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2007 News Release Archive

Attorneys General Reach Agreement with Kroger Co. to Stop Tobacco Sales to Children
National grocery store chain to implement in-store measures to prevent children from buying tobacco products.
October 24, 2007

Fifty-one Attorneys General Express Support For Senate Bill 1027
Fifty-one Attorneys General signed a letter to members of United States Senate to express support for Senate Bill 1027, the ?Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act of 2007? (PACT Act), currently pending in the Senate.
October 24, 2007

Reflection, Compassion and Courage: Attorneys General Remember September 11
It is with much sadness that our nation commemorates the sixth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11.
September 11, 2007

Attorneys General Call For Federal And Statewide Reforms To Increase School And College Campus Safety
Twenty-seven (27) Attorneys General today issued a call to federal and state leaders to address serious deficiencies in federal and state laws and educational policies that leave students vulnerable to violence in their schools and on college campuses.
September 6, 2007

Thirty-six Attorneys General Settle With Guidant
Thirty-six Attorneys General reached a settlement with Guidant Corporation, a manufacturer of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs). The settlement was part of an enforcement action brought by the Attorneys General due to concerns with the sale of a particular model, the Ventak Prizm 2 DR Model 1861 (Prizm), that did not work properly.
August 31, 2007

Attorneys General Announce Settlement with America Online Regarding Cancellation Issues
Forty-nine Attorneys General today announced a $3,000,000 settlement with AOL, one of the nation?s largest Internet service providers, requiring the company to make significant changes in honoring consumer cancellation requests and further ordering refunds for consumers.
July 11, 2007

NAAG Announces New Slate Of Officers And Winners Of 2007 Annual Association Awards
Members of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) elected Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden as president for the 2007-2008 term Thursday night, making history as the Association’s first president from Idaho.
June 22, 2007

NAAG Hosts 2007 Summer Centennial Meeting June 19-21
Attorneys General to meet with U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and nation?s top CEOs to discuss critical legal issues of state-federal concern.
June 18, 2007

44 Attorneys General Reach Settlement With Choicepoint
Forty-four Attorneys General reached a settlement with Choicepoint, resolving allegations that the company failed to adequately maintain the privacy and security of consumers? personal information.
May 31, 2007

NAAG Task Force Examines Legal And Policy Barriers To Ensuring School Safety
Attorneys General across the country announced plans today to join forces in a coordinated effort to examine legal issues related to school violence and safety.
May 16, 2007

Attorneys General Praise Beam Global For Adopting Stronger Voluntary Advertising Standard
Recent studies confirm the correlation between alcohol advertising and underage drinking. While advertising is only one of the factors that contribute to underage drinking, the importance of reducing youth exposure to alcohol advertising is magnified given that youth who begin drinking before age 15 are four times as likely to develop alcohol dependence after age 21.
May 7, 2007

NAAG Youth Access to Alcohol Committee Co-Chairs Prepared to Answer the Surgeon General's Call to Action
After attending a special briefing by the Surgeon General on the Call to Action, Attorney General Rowe said, ?Attorneys General know first hand the devastating effects of youth drinking and we?ve been working within our states and nationally to try to address the problem. Unfortunately, too many people in this country do not fully understand the health implications of youth drinking. This is why the Surgeon General?s Call to Action is so important ? he?s the country?s top physician and he?s warning the public that underage drinking is a serious pediatric health crisis that needs immediate attention.?
March 6, 2007

NAAG Hosts 2007 Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Forty-six Attorneys General will be in attendance, along with their staffs, to meet with a number of key national figures, including U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, U.S. Senator John Kerry, former U.S. Solicitors General Ted Olson Walter Dellinger, and John Walsh, co-founder of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and host of Fox TV’s America’s Most Wanted.
March 3, 2007

National Association Of Attorneys General To Host 2007 Spring Meeting March 5-7 In Washington, D.C.
Forty-six Attorneys General, their staffs, federal officials and representatives of other associations and trade organizations will convene to discuss a number of issues, including federal legislation, consumer protection, cybercrime, sex offender management and the Adam Walsh Act, Real ID and the impact on states, the impact of pre-K programs on crime prevention, anti-counterfeiting and piracy initiatives, recent Supreme Court decisions and the 150th anniversary of the Dred Scott decision --- its place in the law and its relevance today.
February 28, 2007

NAAG Launches Campaign to Prevent Reckless Driving Among Teens and Young Adults
Members of the National Association of Attorneys General, in coordination with The Advertising Council and a number of other agencies, are promoting a new campaign to prevent reckless driving among teens and young adults. ...
January 24, 2007

Thirty States Settle With Bayer Corporation
States reached a settlement with Bayer Corporation, resolving allegations that the company did not adequately disclose safety problems associated with its product, Baycol, ...
January 23, 2007

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