California Attorney General's Office News

California AG applauds state supreme court's ruling on gun microstamping

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 19, 2018

Following the California Supreme Court’s rejection of gun industry advocates’ complaints about “microstamping,” a weapons-identification system regulation, Attorney General Xavier Becerra praised the results, calling the state a leader that would “not go backwards.”

California Attorney General alleges Navient mishandled student loans

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently sued federal student loan servicer Navient Corporation and two subsidiaries, alleging misconduct in loan administration and collection affecting up to 1.5 million Californians.

9 state attorneys generals join legal effort challenging EPA directive

By Marian Johns | Jul 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Attorneys generals for nine states have joined forces to file an amicus brief in support of plaintiffs who are fighting an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) directive which prohibits scientists who received EPA grants from serving on the agency's advisory committee.

California attorney general secures $67 million in debt forgiveness for Corinthian Colleges students

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced June 14 that Balboa Student Loan Trust will provide $67 million in debt forgiveness to 34,971 residents of the state who had been allegedly victimized by Corinthian Colleges.

California attorney general receives support fight against Texas' attempt to end ACA

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced June 14 that his office’s opposition to Texas and 19 other states’ motion to stop the Affordable Care Act has received support in the form of amicus briefs from a diverse group of patient groups, legal experts, economists, medical associations and public health experts.

California attorney general supports EPA's decision on pesticides

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced June 14 that he has issued a following comment on the decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement safeguards for agricultural workers to protect them from harmful pesticides.

Democrat AGs add fourth to latest brief supporting climate change lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Jun 12, 2018

New York State's new attorney general, who recently took over when her predecessor resigned following an abuse scandal, has joined three Democratic colleagues in support for New York City’s climate change lawsuit.

California AG bans state-funded travel to Oklahoma after alleged discriminatory law passed in Oklahoma

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced June 1 that his state will ban state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Oklahoma because of Oklahoma’s law that allegedly discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. California’s ban will go into effect Friday, June 22.

California, Oregon attorneys general oppose Trump 'Two-for-One' executive order

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced June 5 that that they oppose a Trump executive order mandating that in order to create a new regulation, most federal agencies must repeal at least two existing regulations.

California attorney general secures $3.3 million from Cox Communications to settle hazardous waste allegations

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced May 24 that Cox Communications California LLC (Cox) and other related entities will pay $3,318,700 to resolve allegations of unlawfully disposing hazardous waste.

California attorney general opposes Texas' efforts to repeal Affordable Care Act

By Mark Iandolo | May 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced May 16 that he joined a coalition of 16 attorneys general to intervene in a lawsuit brought forth against the United States by Texas over the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

California urges appeals court to reconsider decision to strike down fiduciary rule

By Mark Iandolo | May 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced May 17 that he has joined the attorneys general of New York and Oregon in urging the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision to deny the states’ motion to intervene in a case regarding Obama-era regulations for financial advisers.

California attorney general moves to dismiss federal lawsuit against state

By Mark Iandolo | May 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced May 4 that his office is filing both a motion to dismiss and an opposition to a preliminary injunction in the case United States v. California, a lawsuit brought by the federal government to invalidate three state laws regarding safety, health, and welfare for Californians.

Three state AGs support climate change cases after 15 colleagues did the opposite

By Elizabeth Alt | May 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California, New Jersey and Washington have filed a brief to support Oakland and San Francisco’s suits claiming big oil companies need to be held responsible for their part in global warming.

California attorney general leads coalition trying to protect CFPB's investigative authority

By Mark Iandolo | May 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 26 he is leading a coalition of 16 attorneys general in protecting the investigative authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Hold government to higher standard, former Calif. AG says of climate change lawsuit controversy

By John O'Brien | May 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Texas judge has decided California officials suing the energy industry over climate change are talking out of both sides of their mouths, and the former top lawyer of the Golden State is disappointed in their actions.

California to fight Trump administration's new health care proposal

By Mark Iandolo | May 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 23 that his office will fight the Trump administration’s proposal to allow insurers to sell allegedly inadequate, short-term health plans.

California secures $1.626 million from jewelry company that allegedly sold lead-bearing products

By Mark Iandolo | May 1, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 24 that Luxy Accessory Inc. (Luxy), a Los Angeles jewelry distributor, and its owner Hyun Sook Kim will pay $1.626 million after allegedly violating California’s Metal Containing Jewelry Law and the Unfair Competition Law.

California, New Mexico oppose Trump administration decision to dismantle Waste Prevention Rule

By Mark Iandolo | May 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced April 24 that they are opposing the Trump administration’s decision to dismantle the Waste Prevention Rule.

California alleges federal PAID program undermines states' labor agencies

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 23, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newline) —California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 11 that he has joined a coalition of 10 other attorneys general in urging the U.S. Labor Department to condemn the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) pilot program.

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