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AG Election Roundup

In the Nebraska Republican AG primary, Mike Hilgers outpolled Jennifer Hicks 67.1% to 32.9%. As the state has no Democrat AG candidates, Hilgers is the presumptive next AG of the state. Hilgers is an attorney with a private practice in Lincoln, has served in Nebraska’s unicameral Legislature for the past six years, and is now Speaker.

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AG Coalitions Tackle PPP, Price Gouging Concerns

Eighteen Democratic AGs, led by Illinois AG Kwame Raoul, sent a comment letter to the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) opposing the SBA’s proposed rule governing the appeals process for Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans, which would impact all SBA decisions regarding PPP loans, including borrowers’ eligibility and a loan’s amount, acceptable usage, and forgiveness.

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ResMed on the Hook for $39.5 Million for Alleged Kickbacks

Forty-four AGs, including Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron, North Carolina AG Josh Stein, and Massachusetts AG Maura Healey, as well as the U.S. Department of Justice (“U.S. DOJ”), reached a settlement with medical equipment manufacturer ResMed Corp. (“ResMed”) to resolve allegations that the company provided illegal kickbacks to medical equipment suppliers and health care providers in violation of state and federal false claims statutes.

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