A group of 14 Republican AGs wrote a letter to Merrick B. Garland, the U.S. Attorney General, asking what steps the DOJ is taking to protect against potential threats posed by foreign entities funding civil litigation within the United States.
In a May 24 run-off election, incumbent Ken Paxton, a Republican, has defeated land commissioner George P. Bush by a margin of 67.9% to 32.1%. Former ACLU attorney Rochelle Garza won the Democratic run-off against Joe Jaworski by a margin of 62.8% to 37.2%. Paxton and Garza will face off in the statewide AG election in November.
Georgia AG Chris Carr reached a settlement with rent-to-own retailer Rent-A-Center, Inc. to resolve allegations that it violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act, the Georgia Lease-Purchase Agreement Act, and the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
This is the second in a series of articles by the Cozen O’Connor State AG team providing guidance on what corporate America needs to know in planning legal, regulatory and political strategies to anticipate and react to shifts in the AG landscape.
Private practice attorney Steve Kim announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2022 Illinois AG race. If successful, he will face incumbent Democratic AG Kwame Raoul, who is seeking a second term. Massachusetts AG Maura Healey announced she is seeking the 2022 Democratic nomination for Governor. AG Healey was first elected AG in…