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California school district reaches settlement with state over civil, constitutional violations

By Marian Johns | Feb 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached a settlement with one of the state's school districts and its police department to resolve allegations of civil and constitutional rights violations against African-American and Latino students as well as students with disabilities.

California attorney general blasts consumer bureau's recent rollback of payday lending rules

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO — California's attorney general has criticized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) recent reversion of its Payday, Vehicle Title and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans rule, arguing the rule protects against predatory lending.

California attorney general, Labor Commission Office back meal, rest break rules for truckers

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — California's attorney general and the Labor Commission Office have filed a petition as part of their on-going legal challenge with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding the state's meal and rest break rules for truck drivers.

Giving Children Hope charity allegedly inflated 'gift-in-kind' donations data

By Marian Johns | Feb 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO — A California-based charity that provides international assistance to children has settled allegations by the state of filing false reports that inflated the charity's "Gift-In-Kind" donations in order to mislead the public.

Aetna reaches $935,000 settlement with California over health privacy law violation

By Marian Johns | Feb 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO — Aetna Inc. (Aetna) has reached a $935,000 settlement with the state of California to resolve allegations that the insurance giant revealed the HIV status of nearly 2,000 residents, according to the state's Attorney General's Office.

Multistate coalition files amicus brief to support California counties in action against Chevron

By Marian Johns | Feb 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO — A multistate coalition has filed an amicus brief to support several California counties in their lawsuit against Chevron Corporation, which argues local governments should have the right to hold coal companies accountable for actions that lead to climate change.

L.A. bankruptcy court denies California's request for stay in Verity Health System hospital sale

By Marian Johns | Feb 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO — A Los Angeles bankruptcy court has denied California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's request for a stay in the sale of Verity Health Systems of California's (Verity) St. Louise and O'Connor hospitals in order to ensure the hospitals will honor a previous legal agreement to keep their essential healthcare services operating in certain communities.

19-state coalition urges Department of Education to abandon proposed Title IX changes

By Marian Johns | Feb 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO — A coalition of 19 state attorneys general is urging the federal government to end its proposal to alter Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX), arguing that the proposed change would harm the law's protection of students from anti-discrimination, sexual harassment and violence.

California, Massachusetts lead coalition urging EPA to issue new 'asbestos reporting rule'

By Marian Johns | Feb 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Massachusetts Attorney Maura Healey are leading a 15-state coalition urging the federal government to issue a new "asbestos reporting rule" that would take away exemptions relating to asbestos in the Chemical Data Reporting Rule.

Attorneys general coalition files reply brief in effort to defend Affordable Care Act

By Marian Johns | Jan 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO — A 17-state coalition of attorneys general has joined efforts to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through a reply brief filed regarding a lower court's decision that declared the ACA unconstitutional in Texas v. U.S.

CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Becerra Announces $68 Million Multistate Settlement with UBS for Manipulating Key Interest Rate

By Press release submission | Dec 26, 2018

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a $68 million multistate settlement with UBS for fraudulent conduct involving manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR).

EPA faces legal battle from 13-state coalition over proposed methane emissions standards rollbacks

By Marian Johns | Dec 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is facing a battle from a 13-state coalition over the agency's proposed cutbacks of methane emissions standards which would do away with requiring companies' repair and prevention of pollution leaks.

Target OKs $7.4 million settlement with California over disposal of hazardous waste into landfills

By Marian Johns | Dec 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Target Corporation has agreed to a $7.4 million settlement with the state of California regarding allegations the company disposed of retail hazardous waste materials into the state's landfills.

California jury awards $8.8 million in case against veteran's charity scam operators

By Marian Johns | Nov 20, 2018

SAN DIEGO — A California jury handed the state a legal victory by rendering an $8.8 million award in the state's lawsuit against operators of a veteran's charity scam who used donated funds for personal expenses.

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.

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