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2009 News Release Archive

Attorneys General Call For End Of Deceptive Marketing Practices For "Free Credit Reports"
The “free” credit report ads consumers have been seeing must be changed according to comments signed by 43 Attorneys General and filed by the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).
December 14, 2009

Attorneys General Intellectual Property Committee Tackles Counterfeiting
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has convened a special committee to address the problem of intellectual property (IP) theft which includes counterfeit products that consumers use, such as prescription drugs, brake pads and contact lenses.
December 14, 2009

Attorneys General Support State Enforcement of Consumer Financial Protection Agency Rules
Attorneys General from 40 states and territories sent a letter to Congress today urging members to uphold the role of the states in enforcing consumer protection laws should the Congress create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA).
November 4, 2009

NAAG Supports Funding for Victims of Crime Act Grants
Attorneys General from 54 states and territories signed a letter sent to members of Congress expressing their support for the Crime Victims Fund Preservation Act of 2009 (S. 1340; HR 3402).
September 23, 2009

September 11th Message
As our nation remembers the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the entire membership of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) remains committed to fulfilling the vital responsibilities of the Office of Attorney General --- to serve as the chief legal officers of our respective jurisdictions and to ensure the safety and welfare of all of our citizens.
September 11, 2009

Top 10 List of Consumer Complaints for 2008
In a sign of the economic times, credit cards and predatory lending/mortgages cracked the national top 10 list of consumer complaints to state Attorneys General offices in the year 2008.
August 31, 2009

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning Elected NAAG President
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning was unanimously elected yesterday by the members of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) to become the Association’s 102nd president.
June 18, 2009

State Attorneys General Discuss How To Protect The Public With Fewer State Dollars
DNA Database Sharing, Ponzi Schemes and Border Issues on Meeting Agenda
June 16, 2009

NAAG Holds 2009 Summer Meeting in Colorado
Attorneys General from the states and jurisdictions, their staff, federal officials, and corporate and association representatives will convene in Colorado Springs, Colo., to discuss a number of pressing legal issues.
June 10, 2009

Attorneys General Convene To Discuss Kids And Cyberbullying, Sexting, Sexual Predators, Social Networks, And E-Safety
Summit Focus is Safe Use of Online Technology for Children
May 12, 2009

Attorneys General Trained Mexican Prosecutors This Week
State Attorneys General completed the training of 26 Mexican prosecutors in Austin, Texas this week as Mexico’s judicial system changes to one similar to the U.S. courts.
April 3, 2009

Attorneys General Meet with Federal Officials to Discuss State-Federal Cooperation
During the NAAG Spring Meeting in Washington, DC, 43 Attorneys General are meeting with US Attorney General Eric Holder, FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair, and others to discuss pressing state-federal legal issues.
March 2, 2009

NAAG Spring Meeting Media Advisory
Forty-three Attorneys General to convene in Washington, DC to meet with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair and other federal officials during the NAAG Spring Meeting.
February 27, 2009

Diversion of Prescription Pain Medicine
New policy brief by NAAG and others offers strategies to aid law enforcement faced with a complicated case of a doctor suspected of illegal conduct related to prescription drugs.
February 19, 2009

Attorneys General Call on Congress to Restore Crime and Drug Enforcement Funds
NAAG sent a letter signed by 51 Attorneys General urging Congress to restore federal funding for the Bryne JAG program.
February 4, 2009

Preemption Is Attorneys General Top Issue For Federal Government
NAAG is asking the incoming Obama administration and the 111th Congress to resist federal preemption of state laws, particularly in the enforcement of state banking and mortgage foreclosure laws.
January 12, 2009

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