California Attorney General Updates

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February 16, 2018Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govAG Becerra successfully secured the nationwide injunction in December 2017 SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement in response to the defendants' decision to appeal California's nationwide injunction that protects women's access to birth control. The appeal seeks to revive the Trump Administration's illegal regulations giving corporations and employers the power to deny hundreds of thousands of women access to birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act. “This rule unjustly targets women, allowing employers to deny them healthcare coverage," said Attorney General Becerra. “The Affordable Care Act guarantees that women are [...]
Fri, Feb 16, 2018
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
February 15, 2018Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today secured a federal court ruling requiring national energy efficiency standards go into effect. Attorneys General Becerra and Schneiderman led a coalition that sued the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on June 13, 2017 for refusing to implement these standards in violation of the law. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that DOE violated its error correction regulation under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act by failing to publish in the Federal Register finalized energy efficiency [...]
Thu, Feb 15, 2018
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February 15, 2018Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today obtained a stipulated judgment against Humboldt County's Department of Health and Human Services—Child Welfare Services (Department) and the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office (Sheriff's Office). The judgment was entered following an investigation by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) that uncovered systemic noncompliance by both agencies with California's Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and the state's Welfare and Institutions Code. “California's child protection laws require agencies to take immediate action when they learn about potential abuse or neglect. The institutions of Humboldt County entrusted to protect children failed [...]
Thu, Feb 15, 2018
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February 14, 2018Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, and representatives from the California Department of Education, California Department of Social Services, California Teachers Association, and 3Strands Global Foundation to announce the implementation of Assembly Bill 1227, the Human Trafficking Prevention Education and Training Act (AB 1227). AB 1227 was signed into law on October 7, 2017, making California the first state to adopt education and training for teachers and students to prevent human trafficking. Attorney General Becerra, joined by the California Department of Education, recently sent a [...]
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
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February 13, 2018Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govFour defendants indicted on 194 criminal charges for scam that cost vulnerable homeowners $2 million SAN DIEGO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the indictment of four individuals on 194 criminal felony counts for allegedly operating a mortgage fraud scheme throughout Southern California. The scheme resulted in a loss of approximately $2 million for 40 victims who were seeking loans to help pay off their mortgages. Many of the victims lost their homes and life savings. Andrew Valles, Jemal Lilly, Mark Bellinger and Arnold Millman were indicted by a grand jury in the San Diego Superior [...]
Tue, Feb 13, 2018
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February 13, 2018Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govThe Immigrant Worker Protection Act became law on January 1, 2018 SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued an advisory providing an overview of and guidance on the privacy prescriptions under the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (Assembly Bill 450). Attorney General Becerra and Labor Commissioner Julie Su also issued joint guidance on frequently asked questions to help employers and workers understand and comply with the new state law. The Attorney General's advisory explains to employers that under state law they cannot voluntarily grant immigration enforcement agents physical access to nonpublic areas of the worksite or [...]
Tue, Feb 13, 2018
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February 12, 2018Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov56 AGs support legislation to end mandatory arbitration for sexual harassment claims SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today, along with 55 fellow Attorneys General, sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to pass legislation that would prohibit employers from mandating arbitration to resolve workplace sexual harassment claims. The Attorneys General stand together to argue that forced arbitration requirements regarding sexual harassment claims are unjust and that Congress must support legislation to ensure that victims of sexual harassment retain the right to have their claims heard in court. The letter additionally raises concerns about [...]
Mon, Feb 12, 2018
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February 12, 2018Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, co-leading a coalition of 19 attorneys general, today registered his strong opposition to a recent request by the Trump Administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau questionnaire. Although a citizenship question has not been included in a decennial U.S. Census since 1950, the U.S. Department of Justice recently asked the U.S. Census Bureau to resurrect a citizenship question for the upcoming ten-year census, incorrectly contending that the addition would be “critical to the Department's enforcement of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.” In [...]
Mon, Feb 12, 2018
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February 7, 2018Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice and its Office of Justice Programs (OJP) to compel them to produce information explaining why they imposed new, immigration-related conditions on law enforcement grants. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District Court of California. On September 8, 2017, Attorney General Becerra submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for information pertaining to changes to federal immigration enforcement practices and the administration of law enforcement grants under the Trump Administration. Five [...]
Wed, Feb 07, 2018
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***DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR REFUNDS EXTENDED TO MAY 31, 2018***February 9, 2018Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today reminded Californians who were the victims of wire fraud via Western Union to submit a claim in order to be considered for a refund payment. The original deadline to submit a claim was February 12, 2018 and has now been extended to May 31, 2018. “For over 13 years, Western Union failed to prevent scammers from using its wire transferring services to take advantage of consumers. That is unacceptable,” said Attorney General Becerra. “Today, in light of the new, [...]
Thu, Feb 09, 2017
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