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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 »

California Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon

September 14, 2022 – California’s attorney general filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon on Wednesday, claiming the retailer stifles competition and increases the prices that consumers pay across the internet. The suit is limited to California, where officials said Amazon had around 25 million customers, but if it succeeds it could have a broad impact… Read more »

Juul Settles Multistate Youth Vaping Inquiry for $438.5 Million

September 6, 2022 – Juul Labs, fighting for its survival in the United States, on Tuesday tentatively agreed to pay $438.5 million to settle an investigation by nearly three dozen states over marketing and sales practices that they contend set off the nation’s teenage vaping crisis. The company said that it did not acknowledge any… Read more »

Attorney General Josh Stein Fights to Protect Airline Customers

August 31, 2022 – Attorney General Josh Stein today asked Congress to allow attorneys general to enforce state and federal consumer protections for airline travelers. This request comes after attorneys general received thousands of complaints from outraged passengers, claiming airlines have failed in their service responsibilities, causing significant frustrations and unnecessary challenges. The North Carolina… Read more »

DC announces $2.54 settlement with Instacart over claims it misled consumers

August 21, 2022 – D.C.’s Attorney General announced a settlement this week with online delivery company, Instacart, over accusations that the company misled consumers in the District. The settlement resolves a lawsuit filed by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in 2020, alleging that, from 2016 until 2018, Instacart falsely led consumers to believe… Read more »

Percocet maker Endo International files for bankruptcy

August 17, 2022 – Opioid maker Endo International has filed for bankruptcy to limit liability from lawsuits related to opioid addiction and to reduce billions of dollars of debt. In conjunction with the filing, Endo agreed in principle with state attorneys general to provide up to $450 million to state and local governments, ban the… Read more »

Texas AG Ken Paxton joins opposition for new EPA regulations

August 12, 2022 – Ken Paxton joined in on a multi-state letter to the Environmental Protection Agency objecting to the potential adoption of National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for greenhouse gases. Attorneys General from 19 states, including Texas, submitted a letter addressed to Michael S. Regan, Administrator of the EPA, opposing air quality standards… Read more »