California Attorney General News

California asks Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to uphold trucker requirements

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to turn down a recent petition by the American Trucking Association (ATA), which says the state's meal and rest break rules for commercial vehicle drivers are preempted under federal law.

Multistate coalition of attorneys general blasts EPA proposal to cut carbon pollution rules

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the latest to join a multistate effort to oppose a Trump administration proposal to do away with federal regulations that place limits on fossil-fuel power plants' carbon emissions.

California attorney general seeks to intervene in challenge to EPA 'compliance holiday' rule

By Marian Johns | Oct 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California's attorney general has filed a motion to intervene in a case that challenges the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rule allowing cement plant operators to have a six-month "compliance holiday" period involving air compliance requirements.

Coalition condemns consumer protection board's non-oversight of Military Lending Act

By Marian Johns | Oct 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California's attorney general is the latest to join a bipartisan, multistate coalition condemning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) decision to eliminate oversight of lender compliance of the Military Lending Act (MLA).

Aetna to sell 1.5 million Medicare Part D plans as part of settlement regarding CVS merger

By Marian Johns | Oct 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO — A settlement reached between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), a multi-state coalition and Aetna regarding the company's merger with CVS Health (CVS) will require the sale of 1.5 million Medicare Part D plans to WellCare Health plans.

California joins bipartisan multistate amicus brief for U.S. Supreme Court's Apple case

By Marian Johns | Oct 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the latest to join a bipartisan multistate amicus brief in support of consumers in the Apple v. Pepper case that is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

California, New Mexico fight proposed repeal of Waste Prevention Rule

By Marian Johns | Sep 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California's attorney general, the state's Air Resources Board and New Mexico's attorney general have joined to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its attempt to repeal the Waste Prevention Rule, which requires oil and natural gas producers to cut leakage of methane on federal and tribal lands.

14-state coalition argues consumer board should continue to enforce Equal Credit Opportunity Act

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the latest to join a 14-state coalition expressing concern with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) re-examining its enforcement of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) which is designed to stop creditors from discriminating based on race, national origin, sex, marital status, age and other characteristics.

Plains All American Pipeline guilty of felony, misdemeanor charges relating to Pacific oil spill

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A jury has found an oil pipeline company guilty of a felony and eight misdemeanor charges for its failure to properly maintain its highly pressurized pipeline that caused crude oil to discharge into the Pacific Ocean.

California local government, agencies eligible for $28.5 million to reduce illegal tobacco sales

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California's local governments and agencies can apply for the state's Department of Justice Tobacco Grant Program, which will distribute $28.5 million to recipients to help reduce illegal sales of tobacco products, especially to minors, according to the state attorney general.

California attorney says comment period on proposed Clean Car Standard rollbacks should be extended

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is asking the Trump Administration to extend the comment period on a proposed rollback of a 2010 unified national program designed to set greenhouse gas emission and fuel efficiency standards.

Twenty-state coalition comments on U.S. Department of Education's efforts to change borrower defense regulations

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) – California's attorney general is the latest to join a 20-state coalition of attorneys general criticizing the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for their proposal to change borrower defense regulations designed to protect defrauded students.

12-state attorneys general coalition seeks to block new association health plans rule

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the latest to join a 12-state coalition filing an expedited judgment in an effort to block the Trump administration's rule that would allow nationwide employers to group together in Association Health Plans (AHPs).

17-state attorneys general coalition opposes proposed SEC rules on broker-dealer incentives

By Marian Johns | Aug 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the latest to join a 17-state coalition opposing the Securities & Exchange Commission's (SEC) newly proposed rules that allow broker-dealers to collect incentives for steering consumers toward certain investments.

Southern California Gas reaches $119.5 million settlement for leak that released methane

By Marian Johns | Aug 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES — The Southern California Gas Company and the state's attorney general have reached a $119.5 million settlement over a ruptured well that caused a natural gas leak in Porter Ranch for months and released methane into the environment.

CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: California’s Attorney General and Air Resources Board, Los Angeles City Attorney, and County of Los Angeles File $119.5 Million Settlement before Court in Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Litigation

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer (City Attorney), and the County of Los Angeles (County) announced a $119.5 million settlement with the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) over the unprecedented natural gas leak from a ruptured well at its Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility in Porter Ranch, California.

California joins 12-state coalition opposing U.S. Labor Department over AHP changes

By Marian Johns | Aug 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California has become the latest state to join a 12-state coalition filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor for a new regulation that allows employers to group together as Associated Health Plans (AHPs).

California argues against federal government's dismantling of Borrower Defense Rule

By Marian Johns | Aug 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO — The state of California is arguing that the federal government's recent dismantling of the Borrower Defense Rule, designed to provide help for students defrauded by their school, is not in the best interest students.

California calls on HHS to withdraw proposed Medicaid state payment requirements

By Marian Johns | Aug 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra is calling on the Trump administration to withdraw its proposed rule to alter Medicaid state payment requirements, a move the attorney general says will hurt the state's 400,000 home care workers as well as the half-million with disabilities under their care.

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