California Attorney General Looks to Expand New Data Privacy Law

February 25, 2019 – The state attorney general is aiming to give more teeth to a new data privacy law before it takes effect next year by expanding his and Californians’ right to sue companies for damages. Under SB561, unveiled Monday by Attorney General Xavier Becerra and state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), consumers would… Read more »

Coalition of States Sues Trump Over National Emergency to Build Border Wall

February 18, 2019 – A coalition of 16 states filed a federal lawsuit Monday to block President Trump’s plan to build a border wall without permission from Congress, arguing that the president’s decision to declare a national emergency is unconstitutional. The lawsuit, brought by states with Democratic governors — except one, Maryland — seeks a… Read more »

Attorney General Call on FTC to Strengthen Identity Theft Rules

February 12, 2019 – An Oklahoma state leader is urging officials to strengthen current identity theft rules to protect consumers. Attorney General Mike Hunter, along with 30 other attorneys general, sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, urging them to change their rules so they can adapt to the modern technology. “Advances in technology… Read more »

Johnson & Johnson to pay $120 million to settle hip-implant claims

January 22, 2019 – Settling a long-running legal dispute, Johnson & Johnson will pay $120 million to resolve claims by state prosecutors that the health care giant falsely marketed hip-implant devices. New York Attorney General Letitia James and 45 other attorneys general across the nation alleged that DePuy, a medical device company and subsidiary of… Read more »

Missouri’s New Attorney General Discusses First Weeks in Office

January 14, 2019 – Eric Schmitt says being Missouri’s attorney general is a unique honor and really knows the St. Louis metropolitan area well, having grown up in Bridgeton. He says he wants his time in office to be of significance for Missourians. “I want this office to be the envy of attorneys general offices… Read more »

Maryland and other states settle Neiman Marcus data breach for $1.5 million

January 8, 2019 – Attorneys general in Maryland and 42 other states and Washington have reached a $1.5 million settlement with retailer The Neiman Marcus Group over a data breach involving about 370,000 customer payment cards. The breach, which took place over several months in 2013, compromised names and payment card data collected at 77… Read more »