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California AG decries U.S. Department of Education for new proposal related to deceptive practices in education

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:39am

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on July 13 that he criticized the U.S. Department of Education for its proposal setting forth a new rulemaking process for deceptive practices in education. The process would replace two rules that protect students.

California AG takes action against Canadian cigarette for alleged violation of state health laws

Mark Iandolo Jul. 17, 2017, 6:48pm

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on July 13 that he filed a lawsuit against Grand River Enterprises Six Nations (GRE), a Canadian cigarette manufacturer, for allegedly failing to comply with California laws regarding tobacco sales and illegally selling the product in the state.

California targets EPA, alleging failure to reduce methane emissions from oil, gas operations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 6, 2017, 12:14pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced June 29 that he is taking action against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its alleged failure to reduce methane emissions from existing oil and natural gas operations.

California receives $53.25 million of multistate settlement involving Dish Network

Mark Iandolo Jun. 14, 2017, 9:16am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced June 6 that California will receive $53.25 million after a judgment was levied against Dish Network in a national telemarketing case.

California joins coalition urging appointment of independent counsel to review possible Russian interference

Mark Iandolo May 17, 2017, 9:02am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced May 11 that he has joined Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and a coalition of 20 attorneys general in urging the U.S. Department of Justice to appoint an independent special counsel to look into possible Russian interference in the presidential election.

California to receive $66 million in additional settlement with Volkswagen

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:40am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced May 11 that Judge Charles Breyer of the U.S. District Court for Northern District of California has approved a $250 million settlement with Volkswagen.

California joins multistate coalition opposing Education Department's rollback of student loan reforms

Mark Iandolo May 3, 2017, 10:05am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 24 that he has joined a multistate coalition in calling out the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). The coalition alleges the DOE is abdicating its responsibility to millions of student loan borrowers. “

California targets two charity operators that allegedly use donations for personal use

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:50am

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 17 that his office has filed a civil lawsuit against two California charities – Wounded Warriors Support Group (WWSG) and Central Coast Equine Rescue and Retirement (CCERR) – for allegations of charitable fraud.

California joins multistate coalition in defending federal energy-saving light bulb regulations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:48am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 18 that he has joined the California Energy Commission and six attorneys general in filing a motion to intervene in a lawsuit related to energy saving light bulb regulations.

California urges U.S. Labor Department to implement 'fiduciary' conflict of interest rule

Mark Iandolo Apr. 18, 2017, 8:49am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 13 that he has urged acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Edward Hugler to immediately implement the “fiduciary” conflict of interest rule.

Federal judge approves $14.7 billion settlement in Volkswagen emissions class actions

Jessica Karmasek Oct. 27, 2016, 11:04am

Under the settlement, the German automaker is required to spend up to $10 billion on vehicle buybacks and owner compensation. It also must pay $2.7 billion into a trust to support environmental programs and reduce emissions, and spend an additional $2 billion on investments and promotion of zero emissions vehicles.

California attorney general joins lawsuit against Indivior, MonoSol Rx for alleged monopoly

Mark Iandolo Sep. 26, 2016, 2:31pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris has announced that California, in conjunction with 34 other states and the District of Columbia, has filed a lawsuit against Indivior, a British pharmaceutical company, and MonoSol Rx for alleged antitrust violations.

California attorney general supports EPA's New Source Performance Standards

Mark Iandolo Aug. 18, 2016, 3:13pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has joined eight other states and the city of Chicago in a motion to intervene in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) New Source Performance Standards.

K12 Inc. settles case involving allegations of California false claims violations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 14, 2016, 1:13pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — K12 Inc., a for-profit online charter school operator, and the 14 affiliated non-profit schools known as the California Virtual Academies (CAVA Schools), will settle a case involving allegations of false claims, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced.

California AG asks Department of Education to revoke federal recognition of ACICS

Mark Iandolo Jun. 9, 2016, 8:45pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that she has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education, asking it to revoke federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

College group: Plaintiffs bar, feds, state AGs teaming against for-profit colleges

Jessica Karmasek Apr. 6, 2016, 9:41am

Last month, the DOE released a proposal that would establish borrower-friendly processes for seeking and obtaining loan relief triggered by what the agency describes as “unscrupulous conduct” by higher education institutions. As part of the proposal, the department provided options to negotiators that would protect students from the use of mandatory arbitration provisions in enrollment agreements.

Harris joins brief to Supreme Court to consider Texas abortion ruling

Mark Iandolo Jan. 13, 2016, 8:31pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that California will join 13 other states and the District of Columbia in a friend-of-the-court brief, asking the Supreme Court of the United States to reverse a lower court decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole that allegedly restricts access to abortion services in Texas.