Oklahoma Attorney General's Office News

Oklahoma Military Planning Commission, wind farm developer reach agreement

By Marian Johns | Oct 9, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY — Construction of an Oklahoma wind farm has been put on hold stemming from a claim by the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission (OSMPC) that the construction violates an amendment to the Wind Energy Development Act, which took affect earlier this year.

Oklahoma attorney general announces $64 million rate reduction settlement with energy supplier

By Marian Johns | Jun 27, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) Energy Corp., has agreed to a $64 million rate reduction settlement which Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is touting as an historic event that will result in lower utility bills for OG&E customers starting this summer.

Oklahoma to fight Purdue Pharma's attempt to transfer opioid lawsuit to Ohio federal court

By Marian Johns | Jun 27, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is vowing to fight Purdue Pharma's recent attempt to transfer Oklahoma's lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company to an Ohio federal court and calling it an abuse of the legal system.

OKLAHOMA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Attorney General Hunter Announces Settlement with Volkswagen over Diesel Scandal

By Press release submission | Jun 23, 2018

Attorney General Mike Hunter announced an $8.5 million settlement has been reached with Volkswagen (VW) and related auto manufacturers from the state’s lawsuit against the automakers for false and deceptive advertising.

Oklahoma sues four major opioid manufacturers, alleges responsibility for public health crisis

By Mark Iandolo | Aug 1, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced June 30 that his office has filed a lawsuit against the four leading manufacturers of opioid pain medication in the United States, for allegations of deceptive marketing that helped advance the country’s opioid epidemic.

Oklahoma, other states take action against California insurance commissioner

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 29, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced June 20 that he and 11 other state attorneys general have authored a letter to California Insurance Commissioner David Jones seeking a cease and desist from requiring insurance companies to publicly disclose fossil fuel investments and urging companies to “pledge” to divest from the coal industry.

Oklahoma attorney general urges consumers to avoid LayZ Board hoverboards

By Mark Iandolo | May 31, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced May 23 that he has urged Oklahomans to stop purchasing or using LayZ Board Hoverboards.

FCC partially relieves state, local agencies from federal regulations for inmate calling systems

By Mark Iandolo | Aug 16, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has announced the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in response to his lawsuit, has issued an order that will save the state millions of dollars by partially relieving state and local agencies from federal regulations that Pruitt believes are unlawful.

Oklahoma attorney general files amicus brief supporting TransCanada's federal lawsuit

By Mark Iandolo | May 16, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced that his state has joined with five other states in filing an amicus brief supporting TransCanada’s federal lawsuit that claims the president overstepped constitutional boundaries in blocking the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Oklahoma attorney general targets local roofing contractor

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 14, 2016

Attorney General Scott Pruitt has announced he is pressing charges against Ryan Christopher Veirs due to allegations of embezzlement.

Oklahoma Supreme Court upholds state's Uniform Unclaimed Property Act

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 14, 2016

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says the state Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act in a case challenging the act’s constitutionality.

Pruitt announces support for TransCanada's federal lawsuit over rejection of Keystone XL pipeline

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 12, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt supports TransCanada’s federal lawsuit, which deals with President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline that runs through Oklahoma.

Oklahoma AG files brief asking Supreme Court to hear its marijuana case against Colorado

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 8, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed a brief that asks the Supreme Court of the United States to consider the question of whether Colorado’s recreational marijuana law violates federal law.

Oklahoma Attorney General seeks to sue Colorado over marijuana laws

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 31, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has announced that he will continue his pursuit of suing Colorado over its marijuana laws by bringing the issues to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kan. consumers awarded $13,000 in restitution from paving company

By Ashley Perry | Oct 29, 2014

The owner of an Oklahoma paving company has been ordered to pay a $100,000 fine and $13,300 in restitution for violating consumer protection laws, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced on Tuesday.

Oklahoma AG, 11 other states sue EPA

By Bryan Cohen | Aug 6, 2014

Story CopyOKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced on Tuesday that Oklahoma and a coalition of 11 other states filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking the invalidation of a 2011 settlement.

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