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AG Coalition Seeks Injunction Preventing Implementation of Labor Department’s ESG Investment Rule

A coalition of 25 Republican AGs announced a lawsuit against the Department of Labor challenging the implementation of a new rule permitting retirement plan fiduciaries to consider environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors when choosing plan investments.

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Multistate AG Coalition Files Brief in D.C. Circuit to Support Vacating EPA Vehicle Emissions Standards

A group of 16 AGs filed a brief in the D.C. Court of Appeals arguing that the EPA did not have the authority to promulgate substantially more stringent greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicle carbon dioxide emissions. The AGs—all Republicans—petitioned the Court to vacate the EPA’s “Revised 2023 and Later Model Year Light Duty Vehicle…

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Texas AG Paxton Sues Google For Unauthorized Biometric Data Capture

Texas AG Ken Paxton has sued technology giant Google over allegations that several of the company’s products—including Google Assistant, Google Photos, and Nest Hub Max—capture and utilize biometric information without users’ knowledge or consent in violation of the Texas Capture or Use of Biometric Identifier Act.

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Texas AG Paxton Joins Multistate Investigation of S&P Global’s ESG Ratings

Texas AG Ken Paxton issued a Civil Investigative Demand under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act to S&P Global, Inc., a credit rating agency, seeking documents and information regarding S&P’s use of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ratings in its credit ratings analysis. According to the AG’s office, the CID is part of Texas’…

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