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Virginia AG: Monsanto to Pay $80 Million to Remediate PCB Contamination

Virginia AG Jason Miyares reached an $80 million settlement with Monsanto Co. to resolve allegations that the company’s distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) caused environmental contamination in the state. PCBs are carcinogenic chemical compounds formerly used in industrial and consumer products, which accumulate in natural resources and do not dissolve. Monsanto produced almost all of…

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Bipartisan AG Coalition Has Bone to Pick with Fosamax Preemption Ruling

A bipartisan coalition of 23 AGs filed a brief in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in support of plaintiffs who allege they were harmed by the side effects of Fosamax, an osteoporosis drug. In their brief, the AGs argue the district court gave unduly sweeping preemptive effect to federal law when it found that…

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Healthcare Provider Settles with Virginia AG for $3 Million to Resolve Fraudulent Medicare Billing Allegations

Virginia AG Jason Miyares reached a settlement with 1st Adult & Pediatrics Healthcare Services, Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated the False Claims Act by submitting fraudulent billing to Virginia’s Medicaid program. AG Miyares alleges that 1st Adult & Pediatrics routinely billed Virginia Medicaid for reimbursements for services that were not provided, including…

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AGs Ask Congress to Fix National Human Trafficking Hotline Tip Reporting Deficiencies

A bipartisan group of 36 AGs sent a letter to Congressional leaders requesting assistance in ensuring that tips received by the National Human Trafficking Hotline are forwarded to the appropriate state law enforcement agencies in a timely manner. According to the letter, the AGs recently discovered that the hotline only forwards tips to state law…

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