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Republican AGs Wade Into CAT Fight

A coalition of 23 Republican AGs, led by Arkansas AG Tim Griffin, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in American Securities Association v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asking the court to find that the SEC lacks the authority to create the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) database of investors and trading activity.

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Texas AG Seeks to Revoke NGO Registration Over Refusal to Produce Documents

Texas AG Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against nongovernmental organization (NGO) Annunciation House seeking to revoke the NGO’s registration to operate in the state over allegations that it engaged in unlawful conduct. In response to a lawsuit filed by Annunciation House seeking to enjoin the AG’s office from accessing the NGO’s records on an expedited basis,…

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FTC, California DFPI Team Up Against Mortgage Relief Scams

The FTC and California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) obtained default judgments against six companies doing business as Home Matters USA, Academy Home Services, Atlantic Pacific Service Group, Golden Home Services America, and their owners (collectively, “companies”), finding that they operated fraudulent mortgage relief scams in violation of the FTC Act, federal telemarketing and mortgage assistance relief services laws, the Covid-19 Consumer Protection Act, and the California Consumer Financial Protection Law (CCFPL).

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Massachusetts AG Alleges Asbestos Mishandling

Massachusetts AG Andrea Joy Campbell filed a lawsuit against Holtec Decommissioning International LLC and Holtec Pilgrim LLC (collectively, “Holtec”) alleging that Holtec violated the state’s Air Act and related regulations by mishandling demolition debris during the decommissioning of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station. In the complaint, AG Campbell alleges that Holtec failed to remove asbestos-containing…

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Democratic AGs Continue Urging FDA to Issue Guidance on Toxic Metals in Baby Food

A group of 20 Democratic AGs wrote a comment letter to the FDA urging it to act on prior AG petitions asking the FDA to issue strong, specific guidance to the baby food industry on testing for lead and other toxic elements.

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