Multiple State Attorneys General, including the AGs of Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, and Colorado, recently reached settlements with CenturyLink, a provider of internet, television, and telephone services, arising from allegations that the company had charged its customers hidden fees in violation of state consumer protection laws.   As significant as the settlements themselves was the suggestion by some of those AGs that the issue of hidden fees would continue to be a priority for their offices.  Washington Attorney General Robert Ferguson described the CenturyLink settlement as “the first major action of his office’s Honest Fees Initiative.”
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