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Sununu to nominate Gordon MacDonald as Attorney General

March 21, 2017 – Republican Gov. Chris Sununu announced Tuesday he will nominate Manchester attorney Gordon MacDonald as the state’s next attorney general. MacDonald is a partner at Nixon Peabody, where he is a member of the commercial litigation group and represented clients opposing the state. In 2014, he helped New Hampshire hospitals negotiate a… Read more »

California to Fight Trump’s Revised Travel Ban in Court

March 13, 2017 – California will join the list of plaintiffs fighting the Trump administration’s revised travel ban, which includes six majority-Muslim countries, the state’s new attorney general, Xavier Becerra, announced Monday. “The Trump Administration may have changed the text of the now-discredited Muslim travel ban, but they didn’t change its unconstitutional intent and effect…. Read more »

NH joins 40 states in lawsuit against 6 generic drug makers for price-fixing

March 1, 2017 – Attorney General Joseph Foster announces that the State of New Hampshire has joined a lawsuit against six generic drug-makers: Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc. Citron Pharma LLC Mayne Pharma (USA) Inc. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District… Read more »

Feds, State Sue Maine Firm Over Alleged False Advertising for Health Supplements

February 22, 2017 – Federal and state authorities have sued XXL Impressions, a South Portland-based supplement company, and others they claim used false advertising to sell health supplements that promised joint pain relief and memory improvements. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Maine attorney general’s office on Tuesday filed the lawsuit and settlement agreements with… Read more »

Google’s future depends on Trump’s FTC pick

February 17, 2017 – Alphabet believes it has a lot riding on whom President Trump picks to lead the Federal Trade Commission, several sources close to the situation told The Post. The federal regulator has the power to investigate antitrust issues and could be a thorn in the side of the tech giant. For example,… Read more »

Scott Pruitt to face Senate approval hearing Wednesday

February 1, 2017 – Today, lawmakers in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee are expected to vote on President Donald Trump’s nomination Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s state attorney general whom Trump chose to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. In his current position, Pruitt has frequently sued the agency he hopes to lead, including a multi-state… Read more »

Moody’s settles with AG, to pay Connecticut $31.5 million

January 16, 2017 – A lawsuit originated by the state attorney general’s office in 2010 against one of the villains in “The Big Short,” the book-and-movie depiction of the factors behind the 2008 market collapse, ended Friday with an $864 million national settlement that will bring Connecticut’s general fund $31.5 million. Moody’s, the nation credit… Read more »