45 State Attorneys General Join in their Ongoing Efforts to Protect Consumers from Robocalls

A bi-partisan coalition of 45 state attorneys general sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeking to safeguard consumers from scam phone calls made by Voice-Over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) service providers. The attorneys general submitted comments to the FCC on its proposal “to safeguard and secure the open Internet” (NPRM) asking it to clarify that…

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54 Attorneys General Call on Congress to Study AI and Its Harmful Effects on Children

A bipartisan coalition of 54 state and territory attorneys general urge Congress to study how artificial intelligence (AI) can and is being used to exploit children through child sexual abuse material (CSAM). The attorneys general also asked Congress to propose legislation that would protect children from those abuses. The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)…

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Attorneys General Call on Congress to Pass the Combating Illicit Xylazine Act

A bipartisan coalition of 39 state and territory attorneys general called on leaders of Congress to pass the Combating Illicit Xylazine Act (H.R.1839/S.993). Xylazine is only approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a veterinary medicine and in humans, it is known to depress breathing and heart rate, lower blood pressure, and…

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Connecticut et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. et al., No. 2:19-cv-02407, (E.D. Pa. filed in MDL 05/30/2019)

44 plaintiff states filed suit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers alleging a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition and unreasonably restrain trade for more than 100 different generic drugs. The lawsuit was originally Connecticut, was transferred to the MDL court in Pennsylvania.  The lawsuit…

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Connecticut, et al. v. Sandoz, et al., Case No. 20-cv-3539 (E.D. Pa. June 10, 2020), MDL 2724 (E.D. Pa.)

Plaintiff states filed a third lawsuit stemming from the ongoing antitrust investigation into a widespread conspiracy by generic drug manufacturers to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition, and unreasonably restrain trade for generic drugs sold across the United States. The complaint focuses on 80 topical generic drugs  and names 26 corporate Defendants and 10…

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Attorneys General Call on Congress to Improve Federal-State Cooperation to End Human Trafficking

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter on February 27, 2023 to Congressional leadership raising concerns about the National Human Trafficking Hotline and seeking assistance to preserve the critical joint federal-state effort to end trafficking. The letter, sent on behalf of a bipartisan coalition of 36 state and territory attorneys general, highlights…

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NAAG Supports FCC Proposal to Put in Place Anti-Robotext Protections

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) supported the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to help cut down on unwanted text messages by requiring mobile wireless providers to block texts from invalid, unassigned, or unused numbers, and from numbers on a Do Not Originate (DNO) list. The bipartisan coalition of 51 attorneys general support the…

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NAAG Calls on the FCC to Require Voice Service Providers to Increase Anti-Robocall Protections

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) called on the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to require the telephone providers that route calls across the U.S. telephone network to implement more rigorous measures to prevent illegal and fraudulent robocalls from bombarding Americans. The FCC is proposing expanding many of these rules to those few phone companies…

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Settlement Agreement Between Plaintiff States and Citibank (June 2018)

Forty-two plaintiff states reached a $100 million settlement with Citibank for fraudulent conduct involving interest rate manipulation that had a significant impact on consumers and financial markets around the world. UBS’ fraudulent conduct involved the manipulation of LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate). LIBOR is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions…

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NAAG Urges TikTok and Snapchat to Give Parents More Control

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter, signed by 44 attorneys general, to TikTok and Snapchat urging them to give parents the ability to monitor their children’s social media usage and protect their children from online threats using parental control apps. In their letter, the attorneys general express various concerns over the…

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