This is the second in a series of articles by the Cozen O’Connor State AG team providing guidance on what corporate America needs to know in planning legal, regulatory and political strategies to anticipate and react to shifts in the AG landscape.
Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro sued Instagram influencer Casey Olivera, a/k/a Dana Chanel, related individuals, and companies owned and operated by Chanel over allegations that Chanel misled consumers about goods and services she promoted through social media in violation of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.
A bipartisan group of 26 AGs, led by California AG Rob Bonta and Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Federal Trade Commission v. Hackensack Memorial Hospital and Englewood Healthcare Foundation, No. 21-2603, in support of the FTC’s position that a proposed merger between the two New Jersey hospital systems violates federal antitrust law.
District of Columbia AG Karl Racine announced that he will not seek reelection or run for mayor in 2022. Elected in 2015, AG Racine is the first elected AG in the District. Ryan Jones, an attorney in private practice, previously declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the office.
A group of 20 Democratic AGs, led by New York AG Letitia James and Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro, filed a complaint with the Postal Regulatory Commission urging that it order the U.S. Postal Service (“USPS”) to request an advisory opinion regarding the Postmaster General’s strategic ten-year plan for USPS.