California Attorney General Updates

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September 20, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govAG Becerra files lawsuit to protect Californians, environment against executive overreach in border wall projects SAN DIEGO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today challenged the Trump Administration over its plan to begin construction of border wall projects in San Diego and Imperial Counties. In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, on behalf of the people of the State of California and the California Coastal Commission, Attorney General Becerra charges that the Trump Administration violated the U.S. Constitution, failed to comply with federal and state environmental laws, and [...]
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
September 19, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govUnited States Supreme Court to hear arguments on October 10 SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with 17 States, today filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court opposing the Trump Administration's effort to impose a travel ban on people from six predominantly Muslim countries. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the case on October 10. In the brief, Attorney General Becerra and 17 of his fellow attorneys general argue that the travel ban is unconstitutional, and that the Court should uphold two nationwide preliminary injunctions issued by district courts in Hawaii [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
September 19, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govWASHINGTON, DC – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017 (S. 1693). The legislation would help protect children and other vulnerable individuals from sex trafficking. Attorney General Becerra offered witness testimony in support of S. 1693, which was sponsored by Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and 27 additional cosponsors, and in support of amending the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Below is an excerpt from Attorney General Becerra's remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Chairman Thune, Ranking Member Nelson and [...]
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
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September 18, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement after Valero Energy Corporation and Valero Energy Partners LP (“Valero”) announced that they are abandoning their plans to take over the last independent petroleum distribution terminal in Martinez, California, from Plains All American Pipeline, LP. In State of California v. Valero Energy Corporation, Attorney General Becerra alleged that this proposed acquisition raised significant anti-competitive concerns and could result in higher gas prices at the pump for Californians: “Today's announcement is welcome news for all Californians, and it should send a strong message to [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
September 18, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov37 State Attorneys General expand opioids investigation SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that California and 36 other states are expanding their investigation to seek information from additional pharmaceutical manufacturers and the three largest distributors of opioids to determine if the companies engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing, sale, and distribution of opioids. Opioids are the main driver of drug overdose deaths in the United States. Opioids were involved in 33,091 deaths nationwide in 2015, and opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999. In 2015, California had the third most deaths, with [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
September 15, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today reiterated his call for consumers to take action to protect their identities in light of the recent Equifax data breach. As Attorney General Becerra and his team at the California Department of Justice continue to work with Equifax to get to the bottom of this unacceptable breach of consumers' trust, he urges all Californians to heed the following guidance. To find out if you have been impacted by the Equifax data breach, please visit: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/. If using Wi-Fi, ensure a secure Wi-Fi connection before submitting personal [...]
Sat, Sep 16, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
September 15, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govLuther Feltus-Curry and Alma Perez to serve nearly 24 years and 10 years respectively in prison SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a state prison sentence of 23 years and eight months for Luther Feltus-Curry, a Vallejo pastor who masterminded a malicious fraud scheme preying on members of his own church congregation. Earlier this year, his co-conspirator Alma Perez was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for her role in the scheme. “This is a despicable case in which church congregants trusted their pastor and then lost their life savings,” said Attorney General [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017
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September 11, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govMinnesota, Maryland, and Maine join California in lawsuit standing up for Dreamers SACRAMENTO – Today, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, joined by the attorneys general for Minnesota, Maryland and Maine, filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration over its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative (DACA). The four States filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California arguing that the Trump Administration violated the Constitution and federal laws when it rescinded DACA. “The DACA initiative has allowed more than 800,000 Dreamers, children brought to this country without [...]
Mon, Sep 11, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
September 11, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO — Leading a coalition of five attorneys general, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for illegally delaying a rule that encourages automakers to produce vehicle fleets that meet or exceed federal fuel efficiency standards. Set to take effect this past July, the rule would increase the penalty imposed on automakers whose vehicle fleets do not meet minimum fuel efficiency standards. All federal agencies were required to increase their civil penalty rates by an act of Congress, the 2015 Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act. In response, the U.S. [...]
Mon, Sep 11, 2017
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September 10, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a consumer alert following the Equifax data breach that affected 143 million Americans and over 15 million Californians. Equifax is one of the nation's three major credit reporting agencies. According to Equifax, the breach lasted from mid-May through July, and compromised names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver's license numbers. “Millions of Californians' personal information has been compromised as a result of this massive data breach. Equifax's response to date is unacceptable,” said Attorney General Becerra. “My office has been and [...]
Sun, Sep 10, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY