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Iowa Attorney General examines huge increase in fertilizer prices for farmers

March 10, 2022 – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is focusing on unprecedented increases in fertilizer prices affecting farmers. Since January 2021, anhydrous ammonia has increased 315%. Urea has increased by 214%, liquid nitrogen by 290%, monoammonium phosphate (MAP) by 171%, and potash by 213%, according to the most recent data supplied by USDA’s Agricultural… Read more »

Carr Urges FTC to Adopt National Rule Outlawing Impersonation Scams

February 24, 2022 – Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a bipartisan coalition of 49 attorneys general in urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to adopt a national rule to outlaw impersonation scams and better protect consumers, businesses and charitable organizations. “Criminals continue to employ new methods in an attempt to steal personal or financial… Read more »

Arizona attorney general sues Biden administration over minimum wage increase

February 11, 2022 – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is heading a coalition of five states suing President Joe Biden’s administration over what they say is an illegal minimum wage increase. The Biden administration introduced a $15 minimum wage for federal contractors that expands overtime requirements for federal contractors last April. The increase, known as… Read more »

AG Nessel Joins Coalition in Support of EPA Proposal to Regulate Methane Emissions from the Oil and Natural Gas Sector

February 2, 2022 – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined a coalition in submitting comments in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to strengthen regulation of emissions from new, modified, and reconstructed facilities in the oil and natural gas sector, and to, for the first time, regulate emissions from existing facilities in this… Read more »

Four Attorneys General Claim Google Secretly Tracked People

January 24, 2022 – The District of Columbia and three states sued Google on Monday, claiming that the tech giant deceived consumers to gain access to their location data. In separate lawsuits, the attorneys general of the district, Texas, Washington and Indiana claimed that Google misled users of Android phones and of tools like Google… Read more »

AG Nessel Joins Coalition Calling on U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to Address Failures in Program Meant to Pause Mortgage Payments During Pandemic

December 27, 2021 – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general urging the federal government to take critical and needed action to help borrowers by addressing failures to implement mortgage restructuring programs to ensure those most financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can afford their mortgages and remain in their… Read more »

Morrisey, 19 states challenge EPA at Supreme Court

December 20, 2021 – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced on Monday his office and a coalition of 19 states are challenging the Environmental Protection Agency at the U.S. Supreme Court. According to Morrisey, the Supreme Court agreed to consider the states’ challenge to an appeals court ruling that would give EPA virtually unlimited… Read more »

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sues Aspen Dental, which has offices in Springfield and Pittsfield, for deceptive advertising

December 10, 2021 – A dental practice with more than 25 offices across Massachusetts — including in Springfield, West Springfield, Hadley and Pittsfield — is being sued over accusations of deceptive advertising and marketing schemes that put patients into debt. Attorney General Maura Healey on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Aspen Dental Management, Inc., accusing… Read more »