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The State AG Report Weekly Update

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2018 AG Elections- Democrat Kwame Raoul and Republican Erika Harold Win Illinois AG Primary Races- Democratic State Senator Kwame Raoul defeated seven opponents, including former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, to win the...more

Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Guidance on New Equal Pay Law

On March 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Attorney General (AG) issued detailed guidance on the amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA), which are set to go into effect on July 1, 2018. The amendments, which were...more

The Weekly Round-Up: ICE Spokesperson Resigns, Citing “Falsehoods;” H-2B Seasonal Worker Program Receives Increased Scrutiny; and...

Justice Department Sues California - On Monday, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson, James Schwab, announced his resignation, stating that he did not “want to perpetuate misleading facts” posited by...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update

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Consumer Protection- Arizona Attorney General Announces Settlement with Auto Manufacturer Over Alleged Ignition Switch Defects- Arizona AG Mark Brnovich reached a settlement with auto manufacturer General Motors LLC...more

Cozen O’Connor’s Insight: Illinois State Attorney General Primary Election On March 20

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Democratic Nomination Still Too Close to Call; Harold Likely to Win Republican Nomination- The 2018 primary election season for the 31 State Attorney General (“AG”) contests officially kicked-off last week in Texas, but...more

Breathing Room? Feds May Not Target Cannabis for Prosecution, After All

Back in January, when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he was rescinding the Obama-era “Cole Memo,” much speculation ensued about the practical effects, if any, of the move. To some, it suggested that Mr....more

Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Guidance on Updated Pay Equity Law

The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General recently issued guidance on the new amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”), effective July 1, 2018. Although the guidance is extremely detailed and should be...more

Virginia AG Reaches $243,000 Settlement with Online Payday Lenders and Servicers

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On February 23, 2018, the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia (“Virginia AG”) announced that it had entered into a settlement agreement with several affiliated online payday lenders and debt collection companies (the...more

The Weekly Round-Up: Department of Justice Sues California Over “Sanctuary Cities,” USCIS Likely to Suspend Speedy Processing for...

Justice Department Sues California - On Tuesday night, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit against the State of California, as well as Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General of the State Xavier...more

The Plot Thickens: Trump Administration Sues California Over New Immigration Laws, Including AB 450

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The ever-escalating dispute between the Trump Administration and the State of California over immigration policy is starting to resemble a Shakespearean drama. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking at an appearance...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

2018 AG Elections- Democrat Paul Doyle and Republican Susan Hatfield Declare Candidacies for Connecticut Attorney General- Democratic Connecticut state Senator Paul Doyle and Republican Susan Hatfield, a state...more

Client Alert: Attorney General Issues Guidance on Massachusetts Equal Pay Act

by Bowditch & Dewey on

The July 1, 2018 implementation date for the amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) is less than four months away. The amendments approved in 2016 will bring about substantial changes to the definition of...more

Louisiana Third Circuit Issues Decision on the Procedure for Settlements in Cases Governed by Act 312

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In a decision issued today, the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal issued the first appellate court opinion addressing the procedure for approval of settlements in cases governed by Act 312 (La. R.S. 30:29). Britt v....more

Executor Can Swing Away at an Omitted Spouse Petition

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Born in Fresno, Kirk Kerkorian was an Armenian-American who went on to become a wealthy businessman and philanthropist, known for his role in shaping development in Las Vegas. After Kerkorian died in June 2015 at the age of...more

DOJ Issues Guidelines for Enforcement Related to Off-Label Promotion

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On February 28, 2018, Ethan P. Davis, the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Consumer Protection Branch, addressed the life sciences community regarding off-label promotion. In his remarks, Deputy Assistant Attorney...more

Attorney General Issues First Guidance on Massachusetts Equal Pay Act

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office issued guidance on the amended Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA), which takes effect July 1, 2018, and mandates equal pay among employees of different genders performing...more

The State AG Weekly Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

AG Elections- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Files to Run for Reelection- According to reports, Republican AG Leslie Rutledge has filed to run for reelection to a second term in 2018. AG Rutledge, the...more

CFPB to look to state AGs for more leadership in enforcement arena

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In remarks yesterday at the winter meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington, D.C., Mick Mulvaney indicated that the CFPB will be looking to state attorneys general for “much more collaboration...more

With States Stepping Up Enforcement, Mulvaney Offers CFPB’s Partnership and Deference

by Reed Smith on

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) Director Mick Mulvaney spoke to the National Association of Attorneys General winter meeting in D.C. on February 28, addressing the agency’s priorities under his leadership. He...more

Attorneys General Seek to Ban Mandatory Arbitration for Workplace Sexual Harassment

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Each state's attorney general has signed a letter demanding that Congress amend the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to prohibit mandatory arbitration provisions in claims involving workplace sexual harassment. ...more

K&L Gates Triage: The Opioid Epidemic: Laws Impacting Prescribers and Care Givers

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This is the first episode in a series focused on the legal issues surrounding the nationwide opioid crisis. To begin the series, Carla DewBerry discusses the laws and regulations impacting health care providers caring for...more

Members of the Berkshire Museum Ask Supreme Judicial Court to Stop Berkshire Museum’s Deaccession Plan

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(Boston, MA, February 26, 2018) Sullivan & Worcester LLP clients and Berkshire Museum members James Hatt, Kristin Hatt, and Elizabeth Weinberg filed today a brief with the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts asking the...more

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 8

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FY18 Omnibus. With the past week being a recess period, House and Senate Appropriators made little progress on drafting the Omnibus bill, but Clark Hill is hearing Appropriators have finalized or are close to finalizing...more

2018: The Top 5 AG Primary Elections To Watch

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On March 6, the AG primary election season will kick off in Texas. While the Texas primary election is a no-brainer, with both Republican incumbent Ken Paxton and Democratic challenger Justin Nelson unopposed, the next seven...more

Social Media Bots Are Here

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Social media bots may seem like a futuristic phenomenon or something belonging only in the TV series “Homeland,” but they’re already here affecting businesses and individuals online. Last month, the New York Times reported...more

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