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AG Election Update

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.

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Rent-A-Center Settles Allegations of Deceptive Marketing and Harassing Debt Collection Practices

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.

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Past as Future: AGs’ Prior Experience Can Shape Their Priorities and Policies

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.

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2022 Attorneys General Races Take Shape with New and Withdrawing Candidates

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…

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Republican Attorneys General Oppose Proposed IRS Reporting Rules

A group of 20 Republican AGs, led by Georgia AG Chris Carr, Idaho AG Lawrence Wasden, and Utah AG Sean Reyes, sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in opposition to the administration’s proposed new Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) reporting requirements for financial institutions. The letter argues that the administration’s…

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