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  • TN AG Reaches $5.8 Million Multi-Jurisdiction Settlement with LexisNexis under State False Claims Act

    Tuesday, July 02, 2019 | 02:13pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and local law enforcement agencies within the State, today announced the execution of a Settlement Agreement with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Inc., and several affiliates (“LexisNexis”). The Settlement Agreement – which also was executed by the State of Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York, and the City of Baltimore – resolves claims that LexisNexis underpaid certain fees associated with the purchase and resale of automobile crash reports and related crash data, which are owed to state and local law enforcement agencies by contract.

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  • New Crackdown on Robocalls Announced by FTC

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 01:32pm

    Nashville, TN- The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office is participating in today’s “Operation Call it Quits,” a nationwide effort by the Federal Trade Commission and its law enforcement partners to stem the tide of universally loathed illegal robocalls.

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  • Attorney General Slatery Announces Distribution of Recovered Funds to Cancer Centers after Landmark Lawsuit against Sham Cancer Charities

    Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 03:57pm

    Nashville, TN- Attorney General Slatery and Secretary of State Hargett announced that $2.5 million will be distributed to cancer centers across the country as a result of a multistate enforcement action against sham cancer charities. The $2.5 million was recovered through settlements of a landmark lawsuit against four affiliated sham charities – the Cancer Fund of America, Inc., The Breast Cancer Society, Inc., Cancer Support Services, Inc., and the Children’s Cancer Fund of America – and their founder James Reynolds and other individuals. Through the settlements, each sham charity was shut down, the people responsible for fronting the false charities were banned from any charity or fundraising activities for the rest of their lives, and the federal and state plaintiffs received judgments for the full amount of the alleged fraud. The settlements also put in place a receiver who seized and liquidated all available corporate and personal assets to satisfy those judgments.

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  • AG Slatery’s Comments to the FTC on Data and Privacy

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 11:38am

    “Tennessee’s position is clear: Individuals own their own data.” Nashville, TN- Today Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III called for regulatory intervention that will protect consumers and allow competitors to enter the market currently dominated by a handful of tech platforms. General Slatery made this statement at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska to a special session of the FTC as part of a multi-state panel of attorneys general addressing competition and consumer protection issues in the technology sector.

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  • FTC Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 11:11am

    The Federal Trade Commission held the 14th session of its Hearings Initiative with Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska on June 12, 2019. The morning session included a series of roundtable discussions with State Attorneys General, or their senior staff, on consumer protection and antitrust enforcement and policy issues.

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  • Tennessee, 15 Other States Reach $900,000 Data Breach Settlement

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 11:53am

    HIPAA-related data breach is nation’s first multistate lawsuit Nashville, TN- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced today that a U.S. district court judge has signed a consent judgment negotiated by 16 states’ attorneys general and Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. This case was the nation’s first-ever multistate lawsuit involving a HIPAA-related data breach. The lawsuit, led by Indiana, was filed in December of 2018 against a web-based electronic health records company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The company allegedly sustained a data breach compromising the data of more than 3.9 million people. The data of 43,373 Tennesseans, including 14,871 Social Security Numbers, was compromised.

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  • AG Slatery Calls for Automatic Discharge of Student Loans for Permanently Disabled Veterans

    Friday, May 24, 2019 | 11:08am

    Nashville, TN- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today joined a group of 51 Attorneys General urging the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to automatically forgive the student loans of veterans who became totally and permanently disabled in connection with their military service. The bipartisan coalition issued its letter as the country prepares to honor fallen troops on Memorial Day.

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  • Tennessee Joins 44-State Coalition in Antitrust Lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals, 19 Other Generic Drug Manufacturers in Conspiracy to Fix Prices and Allocate Markets for more than 100 Different Generic Drugs

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 06:47pm

    (Nashville, TN) Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III joined a 44-state coalition led by Connecticut in announcing a lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers alleging a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition and unreasonably restrain trade for more than 100 different generic drugs. The drugs at issue account for billions of dollars of sales in the United States, and the alleged schemes increased prices affecting the health insurance market, taxpayer-funded healthcare programs like Medicare and Medicaid, and individuals who must pay artificially inflated prices for their prescription drugs.

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  • Statement from the Attorney General’s Office Regarding Ballad Health Request

    Wednesday, May 01, 2019 | 01:21pm

    Nashville- The Attorney General’s office supports the decision by Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) Commissioner Lisa Piercy to approve Ballad Health’s request to consolidate neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) services. This was not an easy decision. The Commissioner and the Ballad Board of Directors engaged in a thorough and objective analysis weighing the impact of realignment with the goal of enhancing quality of care and improving patient outcomes for the community.

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