Why nation’s attorneys general want boosted environmental spending

September 15, 2021 – New York state Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday led a coalition of 20 fellow state attorneys general from around the country calling on Congress to included funding for environmental and climate change fighting efforts in a major domestic spending bill now under negotiation. The James-backed coalition of state AGs called… Read more »

New York AG James announces $50 million settlement in opioid case

September 10, 2021 – State Attorney General Letitia James notched another settlement in her ongoing pursuit of justice against opioid manufacturers. This time, she announced a $50 million settlement against Endo International, a specialty pharmaceutical company. Endo settled three cases pending in Suffolk County Supreme Court. Plaintiffs in these cases alleged that Endo aggressively marketed… Read more »

AG Schmidt demands Biden Administration prohibit illegal reentry following deportation

August 26, 2021 – Attorney General Derek Schmidt has demanded the Biden Administration continue to prohibit illegal reentry following deportation. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says he demands confirmation from the Biden Administration that it will faithfully defend a long-standing federal immigration statute that prohibits illegal reentry. On Thursday, Schmidt said he joined a coalition… Read more »

Victoria Secret Settlement with Oregon AG

August 11, 2021 – Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Treasurer Tobias Read today announced a settlement with L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB), owner of Victoria’s Secret, PINK and Bath & Body Works, that commits $90 million of company funds to (1) protect employees from harassment and discrimination and (2) require accountability from executives when… Read more »

Nessel, 21 AGs tell congressional leaders to guard against voter suppression, possibly reform the filibuster

August 3, 2021 – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, along with 21 other attorneys general, on Monday sent a letter to bipartisan congressional leaders urging them to pass legislation protecting against both voter suppression and election subversion and possibly reform the filibuster. “Following the 2020 presidential election, we witnessed something many of us considered unthinkable:… Read more »

States Announce $26 Billion Settlement to Resolve Opioid Lawsuits

July 21, 2021 – States unveiled a historic $26 billion settlement with drug companies to resolve thousands of opioid-crisis lawsuits, paving the way for communities across the country to secure a jolt of funding to address an epidemic in painkiller addiction that hasn’t abated. The nation’s three largest drug distributors— McKesson Corp. , AmerisourceBergen Corp…. Read more »