- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s attorney general has reached a $1 million settlement with an online marketer of audio language courses following a complaint about its practices.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the three-state settlement with Internet Order LLC, doing business as Pimsleurapproach.com, includes Pennsylvania and Washington.

He says the company failed to clearly disclose that buying a language course advertised as “only $9.95” included shipment of up to four additional courses that would cost $256 each if not returned.

The investigation stems from a complaint by a retired state judge.

The settlement says Internet Order must receive a consumer’s “express consent” to the shipping arrangement.

The settlement, in which the company admits no wrongdoing, requires Internet Order to pay $1,002,000 in restitution.

A call to the company’s attorney was not immediately returned.


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