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Arkansas attorney general lauds Trump's rollback of Clean Power Plan

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has praised the Trump administration's recent rollback of the Clean Power Plan, a law aimed at lowering carbon dioxide emissions.

Arkansas circuit court finds auto dealer liable for nearly 60 violations

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — A circuit court judge has found an Arkansas auto dealer liable for nearly 60 violations of the state's Deceptive Trade Practices Act and $590,000 in civil penalties.

Ohio seeks to recover public funds from Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow

By Marian Johns | Aug 31, 2018

COLUMBUS — The state of Ohio has filed a lawsuit against the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) and its affiliated companies and officers in an effort to recover public funds, according to the state's attorney general.

Settlement helps Nevada health foundation recover more than $600,000 from Deutsche Bank

By Marian Johns | Aug 31, 2018

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A Nevada health care network has recovered more than $600,000 in restitution stemming from a multistate deceptive trade practices settlement with Deutsche Bank led by Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt.

Missouri attorney general backs stricter consumer privacy protections

By Marian Johns | Aug 31, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As the Missouri Public Service Commission prepares to consider rules on the using and sharing of customer information, state Attorney General Josh Hawley is urging the commission to implement stricter privacy protections for the state's consumers.

Massachusetts pharmacy to pay $340,000 for allegedly receiving illegal Medicaid payments

By Marian Johns | Aug 31, 2018

BOSTON — A Massachusetts pharmacy has agreed to pay $340,000 to settle claims over an unauthorized automatic refill program that it billed and received payments for from the state's Medicaid program (MassHealth).

Texas AG finds county violated state law in request for opioid lawyers' billing records

By Dan Fisher | Aug 31, 2018

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has found that a Texas County has violated state law by refusing to comply with a request for the billing records of private attorneys the county hired to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors

Arkansas attorney general applauds FDA warning on unwashed poppy seeds

By Marian Johns | Aug 27, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is applauding a recent warning by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding unwashed poppy seeds and online sales.

Alaska asks U.S. Supreme Court to stop federal government regulation of state's waterways

By Marian Johns | Aug 27, 2018

ANCHORAGE — The state of Alaska has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the court to stop regulation of Alaskan waterways by the federal government.

Greyhound Friends reaches agreement with Massachusetts over alleged financial mismanagement

By Marian Johns | Aug 24, 2018

BOSTON — Massachusetts-based Greyhound Friends Inc. (GHF) has reached an agreement https://www.mass.gov/news/greyhound-friends-in-hopkinton-to-institute-governance-reforms-additional-monitoring-to with state Attorney General Maura Healey to resolve allegations of financial mismanagement.

Illinois attorney general: Trucking company's diesel fuel leak contaminated soil

By Marian Johns | Aug 24, 2018

CLINTON, Ill. — The state of Illinois has filed a lawsuit against H&M Trucking Co., alleging the company's 4,000-gallon diesel fuel spill caused contamination of soil and waterways near its Clinton, Illinois, trucking terminal.

Illinois attorney general: Trump Tower illegally sends millions of gallons of water into Chicago River

By Marian Johns | Aug 24, 2018

CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a lawsuit against Trump International Hotel & Tower (Trump Tower) in Chicago, alleging its operations violate environmental laws through its release of millions of gallons of water into the Chicago River.

Georgia reaches deal with title pawn business that allegedly illegally sued customers

By Marian Johns | Aug 24, 2018

ATLANTA — A Georgia title pawn business has reached a settlement with the state resolving allegations that it sued customers for outstanding loan principal, interest and fees in violation of state law.

Appellate panel upholds $1.3 million award for North Dakota, settling long legal battle

By Marian Johns | Aug 23, 2018

BISMARCK — An appellate panel has upheld a $1.3 million award for the state of North Dakota that helps close a seven-year legal battle between the state and Minnesota relating to restrictions on rural electric utilities and energy companies serving the Upper Midwest.

New York officials accuse Purdue Pharma of deceptive marketing of opioids

By Marian Johns | Aug 23, 2018

NEW YORK — New York's attorney general and governor have filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP Purdue), alleging the company deceptively marketed opioid products including OxyContin for decades.

Attorneys general coalition to fight proposed HHS rule stopping third party payroll deductions

By Marian Johns | Aug 23, 2018

BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is the latest to join a four-state coalition urging the federal government to withdraw a proposed rule that would stop third-party intermediaries from handling payroll deductions for union dues, health insurance and other benefits.

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