CARSON CITY — Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford has filed a motion requesting an injunction to stop the U.S. Department of Energy's continued shipping of weapons-grade plutonium into the state, pending an appeal filed with the Ninth Circuit Court.
Walgreens reaches $2 million settlements to resolve alleged overcharging MassHealth for prescriptions
BOSTON — The state of Massachusetts has reached two settlement agreements with Walgreens totaling $2 million to resolve charges the drugstore chain overcharged the state's Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (MassHealth) for prescriptions.
CHICAGO — A recently approved federal consent decree that mandates major reforms for the Chicago Police Department (CPD) is receiving praise from the Illinois Attorney General's Office.
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania man who allegedly posed as an attorney and provided fake immigration assistance faces a lawsuit by the state's Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection.
BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed several bills with the state legislature that address human trafficking, the competitive electric supply market, wage and hour laws, statewide grand juries and protecting bees and other pollinators from insecticides.
ALBANY — The state of the New York has joined a $60 million national federal and state civil settlement with Walgreen Co. (Walgreens) that resolves allegations the drug store chain falsely billed Medicaid relating to the company's Prescription Savings Club (PSC) program.
Former Palm Beach social media company accused of selling millions of 'fake followers' OKs settlement
TALLAHASSEE — A social media company formerly based in Palm Beach, Florida, and accused of selling millions of "fake followers" or "bots" to celebrities, professional athletes, comedians and actors across the country, has reached a settlement with the state of Florida.
SACRAMENTO — A California-based charity that provides international assistance to children has settled allegations by the state of filing false reports that inflated the charity's "Gift-In-Kind" donations in order to mislead the public.
SACRAMENTO — Aetna Inc. (Aetna) has reached a $935,000 settlement with the state of California to resolve allegations that the insurance giant revealed the HIV status of nearly 2,000 residents, according to the state's Attorney General's Office.
SACRAMENTO — A multistate coalition has filed an amicus brief to support several California counties in their lawsuit against Chevron Corporation, which argues local governments should have the right to hold coal companies accountable for actions that lead to climate change.
SACRAMENTO — A Los Angeles bankruptcy court has denied California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's request for a stay in the sale of Verity Health Systems of California's (Verity) St. Louise and O'Connor hospitals in order to ensure the hospitals will honor a previous legal agreement to keep their essential healthcare services operating in certain communities.
SACRAMENTO — A coalition of 19 state attorneys general is urging the federal government to end its proposal to alter Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX), arguing that the proposed change would harm the law's protection of students from anti-discrimination, sexual harassment and violence.
SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Massachusetts Attorney Maura Healey are leading a 15-state coalition urging the federal government to issue a new "asbestos reporting rule" that would take away exemptions relating to asbestos in the Chemical Data Reporting Rule.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A California-based multi-level marketing business and some of its executives face a lawsuit from the Washington Attorney General's Office over the company's "pyramid scheme" bonuses for consumers who become consultants and false claims of high profits relating to its business model.
SEATTLE — Washington state's King County Superior Court has ruled against a motion to dismiss filed by Jersey Mike's in an attempt to stop the state attorney general's legal actions against the sub chain's "no-poach" clauses in its franchise agreements.
TRENTON — A New Jersey couple faces a lawsuit by the state's attorney general and Division of Consumer Affairs for allegedly selling loans and at least $1.9 million in unregistered securities to investors throughout five states.
ALBANY — New York state's attorney general and governor have launched an investigation into the recent complaints regarding Apple's FaceTime privacy issues and say they are concerned about what they consider the company's slow response time in fixing the FaceTime bug and failure to warn consumers.
NEW YORK — A coalition of six states and the city of New York has filed a lawsuit against the federal government alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is violating The Clean Air Act by not regulating interstate smog pollution.
LANSING, Mich. — The attorneys general of Michigan, Colorado, Nevada and Iowa have filed a motion seeking to intervene in the legal battle opposing the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas' ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional.
BOSTON — A Massachusetts insurance agency will pay nearly $5.2 million in restitution after overcharging small business customers with hidden fees averaging more than $5,000 and some fees reaching 462 percent of the insurance premium, according to the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.