• State Attorneys General Reach $450 Million Nationwide Settlement as Part of Opioid Maker Endo’s Bankruptcy

    Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 11:07am

    Nashville– Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has reached an agreement in principle with opioid maker Endo International plc and its lenders that would provide up to $450 million to participating states and local governments, ban promotion of Endo’s opioids, and require Endo to turn over millions of documents related to its role in the opioid crisis for publication in a public online archive.

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  • AG Slatery Sues Walgreens for Unlawful Distribution and Sale of Opioids

    Wednesday, August 03, 2022 | 04:03pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has filed a lawsuit against Walgreens in Knox County Circuit Court for violations of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act, violating Tennessee’s public nuisance statute, and creating a common law public nuisance through its unlawful sale and distribution of opioids. Its failure to maintain effective controls against abuse and diversion has directly contributed to the ongoing opioid crisis.

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  • Attorney General Slatery Announces the Formation of a Nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force

    Tuesday, August 02, 2022 | 03:33pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today announced that Tennessee is joining a nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force of 50 attorneys general to investigate and take legal action against the telecommunications companies responsible for bringing a majority of foreign robocalls into the United States. This bipartisan nationwide Task Force has one goal: to cut down on illegal robocalls.

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  • Attorney General Slatery Announces Agreement with Former Opioid Maker Allergan

    Friday, July 29, 2022 | 11:30am

    Nashville – Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and a bipartisan group of attorneys general announced an agreement in principle to address the opioid crisis for the second time this week. The proposed settlement on important financial terms would require former opioid maker Allergan to pay up to $2.37 billion to participating states and local governments.

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  • Opioids Maker Teva Agrees to $4.25 Billion Settlement

    Tuesday, July 26, 2022 | 05:28pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has reached an agreement in principle on key financial terms with opioid maker Teva, which would provide up to $4.25 billion to participating states and local governments. While critical details of the settlement remain the subject of ongoing negotiations, Teva disclosed the key financial terms in its earnings announcement Wednesday.

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  • Tennessee Joins $1.25 Million Multistate Settlement over 2019 Carnival Cruise Line Data Breach

    Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 12:52pm

    Nashville – Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced that Tennessee, along with 45 other attorneys general, has obtained a $1.25 million multistate settlement with Florida-based Carnival Cruise Line after a 2019 data breach that involved the personal information of approximately 180,000 Carnival employees and customers nationwide. Tennessee will receive $19,855.20 from the settlement.

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  • Mallinckrodt to Pay More Than $230 Million to Settle Lawsuit Alleging Underpayment of Medicaid Drug Rebates

    Friday, June 17, 2022 | 09:40am

    Nashville-Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced that Tennessee will receive nearly $5 million dollars in a settlement with Mallinckrodt, which sells and markets pharmaceutical products throughout the nation. The total value of the settlement is approximately $233 million, plus interest, to be paid over a period of seven years. The agreement settles allegations of fraud against Mallinckrodt with all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the federal government.

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  • Tennessee and New York Lead Settlement with TurboTax Owner Intuit

    Wednesday, May 04, 2022 | 01:25pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with New York Attorney General Letitia James, announced today they have secured $141 million from the owner of TurboTax, Intuit Inc. (Intuit), for deceiving consumers into paying for tax services that should have been free. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have signed onto the agreement. In Tennessee, approximately 111,000 consumers will be eligible to receive payments of about $30 for each year during tax years 2016-2018 they used a paid TurboTax product when they qualified to file free through the IRS program.

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  • Consumer Alert: Unlicensed Online Auto Sales

    Monday, May 02, 2022 | 10:59am

    Nashville – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (“TDCI”), the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission, the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, and the Tennessee Department of Revenue are alerting consumers to problems related to the online purchase of vehicles in Tennessee.

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  • AG Slatery Leads Nationwide Investigation into TikTok

    Wednesday, March 02, 2022 | 02:10pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with a bipartisan group of attorneys general, is leading a nationwide investigation of the social media platform TikTok to determine whether the company violated state consumer protection laws that put the public, especially children and young adults, at risk.

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  • Attorney General Slatery: Opioid Distributors and Johnson & Johnson Commit to $26 Billion Agreement

    Friday, February 25, 2022 | 10:33am

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced today the final approval of the $26 billion opioid agreement with the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors – Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen – and Johnson & Johnson. Following successful state sign-on and subdivision sign-on periods, the defendants will start releasing funds to a national administrator on April 2, 2022. Money will start flowing to state and local governments in the second quarter of 2022.

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