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AG Ellison Sues Minnesota Nonprofit for Misuse of Federal Children’s Food Funding During Covid-19 Pandemic

Minnesota AG Keith Ellison filed a lawsuit against Minnesota nonprofit ThinkTechAct Foundation and three associated individuals for allegedly violating state nonprofit and charitable organization laws by defrauding a federal program meant to ensure distribution of food to children during the covid-19 pandemic. According to the complaint, ThinkTechAct was a shell nonprofit designed to take advantage…

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Election News Roundup – 8.11.2022

Tennessee: Jonathan Skrmetti, a Republican, has been selected by the Tennessee Supreme Court to serve an eight-year term as the 28th Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter. Prior to becoming Governor Bill Lee’s chief legal counsel in December 2021, Skrmetti served as chief deputy attorney general. AG Skrmetti replaces AG Herbert Slatery, who announced in May that he would not seek a second term.

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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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Minnesota AG Ellison Sues Solar Panel Company for Deceptive Sales Tactics

Minnesota AG Keith Ellison has filed a lawsuit against four Utah-based solar panel sales companies, Brio Energy LLC, Bello Solar Energy, Avolta Power, Inc., and Sunny Solar Utah LLC, along with their executives and several lenders who partnered with the companies (“Defendants”), alleging deceptive and fraudulent sales practices in violation of Minnesota consumer fraud statutes.…

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New York AG Files Antitrust Suit to Block Healthcare Acquisition

On February 24, 2022, New York AG Letitia James and Minnesota AG Keith Ellison, along with the U.S. DOJ, filed an antitrust lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to block the proposed acquisition of Change Healthcare by UnitedHealth Group. UHG operates one of the largest health insurance companies in…

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