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Idaho AG Wasden Moves to Intervene Against Alleged Patent Trolls

Idaho AG Lawrence Wasden has filed motions to intervene [Law360 paywall] in two related patent lawsuits. In so doing, AG Wasden seeks to defend the constitutionality of a 2014 Idaho statute, the Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement Act (BFAPIA), which, among other things, requires patent-owning companies to put up a bond covering litigation costs…

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AG Election News

In Idaho, former U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador defeated incumbent AG Lawrence Wasden in the Republican primary election for the post. Wasden, who has served five terms, is the state’s longest-serving AG. Among Labrador’s key campaign themes is his promise to aggressively act against federal government “overreach.” In Minnesota, Doug Wardlow, who was the Republican Party’s…

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Show Me the Money: Attorneys General Urge CFPB on Complaints About Money-Sharing Platforms, Apps

On December 20, 2021, a bipartisan group of 33 AGs, led by Idaho AG Lawrence Wasden and Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum, sent a letter to the Director of the CFPB in response to the CFPB’s Request for Comments on its Inquiry into Big Tech Payment Platforms. In the letter, the AGs urged the CFPB to strengthen consumer protections for money-sharing platforms and apps.

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From Congress to the AG’s Office: Candidates with Congressional Backgrounds Enter 2022 AG Races

Republican U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2022 election for Texas AG. He will be competing against incumbent Republican AG Ken Paxton and Land Commissioner George P. Bush. As previously reported, the Democratic field includes civil rights attorneys Lee Merritt and Rochelle Garza, and former Galveston mayor Joe…

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