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South Carolina: Incumbent AG Alan Wilson has come out ahead in the state’s GOP primary, positioning him as the likely victor in the fall general election. Wilson, first elected in 2010, is currently in his third term in office. No Democrats have entered the race.

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Attorneys General Appointment and Election News

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum appointed former U.S. Attorney and Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley as AG following AG Wayne Stenehjem’s sudden passing in January 2022. AG Wrigley will serve out the remainder of the current term, which ends on December 31, 2022. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy nominated Matthew Platkin, his former chief counsel, to…

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Healthcare Provider Pays $2 Million to Settle Allegations of Performing Unnecessary Drug Tests

Nevada AG Aaron Ford and the U.S. DOJ reached a settlement with healthcare provider Lipshutz & Wills Medical Group, LLP d/b/a Monos Health (“Monos”) to resolve allegations that it improperly billed Medicaid, Medicare, and Tricare for unnecessary urine drug tests in violation of federal and state false claims laws.

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Lender Runs Afoul of Military Lending Act; Agrees to Pay $2 Million Fine to CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) reached a settlement with consumer lender Omni Financial of Nevada, Inc. (“Omni”) to resolve allegations that it used prohibited collection practices in its dealings with consumers affiliated with the military as well as civilians in violation of the Military Lending Act (“MLA”), the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (“EFTA”), and the Consumer Financial Protection Act (“CFPA”).

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