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 »

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 »