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California Ramps Up Its Environmental Justice Enforcement Efforts

California AG Rob Bonta announced an expansion of the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Environmental Justice (“Bureau”), which is focused on fighting environmental injustices and protecting communities that are disproportionately impacted by environmental pollution and public health hazards.

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First Candidate Enters Race Against Newly-Appointed California Attorney General

Sacramento County DA Anne Marie Schubert, a former Republican and currently registered as “No Party Preference,” announced her candidacy in the 2022 election for the California AG’s office, currently held by Democratic AG Rob Bonta. AG Bonta was recently confirmed to replace Xavier Becerra, who joined the Biden cabinet as the U.S. Secretary of Health…

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Casino Agrees to $5.3 Million Penalty for Failing to Disclose Bank Secrecy Act Violations to Gambling Regulators

The California Department of Justice reached a settlement with casino operator Artichoke Joe’s and related entities and individuals (collectively, “Artichoke Joe’s”) to resolve allegations that it misled gambling regulators and failed to disclose admitted violations of the federal Bank Secrecy Act in violation of the California Gambling Control Act. The second amended accusation filed with…

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Boston Scientific Agrees to Pay $188.6 Million in Multistate Surgical Mesh Settlement

A bipartisan group of 48 AGs, led by former California AG Xavier Becerra and Washington AG Bob Ferguson, reached a settlement with Boston Scientific Corporation to resolve allegations that it falsely and deceptively marketed its surgical mesh products for women in violation of the settling jurisdictions’ consumer protection laws. The states’ complaints alleged that Boston…

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