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Attorney General Wants Climate Suit Against Oil Companies Thrown Out

October 5, 2018 – Twelve states, including Indiana, are asking a federal district court to throw out a climate lawsuit against oil giants. The states’ attorneys general filed a brief in the case this week. King County in Washington is suing BP, Exxon Mobil, and other major oil companies for flooding and other damages caused… Read more »

Uber Agrees to $148M Settlement with States over Data Breach

September 26, 2018 – Uber will pay $148 million and tighten data security after the ride-hailing company failed for a year to notify drivers that hackers had stolen their personal information, according to a settlement announced Wednesday. Uber Technologies Inc. reached the agreement with all 50 states and the District of Columbia after a massive… Read more »

State Attorneys General and Their Influence on Merger Enforcement

September 12, 2018 – Although the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are the principal merger enforcers in this country, state attorneys general (state AGs) can, and often do, play a major role in merger review as well. State AGs have the authority to challenge mergers and acquisitions under federal antitrust… Read more »

New York Attorney General Subpoenas Every Catholic Diocese in the State

September 6, 2018 – New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has issued subpoenas to every catholic diocese in the state as part of an investigation into how the church reviewed and possibly covered up allegations of sexual abuse of minors. Local district attorneys would potentially prosecute any alleged crimes. The Archdiocese of New York and… Read more »

How State Attorneys General are Driving Tech Policy

August 31, 2018 – State attorneys general (AGs), for better or worse, are increasingly important actors in tech policy. As political scientist Paul Nolette explains in “ Federalism on Trial: State Attorneys General and National Policymaking in Contemporary America,” many AGs, no longer content to police garden variety consumer protection issues, now drive national policy… Read more »