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17 Democratic AGs defend use of ESG factors to make investment decisions

November 22, 2022 – Seventeen Democrat attorneys general told Congress this week that environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are critical to understanding the true value of a company, and thus should continue to be used as guides for both companies and investors. Attorneys general led by Karl Racine, of Washington, D.C., and Rob Bonta,… Read more »

Google reaches record $392M privacy settlement over location data

November 15, 2022 – Google agreed to pay $391.5 million to 40 states to settle an investigation into its location tracking practices, a coalition of state attorneys general announced Monday. The investigation had centered on what Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum (D), one of the state law enforcement officers who led the probe, called misleading… Read more »

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announces $16 million settlement over T-Mobile and Experian data breaches

November 8, 2022 – Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Monday that a settlement has been reached with Experian concerning a data breach. Along with a coalition of other attorneys general, two multistate settlements were settled concerning the 2012 and 2015 data breaches that compromised the personal information of 484,147 Pennsylvanians. An additional settlement was reached… Read more »

Texas could get $276 million from opioid settlement with CVS Pharmacy

November 2, 2022 – Texas has joined a multibillion-dollar, multistate opioid settlement with CVS Pharmacy — the latest development in numerous lawsuits regarding the roles of manufacturers, distributors and consultants in the opioid crisis. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday that the state is signing on to a $5 billion settlement with the retail giant, which was accused… Read more »

AG Reyes Calls on SEC to Allow Full Public Input on ESG and Climate Investing Rules 

October 27, 2022 – Utah Attorney General Sean. D. Reyes and 17 other state attorneys general pushed back against the Security and Exchange Commission’s attempt to stifle the public’s ability to provide input on overreaching and unlawful regulations regarding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing and disclosures regrading emissions from business’ entire supply chain following an announcement… Read more »

Attorney General Doug Peterson Joins Bipartisan Coalition of 35 AGs to Regulate Abusive Practices of Pharmacy Benefit Managers

October 18, 2022 – Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson today joined a bipartisan coalition of 35 attorneys general from across the country in an amicus brief to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals supporting Oklahoma’s laws that regulate abusive behavior of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Oklahoma’s laws regulating PBMs are similar to Nebraska’s. Oklahoma’s laws are being challenged… Read more »

Facebook ordered to pay record-setting $24.6M fine for violating WA campaign laws

October 14, 2022 – Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing Meta, the parent company behind social media giant Facebook, for more than 800 violations of Washington state’s campaign finance transparency law. As clarified in an announcement from the Attorney General’s Office on Friday morning, these laws require that campaign advertisers like Facebook/Meta which hosts political ads must make… Read more »

West Virginia announces $147M opioid settlement with CVS, Walmart

September 20, 2022 – Walmart and CVS Pharmacy have settled with the state of West Virginia for a combined total of $147 million in a lawsuit over the companies’ roles in contributing to the oversupply of prescription drugs that fueled the opioid epidemic in the country’s most impacted state, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Tuesday…. Read more »