A Bipartisan Coalition of 39 State Attorneys General Urge Congressional Action on Pharmacy Benefit Manager Reform

For Release:   Feb. 21, 2024 Twitter:           @NatlAssnAttysGn WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to Congressional leaders on behalf of 39 attorneys general who urge the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to engage in meaningful debate and reform of the current practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The…

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State Attorneys General Urge Congress to Stabilize Funding to Support Victims of Crime

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General sent a letter to congressional leaders on behalf of a coalition of 42 state attorneys general urging authorization of much-needed 2024 bridge funding for the federal Crime Victims Fund (the “VOCA Fund.”) The VOCA Fund supports the provision of essential direct services for crime victims and…

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State Attorneys General Urge Bridge Funding for the Federal Crime Victims Fund (VOCA)

A bi-partisan coalition of 42 state attorneys general urge the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to authorize much-needed 2024 bridge funding for the federal Crime Victims Fund (the “VOCA Fund.”) The VOCA Fund supports the provision of essential direct services for crime victims and survivors across the country. According to the U.S. Department of…

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Recent Decisions on CID Enforcement

A number of recent decisions have addressed the enforcement of civil investigative demands (CIDs) and subpoenas issued by attorneys general. Massachusetts:  A Massachusetts decision addressed the question of personal jurisdiction over the recipient of a CID issued by the Massachusetts attorney general. The state contracted with IDDC for protective gear during the COVID-19 pandemic. IDDC…

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Capital Forum Event Explores the Brave New World of Artificial Intelligence

In many ways, 2023 was marked by dramatic transformations in the field of artificial intelligence (“AI”). The rise of generative AI models and stories of these models mimicking human conversation or passing state bar exams dominated news cycles and captivated the global imagination. Experts noted how advancements in generative AI are poised to inexorably disrupt…

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Attorney General Remedies Under Iowa Consumer Fraud Act Are Equitable, Not Legal, Do Not Require Jury Trial

The Iowa supreme court recently analyzed the state’s consumer protection statute and found that the attorney general’s enforcement of the statute does not require a jury trial because they are equitable, rather than legal. The Iowa attorney general sued several companies, alleging false and misleading claims in violation of Iowa’s Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) and…

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Illinois Attorney General Must Produce Documents from Non-Party State Agencies

The state of Illinois sued Monsanto and several other companies alleging that they contaminated the environment by producing toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and caused environmental harm to the state’s air, water, wildlife and natural resources. Monsanto sought discovery from state agencies, arguing that that Illinois attorney general has a legal right to obtain those documents…

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D.C. Court of Appeals Issues Decision on the Stored Communications Act and Attorney General Investigations

The D.C. Court of Appeals issued a detailed decision about the interplay between the Stored Communications Act (SCA), 18 U.S.C. §§ 2701 to 2711, and a subpoena issued by the D.C attorney general pursuant to the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act (CPPA) (D.C. Code §§28-3901-3913). The District of Columbia attorney general issued a subpoena to…
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Michigan Attorney General May Select Venue for Suit Representing State Agency

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) as well as other federal, state, local and nongovernmental entities, reached an agreement in 1997 governing hydroelectric power projects in the Menominee River Basin, which includes northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This agreement, the Wilderness Shores Settlement Agreement (WSSA), provided that Wisconsin Electric (WE) agreed…

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2023 Annual Award Recipients Announced for Exceptional Service to the Attorney General Community

For Release: Embargo until Dec. 6, 2023 1:00 PM ET Contact: Staci Schneider 202-326-6000 x204 media@naag.org Twitter: @NatlAssnAttysGn 2023 Annual Award Recipients Announced for Exceptional Service to the Attorney General Community Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) announced the recipients of its annual awards during the organization’s annual Capital Forum event…

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