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Trump University Lawsuit Settled: State Attorneys General November 28 Update

November 28, 2016 – New York AG Eric Schneiderman has announced that a settlement agreement has been reached in the “Trump University case.” According to AG Schneiderman’s announcement, the NY AG’s office sued Donald Trump in 2013 for “swindling thousands of innocent Americans out of millions of dollars through a scheme known as Trump University.”… Read more »

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey seeks dismissal of federal lawsuit over ‘copycat’ assault weapons crackdown

November 22, 2016 – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by four Massachusetts gun shops over her crackdown on “copycat” assault weapons. The four shops’ lawsuit alleged Healey’s crackdown, first announced in July, was “unconstitutionally vague, invalid, and unenforceable.” They were joined in the lawsuit… Read more »

U.S. States Join Dow-DuPont Merger Probe

November 7, 2016 – U.S. state attorneys general have joined a federal antitrust probe of the planned merger between DuPont (DD.N) and Dow Chemical Co (DOW.N), according to three people familiar with the matter, heightening risks to a deal that could help reshape the global farm industry. A separate group of state attorneys general are… Read more »

Hyundai, Kia Settle State Probes Over Misstated Fuel Economy

October 27, 2016 – Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. agreed to pay $41.2 million to settle state attorneys general probes stemming from overstated fuel-economy claims the South Korean auto makers made several years ago. The manufacturers settled investigations with 33 states and Washington, D.C., state attorneys general and the companies said Thursday. The… Read more »

States Seek Injunction Against Overtime Rule

October 13, 2016 – Twenty-one attorneys general from predominantly Republican states requested Wednesday evening that a Texas court issue an emergency preliminary injunction against the Labor Department’s final overtime rule. The rule, to take effect in December, will raise (to $47,476) the salary threshold under which virtually all workers are guaranteed time-and-a-half pay if they… Read more »

Backpage CEO Arrested for Allegedly Pimping Children, Money Laundering

October 7, 2016 – For years state attorneys general have attempted to have online classifieds service Backpage remove adult services listings, to no avail. Yesterday, Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer was arrested in Houston on a California warrant that accuses him of pimping children, according to CNN Money. “Raking in millions of dollars from the trafficking… Read more »