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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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Buy One, Do Not Get One Free: New Jersey Attorney General Says No More Free Marijuana Gifts with Purchase

New Jersey AG Gurbir Grewal issued cease and desist letters to four businesses warning that offering free “gifts” of marijuana or cannabis items with purchases of other products may violate the state Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”). In the letters to com, LLC, Sky High Munchies LLC, Slumped Kitchen LLC, and West Winds Wellness, AG Grewal…

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Subcontractor Nabbed Submitting Invoices with Inflated Work Hours, Pays $1.875 Million to Settle with Three States

New York AG Letitia James, Massachusetts AG Maura Healey, and New Jersey AG Gurbir Grewal reached a settlement with public works contractor V.J. Associates Inc. and its affiliates (collectively “VJA”) to resolve allegations that it submitted inflated time-and-expense reports on state projects.

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