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New Jersey AG Declares Police Officers Cannot Face Discipline for Off-Duty Cannabis Consumption

As the highest-ranking law enforcement officer, a state’s attorney general sets the tone for other state and local law enforcement agencies at all levels, by not only setting broad policy initiatives but also interpreting laws that impact officers in their day-to-day duties

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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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Fertility Clinic Allegedly Failed to Safeguard Personal Health Information of 15,000 Patients

New Jersey Acting AG Andrew Bruck reached a settlement with healthcare provider Diamond Institute for Infertility and Menopause, LLC (“Diamond”) to resolve allegations stemming from a 2016 data breach that compromised the personal health information of nearly 15,000 patients in violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, the New Jersey Identity Theft Prevention Act,…

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Federal Court Declines to Protect Smith & Wesson from New Jersey Subpoena

Acting New Jersey AG Andrew Bruck obtained a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissing a lawsuit brought by gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. and related entities (collectively, “Smith & Wesson”) challenging the constitutionality of a subpoena issued by the AG’s office.

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New Jersey Attorney General Stepping Down to Join SEC

New Jersey AG Gurbir Grewal is resigning to join the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as Director of the Division of Enforcement on July 26, 2021. AG Gurbir, the first Sikh to hold a State AG’s office in the United States, has been in office since January 2018, when he was appointed by New Jersey…

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