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  • AG Slatery Co-Leads Bipartisan Coalition Calling on FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes and Oral Nicotine Products

    Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 11:14am

    Nashville – Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III is co-leading a group of thirty-one states, U.S. territories, and jurisdictions urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to halt the surge of youth nicotine addiction. Specifically, the bipartisan coalition is calling on the FDA to use its regulatory power to eliminate youth-appealing flavors, limit nicotine levels in e-cigarette and oral nicotine products such as pouches, gum, and lozenges, and restrict marketing for these products. The FDA is responsible for deciding whether to allow the products to stay on the market through the Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTAs) filed for each product, and these proposed measures would deny approval for any product that would worsen America’s youth nicotine epidemic.

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  • Attorney General Slatery Leads $26 Billion Agreement with Opioid Distributors/Manufacturer

    Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | 01:09pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today announced an historic $26 billion agreement that will bring desperately needed relief to people across the country struggling with opioid addiction. The agreement is between state and local governments and Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen – the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors – and Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured and marketed opioids. The agreement would resolve investigations and litigation over the companies’ roles in creating and fueling the opioid epidemic. The agreement also requires significant industry changes that will help prevent this type of crisis from happening again. State negotiations were led by Attorneys General Josh Stein (NC), Herbert Slatery (TN), and the attorneys general from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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  • AG Slatery Sues Google for Violating Antitrust Law

    Wednesday, July 07, 2021 | 08:05pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with a coalition of 37 attorneys general, has filed a lawsuit against Google in California. The suit alleges exclusionary conduct relating to the Google Play Store for Android mobile devices and Google Play Billing. This antitrust lawsuit is the latest of many legal actions asserting that the tech giant uses illegal, anticompetitive, and unfair business practices. The States accuse Google of using its dominance to unfairly restrict competition with the Google Play Store, conduct that harms consumers by limiting choice and driving up app prices.

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  • AG Slatery Urges Congress to Fight Scams Targeting Seniors

    Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 11:13am

    Nashville—Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III is joining a coalition of 47 Attorneys General in urging congressional leaders to support the Fraud and Scam Reduction Act. The act, comprised of the Stop Senior Scam Act and Seniors Fraud Prevention Act of 2021, will assist stakeholders in training employees to recognize the warning signs of elder fraud and to prevent irreversible damage to elderly victims.

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  • AG Slatery Urges U.S. Department of Education to Forgive Loans for Some ITT Tech Students

    Tuesday, April 06, 2021 | 11:03am

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III urged the U.S. Department of Education to cancel federal student loan debt for some students who attended ITT Technical Institute. The now defunct for-profit school defrauded thousands of individuals by encouraging them to enroll and borrow loans based on false and misleading information about the value of an ITT degree.

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  • AG Slatery Announces Multistate Settlement with American Medical Collection Agency

    Monday, March 29, 2021 | 11:13am

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced that Tennessee, as part of a coalition of 41 Attorneys General, has settled with Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau, a debt collection agency doing business as American Medical Collection Agency (“AMCA”). The settlement resolves a multistate investigation into the 2019 data breach that exposed the personal information of over 7 million individuals, including 132,451 Tennesseans.

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  • AG Slatery Responds to Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Plan

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 12:18pm

    Nashville- Purdue Pharma announced that it filed its bankruptcy plan before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York as March 15 was the deadline to file the plan for reorganization. “While the Purdue Pharma plan filing represents a significant step toward providing crucial opioid abatement resources, Tennessee’s support is still contingent on remaining unresolved issues,” said Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III. “The States will continue negotiating with the Debtors to finalize terms that maximize the needed abatement funds for all States and their local communities.”

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  • Division of Consumer Affairs Releases Top Ten 2020 Consumer Complaint Categories

    Tuesday, March 02, 2021 | 11:27am

    Nashville- The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) announced the top ten complaint categories for 2020. DCA received a total of 4,053 complaints in 2020 and recovered both services and funds for Tennessee by working with consumers and businesses. Overall, the number of consumer complaints decreased slightly in 2020 compared to 2019 when 4,250 complaints were reviewed by Consumer Affairs. The Division’s staff works to quickly route complaints so that appropriate action can be taken in cases where deceptive business practices, frauds or scams are identified.

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