California Attorney General Updates

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July 30, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSAN DIEGO – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today met with members of Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) to discuss scams and other issues affecting U.S. Navy sailors in the San Diego area. San Diego is home to the nation's largest concentration of military personnel, creating a unique environment for financial products, scams, and predatory practices targeting the military. In honor of Military Consumer Month, today's roundtable addressed a range of consumer-related challenges facing our service members. Following today's discussion, and in an effort to promote consumer protection and financial readiness for military families, Attorney [...]
Fri, Jul 30, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
July 29, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govEleven attorneys general submitted a comment letter supporting the reversal of Trump's 2019 Rule that violated Section 1303 of the ACA OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta and New York Attorney General Letitia James, leading a coalition of 11 state attorneys general, submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in support of the Biden Administration's Proposed Rule that will reverse the previous administration's harmful changes to the compliance requirements of Section 1303 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Trump Administration's 2019 Separate Abortion Billing Rule (2019 Rule) [...]
Wed, Jul 28, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
July 29, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov In addition to supporting NYLAG's suit, CA DOJ co-led a 2020 multistate lawsuit challenging the Trump-era Borrower Defense Rule OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta co-led a multistate amicus brief advocating for the rights of federal student loan borrowers. The brief, which was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Court, supports the New York Legal Assistance Group's (NYLAG) lawsuit challenging action taken by the Trump Administration's Department of Education (ED) that unlawfully repealed and replaced federal borrower defense regulations. Borrower defense is the process by which students can seek relief [...]
Wed, Jul 28, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
July 24, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued a consumer alert following the Governor's declaration of a state of emergency for Plumas County due to both the Dixie Fire and Fly Fire, Butte and Lassen counties due to the Dixie Fire, and Alpine County due to the Tamarack Fire. The fires collectively have destroyed homes, caused the evacuation of residents and damaged critical infrastructure. Attorney General Bonta reminds all Californians that price gouging during a state of emergency is illegal under Penal Code Section 396. “In just a week's time, our state has been hit [...]
Sat, Jul 24, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
July 23, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today filed a lawsuit against the City of Fontana challenging its approval of the Slover and Oleander Warehouse Project. The 205,000 square-foot project shares a border with a public high school and is located in one of the most polluted areas in the state. Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City of Fontana is required to implement all feasible mitigation measures to reduce harmful air pollution and other significant environmental impacts of the Slover and Oleander Warehouse project. In the lawsuit, Attorney General Bonta argues that [...]
Fri, Jul 23, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
July 21, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced a historic $26 billion settlement that will help bring desperately needed relief to people in California and across the country who are struggling with opioid addiction. The settlement includes Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen – the nation's three major pharmaceutical distributors – and Johnson & Johnson, a company that manufactured and marketed opioids. If approved, the settlement would resolve investigations and litigation over the companies' roles in creating and fueling the opioid epidemic. The proposed settlement also requires significant industry changes that will help prevent this type [...]
Wed, Jul 21, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
July 19, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced today that one of the largest hospital systems in the nation and two of its doctors will pay $37.5 million to resolve violations of the False Claims Act and the California False Claims Act. The settlement is a joint resolution with the U.S. Department of Justice and the California Department of Justice. The United States and California entered into a settlement agreement with the Prime Healthcare Services system (Prime), Prime's Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Prem Reddy, and California interventional cardiologist Dr. Siva Arunasalam. Prime includes Prime [...]
Mon, Jul 19, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
July 19, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSAN FRANCISCO – A year after enforcement of the nation's toughest privacy law began, California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced successful enforcement efforts and urged more Californians to take advantage of their new rights. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) provides consumers with groundbreaking rights over their personal information. Attorney General Bonta reported that upon receiving a notice of alleged violation, 75% of businesses acted to come into compliance within the 30-day statutory cure period. The remaining 25% of businesses that received a notice of alleged violation are either within the 30-day cure period [...]
Mon, Jul 19, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
July 16, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today criticized a misguided decision by a U.S. District Court in Texas v. United States upending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program nationwide. The ruling blocks new applicants from receiving the program's critical protections based on the court's erroneous view that DACA is contrary to federal immigration law. It also comes more than a year after a U.S. Supreme Court decision — secured by the State of California and its partners across the country — prevented the Trump Administration from unlawfully curtailing the program. Shortly after [...]
Sat, Jul 17, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY