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The Stage Is Set in Virginia for 2021; In Other States, AG Candidates Declare for 2022

Incumbent Virginia AG Mark Herring won the 2021 Democratic nomination for AG against Delegate Jay Jones in the Virginia primary election. As previously reported, he will face off against the Republican nominee, Delegate Jason Miyares. Former State Representative, Dennis Smith, announced his candidacy for Minnesota Attorney General. He is the second Republican to enter the…

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What a Waste! Merging Waste Disposal Companies Must Divest Assets to Avoid Antitrust Concerns

The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the AGs of Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin sued to block the merger of waste disposal companies Waste Management, Inc. (“WMI”) and Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. (“ADS”) over allegations that the $4.6 billion merger between the two companies would substantially harm competition for waste collection and disposal services in more than 50 local markets. DOJ and the AGs simultaneously filed a proposed final judgment that would require WMI to divest certain assets to mitigate the alleged anticompetitive harms of the merger.

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