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

Mark Iandolo Sep. 29, 2017, 8:57am

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 leads coalition suing Trump administration over fuel efficiency standard delays

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 3:15pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Sept. 11 that he is leading a coalition of five attorneys general suing the Trump administration for its allegedly illegal delay of a fuel efficiency standards rule.

California joins 18-state coalition in challenging constitutionality of Wisconsin redistricting plan

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:39pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Sept. 6 that he has joined a coalition of 18 states and the District of Columbia in supporting voters rights in the Gill v. Whitford case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.

California wins $3.2 million judgment against Chinese apparel company

Mark Iandolo Aug. 30, 2017, 7:38am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a default judgment Aug. 22 against Ningbo Beyond, an apparel manufacturing company based in China that operates in California.

California alleges Trump administration used unconstitutional attempt to force immigration enforcement

Mark Iandolo Aug. 24, 2017, 10:15am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Aug. 14 his office has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for an allegedly unconstitutional attempt to force California law enforcement officials to engage in federal immigration enforcement.

California alleges EPA failed to comply with Freedom of Information Act request

Mark Iandolo Aug. 24, 2017, 10:15am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Aug. 11 that his office has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allegedly failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

California joins 16-state coalition supporting CMS arbitration prohibition rule

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:45am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Aug. 9 that, along with a coalition of 16 other attorneys general, he has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

California leads coalition opposing EPA's proposed 27-month delay to methane reduction rule

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:45am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Aug. 9 that he is leading a coalition of 14 attorneys general, the state of Colorado and the city of Chicago in submitting comments in opposition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed 27-month compliance delay of an Obama administration public health rule.

California attorney general seeks to protect consumers from potential gas price spikes

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2017, 9:06am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced July 20 that his office took action against a proposed asset sale that he believes could cause retail gas price spikes for Northern California consumers.

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.