California Attorney General Updates

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June 21, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govHawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Nevada join lawsuit, growing coalition to 14 attorneys general SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today welcomed four additional states to the lawsuit challenging the merger of telecommunications companies T-Mobile and Sprint. The companies – two of only four national wireless providers – offer wireless phone services to over 13 million California consumers. The lawsuit challenges the acquisition of Sprint by T-Mobile because it would lead to higher prices and fewer choices for consumers, particularly low-income subscribers of the companies' services. “California consumers can't afford higher prices and fewer choices,” said Attorney [...]
Fri, Jun 21, 2019
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 19, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govCalifornia vows to fight the illegal Dirty Power Plan as part of multistate coalition SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement in response to President's Trump's action repealing the Clean Power Plan and replacing it with a toothless substitute. The so-called Affordable Clean Energy Rule finalized today does nothing to reduce carbon dioxide emissions or to promote clean energy generation. Instead, the new rule is merely designed to dismantle the Clean Power Plan and protect coal and gas companies from any serious limits on climate change emissions from power plants. “President [...]
Wed, Jun 19, 2019
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June 19, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govMulti-agency state and federal operation targeted criminal activities of the Norteño gang in Kings County SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California McGregor Scott, Kings County Sheriff David Robinson, and Hanford Police Chief Parker Sever today announced the execution of a multi-agency operation undertaken to dismantle the Norteño street gangs engaged in criminal activity in Kings and Tulare Counties. The operation resulted in the arrest of 54 individuals and the seizure of 53 firearms and over 36 pounds of drugs. The joint effort is part of a multi-agency [...]
Wed, Jun 19, 2019
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June 18, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced an $11 million settlement against AutoZone, Inc. (AutoZone) to resolve allegations that the company violated state laws governing hazardous waste, hazardous materials, and confidential consumer information. AutoZone is charged with illegally disposing of millions of hazardous waste items, including used motor oil and automotive fluids, at landfills not authorized to accept hazardous waste. “AutoZone violated California law by improperly disposing of millions of toxic and hazardous waste items. It endangered our environment and public health,” said Attorney General Becerra. “AutoZone must now pay the price for breaking [...]
Tue, Jun 18, 2019
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June 18, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the arraignment of El Centro Mayor Edgard Garcia who was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. On May 7, 2019, Mr. Garcia was stopped and cited by a local police officer in El Centro for suspicion of driving under the influence. The Attorney General's complaint alleges that Mr. Garcia drove while under the influence of alcohol and with a blood alcohol level greater than .08 percent. The complaint also alleges Mr. Garcia's blood alcohol level was over .15 percent. “Driving under the influence and [...]
Tue, Jun 18, 2019
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June 17, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today urged local governments and agencies to apply for the California Department of Justice Tobacco Grant Program that aims to reduce the illegal sale of tobacco products, especially to minors. Eligible local public agencies that support programs to: enforce state and local laws related to the illegal sale and marketing of tobacco products to minors; investigate those activities; or conduct compliance checks to reduce illegal sales of tobacco products to minors are encouraged to apply. The Department of Justice will make $26 million in grant funding available for [...]
Mon, Jun 17, 2019
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 14, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued tips to help Californians identify and report elder abuse ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15. “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day should serve as a wake-up call for us all. Elder abuse happens every single day in our communities; and when it does, it's our grandparents, parents, and loved ones who suffer,” said Attorney General Becerra. “By knowing the warning signs, we can all help prevent and combat the abuse, harm, and neglect inflicted on our most vulnerable. If you suspect a case [...]
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
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June 13, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a lawsuit against Texas-based ClubCorp Inc., owner-operator of more than 200 private golf and country clubs nationwide, for failing to repay more than $10 million owed to its more than 9,000 California members. Under the contract entered into by club members, the money, paid as deposits by members, had to be returned after 30 years. Instead, ClubCorp only returned the money if asked and otherwise continued using the money for its own purposes. Given that the club targeted members in mid-life, many of the members to [...]
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
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June 13, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govMotion would decide whether President Trump's diversion of $2.5 billion is unlawful SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a motion for partial summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The motion is filed on behalf of California and New Mexico in their challenge to President Trump's fabricated national emergency and illegal diversion of funding. In the motion, the states ask the court to enter judgment in favor of their claims that President Trump illegally diverted $2.5 billion in funding to construct a border barrier on the southern borders [...]
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
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June 12, 2019Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed an amicus brief before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Sierra Club, et al. v. Trump, et al., a case challenging President Trump's unlawful diversion of funds toward construction of a border wall. The ACLU represents the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition in the lawsuit. The brief urges the court to deny the federal government's emergency motion for a stay of the preliminary injunction granted by the district court in the Sierra Club's case, blocking President Trump from commencing border wall [...]
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY