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Multi-State Coalition of Attorneys General Puts Meta's Social Media Platforms on Blast by@metaeatsbrains

Multi-State Coalition of Attorneys General Puts Meta's Social Media Platforms on Blast

by Save the Kids From MetaOctober 28th, 2023
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A coalition of Attorneys General from various states, collectively known as the Filing States, is leading the charge in the legal action against Meta Platforms. This action is in accordance with both federal and state laws, including COPPA and state Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices statutes. The legal action aims to secure injunctive and equitable relief, along with other remedies, to address the alleged misconduct by Meta Platforms.
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The United States v. Meta Platforms Court Filing October 24, 2023 is part of HackerNoon’s Legal PDF Series. You can jump to any part in this filing here. This is part 7 of 100.

V. PLAINTIFFS

20. This action is brought by and through a coalition of the Filing States’ Attorneys General.


21. The Filing States bring this action pursuant to the authority conferred on the State Attorneys General by applicable federal and state law. The Attorneys General of the Filing States are authorized by COPPA to bring actions to enforce COPPA’s provisions. 15 U.S.C. § 6504(a)(1). Pursuant to 15 U.S.C § 6504(a)(2), the Filing States notified the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of this action. The Attorneys General are also authorized by their respective states’ Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices statutes (UDAP Statutes) to enforce such statutes.[4] These state laws authorize the states to seek injunctive and other equitable relief, as well as, in some states, restitution, civil penalties, declaratory relief, attorneys’ fees, expenses, and costs.




[4] Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§ 44-1521 to -1534; Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 17203, 17204, 17205- 17206.1, 17500, 17534.5, 17535, 17536; Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 6-1-103, 107, 110, and 112; Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 42-110m(a) and 42-110o(b); 6 Del. Code Ann. §§ 2513 and 2532; O.C.G.A. §§ 10- 1-397(b)(2) and 10-1-397.1; Haw. Rev. Stat. § 480-20; 815 ILCS 505/3; Ind. Code § 24-5-0.5- 4(c); K.S.A. § 50-623 et seq.; Ky. Rev. Stat. Chapter 367, et seq.; LA. REV. STAT. ANN. §§ 51:1401-1428; ME. REV. STAT. ANN. tit. 5, § 209; Mich. Comp. Laws §§ 445.905 and 445.910; Minn. Stat. §§ 8.01, 8.31, and 325D.44 et seq.; Mo. Rev. Stat. § 407.100; Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 59-1608 et seq; 87-303.02 et seq.; N.J. STAT. ANN. § 56:8-1 to 227; N.Y. Exec. Law § 63(12); N.C.G.S. §§ 75-14 to 75-15.2; N.D. Cent. Code §§ 54-12-01, -17, and §§ 51-15-04, -07, -10, -11; Ohio Rev Code § 1345.02; O.R.S. § 646.632; 73 P.S. § 201-4; R.I. Gen. Laws § 6-13.1- 5(a); S.C. Code Ann. § 39-5-10, et seq.; Va. Code §§ 59.1-201.1 to 203 and 205 to 207; Wash. Rev. Code §§ 19.86.080, .140; Wis. Stat. §§ 100.18(11)(a) and (d); and 165.25(4)(ar).



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