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In 2022, Opioids, Data Privacy, and ESG Dominated the State AG Landscape

2022 was a landmark year for state attorneys general.  From billion-dollar global settlements with players in each link of the opioids distribution chain to record-setting settlements with a tech giant, this past year AGs joined forces across the aisle to resolve disputes with some of the most prominent companies in the United States.

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Arizona AG Candidate Hamadeh Continues to Challenge Arizona AG Election Results

Arizona Republican AG candidate Abe Hamadeh filed a new lawsuit after the results of a recount in the November AG election were announced. The complaint, filed in the Mohave County Superior Court, challenges the election results and alleges that the vote discrepancy between the original results and the recount results calls into question the completeness…

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Arizona AG Fines Google $85 Million Over Alleged Deceptive Location Tracking

Arizona AG Mark Brnovich reached a settlement agreement with Google to resolve allegations that the internet search and technology company unlawfully obtained users’ location data and used that information to sell advertisements and analyze their effectiveness in violation of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.

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AG Coalition Objects to Climate Change-Based ESG Investments

A group of 19 AGs, led by Arizona AG Mark Brnovich and Nebraska AG Doug Peterson, sent a letter to Laurence D. Fink, CEO of BlackRock, Inc., seeking clarification on whether BlackRock’s actions violate state laws in that they are motivated by interests other than maximizing financial return. The letter requests clarification on statements made by…

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Election News Roundup - 8.4.2022

Arizona: Abe Hamadeh, with backing from Donald Trump, has emerged as the winner of the state’s GOP primary for AG, defeating attorney Rodney Glassman and retired Supreme Court Justice Andrew Gould, along with three other Republican candidates. Hamadeh will face Democrat Kris Mayes and two write-in Libertarian candidates in the general election. Current AG Mark Brnovich,…

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