California Attorney General Updates

Today
June 17, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govLOS ANGELES – California Attorney General Rob Bonta, leading a coalition of 20 states and the District of Columbia, hailed today's ruling in California v. Texas, known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Repeal Lawsuit, as a victory for the health and wellbeing of every single American. In today's decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the plaintiffs in this case did not have standing to challenge the ACA. This favorable ruling means the patient protections, affordability measures, coverage expansions, and market reforms that millions of Americans rely on will remain in place. The California [...]
Thu, Jun 17, 2021
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 17, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govAttorney General files amicus brief highlighting harms of discriminatory pre-employment screenings and potential repercussions of lower court decision on Californians with disabilities OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today — as a result of a federal class action lawsuit challenging allegedly discriminatory “pre-placement” medical inquiries and exams used as a condition of hiring — announced filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit explaining the state's robust anti-discrimination protections under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The underlying lawsuit alleges that U.S. Healthworks Medical Group — allegedly [...]
Thu, Jun 17, 2021
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Earlier
June 16, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govFour Fresno County employees held accountable for their roles in a multi-year conspiracy to steal from the estates of deceased county residents OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that a former Fresno County employee was sentenced today for his role in a multi-year embezzlement conspiracy that included stealing more than $300,000 from the estates of deceased individuals. In addition to one of the lead defendants who was sentenced today, three other Fresno County employees, and four people personally associated with them have all pleaded guilty and have been sentenced for the parts they played [...]
Wed, Jun 16, 2021
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June 14, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today led a coalition of 12 attorneys general in urging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to require U.S. companies to provide detailed and accurate information about the financial risk they face from climate change. The need to mandate such disclosures is urgent and falls squarely within existing SEC authority. In the past five years alone, climate change-related weather events cost U.S. companies more than $600 billion in direct economic damages. Mandatory climate change-related disclosures are essential to insulate U.S. and global financial systems from systemic risk associated [...]
Mon, Jun 14, 2021
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June 14, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govDefrauded sailors to receive $1 million in restitution OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta and San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan today announced that Paul Flanagan was sentenced to 357 days of house arrest and ordered to pay $500,000 in restitution for defrauding thousands of U.S. Navy sailors in San Diego County through a tax and insurance scheme. Another defendant, Ranjit Kalsi, was previously sentenced and ordered to pay $500,000 in restitution. The scheme, perpetrated through a company called Go Navy Tax Services, sold expensive and unnecessary insurance products to service members at [...]
Mon, Jun 14, 2021
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June 11, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta continued his support today of Adora Perez's legal efforts to undo an 11-year prison term and criminal conviction against her for a stillbirth. Today, the Attorney General filed an Answer in support of Ms. Perez's petition for review by the California Supreme Court, as well as a motion to file an amicus brief in support of her habeas petition in Kings County Superior Court. In both filings, Attorney General Bonta expressed his agreement with Ms. Perez that a pregnant woman cannot be prosecuted or convicted under California's statutes [...]
Fri, Jun 11, 2021
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June 11, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced a $2 million national settlement against medical device maker Medicrea USA, Inc. and its corporate parent company, Medicrea International (collectively “Medicrea”). The $2 million settlement resolves allegations that Medicrea violated the federal Open Payment Program and unlawfully paid physicians – through travel expenses, meals, beverages, and entertainment – to induce them to use Medicrea medical devices in surgical procedures, in violation of federal Anti-Kickback Statute and State False Claims Law. California's settlement is part of a larger national settlement involving the United States and the states of [...]
Fri, Jun 11, 2021
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June 10, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govUrges Supreme Court to continue order that keeps Americans in their homes OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) eviction moratorium. Earlier this year, a coalition of property owners, property managers, and trade associations filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the moratorium, a move which would cause an unprecedented wave of evictions in states and local communities that lack their own protections for tenants. Families [...]
Thu, Jun 10, 2021
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June 10, 2021Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSettlement follows emergency closure of Lake Bowl Cardroom in 2020 for failure to adhere to the State's COVID-19 guidelines SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced a settlement against Lake Bowl Cardroom (Cardroom) in Folsom for refusing to comply with COVID-19 health and safety guidelines issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The Cardroom continued to operate outside of the guidelines after receiving a Notice to Cure from the California Department of Justice's Bureau of Gambling Control (BGC). In response, and in an effort to ensure the safety and health of [...]
Thu, Jun 10, 2021
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