Beshear, State Attorneys General Urge Transparency of Shell Corporations

August 9, 2018 – Attorney General Andy Beshear announced he joined a bipartisan group of 24 other attorneys general in support of changes in federal law that would make it tougher for criminals to secretly launder money through shell corporations. In a letter sent to the leadership of the House Financial Services Committee, Beshear urges… Read more »

Texas Attorney General Paxton Leads 14-State Brief Challenging Constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

July 11, 2018 – Leading a coalition of 14 states, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). “The CFPB was designed to be a rogue agency and its structure violates the Constitution’s separation… Read more »

18 Attorneys General Sue Over Trump Administration Family Separations

June 26, 2018 – A coalition of 18 attorneys general filed a lawsuit on Tuesday over the Trump administration’s separation of undocumented children and parents at the border. The lawsuit argues that the practice of family separations is “irrationally discriminatory” and violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection “because it targets only people crossing our… Read more »

Citigroup Agrees to Pay $100 Million Over State Libor Probes

June 15, 2018 – Citigroup Inc. agreed to pay a combined $100 million to 42 U.S. states to resolve a probe into fraudulent conduct tied to interest-rate manipulation that affected financial instruments worth trillions of dollars. The settlement was announced Friday by several of the states, who alleged Citigroup misrepresented the integrity of the Libor… Read more »

Attorneys General Sue EPA, Claiming Illegal Delay of Landfill Regulation

June 1, 2018 – Eight state attorneys general filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) late Thursday alleging the agency is breaking the law by failing to enforce landfill methane regulations. The regulation at issue is a 2016 guideline developed to help solid waste landfills reduce emissions. While the guideline went into effect… Read more »