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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 »

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 »