Healey joins coalition suing Trump administration over energy standards

June 13, 2017 – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday joined a coalition of 11 attorneys general in a lawsuit against the Trump administration for failing to implement energy-efficiency standards. The suit contends that the US Department of Energy is violating federal law by delaying standards for portable air conditioners, walk-in freezers and coolers,… Read more »

New Mexico AG sues Dollar General over oil

June 6, 2017 – State Attorney General Hector Balderas has teamed with a New Orleans law firm in a lawsuit against Dollar General stores, alleging the discount chain stocked a store brand of motor oil that was obsolete and not suitable for modern engines. With the lawsuit, New Mexico joins in a flood of litigation… Read more »

Ohio Attorney General sues prescription drug manufacturers

May 31, 2017 – The Ohio attorney general on Wednesday sued five drugmakers for their alleged role in perpetrating the state’s addiction crisis, accusing the companies of intentionally misleading patients about the dangers of painkillers and promoting benefits of the drugs not backed by science. Attorney General Mike DeWine said the companies created a deadly… Read more »

$33M Awarded In Settlement Over Adulterated Tylenol, Motrin, Other OTC Drugs

May 26, 2017 – The state of California will receive $2.3 million of an announced $33 million settlement with drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson after it violated federal regulations for certain medicines, including those consumed by kids, officials said Friday. Several popular medicines were found to fall short of quality control standards between 2009 and… Read more »

Target Pays Millions to Settle State Data Breach Lawsuits

May 23, 2017 – Retailer Target Corp reached an $18.5 million settlement with 47 states and the District of Columbia over a massive data breach in late 2013. The investigation — led by the Attorneys General of Connecticut and Illinois — found that cyber attackers had accessed Target’s gateway server through credentials stolen from a… Read more »

Democratic attorneys general seek to intervene in Obamacare case

May 18, 2017 – More than a dozen Democratic attorneys general on Thursday sought to intervene to defend a key part of the Obamacare healthcare law – subsidy payments to insurance companies – which is under threat in a court case. The 16 attorneys general, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York… Read more »

Former Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt to recuse himself from lawsuits against EPA

May 8, 2017 – EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is recusing himself from lawsuits he was previously involved in as attorney general of Oklahoma, including litigation over the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and Waters of the United States rule. An official told CNN on Saturday that Pruitt is recusing himself only from litigation, not regulations. “I… Read more »

LePage sues Maine’s attorney general, alleging abuse of power

May 1, 2017 – Gov. Paul LePage sued Maine Attorney General Janet Mills on Monday, accusing her of abusing her power by refusing to represent him in federal lawsuits. The Republican governor and Democratic attorney general long have clashed over legal issues, with Mills declining on several occasions to represent LePage in the lawsuits that… Read more »

AG Sues Feds for Unpaid Oil and Gas Royalties

April 26, 2017 – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas sued the federal government on Wednesday over unpaid oil and gas royalties, while also announcing a new investigation into “anti-competitive practices” in the cattle industry Balderas and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra jointly filed suit in U.S. District Court in California against the U.S. Department… Read more »

Attorneys General to Trump: Don’t Cut Drug Treatment Funds

April 21, 2017 – The top government lawyers from 19 states are telling President Donald Trump and the Republican leaders of Congress not to pass health insurance changes that would stop the flow of federal drug treatment money. A letter sent Friday by a group of attorneys general for 19 states plus Washington D.C., is… Read more »