Volume 4, Number 7

July 29, 2010

Tobacco Arbitration Begins with Chicago Hearing
An arbitration proceeding involving a potential reduction in payments of over a billion dollars to the states—and the first opportunity to clarify key sections of the landmark 1998 tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) entered into by more than 50 tobacco manufacturers (known as Participating Manufacturers or PMs) and 52 states and territories (known as Settling States) -- began in earnest July 20 in Chicago.
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Employee Spotlight
As NAAG’s chief of staff and director of Administration and Association Services, Scott Messing is the “conductor” of all office operations, with a mission of achieving harmonious work flow.
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NAGTRI Prepares Training Calendar for 2010-11
Chris Toth, Deputy Executive Director and NAGTRI Director
The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) is planning an exciting 2010 – 2011 year of training opportunities for the Attorneys General offices with the continued financial support of NAAG’s Mission Foundation and with several grants from the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Stemming the Tide of Counterfeit Products and Intellectual Piracy
Paula Cotter, Energy and Environment Counsel
Attorneys General Rob McKenna (Wash.) and Jim Hood (Miss.) believe law enforcement should take intellectual property crime seriously. They are leaders in NAAG’s efforts to reduce the incidence of this kind of theft.
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Recent Competition Advocacy by Attorneys General
Emily Myers, Antitrust Counsel
An important part of the antitrust enforcement efforts by Attorneys General is competition advocacy. This article summarizes several recent competition advocacy efforts, both multistate and single state.
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Get to Know: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
Mark Shurtleff, Utah Attorney General and Patrick Lynch, Rhode Island Attorney General
Founded in 1996, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids has grown to include more than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, Attorneys General and crime survivors. Over the years, in state legislatures and the halls of the U.S. Congress, Fight Crime members have become unexpected messengers, informing policy makers that effective investments in children’s programs can help reduce crime and save taxpayer dollars.
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SAVE THE DATE

2014 Chief Deputies/Chiefs of Staff Meeting

April 23 - 25, 2014
San Diego, CA
Contact: Jeffrey Hunter

Persuasive Legal Writing

April 23 - 25, 2014
National Advocacy Center, Columbia, SC
Contact: Judy McKee

Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Hazard, KY

April 23, 2014
Perry County Public Library Auditorium
Contact: Judy McKee

Intellectual Property Theft Training Seminar: Louisville, KY

April 25, 2014
Louisville Metro Police Department, LMPD Training Academy
Contact: Judy McKee

National Cybercrime Conference

April 28 - 30, 2014
Sheraton Four Points, Norwood, MA
Contact: Hedda Litwin

Representation of State Agencies

April 29 - 30, 2014
Louisville, KY
Contact: Bill Malloy