Google ‘not truthful,’ tried to ‘subvert’ court process by deleting evidence in monopoly case, judge rules

March 29, 2023 – A federal court judge has lambasted Google for deceptive tactics in a high-stakes court case, with California Attorney General Rob Bonta also attacking the technology behemoth for “egregious behavior.” The judge’s excoriation came in a multi-lawsuit legal action involving dozens of states, including California, accusing the Mountain View-based digital advertising giant of monopolizing… Read more »

‘Crisis of thefts’: 23 attorneys general demand Kia, Hyundai take action

March 20, 2023 – Nearly two dozen state attorneys general penned a letter Monday to the leadership of Kia and Hyundai urging the carmakers to take action against the “crisis of thefts” they say is a result of the companies’ failure to equip vehicles with anti-theft immobilizers. While available data suggests most types of violent crime are declining in the U.S., motor… Read more »

Ohio Attorney General Sues Norfolk Southern Over Derailment

March 14, 2023 – The Ohio attorney general filed a 58-count federal lawsuit against Norfolk Southern on Tuesday, charging that the derailment of a train carrying hazardous chemicals last month in the village of East Palestine was a product of the company’s negligence and recklessness, posing serious health risks to people in the area and causing “substantial damage to the… Read more »

Nebraska AG Hilgers Joins Multistate Coalition for TikTok Investigation

March 6, 2023 – Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers has joined a multistate coalition asking a state court to order social media company TikTok, Inc. to fully comply with an ongoing investigation into whether the company violated consumer protection laws. The coalition includes 46 states. Led by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and Tennessee Attorney General… Read more »

Nebraska joins other states to fight new WOTUS rule

February 16, 2023 – Nebraska on Thursday joined 24 other states in a lawsuit against the Biden administration’s new rule defining so-called Waters of the United States, or WOTUS. The multi-state coalition said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers rushed to publish the new rule, even though the Supreme Court is… Read more »

Illinois Attorney General sues 3M, other makers of ‘forever chemicals’

February 2, 2023 – Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is suing the makers of so-called forever chemicals that have contaminated multiple sources of drinking water, saying the companies hid threats to public health and the environment. Raoul is suing 3M and several other large chemical companies that have in their past had some role in making a class… Read more »