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Drug Distributors and Major Pharmaceutical Company Reach $26 Billion Global Settlement with States to End Opioid Litigation

A bipartisan group of AGs reached a $26 billion global settlement with three major drug distributors and Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) (collectively “Companies”), pending approval by the vast majority of states and municipalities, to release the Companies from all civil liability relating to the opioid crisis.

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Republican Attorneys General Oppose Reinstatement of California’s Clean Air Act Waiver

A group of 16 Republican AGs, led by Ohio AG Dave Yost, sent a comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) urging it to not reinstate California’s waiver under the Clean Air Act, which the letter argues is unconstitutional. In the letter, the AGs urge the EPA to maintain the Trump administration’s Safer…

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Google Play Store Targeted in Multistate Antitrust Suit

A bipartisan group of 37 AGs, led by Utah AG Sean Reyes, New York AG Letitia James, North Carolina AG Josh Stein, and Tennessee AG Herbert Slatery, sued Google, LLC and related entities (collectively, “Google”) over allegations that it holds a monopoly over the distribution of apps for the Android operating system in violation of the Sherman Act and state antitrust and consumer protection laws.

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Appeals Court Urged to Let North Dakota’s Laws Regulating Pharmacy Benefit Managers Stand

A bipartisan group of 34 AGs, led by Minnesota AG Keith Ellison, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in support of North Dakota’s position in Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (“PMCA”) v. Wehbi, where North Dakota argued that states have the right to regulate pharmacy benefit managers (“PBMs”) and…

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Democratic Attorneys General Support EPA’s Proposed Cap-and-Trade Program for HFCs

A group of 14 Democratic AGs led by Massachusetts AG Maura Healey sent a comment letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to support to Agency’s proposed rule under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (“AIM Act”) to use a cap-and-trade system to phase out the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (“HFCs”), potent greenhouse…

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