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  • Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Filing

    Monday, September 16, 2019 | 10:04am

    Nashville- Purdue Pharma announced today it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for it and all affiliated U.S. companies in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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  • Statement from Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III regarding settlement framework with Opioid maker Purdue Pharma

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 01:33pm

    For several years Tennessee has been one of the leaders in the multi-state investigation into opioid manufacturers and distributors and today, along with a bipartisan group of 27 attorneys general, agreed to a framework to resolve claims against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family for their role in fueling the opioid crisis.

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  • Statement from TN Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III regarding Facebook Antitrust Investigation

    Friday, September 06, 2019 | 02:30pm

    “Data security and data privacy are important to all of us. Companies that control significant sectors of this market have a responsibility to protect the public. Because of their market power and anticompetitive conduct, we think an investigation is warranted. We look forward to working as part of a bipartisan team of attorneys general to see where an investigation leads.”

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  • Attorney General Slatery Joins Bipartisan Coalition Fighting for Student Borrowers

    Friday, August 30, 2019 | 12:18pm

    Nashville- Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today joined a bipartisan coalition of 32 attorneys general defending the states’ vital ability to enforce state and federal consumer protection laws against student loan servicers. In an amicus brief filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the attorneys general argue that the case brought by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania against student loan servicer Navient for exploiting student loan borrowers should be permitted to go forward in the federal courts.

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  • AG Slatery Joins Bipartisan Coalition Urging Video Streaming Industry To Limit Images Of Tobacco Use

    Wednesday, August 07, 2019 | 01:52pm

    Nashville – Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III joined a bipartisan coalition of 43 attorneys general, co-led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, in urging the streaming industry to limit tobacco use in their video content. Due to the growing use of tobacco products amongst teens, the Attorneys General urge the streaming industry to take proactive steps to protect the lives of young viewers. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of middle and high school students using e-cigarettes rose from 2.1 million in 2017 to 3.6 million in 2018.

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  • AG Slatery Urges Congress to Remove Federal Barriers to Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

    Monday, August 05, 2019 | 03:16pm

    Nashville– Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has sent a letter to Congressional leadership in both chambers, asking for the removal of federal barriers that are currently preventing health care providers from offering treatment for opioid use disorder. The letter, led by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, was signed by 39 attorneys general.

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  • Tennessee Announces Settlement with Sham Hospice Charity

    Thursday, August 01, 2019 | 02:26pm

    Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, and Secretary of State Tre Hargett announced a $160,000 settlement with the New Hope Foundation, Inc. (“New Hope”) of Nashville and its officers and directors as a result of a multistate enforcement action to shut down a sham hospice charity. Pursuant to the settlement, the organization will dissolve, and two of its officers are banned from any charity or fundraising activities in perpetuity by Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Arkansas, California, Kansas, Minnesota, and New York.

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  • 50 Attorneys General Secure $600 Million from Equifax in Largest Data Breach Settlement in History

    Monday, July 22, 2019 | 03:43pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today announced that a coalition of 50 Attorneys General, comprising 48 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has reached a settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into a massive 2017 data breach. The investigation found that Equifax’s failure to maintain reasonable security enabled hackers to penetrate its systems, exposing the data of 56 percent of American adults—the largest-ever breach of consumer data. The Attorneys General secured a settlement with Equifax that includes a Consumer Restitution Fund of up to $425 million, a $175 million payment to the states, and injunctive relief, which also includes a significant financial commitment. This is the largest data breach enforcement action in history.

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  • Customers of McDivitt Motors, Harmed by the Auto Dealer’s Deceptive Business Practices, Invited to Come Forward

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 11:53am

    Nashville- The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, along with the Tennessee Department of Revenue, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and District Attorney General Mark Davidson, are asking consumers who have been harmed by dealings with Covington auto dealer McDivitt Motors to speak with state and local officials over a three-day period next week.

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