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Liz Murrill Wins Louisiana AG Runoff; Pennsylvania and Indiana Races Heat Up

Republican Liz Murrill won the runoff election for Louisiana AG, defeating Democrat Lindsey Cheek. AG-elect Murrill is the first woman to hold the state’s AG position. Pennsylvania State Representative Craig Williams and former Delaware County district attorney Katayoun “Kat” Copeland, both Republicans, announced their runs for Pennsylvania AG. They will join fellow Republican Dave Sunday…

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Healthcare Co.’s Coding Error Allegedly PHI-cilitates PHI-shing for PHI

A bipartisan coalition of 33 AGs settled with health care clearinghouse Inmediata Health Group, LLC and an affiliated entity (collectively, Inmediata) to resolve allegations that Inmediata violated state consumer protection and data breach notification laws, as well as HIPAA, when its failure to implement reasonable data security measures led to the potential exposure of protected health information (PHI).

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AGs Voice Concern Over Surge of Illegal Disposable E-Cigarettes Targeting Youth

A bipartisan group of 33 AGs led by North Carolina AG Josh Stein sent a letter urging the FDA and Center for Tobacco Products to swiftly formulate and implement a strategic plan that adequately protects public health from the glut of child-friendly flavored disposable e-cigarettes currently on the market. In the letter, the AGs recommended…

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Illumina-ting AG Arguments in Support of Biotech Merger

A group of 12 Republican AGs filed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to allow a merger to proceed between DNA sequencing company Illumina, Inc. and multi-cancer early detection test maker GRAIL, Inc. The AGs argue in the brief that the integration of the companies will facilitate the…

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