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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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  • Statement from Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III regarding the retirement of Ed Cromer, Editor of the Tennessee Journal

    Monday, December 18, 2017 | 10:40am

    The TN Journal announced Friday’s publication will be the last with Ed Cromer serving as editor: “It is very difficult to express how much I will miss the weekly writings of Ed Cromer – he is one of a kind. Ed combined a deep knowledge of state government and politics with a sharp wit and unmatched journalistic integrity. The Journal has been a must read for decades thanks to Ed. I have often said “we need more like Ed Cromer” knowing full well that finding someone who could teach you and make you chuckle at the same time is virtually impossible. While much deserved, Ed’s retirement is a big loss for the media industry and an even bigger loss for our State.”

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  • Attorney General Expresses Deep Concern about Equifax Data Breach Affecting over 3 Million Tennessee Residents

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 03:34pm

    Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today expressed in a letter to credit reporting firm Equifax his deep concern that the personal information of over 3 million Tennessee residents has been stolen by unauthorized individuals, leaving consumers vulnerable to identity theft and financial loss. In doing so, he added his voice to those of several other attorneys general who recently wrote to Equifax with similar concerns.

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  • Tennessee Led Coalition Seeks Documents from Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | 11:08am

    Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today announced a bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General seeks documents and information from manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids as part of multistate investigations into the nationwide opioid epidemic. This information will enable the Attorneys General to evaluate whether manufacturers and distributors engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing, sale, and distribution of opioids. Tennessee is leading the group of 41 Attorneys General participating in the multistate investigations.

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  • Equifax Data Breach Information

    Monday, September 11, 2017 | 11:22am

    Equifax has announced a data breach that exposed social security numbers and other sensitive personal information from 143 million Americans. Affected consumers are now at increased risk for identity theft. Consumers should visit Equifax’s website to learn whether they may be at risk and how to apply for available credit monitoring provided by Equifax. The FTC has additional information and resources on their website.

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  • HRC Medical and Its Principals Ordered to Pay $18 Million and Stop Unlawful Activity

    Friday, July 21, 2017 | 02:09pm

    Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today announced Senior Judge Don Ash, serving as special judge for the Davidson County Circuit Court, has granted the State’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment in its lawsuit against HRC Medical Centers, Inc. and the company’s principals, Dan Hale, Don Hale, and Dixie Hale. The Order is a significant step in concluding the case.

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  • Attorney General Slatery Praises EPA Decision to Repeal WOTUS Rule

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 06:03pm

    Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today joined West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, and 19 other state attorneys general in applauding the repeal of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS).

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  • Tennessee AG Leads Nationwide Investigation to Combat the Opioid Crisis

    Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 11:00am

    Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today announced Tennessee is one state leading a bipartisan coalition of a majority of Attorneys General from across the country as part of an effort to combat the opioid epidemic. The Attorneys General are conducting comprehensive investigations into the widespread prescribing and use of opioids, as well as the role parties involved in the manufacture and distribution of opioids may have played in creating or prolonging this problem.

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  • AG Slatery Urges President Trump to Protect Individual Rights from Federal Overreach

    Tuesday, June 06, 2017 | 01:38pm

    Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III is joining a coalition of 16 state attorneys general in asking President Trump to lead a regulatory reform effort to protect individual rights from regulatory overreach. In a signed letter to President Trump, the coalition, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, says reforms are necessary to bring the current federal regulatory process under the rule of law.

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