California Department of Justice News

California attorney general secures $3.3 million from Cox Communications to settle hazardous waste allegations

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced May 24 that Cox Communications California LLC (Cox) and other related entities will pay $3,318,700 to resolve allegations of unlawfully disposing hazardous waste.

California challenges EPA, Army Corp of Engineers over Clean Water Rule

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Feb. 6 that California will join a coalition of 11 states in suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) over their decision to suspend the Clean Water Rule, which was enacted in 2015 under the Obama administration.

California urges Trump administration to respect consumer board's independence

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Feb. 7 he has joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief urging the Trump administration to respect the independence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

California gets $150 million of Moody's $863 million settlement related to alleged misconduct

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — California’s acting attorney general, Kathleen A. Kenealy, along with the U.S. Department of Justice and the attorneys general from 20 other states and the District of Columbia, announced Jan. 13 that Moody’s Corporation (Moody’s) will pay $863.8 million after allegations related to the company’s misconduct in inflating ratings of residential mortgage-backed securities.

California attorney general seeks help in locating violators of CalOPPA

By Dee Thompson | Oct 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) -- California Attorney General Kamala Harris is asking members of the public to help locate companies that violate the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA). 

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

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 9, 2016

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).

California AG Harris announces Comcast will pay $33 million settlement for alleged privacy violations

By Emily Moore | Sep 25, 2015

Comcast will pay a $33 million settlement after allegations that personal information was posted online for customers participating in Voice over Internet Protocol phone service, announced California Attorney Kamala Harris

California AG: College's closure will help cheated students pick up the pieces

By Shaun Zinck | Apr 29, 2015

Corinthian College's announcement that it will close all of its California campuses is great news for students, California Attorney General Kamala Harris said on Monday, and that the college “continued to deceive its students to the end.” “Closure of these campuses should help students get out from under the mountains of debt Corinthian imposed upon them through its lies,” Harris said.

Attorney General Harris offering resource guide to trafficking and slavery disclosure

By Allyson Beasecker | Apr 14, 2015

California Attorney General Kamala Harris released a resource guide to help companies doing business in California with disclosing efforts to prevent and eliminate human trafficking and slavery in their product supply chains on Monday.

S&P agrees to $1.5 billion settlement over financial crisis

By Mark Payne | Feb 4, 2015

California will benefit from a $1.5 billion settlement with Standard & Poor's Financial Services, LLC (S&P) and its parent company after S&P allegedly inflated investment vehicle notes and mortgage-backed securities, Attorney General Kamala Harris announced on Tuesday.

AT&T agrees to $23.8 million settlement with California for electronic waste

By Mark Payne | Nov 21, 2014

AT&T will pay a $23.8 million settlement to the state of California that will resolve allegations that it illegally disposed of hazardous waste in the state over a nine-year period, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced on Thursday.

Calif. reaches $28.4 million settlement with rent-to-own company

By Ashley Perry | Oct 14, 2014

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris reached a $28.4 million settlement with Aaron's Inc. on Monday, resolving allegations that America's second largest rent-to-own company violated the state's consumer protection and privacy laws.

Calif. gov looks to AG's staff for state EPA post

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 13, 2011

Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed the state's chief deputy attorney general to serve as secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency.

Villaraigosa eschews local candidates, backs Harris for Calif. attorney general

By Chris Rizo | Apr 16, 2010

Kamala Harris (D) LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)--Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is not expected to endorse either the former city attorney or the county prosecutor in their runs for state attorney general.

Calif. officials target small tobacco companies

By Chris Rizo | Apr 13, 2010

Pedro Nava (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California officials want money from the nation's small tobacco companies that have avoided paying into an escrow account for the states.

Eastman loses battle over ballot designation

By Chris Rizo | Apr 1, 2010

John Eastman (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California attorney general candidate John Eastman on Thursday lost his lawsuit to call himself an "assistant attorney general" in voter materials.

Calif. AG candidate sues over ballot designation

By Chris Rizo | Mar 26, 2010

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Republican attorney general candidate John Eastman has filed a lawsuit asking that he be allowed put his occupation as "assistant attorney general" in voter materials.

Eastman's proposed job title on ballot sparks criticism

By Chris Rizo | Mar 19, 2010

John Eastman (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-If California Republican attorney general candidate John Eastman has his way, his job description on the June primary ballot will be "assistant attorney general," a designation that has sparked some controversy.

Calif. AG hopeful touts private rights of action

By Chris Rizo | Feb 19, 2010

Ted Lieu (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Amid dwindling state resources, it will largely be up to California's trial lawyers to enforce consumer protection laws, a leading state lawmaker and candidate for attorney general said.

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