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 »

Wells Fargo Reaches Agreement with State Attorneys General Regarding Previously Disclosed Issues

December 28, 2018 – Wells Fargo & Co. today reached an agreement with all 50 state Attorneys General and the District of Columbia regarding previously disclosed retail sales practices, auto collateral protection insurance (“CPI”) and Guaranteed Asset/Auto Protection (“GAP”), and mortgage interest rate lock matters. The company has been engaged with its federal regulators to… Read more »

Texas Attorney General Joins Coalition to Help Fight Identity Theft

December 10, 2018 – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined a bipartisan coalition of 43 state attorneys general urging the Social Security Administration to comply with a new provision of federal law intended to protect Americans from the growing problem of synthetic identity theft. Such fraud occurs when criminals use real Social Security numbers… Read more »

Attorneys General Join Together to Fight Robocalls

December 7, 2018 – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has joined a group of attorneys general to fight robocalls. The bipartisan group is comprised of 40 state attorneys generals. Their goal is to stop or reduce annoying and harmful robocalls. The group is reviewing the technology that major telecom companies are pursuing to combat illegal… Read more »

U.S. Congress Shouldn’t Preempt California Privacy Law: State Official

November 28, 2018 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned on Wednesday that the U.S. Congress should not pass a relatively weak online privacy bill to protect consumer data and use it to take precedence over a new California law. Big tech companies are pushing for a federal bill to preempt California’s law, which Governor… Read more »

5 are Vying for Post of Attorney General in Maine

November 19, 2018 – Five people are interested in succeeding Janet Mills as Maine’s attorney general now that she’s been elected governor. Lawmakers are expected to pick the new attorney general on Dec. 5. They’ll also fill treasurer and secretary of state posts. The five candidates for attorney general are Mike Carpenter, himself a former… Read more »