Monthly Archives: November 2022

17 Democratic AGs defend use of ESG factors to make investment decisions

November 22, 2022 – Seventeen Democrat attorneys general told Congress this week that environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are critical to understanding the true value of a company, and thus should continue to be used as guides for both companies and investors. Attorneys general led by Karl Racine, of Washington, D.C., and Rob Bonta,… Read more »

Google reaches record $392M privacy settlement over location data

November 15, 2022 – Google agreed to pay $391.5 million to 40 states to settle an investigation into its location tracking practices, a coalition of state attorneys general announced Monday. The investigation had centered on what Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum (D), one of the state law enforcement officers who led the probe, called misleading… Read more »

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announces $16 million settlement over T-Mobile and Experian data breaches

November 8, 2022 – Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Monday that a settlement has been reached with Experian concerning a data breach. Along with a coalition of other attorneys general, two multistate settlements were settled concerning the 2012 and 2015 data breaches that compromised the personal information of 484,147 Pennsylvanians. An additional settlement was reached… Read more »

Texas could get $276 million from opioid settlement with CVS Pharmacy

November 2, 2022 – Texas has joined a multibillion-dollar, multistate opioid settlement with CVS Pharmacy — the latest development in numerous lawsuits regarding the roles of manufacturers, distributors and consultants in the opioid crisis. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday that the state is signing on to a $5 billion settlement with the retail giant, which was accused… Read more »