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

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.

Hawaii joins coalition urging Congress to oppose Trump's proposed EPA budget cuts

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) — Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin announced March 31 that he has joined a coalition of attorneys general in sending a letter to the U. S. House and Senate Appropriations committees. In the letter, the coalition expressed opposition to legislative and budgetary measures that would reduce the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) funding.

Hawaii appeals court says aggregate settlement amount in asbestos case was sufficient

A three-judge panel of the state’s Intermediate Court of Appeals, or ICA, ruled March 16 that the aggregate settlement amount provided was good enough, upholding the Circuit Court of the First Circuit’s Dec. 21, 2015 order.

EPA complaint against Syngenta, other policies in doubt under new Trump pick, advocate says

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environment Protection Agency has many wondering what will become of the agency's activities, including a pesticide complaint filed last month over an incident on Kauai a year ago, a workplace advocate said.

Hawaii Attorney General files motion to stop hold on health care services transition

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin announced that his office filed a motion in court seeking to lift an order that temporarily stops activities related to the transition of Maui Memorial Medical Center Kula Hospital & Clinic, and Lanai Community Hospital to a new Kaiser entity.

Hawaii AG comments on state Supreme Court's decision not to hear appeals in union case

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin announced that the state’s Supreme Court decline to hear an appeal brought by District Council 50 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and Aloha Glass Sale and Service Inc.

EDMC agrees to reform practices, forgive $183,865 in Hawaii student loans

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin says for-profit education company Education Management Corporation (EDMC) has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and forgive roughly $183,865 in loans for 181 former Hawaii students.

Idaho AG settles with allegedly unlicensed legal practice

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) - Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced a settlement on Tuesday with the owner of a legal practice that allegedly practiced law without being licensed in the state of Idaho.