Supreme Court Report: Arellano v. McDonough, 21-432

Volume 30, Issue 5 This Report summarizes an opinion issued on January 23 (Part I); and cases granted review on December 27, 2022, and January 13, 2023 (Part II). Opinion: Arellano v. McDonough, 21-432 Arellano v. McDonough, 21-432. “This case concerns the effective date of an award of disability compensation to a veteran of the…

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NAAG National Training (March 14-15)

This training is open to attorney general staff only. If you are a NAAG member, please log-in to see event details. 2023 Beginner’s Guide to the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement and Tobacco and Nicotine Regulation Training The NAAG Center for Tobacco and Public Health is pleased to announce its 6th Annual Beginner’s Guide to the…
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NAGTRI Online Lunch & Learn: Tools, Tips, & Tactics for Reviewing Legal Writing

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET Hosted by Center for Legal Advocacy and Faculty Development This panel discussion will be led by three outstanding attorneys from our National Association of Attorney’s General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) faculty. Our objective is to make better legal writers by discussing how to…
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Laura Clinton, Consumer Protection Division Chief, Washington Attorney General’s Office

Unlike many of you, I came to public service later in my career. I spent almost 20 years in private practice, leading a wide variety of complex civil cases for public and private clients. The 2016 election ushered in a new era of public litigation, and the Attorney General’s tenacious advocacy for the people of…

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NAGTRI Training (March 22-24)

March 22-24, 2023 Little Rock, Arkansas This training is open to attorney general staff only. NAGTRI National Consumer Protection 101 Training This program is hosted by the Center for Consumer Protection. This is an introductory-level training for attorneys tasked with enforcing consumer protection laws who have three years or less of consumer-related experience. New attorneys…
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Attorney General Consumer Protection News: December 2022

Multistate Actions Led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a bipartisan group of 34 attorneys general urged the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to improve consumer protection rules for airline passengers. The letter calls on USDOT to strengthen protections for…

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Federal Agency and Other Consumer Protection News: December 2022

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) is ordering Wells Fargo Bank to pay more than $3.7 billion to resolve claims of widespread mismanagement of auto loans, mortgages, and deposit accounts. The consent order requires payment of $2 billion in redress for almost 16 million consumer accounts and a $1.7…

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Supreme Court Report: Slack Technologies, LLC v. Pirani, 22-200

Volume 30, Issue 4 This Report summarizes cases granted review on December 13, 2022 (Part I). Case Granted Review: Slack Technologies, LLC v. Pirani, 22-200 Slack Technologies, LLC v. Pirani, 22-200. The Court will resolve “[w]hether Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933 require plaintiffs to plead and prove that they bought…

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Supreme Court Report: Samia v. United States, 22-196

Volume 30, Issue 4 This Report summarizes cases granted review on December 13, 2022 (Part I). Case Granted Review: Samia v. United States, 22-196 Samia v. United States, 22-196. At issue is “[w]hether admitting a codefendant’s redacted out-of-court confession that immediately inculpates a defendant based on the surrounding context violates the defendant’s rights under the…

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Supreme Court Report: Smith v. United States, 21-1576

Volume 30, Issue 4 This Report summarizes cases granted review on December 13, 2022 (Part I). Case Granted Review: Smith v. United States, 21-1576 Smith v. United States, 21-1576. The question presented is “[w]hether the proper remedy for the government’s failure to prove venue is an acquittal barring reprosecution of the offense, . . ….

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