California Attorney General Updates

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May 23, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govMulti-State Settlement Requires Target to Implement Specific Measures to Protect Customer Information from Cybersecurity Threats SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a record $18.5 million multi-state settlement with Target, in response to allegations that over 40 million customers had their payment card information compromised during the 2013 holiday season after the company failed to provide reasonable data security. California will be receiving more than $1.4 million from the settlement, the largest share of any state. Today's settlement reflects the commitment of the California Department of Justice to defending Californians from cybersecurity threats and holding [...]
Tue, May 23, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
May 22, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued the following statement after the Trump Administration and Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives asked a federal court to delay further action in House v. Price, a case challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care subsidies, by 90 days, a move that is already causing the cost of health insurance plans to increase by up to 21 percent, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. The next reporting date, in 90 days, will be after carriers have filed their [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
May 22, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govCoalition Urges AG Sessions to Rescind Guidance and Requests Dialogue on Criminal Justice Reform SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine and attorneys general from 13 other states in calling for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind harsh new instructions for Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors that would make our communities less, not more, safe. Building on California's commitment to advancing forward-leaning values, the attorneys general also requested a meeting with Sessions to discuss smarter, data-driven approaches to criminal justice policy. “I am deeply troubled by Attorney [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
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May 22, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement ahead of memorial services this week for Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jason Garner and Community Service Officer Raschel Johnson, who were killed in the line of duty on May 12: “On behalf of the California Department of Justice, I extend my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Garner and Community Service Officer Johnson. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Stanislaus County Community as they mourn their passing and remember their lives. It is a tragedy that our California law [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
May 19, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement on National Police Week (May 14-20), which Congress established 55 years ago to recognize law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. Nearly 1,600 Californians have given their lives in the line of duty since California became a state. “Our brave law enforcement officers are the ones who run toward danger instead of away from it. We are reminded that our safety often comes at a supreme price that we can never truly repay,” said Attorney General Becerra. “Just last [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
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May 18, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOfficials Intervene in Pending Case to Ensure Effective Defense of Affordable Care Act (ACA) LOS ANGELES – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today took legal action to challenge the Trump Administration and protect health care access for millions of Americans. Joined by Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington state and the District of Columbia, Attorneys General Becerra and Schneiderman moved to intervene in a lawsuit filed by House Republicans that undercuts the affordability of health insurance plans under the Affordable Care [...]
Thu, May 18, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
May 18, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Director Robert Mueller to investigate the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election: “I previously called for the appointment of an independent special counsel because the American people deserve answers. This appointment is an important step to ensure the integrity of our democracy and the primacy of the rule of law in the operations of our government. I'm hopeful that former Director Mueller will follow the facts wherever [...]
Thu, May 18, 2017
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May 17, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – Attorney General Xavier Becerra, in collaboration with the Attorneys General of New York, the District of Columbia, Rhode Island, Oregon, and Washington, today released a new report that refutes the Trump Administration's claims on so-called “sanctuary” policies. The “Setting The Record Straight On Local Involvement In Federal Civil Immigration Enforcement: The Facts And The Laws” report outlines how the experience of many local law enforcement agencies has led them to conclude that public safety is better served by focusing their time and resources on combatting dangerous criminals rather than on immigration enforcement. “Public safety [...]
Wed, May 17, 2017
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May 16, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govAttorney General Becerra: Discrimination Against Transgender Students Violates Federal Law SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined an amicus brief in support of transgender students. In G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, a high school student known as G.G., sued the Gloucester County (Va.) School Board after it adopted a policy requiring students to use the restroom that corresponds with the gender assigned to the student at birth, rather than the gender with which the student identifies. G.G. was assigned as female at birth, but identifies as a male, and therefore wished to use [...]
Tue, May 16, 2017
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May 12, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govNew Guide Shows Consumers How to Protect Themselves Online & File Complaints LOS ANGELES – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a consumer alert to warn Californians about "tech support" scams targeting personal computers. Also, this morning the Federal Trade Commission announced it will be conducting an aggressive law enforcement sweep targeting tech support scams nationwide. “Millions of Californians rely on computers for banking, shopping, school work and much more,” said Attorney General Becerra. “While technology makes our lives easier, it also creates opportunities for scams. Californians should be particularly wary of anyone asking for [...]
Fri, May 12, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY