Wells Fargo Reaches Agreement with State Attorneys General Regarding Previously Disclosed Issues

December 28, 2018 – Wells Fargo & Co. today reached an agreement with all 50 state Attorneys General and the District of Columbia regarding previously disclosed retail sales practices, auto collateral protection insurance (“CPI”) and Guaranteed Asset/Auto Protection (“GAP”), and mortgage interest rate lock matters. The company has been engaged with its federal regulators to… Read more »

Texas Attorney General Joins Coalition to Help Fight Identity Theft

December 10, 2018 – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined a bipartisan coalition of 43 state attorneys general urging the Social Security Administration to comply with a new provision of federal law intended to protect Americans from the growing problem of synthetic identity theft. Such fraud occurs when criminals use real Social Security numbers… Read more »

Attorneys General Join Together to Fight Robocalls

December 7, 2018 – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has joined a group of attorneys general to fight robocalls. The bipartisan group is comprised of 40 state attorneys generals. Their goal is to stop or reduce annoying and harmful robocalls. The group is reviewing the technology that major telecom companies are pursuing to combat illegal… Read more »

U.S. Congress Shouldn’t Preempt California Privacy Law: State Official

November 28, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned on Wednesday that the U.S. Congress should not pass a relatively weak online privacy bill to protect consumer data and use it to take precedence over a new California law. Big tech companies are pushing for a federal bill to preempt California’s law, which Governor… Read more »

5 are Vying for Post of Attorney General in Maine

November 19, 2018 – Five people are interested in succeeding Janet Mills as Maine’s attorney general now that she’s been elected governor. Lawmakers are expected to pick the new attorney general on Dec. 5. They’ll also fill treasurer and secretary of state posts. The five candidates for attorney general are Mike Carpenter, himself a former… Read more »

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry to run for re-election, not governor

November 15, 2018 – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said Wednesday that he won’t challenge Gov. John Bel Edwards in next year’s governor’s race, choosing instead to run for re-election as the state’s chief legal officer after significantly raising the profile of the job. The Republican attorney general ended speculation about his 2019 election plans… Read more »

Indiana Attorney General, U.S. Attorney in Kentucky Settle with Dental Firms

November 5, 2018 – Indiana’s attorney general and a federal prosecutor in Kentucky have reached a nearly $5.2 million settlement with two dental firms accused of Medicaid fraud. Attorney General Curtis Hill announced the settlement Monday with U.S. Attorney Russell M. Coleman of the Western District of Kentucky. The settlement resolves claims that ImmediaDent of… Read more »