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DuPont Reaches $3.35 Million Settlement over Allegations of Environmental Violations at Its Texas Chemical Plant

Texas AG Ken Paxton and the U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with chemical companies E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. and Performance Materials NA, Inc. (collectively “DuPont”) to resolve numerous allegations of violations of hazardous waste, air, and water environmental laws, including the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean Water…

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Energy Company Releases Customers from Astronomical Energy Bills Related to Historic Texas Winter Storm

Texas AG Ken Paxton reached a settlement with bankrupt energy company Griddy Energy, LLC and its parent company (collectively “Griddy”) to resolve allegations stemming from spiking energy prices that Griddy passed on to its consumers during the February 2021 winter storm in Texas, including allegations of false, misleading, and deceptive advertising in violation of the…

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Full Slate of State Attorneys General Urges Congress to Strengthen State Antitrust Enforcement Abilities

The National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”) sent a letter to Congress, signed by a bipartisan group of 52 AGs, calling on legislators to provide state AGs with the same venue selection rights as federal agencies by passing the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021. The letter notes that, under current law, state antitrust…

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Medical Device Company Settles with Seven States Over Alleged Kickbacks and False Claims

Medical device company Medicrea USA, Inc. and its corporate parent Medicrea International (collectively, “Medicrea”) settled with California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New York, and Texas, and the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), over allegations that it paid kickbacks to physicians in violation of the federal Open Payment Program, Anti-Kickback Statute, and state false claims…

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The Stage Is Set in Virginia for 2021; In Other States, AG Candidates Declare for 2022

Incumbent Virginia AG Mark Herring won the 2021 Democratic nomination for AG against Delegate Jay Jones in the Virginia primary election. As previously reported, he will face off against the Republican nominee, Delegate Jason Miyares. Former State Representative, Dennis Smith, announced his candidacy for Minnesota Attorney General. He is the second Republican to enter the…

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