Trump Travel Ban Defended By 15-State Coalition Led By Texas AG

April 10, 2017 – In a friend-of-the-court amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 13 other state attorneys general and Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, laid out constitutional and federal statutory provisions defending Trump’s authority. The attorneys general also defended Trump’s “lawful actions” to revise the executive… Read more »

NY Attorney General Files Energy Policy Lawsuit Against Trump

April 3, 2017 – State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed another lawsuit against the Trump administration Monday. The suit accuses the Trump administration of violating federal law by delaying delaying six energy efficiency standards for products such as ceiling fans, portable air conditioners, walk-in coolers and freezers, and commercial boilers. Schneiderman is part of a… Read more »

Kansas AG Joins Multi-State Coalition Against CFPB

March 30, 2017 – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has joined the attorneys general of 14 other states in filing a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia arguing that the current setup of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) violates the Constitution. Schmidt and the other attorneys general claim… Read more »

Sununu to nominate Gordon MacDonald as Attorney General

March 21, 2017 – Republican Gov. Chris Sununu announced Tuesday he will nominate Manchester attorney Gordon MacDonald as the state’s next attorney general. MacDonald is a partner at Nixon Peabody, where he is a member of the commercial litigation group and represented clients opposing the state. In 2014, he helped New Hampshire hospitals negotiate a… Read more »

California to Fight Trump’s Revised Travel Ban in Court

March 13, 2017 – California will join the list of plaintiffs fighting the Trump administration’s revised travel ban, which includes six majority-Muslim countries, the state’s new attorney general, Xavier Becerra, announced Monday. “The Trump Administration may have changed the text of the now-discredited Muslim travel ban, but they didn’t change its unconstitutional intent and effect…. Read more »

NH joins 40 states in lawsuit against 6 generic drug makers for price-fixing

March 1, 2017 – Attorney General Joseph Foster announces that the State of New Hampshire has joined a lawsuit against six generic drug-makers: Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc. Citron Pharma LLC Mayne Pharma (USA) Inc. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District… Read more »

Feds, State Sue Maine Firm Over Alleged False Advertising for Health Supplements

February 22, 2017 – Federal and state authorities have sued XXL Impressions, a South Portland-based supplement company, and others they claim used false advertising to sell health supplements that promised joint pain relief and memory improvements. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Maine attorney general’s office on Tuesday filed the lawsuit and settlement agreements with… Read more »

Google’s future depends on Trump’s FTC pick

February 17, 2017 – Alphabet believes it has a lot riding on whom President Trump picks to lead the Federal Trade Commission, several sources close to the situation told The Post. The federal regulator has the power to investigate antitrust issues and could be a thorn in the side of the tech giant. For example,… Read more »