Wisconsin Office of the Attorney General News

After narrow win, heads turn towards new Wisconsin AG's approach on ACA, opioids, redistricting and more

By John Breslin | Dec 3, 2018

MADISON, WISC. (Legal Newsline) - Following an $8.5 million race and a slim victory for the seat of the state's chief law enforcer, legal observers are focused on how new Attorney General Josh Kaul will approach some thorny issues and ongoing litigation when he takes up his position in January.

Billionaire mega-donor Steyer picks favorite AG hopefuls; More global warming cases possible

By John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

Democrat challengers aspiring to become the top lawyers in their states have received financial boosts from Tom Steyer, a billionaire investor and environmental activist who some feel is a driving force behind the recent string of climate change lawsuits struggling to persuade judges to punish the energy industry.

Wisc. excavating company ordered to pay $25,000

By Mark Payne | Dec 16, 2014

Speilvogel & Sons Excavating, Inc. will pay back more than $25,000 in surcharges, court costs and forfeitures for allegedly improperly installing a retaining structure on Lake Michigan, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Monday.

Wisconsin man ordered to rectify environmental violations

By Mark Payne | Dec 16, 2014

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen recently received three court judgments against Christopher Elbe and his company, Golded E Real Estate, LLC after Elbe allegedly violated state laws related to wetlands and navigable waters.

Wisc. tech company allegedly violates air laws

By Mark Payne | Dec 10, 2014

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen obtained a judgment against Hutchinson Technology in Eau Claire on Tuesday over allegations that it violated the state's air pollution laws as well as its air pollution permit.

Wisc. paving company ordered to pay $6,500 over alleged air pollution violations

By Mark Payne | Dec 2, 2014

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's office obtained a judgment against a paving company last week over allegations that it violated the state's pollution laws.

Former gas station owner is required to restore Wisc. property

By Mark Payne | Dec 2, 2014

The former owner of a Wisconsin gas station has been ordered to pay $7,560 in fees and forfeitures, as well as provide environmental restoration of the property, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced on Monday.

Oregon woman faces complaint for misleading marketing

By Mark Payne | Nov 28, 2014

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed a complaint against an Oregon woman and her periodical subscription business for allegedly sending misleading or false marketing mail pieces.

Former Wisc. business owner ordered to pay for cleanup of gas station

By Mark Payne | Nov 25, 2014

A former gas station owner must pay $10,885 after violating a 2013 court order holding him responsible for contamination found in the soil around his Wisconsin gas station, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said on Monday.

Wisc. tax service sued for deceptive business practices

By Mark Payne | Nov 21, 2014

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed a lawsuit against Kaleb Paulos on Thursday for allegedly engaging in deceptive business practices.

Injunction sought against Wisc. plumbing company

By Ashley Perry | Oct 28, 2014

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is seeking an injunction against Flat Rate Plumbing Inc., the business' owner Lester M. Gumieny Jr., and employee Andrew J. Gomez for ongoing alleged fraudulent business practices.

Wisc. AG seeks restitution for Everest College Milwaukee students

By Ashley Perry | Oct 28, 2014

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed a lawsuit on Monday against Corinthian Colleges Inc. following allegations that it used misleading and deceptive tactics to convince students to enroll in its Milwaukee school.

Wisconsin firm must pay $29,444 in hazardous waste case

By Ashley Perry | Oct 23, 2014

In a judgment announced by Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Wednesday, Gary J. Nagy and his company, St. Croix Truck and Trailer Ltd., must pay $29,444 to the state over allegations of hazardous waste violations.

Alpine Sand agrees to settle Wisconsin pollution case

By Ashley Perry | Oct 21, 2014

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a $80,000 settlement on Monday with Alpine Sand LLC for allegedly violating the storm water pollution discharge permit at its Trempealeau County hydraulic fracturing sand mining and processing facility.

Wisconsin AG wins $60K judgement against sand companies

By Dayna DeHaven | Sep 10, 2014

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has obtained a $60,000 judgment against Arcadia Sand LLC and Mississippi Sand LLC for alleged violations of a stormwater pollution discharge permit at a Trempealeau County hydraulic fracturing sand mining and processing facility.

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