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  • Statement on Opioid Litigation

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 05:35pm

    Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III filed motions to intervene in three lawsuits brought by district attorneys general against several opioid manufacturers and health care providers. This Office moved to intervene to protect the interests of the entire state and its citizens while fulfilling our statutory duty to direct the opioid litigation in the state.

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  • Petition for rehearing denied in Amendment 1 case

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 03:49pm

    In January, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati unanimously ruled against the plaintiffs and in favor of the State in George v. Hargett, the case in which the plaintiffs claimed the State had counted the votes on the Amendment 1 abortion measure in 2014 in a way that violated their constitutional rights. Today, the Sixth Circuit rejected the plaintiffs’ petition for a rehearing, stating that the original three-judge panel had fully considered all the issues raised in the petition for rehearing and that no judge of the full court had requested further review by the entire (en banc) court.

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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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