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California Sues Trump Over Rollback of Birth Control Rules

October 7, 2017 – California’s attorney general sued the Trump administration Friday over new rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming moral or religious objections, joining a flurry of lawsuits by other states and birth control advocacy groups. Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued in federal… Read more »

State Attorneys General Seek More Beds for Drug Treatment

October 2, 2017 – A bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general on Monday called on Congress to allow Medicaid funding to flow to larger drug treatment centers, potentially expanding the number of addicts who can get help as the nation grapples with an overdose crisis. The government lawyers for 38 states and Washington, D.C., sent… Read more »

41 State Attorneys General Subpoena Opioid Manufacturers

September 20, 2017 – A coalition of 41 states’ attorneys general have served five major opioid manufacturers with subpoenas seeking information about how these companies marketed and sold prescription opioids. The coalition is also demanding documents and information related to distribution practices from three drug distributors. The development was announced at a news conference by… Read more »

Attorneys General from 15 States, D.C. sue to save DACA

September 6, 2017 – A group of attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop the administration from winding down the DACA program, which granted a reprieve from deportation to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. The suit, filed in federal court in… Read more »

U.S. Judge Strikes Down Obama Administration Overtime Pay Rule

August 31, 2017 – A federal judge in Texas on Thursday struck down an Obama administration rule that would have extended mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million U.S. workers, siding with business groups and 21 states that had challenged it. The decision came after the same judge last year blocked the rule from… Read more »

Massachusetts Accuses PHEAA of Unfair Student Loan Servicing Practices

August 23, 2017 – Massachusetts’ attorney general on Wednesday sued one of the largest federal student loan servicers in the United States, accusing it of undermining a program that forgives borrowers’ debts if they work in public service for 10 years. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed the lawsuit against Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, which… Read more »

Mylan and New York Feds Reach $465M Settlement Over EpiPen Charges

August 17, 2017 – An investigation into EpiPen manufacturer Mylan Inc. will see that New York gets $38.5 million returned to its coffers. That’s according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who announced Thursday that New York — which led a coalition of states in an investigation against the Canonsburg, Pennsylvania-based drug company — has agreed… Read more »

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 »