Consumer Protection

Campaign for Accountability Seeks Answers from CFPB About Predatory Lending Practices of Berkshire Hathaway Subsidiary Clayton Homes

Campaign for Accountability filed a Freedom of Information Act Request with the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) to follow up on a Seattle Times/ Center for Public Integrity investigation into predatory lending practices of Clayton Homes, one of the nation’s largest mobile home sellers.

CfA Calls on FTC to Investigate Solar Industry

On July 19, 2017, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) asked the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to open an investigation into companies that offer residential solar panels. A review of consumer complaints filed with FTC reveals many of these companies have engaged in false and misleading acts in the marketing and sale or lease of solar panels, in apparent violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

CfA Asks Oregon Attorney General to Investigate Solar Industry

On March 29, 2017, CfA asked Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to open an investigation into companies that offer residential solar panels in Oregon.  A review of consumer complaints filed with the Oregon Attorney General’s Office reveals many of these companies have engaged in false and misleading acts in the marketing and sale or lease of solar panels, in apparent violation of Oregon law.

CfA Asks Florida Attorney General to Investigate Solar Industry

On January 18, 2017, CfA asked Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to open an investigation into companies that offer residential solar panels in Florida.  A review of consumer complaints filed with the Florida Attorney General’s Office reveals many of these companies have engaged in false and misleading acts in the marketing and sale or lease of solar panels, in apparent violation of Florida law.

CfA Asks California Attorney General to Investigate Solar Industry

On November 17, 2016, CfA asked the California Attorney General to open an investigation into companies that offer residential solar panels. A review of consumer complaints filed with the California Public Utilities Commission – which lacks jurisdiction to resolve these complaints – reveals many of these companies have engaged in false and misleading acts in the marketing and sale or lease of solar panels, in apparent violation of California law.

Campaign for Accountability Calls on TX AG to Investigate Solar Panel Industry

On October 27, 2016, CfA asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to investigate companies providing solar panels to residential homes. CfA’s request is based on a review of consumer complaints filed with the attorney general’s office suggesting false and misleading trade practices that may violate Texas law.

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