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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 attorney general vows to monitor DeVos' Corinthian decision

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Dec. 20 that he has issued a statement on news that U.S. Education Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will only provide partial federal student loan relief to students allegedly defrauded by Corinthian Colleges. “

California, New Mexico continue defense of Waste Prevention Rule, sue Trump administration

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a lawsuit Dec. 19 against the Trump administration over a decision to suspend the Waste Prevention Rule.

California attorney general: EPA shirking Clean Air Act duties

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced a lawsuit Dec. 7 against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the agency’s alleged failure to designate certain areas across the nation as having too much smog.

California attorney general alleges jewelry manufacturer sells items with lead to children

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 13, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a lawsuit Dec. 5 against Los Angeles jewelry manufacturer Luxy Accessory Inc. (Luxy), and its owner Hyun Sook Kim, for allegations of selling jewelry with elevated levels of cadmium and lead.

California secures $8.9 million settlement with DirecTV after hazardous waste allegations

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 8, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced Nov. 22 that DIRECTV has agreed to pay $8.9 million to settle allegations that it has disposed of large volumes of hazardous waste at facilities in the state.

California to receive $7 million of nationwide settlement with General Motors

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 25, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Oct. 19 that General Motors Company (GM) will pay $120 million after allegations it hid safety issues for defective ignition switches in its vehicles. The settlement involves 49 states and the District of Columbia and California will receive $7 million.

DeVos' delay of Gainful Employment Rule sparks California suit

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a lawsuit Oct. 17 against the U.S. Department of Education over allegations of unlawfully delaying parts of the Gainful Employment Rule.

California attorney general leads coalition against Trump's bid to repeal 2015 Clean Water Rule

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 3, 2017

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Sept. 28 that he and eight other attorneys general submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers opposing the Trump administration’s attempt to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule.

California files concurrent complaint, settlement against Gatorade for alleged misleading marketing

By Mark Iandolo | Sep 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Sept. 21 a concurrent complaint and settlement against The Gatorade Company. Gatorade will pay $300,000, of which $120,000 will be used to fund education and research on water consumption.

California alleges Department of Education unlawfully delayed implementation of regulations

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced July 6 that he has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). Becerra alleges the DOE is unlawfully delaying a regulation that would protect students from deceptive practices and fraud.

California urges U.S. to act on student loan relief requests in Corinthians case

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced June 5 that he has urged the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to act quickly on requests for student loan relief for students victimized by Corinthian Colleges Inc.

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

By Mark Iandolo | May 3, 2017

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 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.

BP settles California case for $14 million after improper fuel storage allegations

By Mark Iandolo | Nov 29, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — BP West Coast Products LLC, BP Products North America Inc. and Atlantic Richfield Company have agreed to a $14 million settlement after allegations the companies violated state laws regarding operating and maintaining motor vehicle fuel underground storage tanks, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced Nov. 17.

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.

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