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Federal Judge Invites States to Discuss Opioid Crisis

January 11, 2018 – A federal judge who’s overseeing lawsuits from around the country against the pharmaceutical industry has invited state attorneys general to join discussions and provide input. Judge Dan Polster in Cleveland is overseeing a consolidated case involving dozens of suits filed by communities against drugmakers and drug distributors. Polster told The Associated… Read more »

Paxton, Other Attorneys General Reach $45M Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement

January 3, 2018 – Attorney General Ken Paxton and 48 other attorneys general reached a $45 million settlement Tuesday with PHH Mortgage Corporation for improperly serviced mortgage loans, according to a press release from Paxton’s office. The settlement stipulates PHH must follow certain mortgage servicing standards, run audits and furnish audit results. It also pays… Read more »

Block California’s Egg Law, 12 States Ask the Supreme Court

December 4, 2017 – A dozen states are banding together to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. Missouri Atty. Gen. Josh Hawley said Monday that he plans to file a lawsuit on behalf… Read more »

Uber Hid 2016 Breach, Paying Hackers to Delete Stolen Data

November 21, 2017 – Uber disclosed Tuesday that hackers had stolen 57 million driver and rider accounts and that the company had kept the data breach secret for more than a year after paying a $100,000 ransom. The deal was arranged by the company’s chief security officer and under the watch of the former chief… Read more »

44 State Attorneys General Want Repeal of Law that Curbed DEA Powers

November 14, 2017 – Forty-four state attorneys general asked Congress on Tuesday to repeal a law that effectively strips the Drug Enforcement Administration of potent weapons against large drug companies that have allowed hundreds of millions of pain pills to spill onto the black market. The state law enforcement officials, many from places hit hard… Read more »

35 States and DC Back Bid to Collect Online Sales Taxes

November 6, 2017 – Thirty-five state attorneys general and the District of Columbia this week signed on to support South Dakota’s legal bid to collect sales taxes from out-of-state internet retailers. South Dakota is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they lack… Read more »

Ohio Attorney General Wants Opioid Lawsuit Settled Promptly

October 30, 2017 – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking five drugmakers sued for their alleged role in the state’s addictions epidemic to begin immediate settlement talks. The Republican DeWine accuses the companies of intentionally misleading patients about the dangers of painkillers and promoting benefits of the drugs not backed by science. DeWine’s lawsuit… Read more »

Deutsche Bank to Pay $220 Million in U.S. Libor Probe

October 25, 2017 – Deutsche Bank AG has agreed to pay $220 million to settle U.S. regulatory charges that it defrauded government and nonprofit entities by manipulating Libor and other benchmark interest rates. The settlement with the German bank was announced on Wednesday by the attorneys general of New York and California, Eric Schneiderman and… Read more »