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In the Nebraska Republican AG primary, Mike Hilgers outpolled Jennifer Hicks 67.1% to 32.9%. As the state has no Democrat AG candidates, Hilgers is the presumptive next AG of the state. Hilgers is an attorney with a private practice in Lincoln, has served in Nebraska’s unicameral Legislature for the past six years, and is now Speaker.

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‘Tis the Season for AG Association Elections and Awards

Iowa AG Tom Miller was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General, replacing outgoing NAAG president District of Columbia AG Karl Racine. AG Miller selected “Consumer Protection 2.0: Tech Threats and Tools” as his presidential initiative. Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III was the recipient of the annual Kelley-Wyman Award, NAAG’s highest…

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Tennessee Attorney General Sues Alleged Government Impersonators

Tennessee AG Herbert H. Slatery III sued Labor Law Poster Services, Council for Corporations, LLC, ANS, Inc., and related individuals (collectively “LLPS”) for allegedly defrauding business owners via mailers that were misleadingly designed to resemble official government correspondence in violation of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act, the Government Impostor and Deceptive Advertisement Act, and a 2007 assurance of voluntary compliance that resolved an investigation into LLPS’s prior deceptive mailers.

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AGs Settle with Hacked Hospital System

A group of 28 AGs, led by Tennessee AG Herbert Slatery III, reached a settlement with national hospital system Community Health Systems Inc. and its subsidiary (collectively “CHS”) to resolve allegations that CHS failed to protect the sensitive and health-related data of millions of consumers in a 2014 cyberattack in violation of the states’ respective consumer protection laws.

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Energy Company Agrees to Divest Gas Stations to Avoid FTC’s Antitrust Concerns

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) reached an agreement with energy company Tri Star Energy LLC after determining that its proposed acquisition of certain assets from Hollingsworth Oil Company, Inc. and related entities (collectively “Hollingsworth”) would harm competition and violate the FTC Act and the Clayton Act.  

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