New Mexico Office of the Attorney General News

New Mexico attorney general joins coalition urging transparency regarding shell companies

By Marian Johns | Aug 10, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is the latest to join a coalition of 24 attorneys general trying to persuade Congress to pass legislation to help stop criminals from using anonymous shell corporations to launder money.

Federal judge sends New Mexico lawsuit against McKesson back to state court

By Marian Johns | Jun 28, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE — A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas against pharmaceutical distributor McKesson Corporation, will be returned to the state court where the case was originally filed in April.

NEW MEXICO OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Balderas Awards $220,000 in Settlement Money to Seven Governmental Institutions Across New Mexico

By Press release submission | Jun 23, 2018

Attorney General Hector Balderas awarded over $220,000 in settlement funds to public institutions across New Mexico for their technology proposals to better serve New Mexicans.

New Mexico attorney general continues fight against Texas, federal government in water lawsuit

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced May 23 that he filed counter-claims and answers to Texas and the United States government in the Texas v. New Mexico water lawsuit.

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.

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

By Karen Kidd | Apr 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.

California, New Mexico continue defense of Waste Prevention Rule, sue Trump administration

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a lawsuit Dec. 19 against the Trump administration over a decision to suspend the Waste Prevention Rule.

California, New Mexico urge Trump administration to enforce Waste Prevention Rule

By Mark Iandolo | Nov 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Nov. 6 that they have urged the Trump administration to keep and enforce the Waste Prevention Rule.

California, New Mexico allege Interior Department illegally repealed Valuation Rule

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a lawsuit Oct. 17 against the U.S. Department of Interior, alleging it illegally repealed the Valuation Rule.

New Mexico, private firm teaming to sue Dollar General over its motor oil

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 9, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) – The New Mexico attorney general alleges Dollar General falsely advertises its brand of motor oil.

New Mexico AG secures $54.2 million payout from Big Tobacco

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 13, 2017

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced on April 20 that the state received $54.2 million in settlement payouts from Big Tobacco, the largest settlement received to date.

New Mexico accuses California real estate group of fraud

By Mike Torres | Jun 5, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) — New Mexico's attorney general is suing California real estate groups, alleging fraud.

Pathways and TeamBuilders cleared in New Mexico behavioral health care provider audits

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 15, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas recently announced that Pathways and TeamBuilders, the two remaining providers involved in the Public Consulting Group behavioral health care audit, have been cleared of fraud.

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