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PFAS-t and Furious: Five More AGs Sue “Forever Chemical” Manufacturers

Arizona AG Kris Mayes, Maryland AG Anthony G. Brown, Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum, Rhode Island AG Peter Neronha, and Washington AG Bob Ferguson filed separate lawsuits against manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for alleged violations of state environmental and consumer protection laws related to PFAS contamination in their respective states’ waterways. The Arizona,…

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AG Coalition Sues Telecom Provider for Facilitating Illegal Robocalls

A group of 49 AGs filed a lawsuit against Michael D. Lansky, L.L.C., dba Avid Telecom, and two affiliated individuals, for allegedly violating the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act, the Telemarketing Sales Rule, and state consumer protection laws by initiating and facilitating 7.5 billion illegal robocalls to individuals on the Do Not…

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Arizona AG Office Secures Settlement for Alleged Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Home Loan Applicants

Arizona AG Office’s Civil Rights Division brokered a settlement between Discount Mortgage Advisors, LLC and two customers who allege that the company violated the Arizona Fair Housing Act by discriminating against them on the basis of sexual orientation when considering their qualification for a home loan. Under the terms of the agreement, Discount Mortgage Advisors…

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Multistate AG Coalition Urges EPA Action to Protect Pollinators from Sulfoxaflor Exposure

Thirteen Democratic AGs, who account for 37% of national crop production, sent a comment letter to the EPA urging the agency to place nationwide restrictions on the use of sulfoxaflor, a pesticide that is toxic to bees and other pollinators.

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ESG Practices No Longer in the Crosshairs of Arizona AG Office

Arizona AG Kris Mayes announced that Arizona will no longer participate in investigations into financial institutions’ consideration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors when choosing plan investments. Mayes’ announcement is a departure from the policies of her predecessor, former Republican AG Mark Brnovich, who participated in investigations into ESG practices. Mayes, a Democrat who…

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