State Action Immunity Update

The state action immunity doctrine is an important protection for state regulatory boards and other non-state entities.

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Recent Powers and Duties Decisions

A report on the latest decisions across the country affecting the powers and duties of state and territory attorneys general.

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Notice Issues in the Age of Social Media

Read carefully, Mullane requires that courts must constantly examine the methods of notice they are using and rethink their approach to giving notice.

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Criminal Prosecution of Consumer Scams and Fraud

News stories of widespread consumer fraud and its grave impact on the public are frequently publicized. However, occurring even more often than news headlines of national significance, are stories of individual consumers being victimized and defrauded by individual con men.

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State and Territory Attorneys General Seek Congressional Support for Autism Services

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to congressional leadership, asking them to authorize the Autism CARES Act of 2019. This legislation provides ongoing federal support for research into autism spectrum disorders (“ASD”) and services to those affected by these conditions. “According to the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, one out…

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NAAG Statement on President Trump’s New Directive Requiring Swift Discharge of Debt for Disabled Veterans

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) issued the following statement following the announcement yesterday of President Trump’s new presidential directive requiring the U.S. Secretaries of Education and Veterans Affairs to swiftly discharge debt for totally and permanently disabled veterans: “The President’s action to ensure that tens of thousands of disabled veterans…

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State Attorneys General Ask Streaming Industry to Protect Young Viewers from Tobacco Imagery

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent letters to leading U.S. streaming services, encouraging the industry to adopt business practices that protect young viewers from tobacco imagery in video content. Letters were sent to Amazon.com, Apple, AT&T, CBS Corporation, Comcast Corporation, Discovery, The Walt Disney Company, Google, Netflix, Sony, Lionsgate, Viacom, and Walmart. According…

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NAAG Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Removal of Federal Barriers to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has sent a letter to congressional leadership in both chambers, asking for the removal of federal barriers that are currently preventing health care providers from offering treatment for opioid use disorder. Opioid use disorder is the physical and psychological reliance on opioids. Symptoms of opioid addiction include uncontrollable…

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NAAG Sends Letter to Food and Drug Administration Supporting Continued Study and Oversight of Cannabis-Derived Products

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to their request for comments regarding “Scientific Data and Information About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds.” The letter urges federal cooperation with states to protect consumers. It also expresses concern some companies may use false…

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NAAG Announces Winners of 2019 Supreme Court Best Brief Awards

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) has announced the winners of the 2019 Supreme Court Best Brief Awards. The Best Brief Awards honor the appellate practitioners from state attorneys general offices who have exhibited superb work in representing their states before the U.S. Supreme Court. Thirty-seven briefs were submitted for consideration this…

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