Monthly Archives: July 2021

States Announce $26 Billion Settlement to Resolve Opioid Lawsuits

July 21, 2021 – States unveiled a historic $26 billion settlement with drug companies to resolve thousands of opioid-crisis lawsuits, paving the way for communities across the country to secure a jolt of funding to address an epidemic in painkiller addiction that hasn’t abated. The nation’s three largest drug distributors— McKesson Corp. , AmerisourceBergen Corp…. Read more »

18 attorneys general call for improved car-seat standards following CBS News reports

July 14, 2021 – Attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia are demanding federal regulators create a side-impact crash-test standard and better labeling standards for children’s car seats. In a letter sent Tuesday to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Steven Cliff, the acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the… Read more »

Attorney General Cameron Joins 16-State Coalition in Letter Against EPA Policy Granting California Control of Car Emission Standards

July 7, 2021 – Attorney General Daniel Cameron today joined a coalition of 16 attorneys general in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to not reinstate California’s waiver under the Clean Air Act, which unconstitutionally allows California—and only California—to regulate new car emissions standards. Under the Clean Air Act, the Trump administration created national… Read more »

AG Nessel responds to historic settlement offer from Boy Scouts

July 2, 2021 – Friday Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel released a statement in response to the $850 million civil settlement announced late on Thursday between the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and more than 60,000 individuals who have sued the organization over alleged sexual abuse. The settlement was announced late Thursday night and is… Read more »

21 attorneys general oppose USPS plan to delay first-class mail, warning 4- to 5-day delivery times could have ‘significant’ impact on mail-in ballots

June 21, 2021 – Twenty-one state attorneys general argued in a joint statement on Monday that delaying first-class mail delivery by as many as two days would harm rural communities and could disenfranchise those who cast absentee ballots. In March, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, unveiled a plan to… Read more »

Ohio Attorney General files lawsuit against Google

June 8, 2021 – Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in an effort to declare Google a public utility, his office announced. The suit seeks to reign in the ways Google provides search results to Ohioans. Yost is looking to declare Google a public utility to make it subject to government… Read more »