California Attorney General Updates

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April 20, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govBrief Details Direct Impact Travel Ban Would Have On California SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a coalition of 17 states filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to support the preliminary injunction obtained by the state of Hawaii which bars enforcement of unconstitutional provisions of the Trump Administration's revised executive order on travel. In the brief, the Attorneys General argue that the revised order retains unconstitutional components of the original executive order – including a broad ban on entry to this country by nationals of several [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
April 20, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govPublic Encouraged To Report Elder Abuse and Medi-Cal Fraud to BMFEA's Hotline (800) 722‑0432 or www.oag.ca.gov SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a $9.8 million settlement with Walgreens, one of the largest drugstore chains in the United States. The settlement involved allegations that Walgreens failed to adhere fully to requirements imposed by California law for the dispensing of certain prescriptions drugs under Medi‑Cal. The settlement is the result of lawsuits filed by whistleblowers and investigated and resolved by federal and state prosecutors. The lawsuits alleged that for more than five years, Walgreens falsely certified [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
April 19, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govBrief States That The Travel Ban Was Motivated By Anti-Muslim Animus, Is Not Supported By A Genuine National Security Rationale, And Would Significantly Harm States SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a coalition of 17 states filing an amicus brief urging the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the district court ruling that struck down the travel ban as unconstitutional. The states' brief explains the reasons that the district court's decision should not be overturned on appeal, including the overwhelming and unrebutted evidence of anti-Muslim animus, the lack of a genuine national [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
April 18, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement on the shooting in Fresno, California: “My thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected by the shooting in Fresno. Thank you to the first responders who leapt to action and quickly gained control over the situation. I will continue to follow the investigation closely. The California Department of Justice has offered its full support and law enforcement resources to the people of Fresno.” [...]
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
April 18, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – Building on his recent actions to protect federal energy efficiency standards, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, with the California Energy Commission and six Attorneys General, filed a motion late yesterday to intervene in a lawsuit in order to defend energy saving light bulb regulations. In March, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) challenging energy efficiency regulations for lamps (light bulbs). California defends these laws to safeguard their massive energy savings and will fight any efforts that threaten to weaken or delay their implementation. [...]
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
April 17, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOperators of "Wounded Warriors Support Group" & "Central Coast Equine Rescue and Retirement" Diverted Donations to Benefit Themselves OAKLAND – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a civil lawsuit seeking to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars from two California charities claiming to support veterans. The lawsuit alleges that the operators of Wounded Warriors Support Group (WWSG) and Central Coast Equine Rescue and Retirement (CCERR) run raffles purportedly to support veterans, but instead spend the donated proceeds for personal use, including shopping at Victoria's Secret, paying off personal credit card debt, and traveling, dining, traffic school, [...]
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
April 13, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today urged Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Edward Hugler to immediately implement the “fiduciary” conflict of interest rule, which would require those who provide retirement investment advice to put the interests of their clients above their own financial gain. Under current rules, which went into effect 40 years ago, many such advisors are only subject to a "suitability" standard, which allows them to choose investments that make more money for them, rather than what is best for their clients. Creating a fiduciary conflict of interest rule makes it clear [...]
Thu, Apr 13, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
April 12, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govWhile newly passed state bill repealed controversial “bathroom bill,” North Carolina allows discrimination at the state and local level Becerra: Discrimination is unacceptable and we intend to protect LGBT rights SACRAMENTO- Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that California will continue to prohibit state-funded and state-sponsored travel and expenditures to North Carolina based on that state's discriminatory laws. The decision was reached following North Carolina's enactment of House Bill 142 (H.B. 142). While this bill repealed the state's controversial “bathroom bill" (H.B. 2), H.B. 142 bans state and local entities, including universities, from prohibiting discrimination in public [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
April 12, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – El Fiscal General, Xavier Becerra, anunció hoy que California se ha unido a un acuerdo de varios estados con Western Union, que resuelve una investigación que se centró en quejas de consumidores que utilizaron el servicio de transferencias de dinero de la institución financiera para enviar dinero involuntariamente a terceros que estaban involucrados en estrategias para estafar a los consumidores. Western Union acordó pagar $586 millones para ofrecerles reembolsos a las víctimas a través de un acuerdo relacionado pero diferente con la Comisión Federal de Comercio y el Departamento de Justicia de los EE. [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
April 12, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govEn Español SACRAMENTO – Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced today that California has joined a multistate settlement with Western Union, which resolves an investigation that focused on complaints by consumers who used the financial institution's wire transfer service to inadvertently send money to third parties involved in schemes to defraud consumers. Western Union has agreed to pay $586 million to provide refunds to victims through a related, but separate, agreement with the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice filed in January. Under the terms of the federal settlement, California consumers who made a wire [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY