Oregon attorney general joins Democratic peers calling for strategy to curb new plastic production

August 21, 2023 – A plan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to curb the nation’s plastic pollution is drawing criticism from Democratic and Republican attorneys general, including Oregon’s Ellen Rosenblum. Currently in draft form, the National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution sets out steps for ending plastic waste in oceans and U.S. waterways by 2040. Microplastics,… Read more »

Nessel joins coalition in providing comments to FTC highlighting benefits of collaboration between FTC and state attorneys general

August 16, 2023 – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a bipartisan coalition of 30 state attorneys general in providing comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) highlighting the benefits of collaboration between the FTC and state attorneys general. The comments were jointly authored by Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, Illinois Attorney General Kwame… Read more »

Iowa joins probe of TikTok’s impact on youth mental health

August 8, 2023 – Iowa has joined other state attorneys general as part of an investigation into the social media company TikTok and its possible harmful effects on young users’ mental health. The five-member Iowa Executive Council — comprised of the governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, secretary of agriculture and state auditor — unanimously… Read more »

OAG Secures $300 Million for Texas in Opioid Settlement With CVS and Encourages Local Areas to Sign On to Receive Fund

July 9, 2023 – The Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”) reached a $5 billion multistate settlement with CVS for the company’s role in the national opioid epidemic, including inadequately monitoring opioid prescriptions. Over $300 million is designated for Texas. The agreement with CVS is one of numerous multi-billion-dollar settlements resulting from litigation by state attorneys… Read more »

Walgreens will pay Nevada $285 million over its role in the opioid epidemic, raising the state’s total settlement money to over $1 billion

July 6, 2023 – The state of Nevada has reached a $285 million settlement with Walgreens regarding the pharmacy chain’s role in the opioid epidemic, the state’s top lawyer announced Wednesday. The last in a series of multiyear settlements with pharmaceutical companies, retailers and others, it pushes Nevada’s total anticipated payments stemming from opioid claims to $1.1 billion, state Attorney… Read more »