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Quick Guide: AGs to Forever Chemicals Cos: We Want More Money and We Want It Now

Launching off season 3 of State AG Pulse, Stephen Cobb and Emily Yu go behind the headlines on a multi-district litigation related to PFAS or “forever chemicals” playing out in district court. Despite a proposed settlement in the range of $10 – $12 billion, AGs are concerned about whether the amount will be sufficient to…

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Bipartisan Group of AGs Teams Up to GUARD Veterans

A bipartisan coalition of 44 AGs wrote a letter to Congressional leaders urging the passage of the Governing Unaccredited Representatives Defrauding (GUARD) Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits Act, which is intended to hold accountable unaccredited and unregulated actors who target and prey upon veterans applying for federal VA benefits. The letter explains that federal law requires…

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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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