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Pregnancy Discrimination Targeted by Washington AG Ferguson

Washington AG Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit against O’Reilly Auto Enterprises, LLC accusing the auto parts retailer of violating the state’s Healthy Starts Act, Law Against Discrimination, and Consumer Protection Act by refusing to reasonably accommodate its pregnant employees. According to the complaint, O’Reilly routinely rejected pregnant employees’ requests for workplace accommodations, including the ability…

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Court Sides with AGs Contending Hyundai-Kia Theft Class Action Settlement Is Inadequate

On August 11, a coalition of seven Democratic AGs wrote a letter to the federal court overseeing the proposed class-action settlement regarding certain alleged theft-prone vehicles manufactured by Hyundai and Kia, arguing that the proposed settlement fails to adequately respond to the ongoing public safety crisis caused by the vulnerability of the vehicles. Shortly afterward,…

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Republican and Democratic AGs Duel on Electric Vehicle Standards

The EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas standards for light- and medium-duty highway vehicles received dueling comment letters from a group of 21 Democratic AGs and Democratic officials from five cities and a group of 25 Republican AGs. In their letter, the Republican AGs argue that the proposed rule’s goal to increase the percentage of electric vehicles…

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Radio, Someone Still Loves You

A group of 16 AGs wrote a letter to the Electric Drive Transportation Association and the Zero Emission Transportation Association urging electric vehicle manufacturers to keep AM radios in new electric vehicles so that drivers have a way to become apprised of natural disasters and public emergencies.

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Democratic AGs Want EPA to Keep On Truckin’ the Emissions Standards

A group of 18 Democratic AGs sent a comment letter in support of the EPA’s proposed Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles, commending the EPA for strengthening greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles to combat both the impacts of climate change and poor air quality, while at the same time urging the agency…

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