Consumer Protection

The consumer protection programs administered by the state attorneys general are multifaceted. State attorneys general have primary responsibility in their states for the enforcement of their state's consumer protection laws. Every state has a consumer protection statute prohibiting deceptive acts and practices. These broad general statutes are supplemented in all jurisdictions by laws that address specific industries or practices. The state attorneys general have varied tools and authority to address abuses and illegalities in the market place. These include civil and criminal litigation, mediation, public and business education, creating and commenting on state and federal legislative proposals, and cooperative enforcement ventures with state, local, and federal enforcement agencies. Hawaii Attorney General David Louie and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt serve as Co-Chairs of the NAAG Consumer Protection Committee.

NAAG promotes information exchange among the states with respect to investigations, litigation, consumer education, and both federal and state legislation. The Committee organizes two Consumer Protection Conferences annually and sponsors other enforcement and training conferences.

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2014 Chief Deputies/Chiefs of Staff Meeting

April 23 - 25, 2014
San Diego, CA
Contact: Jeffrey Hunter

Persuasive Legal Writing

April 23 - 25, 2014
National Advocacy Center, Columbia, SC
Contact: Judy McKee

Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Louisville, KY

April 25, 2014
Louisville Metro Police Department, LMPD Training Academy
Contact: Judy McKee

National Cybercrime Conference

April 28 - 30, 2014
Sheraton Four Points, Norwood, MA
Contact: Hedda Litwin

Representation of State Agencies

April 29 - 30, 2014
Louisville, KY
Contact: Bill Malloy

NAGTRI/RWJF Public Health Fellowship Program

May 1 - 2, 2014
Washington, DC and New York City, NY
Contact: Jeanette Manning