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Bipartisan AGs Tell Health Care Company to Step Up Response to Cyber Attack

A multistate coalition of 17 Democratic and 5 Republican AGs wrote a letter to UnitedHealth Group Inc. urging the company to improve its response following a cyberattack on its subsidiary Change Healthcare, which provides a data clearinghouse used by providers, pharmacies, and insurers. In the letter, the AGs note that in the wake of a…

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AG James Reaches $3.5 Million Settlement with Nation’s Largest Title Insurance Company

New York AG Letitia James announced a settlement with Fidelity National Financial, Inc. to resolve allegations that the title insurance company entered into no-poach agreements in violation of state antitrust laws. In the settlement agreement, AG James alleges that Fidelity used its market dominance to enter into agreements with other companies not to solicit, recruit,…

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Democratic Attorneys General Support DOL’s Fight for Narrower Definition of ERISA Health Plans

A group of 22 Democratic AGs, led by District of Columbia AG Karl Racine, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in S. Department of Labor v. Data Marketing Partnership, No. 20-11179, in support of the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) position that the district court erred in determining that a program through which users obtain health insurance in exchange for personal data is an “employee benefit plan” as defined by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”).

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The State AG Report Weekly Update October 26, 2017

AG Elections Democrat Jesse Ruiz Announces Bid for Illinois Attorney General Democrat Jesse Ruiz declared his candidacy in the open 2018 race for Illinois AG. He is currently a partner at a Chicago law firm. Ruiz previously chaired the Illinois State Board of Education and served as Vice President of the Chicago Board of Education.…

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