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Don’t Lien on Me: Home Improvement Business Pays for Deceptive Practices

An Ohio court entered a final judgment in a case brought by AG Dave Yost against Neil Construction Co., Inc. and its owner for allegedly defrauding customers in violation of state consumer protection laws. According to the Court’s order granting summary judgment, the home improvement business committed unfair deceptive acts and practices including placing liens…

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AGs Seek to Ensure Expeditious Access to Federal Beneficial Ownership Database

A bipartisan group of 42 AGs sent a letter under the letterhead of the National Association of Attorneys General to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) criticizing its proposed rule requiring additional scrutiny before granting state, local, and tribal agencies access to its database of “beneficial” owners of certain companies—individuals who…

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National Association of Attorneys General Elects Ohio AG Dave Yost as President

Ohio AG Dave Yost was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) in an unanimous vote that took place during the NAAG Capital Forum in Washington, D.C. Yost previously served as chair of NAAG’s Midwestern Region and was nominated for the presidency by his colleagues in the region. Yost has served as…

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Bipartisan AG Coalition Urges Passage of Semiconductor Incentives Package

Led by Ohio AG Dave Yost and Acting Vermont AG Joshua Diamond, a bipartisan group of 14 state attorneys general wrote a letter to Congressional leadership to finalize and pass the CHIPS (or Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors) Act to accelerate U.S. production of microchips and end the overreliance on foreign imports.

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AGs Urge Creation of Safe Harbor for Financial Institutions Serving Cannabis Businesses

Writing as co-chairs of the National Association of Attorneys General Federalism Committee, Ohio AG Dave Yost and Colorado AG Philip Weiser wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging them to bring the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act to the Senate floor for a vote…

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