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Republican AGs Question Proxy Advisors on ESG and Debanking Positions

A group of 23 Republican AGs wrote a letter to proxy advisory firms International Shareholder Services, Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) warning the companies to cease prioritizing ESG initiatives in a manner that allegedly violates federal and state laws and the companies’ legal duties. In the letter, the AGs assert that…

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Republican AGs Pour Cold Water on New EPA Rule

A group of 11 Republican AGs and several energy industry groups filed a lawsuit against the EPA challenging the 2023 Water Quality Certification Rule, which revises the Clean Water Act’s (CWA) permitting process to allow states and tribes increased power to veto a project. In their complaint, the AGs and industry groups argue that the…

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Vocational Training Program Prehired to Pay Back $4.2 Million, Cancel Outstanding Loans

A bipartisan coalition of 11 AGs, in conjunction with the CFPB, reached a settlement with the bankruptcy trustee for Prehired, LLC and affiliated entities (collectively, “Prehired”) to resolve allegations that the company violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act through deceptive marketing and debt collection practices. As we…

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Democratic AGs Try to Drive a Truck Through Arbitration Act Exemption

A group of 16 Democratic AGs filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries, urging the reversal of a lower court’s holding that truck drivers for non-transportation companies do not fall within an exemption to the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). The FAA requires workers who have signed arbitration agreements…

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Labor Department Efforts to Expand Overtime Protections Earn Democratic AG Support

A coalition of 14 Democratic AGs sent a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a proposed rulemaking that updates rules governing executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) employees as related to overtime pay requirements. The letter expresses support for proposed increases to the salary levels at which EAP employees can be…

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