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  • Statement from Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III regarding Purdue Pharma litigation

    Thursday, July 05, 2018 | 10:59am

    “We are pleased Purdue Pharma decided to withdraw its motion for a protective order, and the State’s complaint is now available to the public on our website or from the Knox County Clerk’s Office. As outlined in our response to the motion, we believe the public has the right to know what is going on in this important lawsuit. We will now concentrate on moving the litigation forward.” General Slatery said.

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  • Statement from Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on online sales tax

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 02:04pm

    “Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, holding that States may collect sales tax from online retailers, is welcome news. Tennessee joined a multi-state amicus brief in support of South Dakota that highlighted the importance of this source of revenue for the States and the unfairness of the previous rule to our local retailers. We will continue to review the decision and its impact on the pending case filed against the TN Department of Revenue by the American Catalog Association,” General Slatery said.

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  • Statement from Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III regarding the recent resignation of Representative Gerald McCormick

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 01:53pm

    “Thanks to Gerald McCormick for serving our state for about fourteen years. He was always Leader McCormick to me and I appreciated his candor and willingness to sponsor, lead, vote for and pass legislation that was the best for Tennessee, whether politically expedient or not. We will miss that statesmanship and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

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  • Tenn. Attorney General Seeks to Make State’s Complaint against Purdue Pharma Public

    Friday, June 08, 2018 | 02:45pm

    Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III is seeking to make the State of Tennessee’s Complaint filed against Purdue Pharma on May 15, 2018 in Knox County Circuit Court available to the public. Under a court order, Purdue had ten days from the date the company was served with the lawsuit to ask the Court to keep the Complaint under seal. Purdue has now asked the Court to redact most of the State’s Complaint.

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  • Tennessee Attorney General Sues Purdue Pharma

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 11:59am

    Investigations of Other Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors Continue: Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with a bipartisan group of Attorneys General, sued Purdue Pharma today for its unlawful marketing and promotion of OxyContin and other drugs and its role in causing and prolonging the opioid epidemic in Tennessee.

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  • Statement on Opioid Litigation

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 05:35pm

    Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III filed motions to intervene in three lawsuits brought by district attorneys general against several opioid manufacturers and health care providers. This Office moved to intervene to protect the interests of the entire state and its citizens while fulfilling our statutory duty to direct the opioid litigation in the state.

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  • Petition for rehearing denied in Amendment 1 case

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 03:49pm

    In January, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati unanimously ruled against the plaintiffs and in favor of the State in George v. Hargett, the case in which the plaintiffs claimed the State had counted the votes on the Amendment 1 abortion measure in 2014 in a way that violated their constitutional rights. Today, the Sixth Circuit rejected the plaintiffs’ petition for a rehearing, stating that the original three-judge panel had fully considered all the issues raised in the petition for rehearing and that no judge of the full court had requested further review by the entire (en banc) court.

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  • Consumer Update: Takata Airbags Recall Continues to Expand

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 04:33pm

    42 million vehicles are now part of a recall the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) calls “one of the largest and most complex in U.S. history.” Takata Corporation, an automotive parts company based in Japan, has recalled airbags installed in vehicles from 19 different automobile manufacturers. These airbags can explode when deployed, causing serious injury or even death.

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  • Consumer Alert: Deadline Approaching in Western Union Settlement

    Thursday, January 04, 2018 | 11:59am

    Tennessee and FTC encourage consumers to file claims: Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and the Federal Trade Commission are reminding consumers to file claims related to $586 million settlement between Western Union Company, the FTC, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Consumers who lost money to scammers who told them to pay via Western Union’s money transfer system between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017, can now file a claim to get their money back by going to before February 12, 2018.

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