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Democratic Attorneys General Urge Biden Administration to Consider Full Ramifications of Federal Coal Leasing Program

California AG Rob Bonta, New Mexico AG Hector Balderas, New York AG Letitia James, and Washington AG Bob Ferguson sent a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) urging it to consider the full social and environmental costs of the federal coal leasing program when making decisions regarding the future of the program.…

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Democratic AGs Seek Stiffer Penalties for CAFE-Standards Violations

A group of 13 Democratic AGs, led by California AG Rob Bonta and New York AG Letitia James, sent a letter to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) to restore penalties for automakers that failed to meet corporate average fuel economy (“CAFE”) standards for model years 2019-2021 vehicles. The letter calls on NHTSA to immediately…

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$575 Million California Healthcare Antitrust Settlement Approved by Judge

California AG Rob Bonta and healthcare system Sutter Health (“Sutter”) gained the final approval of a California state judge for their settlement agreement, which resolves allegations that Sutter employed anticompetitive practices in violation of California’s Cartwright Act. The complaint alleged, among other things, that Sutter, which is the largest hospital system in Northern California, intentionally concentrated…

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California Attorney General Reminds Healthcare Entities of Responsibility for Customer Data

California AG Rob Bonta sent a bulletin to healthcare organizations, including the California Hospital Association, the California Medical Association, and the California Dental Association, reminding healthcare facilities and providers of their obligation to comply with state and federal health data privacy laws. The bulletin stresses that healthcare entities must notify the California Department of Justice…

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