer Protection

United States: Department of Education interprets Title IX to protect LGBTQ + students June 23, 2021 Duane Morris LLP To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. The Ministry of Education published on June 16, 2021, a Interpretation notice concluding that Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. As […]

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Equality plan launched to add 3 million new black homeowners by 2030

After a year and a half of preparation, the Black Homeownership Collaborative launched its initiative to bring racial equity to home buying, offering a roadmap that was lacking in previous efforts. While the lack of measurable actions that some equality promises led to performative activism rather than progress, the BHC has set a clear goal. […]

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Colorado privacy law goes to governor’s office for signature

On June 8, 2021, the Colorado General Assembly adopted the Colorado Privacy Act (“CPA”). If signed by Governor Jared Polis, Colorado will join California and Virginia as the third state in the Union to pass comprehensive data privacy legislation. Following in the footsteps of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and Virginia Consumer Data Protection […]

Ministry of Education interprets Title IX to protect LGBTQ + students – Consumer Protection
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Colorado Passes Privacy Bill: How Does It Compare To California and Virginia? – privacy

United States: Colorado Passes Privacy Bill: How Does It Compare To California and Virginia? June 15, 2021 Kelley Drye & Warren LLP To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. The Colorado Legislature recently passed the Colorado Privacy Act (“ColoPA”), joining Virginia and California as states with comprehensive privacy legislation. Assuming Colorado Governor […]

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Research Fellowship in Solar Solutions to Improve Energy Affordability

1. Origins a. This scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to a doctoral student, working in collaboration with a larger ARC-funded research team in the area of ​​energy affordability for vulnerable households. b. The successful candidate’s doctoral project will complement a larger ARC Linkage project that will develop solar solutions to improve energy affordability […]

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Half of Gujarat’s consumer courts operate without a judge | Vadodara news

VADODARA: The government is trying to raise awareness of consumer rights through the “jaago grahak jaago” campaign. But for aggrieved consumers knocking on court doors, the wait for justice can be quite long. A Right to Information Request (RTI) filed by a consumer rights activist found that of 38 state government-assigned consumer courts, only 26 […]

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AI-based loan apps are booming in India, but some borrowers are missing

Elevate your technology and enterprise data strategy to Transform 2021. (Reuters) – As the founder of a non-profit consumer rights organization in India, Karnav Shah is used to seeing sharp practices and unhappy customers. But even he was surprised by the sheer volume of complaints against digital lenders in recent years. While most of the […]

Senate Passes Bill to Dramatically Increase HSR Merger Filing Fees for Transactions Over $ 5 Billion |  McDermott Will & Emery
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Senate Passes Bill to Dramatically Increase HSR Merger Filing Fees for Transactions Over $ 5 Billion | McDermott Will & Emery

On June 6, 2021, the US Senate passed the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2021. The bill is co-sponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Competition, Competition Policy and consumer rights; and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA). The bill amends the provisions relating to the notice prior to the merger […]

Scott + Scott Attorneys at Law LLP Announces Investigation of Oscar Health, Inc. (OSCR)
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Scott + Scott Attorneys at Law LLP Announces Investigation of Oscar Health, Inc. (OSCR)

NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Scott + Scott Lawyers LLP (“Scott + Scott”), an international shareholder and consumer rights litigation firm, is investigating whether Oscar Health, Inc. (“Oscar Health” or the “Company”) (NYSE: OSCR) and certain of its officers and directors securities laws. If you have purchased or held stock in Oscar Health and suffered a loss, […]

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Legislative Alert: Colorado Privacy Law Passes State Senate, Awaits Governor’s Approval

On June 8, 2021, the Colorado Senate passed the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) which, once approved by the Governor of Colorado, will come into effect on July 1, 2023. The CPA is in the tradition of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) by creating consumer rights and […]

Colorado Passes Privacy Bill: How Does It Compare To California and Virginia?
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Colorado Passes Privacy Bill: How Does It Compare To California and Virginia?

The Colorado Legislature recently passed the Colorado Privacy Act (“ColoPA”), joining Virginia and California as states with comprehensive privacy laws. Assuming Colorado Governor Jared Polis signs the bill (SB 21-190) in law, ColoPA will enter into force on July 1, 2023. How does the measure compare to VCDPA and CCPA (as amended by ACPL)? The […]

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Shoppers flock to state stores to purchase discounted groceries

On Monday morning, Surendra Shrestha stood in line outside the Salt Trading Corporation store in Kalimati for nearly three hours to purchase discounted food items. Crowds had gathered outside the state store after the budget statement for the upcoming 2021-22 fiscal year promised relief to consumers. “I was happy with the budget announcement, but the […]

88% of users say Online Fantasy Sports increased their interest in sports: Survey
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88% of users say Online Fantasy Sports increased their interest in sports: Survey

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS): Consumer VOICE, a leading consumer protection group, released a user survey report titled “Debunking Common Myths Surrounding Fantasy Sports Online.” The report explores the impact of Online Fantasy Sports (OFS) on sports engagement and addresses some common myths surrounding OFS platforms. The survey received nearly 10,000 responses from users of […]

Hagens Berman UK LLP obtains litigation funding, ATE Insurance and initiates proceedings against Mercedes
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Hagens Berman UK LLP obtains litigation funding, ATE Insurance and initiates proceedings against Mercedes

[London] – Hagens Berman UK, the London firm of world-renowned US law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, announces the latest developments in its class action lawsuit on behalf of UK Mercedes drivers affected by emissions fraud. Hagens Berman UK has successfully secured substantial litigation funding from Harbor as well as significant Post Event Insurance […]

INVESTOR ALERT: Scott + Scott Attorneys at Law LLP files securities class action lawsuit against Frequency, Inc. (NASDAQ: FREQ)
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INVESTOR ALERT: Scott + Scott Attorneys at Law LLP files securities class action lawsuit against Frequency, Inc. (NASDAQ: FREQ)

NEW YORK – (BUSINESS WIRE) –#FREQ–Scott + Scott Lawyers LLP (“Scott + Scott”), an international shareholder and consumer rights litigation firm, has filed a securities class action lawsuit against Frequency, Inc. (NASDAQ: FREQ) (“Frequency” or the “Company”) and its CEO, David Lucchino, alleging violations of §§10 (b) and 20 (a) of the Securities Exchange Act […]

Insurance company must defend tanning salon against BIPA lawsuit
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Insurance company must defend tanning salon against BIPA lawsuit

On May 20, 2021, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the state’s appeal decision that West Bend Mutual Insurance Company must defend its insured, a tanning salon, against a class action lawsuit alleging a violation of the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). under two business owners’ liability insurance policies. The plaintiff in the class action purchased […]

COVID-19 Targeted Media Surveillance, Nepal (May 31, 2021) – Nepal
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COVID-19 Targeted Media Surveillance, Nepal (May 31, 2021) – Nepal

Targeted media surveillance on COVID-19, Nepal (May 31, 2021) – Nepal | ReliefWeb Skip to main content Nepal COVID-19 Targeted Media Surveillance, Nepal (May 31, 2021) Format Situation report Source Posted May 31, 2021 Originally published May 31, 2021 Attachments Emerging themes: Nepal reports 3,702 new cases of COVID-19, 109 deaths on May 30; countries […]

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TikTok Has One Month to Respond to Allegations of Consumer Rights Violations in the EU, Marketing & Advertising News, AND BrandEquity

TikTok has said it will discuss the recently introduced measures with the Irish Consumer Protection Commission and the Swedish Consumer Agency. TikTok had a month to respond to multiple complaints from European Union (EU) consumer groups that it violated the block’s consumer laws and also failed to protect children from hidden advertising and inappropriate content. […]

IAMAI Announces Formation of Digital Publisher Content Grievance Board
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IAMAI Announces Formation of Digital Publisher Content Grievance Board

The DPCGC will have an OCCP Council made up of OCC editors as members and an independent grievance committee [GRB] – composed of a president and six members. GRB will oversee and ensure alignment and compliance with Code of ethics. Internet and India Mobile Association (IAMAI) today announced the formation of the Digital Publishers Content […]