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AG Rosenblum Settles with Monsanto for $698 Million over Alleged PCB Contamination

Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum settled with the Monsanto Company and affiliated entities for allegedly violating various state tort laws by releasing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into Oregon’s environment for decades, despite knowing that the compounds are highly toxic. According to the complaint, Oregon’s natural environment, including its rivers, streams, forests, and agricultural lands, is contaminated by…

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Centene to Pay Oregon $17 Million over Medicaid Overbilling Allegations

Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum and Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi announced a $17 million settlement with health care company Centene Corporation in connection with alleged overcharges by the company to Oregon’s Medicaid program for pharmaceutical costs. According to the AG’s office, Centene allegedly failed to provide certain discounts when serving as a pharmacy benefit manager and…

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Western AGs Seek to Intervene In Opposition to Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion

California AG Rob Bonta, Washington AG Bob Ferguson, and Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum have filed a Motion to Intervene and Protest requesting that FERC deny an application for a capacity expansion for the Gas Transmission Northwest Express (GTN) pipeline, a 1,377 mile-long pipeline running from British Columbia to Malin, Oregon, which is just north of the California state line. The project would expand the amount of natural gas transmitted by the pipeline by 150 million cubic feet per day, which, according to the AGs, would have significant impacts on climate change.

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Show Me the Money: Attorneys General Urge CFPB on Complaints About Money-Sharing Platforms, Apps

On December 20, 2021, a bipartisan group of 33 AGs, led by Idaho AG Lawrence Wasden and Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum, sent a letter to the Director of the CFPB in response to the CFPB’s Request for Comments on its Inquiry into Big Tech Payment Platforms. In the letter, the AGs urged the CFPB to strengthen consumer protections for money-sharing platforms and apps.

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Oregon AG Leads Coalition Defending Title IX

Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum led a coalition of 19 states and the District of Columbia in filing an amicus brief in support of students who brought a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon opposing the U.S. Department of Education’s (“DOE”) implementation of religious exemptions from Title IX anti-discrimination…

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