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AGs Tell Congress that EATS Act Ruins their Appetite

A group of 16 Democratic AGs wrote a letter to Congressional leaders opposing the passage of the Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression (EATS) Act, which restricts state and local governments abilities to set agricultural product standards and arose following the Supreme Court’s 2023 ruling in National Pork Producers Council v. Ross that upheld California regulation of…

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Trouble on the Horizon for Amgen’s Planned Acquisition

Six Democratic AGs joined the FTC in filing a lawsuit to block Amgen Inc.’s planned purchase of Horizon Therapeutics PLC, alleging that the transaction raises antitrust concerns and violates the Clayton Act. According to the complaint, Horizon Therapeutics is currently the only company to manufacture medicines to treat certain rare autoimmune diseases—thyroid eye disease and…

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State AGs, Staff Discuss Algorithms & Organized Retail Crime at Symposium

On April 18, 2023, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) held its annual Attorney General Symposium in Philadelphia, PA.  State AGs, AG office staff, and private sector attendees gathered to hear from panelists and to discuss the most pressing issues of the times, including those most relevant to businesses—algorithms and organized retail crime (ORC).  Key takeaways from these two business-critical panels are highlighted below.

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Democratic AGs File Amicus Brief Supporting New Jersey Firearms Statute

Eighteen Democratic AGs submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit asking the court to uphold a New Jersey gun nuisance law which grants the New Jersey AG authority to bring suit against gun industry members for unlawful conduct that results in harm to the public. The district court…

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Right-to-Repair Legislation Wins Bipartisan AG Support

A bipartisan coalition of 27 AGs wrote a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to protect farmers and other consumers by passing Right-to-Repair legislation targeting automobiles, agricultural equipment, and digital electronic equipment. The letter explains that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) often control access to the electronic parts needed to repair these types of consumer goods,…

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