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California Imposes Stringent New Privacy Requirements on Businesses Serving Minors

In this Client Alert, Andy Baer, Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Technology, Privacy & Data Security Practice, provides a detailed analysis of the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (AB 2273), signed into law by Governor Newsom on September 15, 2022, and the stringent new requirements it imposes on businesses that provide online products, services or features “likely to be accessed” by consumers under 18 years of age.

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AG Bonta Conditionally Approves Nonprofit Retirement Communities Transaction

California AG Rob Bonta has conditionally approved the sale of California-Nevada Methodist Homes (Methodist)—a nonprofit that operates two continuing care retirement communities—to real estate firm Pacifica Companies LLC (Pacifica). The $34 million sale is part of Methodist’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and has already been approved by the Bankruptcy Court. Under California law, sale or…

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Democratic AGs Align Against Texas Abortion Law

Democratic AGs from 20 states and the District of Columbia, led by California AG Rob Bonta, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in support of the plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction in Fund Texas Choice v. Paxton, urging the Court to halt enforcement of Texas’s abortion laws…

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AG Bonta Fines Safeway for Gasoline Storage Tank Violations in California

California AG Rob Bonta, along with five district attorneys, reached a settlement with the supermarket chain Safeway to resolve allegations that Safeway violated the California Health and Safety Code and state environmental laws by failing to install, maintain, and operate underground gasoline storage tanks and various spill prevention and safety measures at 71 of its gas stations across the state of California.

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