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Nationwide Mutual Insurance Agrees to $5.5M Settlement Over Data Breach

August 9, 2017 – Nationwide Mutual Insurance company will pay a $5.5 million settlement for the 2012 data breach that exposed personal information for an estimated 1.27 million consumers, state officials said Wednesday. Carried out by computer hackers, the data breach scooped up Social Security numbers, drivers license data, credit scoring information and other personal… Read more »

Missouri Attorney General Fight Backpage.com Lawsuit

August 1, 2017 – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is fighting a lawsuit seeking to block him from investigating Backpage.com. Hawley filed a motion Tuesday against Backpage, arguing its lawsuit is frivolous and should be tossed out. Hawley launched an investigation of the company this year and in May issued civil investigative demands seeking documents… Read more »

AG Healey Announces $1m Settlement with Debt Collector

July 27, 2017 – A debt collection law firm that allegedly used unfair and deceptive practices to collect debts from thousands of Massachusetts consumers will pay $1 million and change its practices under a court settlement, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday. Lustig, Glaser & Wilson, P.C., the largest debt collection law firm in the… Read more »

New York Attorney General says will sue over Obamacare repeal

July 17, 2017 – New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman intends to sue the federal government if Republican lawmakers pass proposed legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, his office said on Monday. Schneiderman’s office said it has identified “multiple constitutional defects” with the Republican healthcare bills. The U.S. Senate is considering legislation to… Read more »

Minnesota Attorney General Sues CenturyLink over billing

July 13, 2017 – Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued CenturyLink on Wednesday as she alleged that the internet, phone and cable television provider frequently billed Minnesota customers at higher rates than its sales agents quoted. Flanked by Minnesotans who have filed some of the “hundreds” of complaints about charges they say they didn’t agree… Read more »

Oklahoma Attorney General Sues Pharmaceutical Companies

June 30, 2017 – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter sued more than a dozen pharmaceutical companies Friday — accusing them of making fraudulent marketing claims that greatly understated the addictive risks of opioid painkillers while overstating the treatment benefits. “We’ve had almost 3,000 overdose deaths in the last three years in Oklahoma,” Hunter said. “We… Read more »

Kentucky Attorney General Sues GOP Governor for Fourth Time

June 20, 2017 – Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general sued the Republican governor on Tuesday, marking the fourth time taxpayers will pay for the state’s two most powerful politicians to collide in court. Attorney General Andy Beshear’s latest lawsuit says Gov. Matt Bevin is using executive orders to rewrite state laws without the approval of the… Read more »

Healey joins coalition suing Trump administration over energy standards

June 13, 2017 – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday joined a coalition of 11 attorneys general in a lawsuit against the Trump administration for failing to implement energy-efficiency standards. The suit contends that the US Department of Energy is violating federal law by delaying standards for portable air conditioners, walk-in freezers and coolers,… Read more »

New Mexico AG sues Dollar General over oil

June 6, 2017 – State Attorney General Hector Balderas has teamed with a New Orleans law firm in a lawsuit against Dollar General stores, alleging the discount chain stocked a store brand of motor oil that was obsolete and not suitable for modern engines. With the lawsuit, New Mexico joins in a flood of litigation… Read more »