Uber Hid 2016 Breach, Paying Hackers to Delete Stolen Data

November 21, 2017 – Uber disclosed Tuesday that hackers had stolen 57 million driver and rider accounts and that the company had kept the data breach secret for more than a year after paying a $100,000 ransom. The deal was arranged by the company’s chief security officer and under the watch of the former chief… Read more »

44 State Attorneys General Want Repeal of Law that Curbed DEA Powers

November 14, 2017 – Forty-four state attorneys general asked Congress on Tuesday to repeal a law that effectively strips the Drug Enforcement Administration of potent weapons against large drug companies that have allowed hundreds of millions of pain pills to spill onto the black market. The state law enforcement officials, many from places hit hard… Read more »

35 States and DC Back Bid to Collect Online Sales Taxes

November 6, 2017 – Thirty-five state attorneys general and the District of Columbia this week signed on to support South Dakota’s legal bid to collect sales taxes from out-of-state internet retailers. South Dakota is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they lack… Read more »

Ohio Attorney General Wants Opioid Lawsuit Settled Promptly

October 30, 2017 – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking five drugmakers sued for their alleged role in the state’s addictions epidemic to begin immediate settlement talks. The Republican DeWine accuses the companies of intentionally misleading patients about the dangers of painkillers and promoting benefits of the drugs not backed by science. DeWine’s lawsuit… Read more »

Deutsche Bank to Pay $220 Million in U.S. Libor Probe

October 25, 2017 – Deutsche Bank AG has agreed to pay $220 million to settle U.S. regulatory charges that it defrauded government and nonprofit entities by manipulating Libor and other benchmark interest rates. The settlement with the German bank was announced on Wednesday by the attorneys general of New York and California, Eric Schneiderman and… Read more »

Maryland Attorney General, 48 Others Reach Settlement with General Motors

October 19, 2017 – Attorneys general in Maryland and 48 other states have reached a settlement with General Motors resolving claims that the automaker concealed ignition-switch defects. The settlement concludes a multi-state investigation into the manufacturer’s failure to disclose defects in several models and model years of GM vehicles, Attorney General Brian Frosh said Thursday…. Read more »

California Sues Trump Over Rollback of Birth Control Rules

October 7, 2017 – California’s attorney general sued the Trump administration Friday over new rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming moral or religious objections, joining a flurry of lawsuits by other states and birth control advocacy groups. Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued in federal… Read more »

State Attorneys General Seek More Beds for Drug Treatment

October 2, 2017 – A bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general on Monday called on Congress to allow Medicaid funding to flow to larger drug treatment centers, potentially expanding the number of addicts who can get help as the nation grapples with an overdose crisis. The government lawyers for 38 states and Washington, D.C., sent… Read more »