Kentucky Attorney General's Office News

New York, Massachusetts, Kentucky urge FCC to deny 'ringless robocall' petition

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 14, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced June 5 that they are urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny a petition requesting that so-called “ringless robocalls” be exempt from consumer protections under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Kentucky receives roughly $93.5 million in annual Big Tobacco settlement payout

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 28, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced April 20 that the state received millions from tobacco settlement money.

Kentucky AG joins coalition asking Congress, Trump to include drug treatment funding in potential ACA replacement plan

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 28, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced April 21 that he joined a group of state attorneys general asking Congress and President Donald Trump to properly fund drug treatment in any plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Kentucky attorney general warns consumers about door-to-door sales scam

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 11, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced April 3 a possible ring of door-to-door scammers is targeting the Louisville area.

Kentucky attorney general goes after alleged scam targeting business owners

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 2, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has announced his office has filed a lawsuit against Michigan company, Corporate Records Services, for an alleged scam targeting business owners.

Kentucky attorney general takes action against cemetery owner

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 2, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has announced his office has filed a lawsuit against Dale Shackelford and Crestlawn Cemetery LLC for allegations of deceitful business practices.

Kentucky to be a part of $39 million multi-state settlement with Endo Health Solutions

By Mark Iandolo | May 9, 2016

FRANKFURT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Kentucky joined in a $39 million multi-state settlement with Endo Health Solutions and its wholly owned subsidiary Qualitest, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced.

Kentucky attorney general warns small businesses about potential mail scam

By Mark Iandolo | May 9, 2016

FRANKFURT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has released an announcement warning Kentucky small business owners about a potential mail scam asking to purchase a bogus labor law poster.

Kentucky attorney general challenges governor on education budget cuts

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 15, 2016

FRANKFURT, K.Y. (Legal Newsline) – In a lawsuit filed in Franklin County Circuit Court, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is challenging Gov. Matt Bevin’s authority to make cuts to public college and university funding.

Rocket Docket Initiative saves Ky. taxpayers $2.8 million

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 11, 2015

The program has cut down local jail costs and is expected to save the state $11 million by the end of the fiscal year, according to the Kentucky Attorney General's Office.

Kentucky AG asks makers of Four Loko to lower alcohol content

By Emily Moore | Oct 31, 2015

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway recently joined 16 other state attorneys general in writing a letter to Phusion Projects asking that the alcohol content in its malt beverage product Four Loko be lowered.

Daymar College to pay more than $12 million to settle Ky. AG's consumer protection lawsuit

By Emily Moore | Oct 5, 2015

The Attorney General's Office will receive $1.2 million from the deal.

Kentucky joins other states asking US Education Department to erase student loans from Corinthian College students

By Legal News Line | Sep 1, 2015

Kentucky joined the effort of several states voicing the need to help students who were victimized by the now closed Corinthian Colleges for-profit school, state Attorney General Jack Conway said on Tuesday.

Former Rep. Waide pleads guilty to violating Kentucky campaign laws

By Allyson Beasecker | Apr 14, 2015

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway last week announced that former Kentucky State Representative Forrest Waide pleaded guilty for violations of Kentucky campaign finance laws.

AGs plead with gas station owners to cease the sale of synthetic drugs

By Mark Payne | Feb 11, 2015

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway issued a plea to nine oil companies on Tuesday

Kentucky Power to refund $13.2 million in fuel costs

By Mark Payne | Jan 23, 2015

Kentucky Power Co. must reimburse consumers $13.2 million after the state's Public Service Commission (PSC) sided with Attorney General Jack Conway and ruled on Thursday that the utility company charged unreasonable rates for fuel.

Ky. to receive portion of DaVita Medicaid settlement

By Mark Payne | Jan 7, 2015

Kentucky will receive a portion of a $22 million settlement with DaVita Healthcare Partners after the company allegedly committed Medicaid fraud in several states, Attorney General Jack Conway announced on Tuesday.

Kentucky to receive portion of $31M Medicaid fraud settlement

By Ashley Perry | Oct 16, 2014

Kentucky is part of a $31 million settlement agreement reached with drug manufacturer Organon that stems from accusations of Medicaid fraud, Attorney General Jack Conway announced on Wednesday.

Kentucky joins in $28 million settlement with Extendicare Health Services

By Ashley Perry | Oct 13, 2014

The commonwealth of Kentucky joined seven states and the federal government in a $28 million settlement with Extendicare Health Service Inc. and its subsidiary Progressive Step Corporation (ProStep), Attorney General Jack Conway announced on Friday.

Kentucky AG reaches $56.5 million settlement with Shire Pharmaceuticals

By Emily Moore | Sep 25, 2014

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced Wednesday a $56.5 million settlement with Shire Pharmaceuticals after allegations that the company marketed off- label uses of Adderall XR, Vyvanse, Daytrona, Lialda and Pentasa.

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