Attorneys General Urge Congress to Appropriate Funding in the FY2025 Budget for Legal Services Corporation

A bipartisan coalition of 39 state and territory attorneys general urge leaders of the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees to allocate robust funding for the nonprofit Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in the FY2025 budget. LSC supports equal access to justice by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations that provide civil legal services to those in…

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U.S. and Plaintiff States v. Apple, Inc., No. 2:24-cv-04055 (D.N.J. Mar. 21, 2024)

Sixteen states and the U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Apple for monopolization or attempted monopolization of smartphone markets in violation of Section 2 of the Sherman Act. The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleges that Apple illegally maintains a monopoly over…

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Coalition of 43 States Urges FTC to Strengthen Online Privacy and Safety Protections for America’s Youth

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on behalf of a bipartisan coalition of 43 state attorneys general to urge the federal government to update and strengthen the rules technology companies must follow under the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Among other things, the…

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41 Attorneys General Call On Meta To Protect Users’ Accounts From Scammers

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to Meta Platforms, Inc. (Meta) on behalf of a bipartisan coalition of 41 attorneys general that addresses the recent rise of Facebook and Instagram platform account takeovers by scammers and frauds. Account takeovers are when bad actors break into a user’s account and change passwords,…

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U.S. and Plaintiff States v. Kroger, No. 3:24-cv-00347 (D. Ore. Feb. 26, 2024)

The United States and nine plaintiff states sued to block the $42 billion proposed merger between the Kroger company and Albertson’s companies, the country’s two largest traditional supermarket chain.  The complaint alleges that the proposed acquisition may substantially lessen competition.  The FTC began an administrative proceeding and the plaintiffs (states and FTC) sought a preliminary…

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

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter to Congressional leaders on behalf of 39 attorneys general who urge congressional leaders to engage in meaningful debate and reform of the current practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and to take decisive action to reform the way PBMs conduct business and bring more transparency…

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People v. Eli Lilly & Co. et al., No. 23STCV00719 (Super. Ct. L.A. Cty. Jan. 12, 2023)

California sued the largest insulin makers and PBMs, alleging that they drove up the cost of the drug through unlawful, unfair and deceptive business practices in violation of Cal. Bus & Prof. Code 17200, et. seq. The three manufacturers named in the lawsuit produce over 90% of the global insulin supply and the three PBMs…

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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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FTC and Plaintiff States v. Syngenta Crop Protection AG, No. 22-cv-828 (M.D. N.C. Nov. 2022)

The FTC and 10 states sued pesticide manufacturers Syngenta Crop Protection and Corteva, Inc. two of the largest pesticide manufacturers operating in the United States. For allegedly paying distributors to block competitors from selling their cheaper generic products to farmers. The complaint alleges that these big pesticide firms run so-called “loyalty programs” in which distributors…

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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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