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NRA Withdraws Federal Suit Against New York AG

CNN reports: The National Rifle Association has withdrawn its federal lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, where it alleges she violated the organization’s constitutional right and asks for a jury to determine it’s been operating lawfully in the state. The NRA says in a statement that it “voluntarily” withdrew this suit “in favor of pursuing the same claims …

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New York AG Petitions Kodak CEO To Testify On His Stock Buys After Secret $655M Loan Deal With Trump

Via press release from New York AG Letitia James: New York Attorney General Letitia James, today, announced a new action taken in her investigation of insider trading by the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Eastman Kodak Company (Kodak). Attorney General James filed a petition with the New York County State Supreme Court to have Kodak CEO Jim Continenza publicly …

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Federal Court: NY Can Sue Jacob Wohl For $2.75 Million

Law & Crime reports: Facing criminal prosecution in two states, hard-right hoaxers Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman had their civil liabilities dramatically expand on Wednesday, with a federal judge giving the green light to New York Attorney General Letitia James’s (D) effort to stick them and others with a $2.75 million fine for robocalls allegedly designed for voter suppression. “There …

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New York AG: Our Trump Org Probe Is Now Criminal

CNN reports: New York Attorney General Letitia James is joining the Manhattan district attorney’s office in a criminal investigation of the Trump Organization, James’ office said Tuesday. The attorney general office’s investigation into the Trump Organization, which has been underway since 2019, will also continue as a civil probe, but the office recently informed Trump Organization officials of the criminal …

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New York AG Wins Bankruptcy Case Against NRA

The Wall Street Journal reports: A Dallas judge has thrown the National Rifle Association out of bankruptcy court, calling into question the gun rights group’s planned relocation to Texas as it faces allegations of spending abuses and mismanagement in its home state of New York. Judge Harlin Hale of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas dismissed the NRA’s chapter 11 …

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New York AG: Broadband Industry Behind Millions Of Fake FCC Comments In Opposition To Net Neutrality

Law & Crime reports: On the year former President Trump’s Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality, the regulator was inundated with more than 22 million comments. Nearly 18 million of them were fake, and some 40 percent of those came from an influence campaign linked to the broadband industry, New York Attorney General Letitia James found in a …

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Major Setback For NRA In Bid To Declare Bankruptcy

The Washington Post reports: A U.S. bankruptcy administrator asked a federal judge Monday to dismiss the National Rifle Association’s efforts to declare bankruptcy or appoint a trustee or examiner to oversee the gun rights organization — a setback for the group at the close of a federal court hearing to consider its petition. The recommendation bolstered the arguments of New …

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Dozens Of Cuomo Officials Subpoenaed By NY AG

The Wall Street Journal reports: The New York state attorney general’s office has subpoenaed dozens of officials in the Cuomo administration, including his top aide, requesting that they produce documents as part of an investigation of sexual-harassment accusations against the governor, according to people familiar with the matter. Melissa DeRosa, whose title is secretary to the governor and who has …

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Bankrupt NRA Countersues New York Attorney General

Reuters reports: The National Rifle Association filed a countersuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, saying she lacks authority to invoke state laws governing nonprofits in her zeal to destroy the gun rights group. In a Tuesday night court filing, the NRA, which filed for bankruptcy last month, accused James of “weaponizing” her powers to pursuing a “blatant and …

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New York Sues Amazon Over COVID Safety Issues

Reuters reports: New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday over its handling of worker safety issues around the Covid-19 pandemic at two warehouses, just days after the retailer filed its own lawsuit seeking to block her case. In a complaint filed in a New York state court in Manhattan, James said Amazon’s drive for faster growth …

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COURT: Tax Firm Must Give Trump Org Docs To NY AG

CBS New York reports: A judge in New York on Friday ordered a law firm serving as counsel to the Trump Organization to turn over documents related to the former president’s business to the state’s attorney general. New York State Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron said in an order that he had completed a review of documents from the firm …

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AG: NY Undercounted Nursing Home COVID Deaths

The New York Daily News reports: A report released Thursday by Attorney General Letitia James accuses the Cuomo administration of undercounting COVID nursing home deaths by as much as 50%. James’ office conducted a months-long investigation into the state’s handling of elder care facilities during the pandemic and how nursing homes failed to protect vulnerable seniors from the deadly virus. …

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NRA Loses Court Battle To Escape NY Attorney General

Law & Crime reports: The National Rifle Association cannot transfer, stay or dismiss the New York Attorney General’s lawsuit filed in Manhattan seeking its dissolution, a judge ruled on Thursday. “Today’s order reaffirms what we’ve known all along: the NRA does not get to dictate if and where they will answer for their actions,” Attorney General Letitia James (D) said …

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NY AG To NRA: You Can’t Escape Me With Bankruptcy

The New York Times reports: Seeking an end-run around an investigation by the New York attorney general, the National Rifle Association said Friday that it was declaring bankruptcy and would reincorporate in Texas. The gun group was set up in New York after the Civil War. The group’s effort to circumvent New York’s legal jurisdiction raised immediate questions from Letitia …

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NY Sues NYPD Over Excessive Force At BLM Protests

Spectrum’s NY1 reports: New York State Attorney General Letitia James is suing the New York City Police Department in an effort to install a federal monitor to oversee them. The lawsuit comes after the AG’s office found widespread civil rights abuses by police against Black Lives Matter protesters over the summer. This marks the first time in state history the …

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NY Opens Probe Into Orthodox Clinics Offering Vaccine

The New York Daily News reports: New York Attorney General Letitia James is launching an investigation into a Brooklyn-based health care network that publicly boasted about doling out coronavirus vaccine shots on a “first come, first serve basis” in apparent violation of the state’s restrictions on inoculations. In a statement Monday, James said her office opened the probe after learning …

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New York AG Subpoenas Jacob Wohl And Jack Burkman

Yahoo News reports: Letitia James wants Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl to drop a dime on whoever funded their pro-Donald Trump robocall schemes. The state of New York’s Attorney General’s office has subpoenaed two pro-Trump internet trolls in relation to a possible voter suppression scheme. Jacob Wohl, 22, and Jack Burkman, 58, have been subpoenaed by Attorney General Letitia James …

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Trump Org Must Turn Over Docs To New York AG

Law & Crime reports: Advancing an investigation likely to trail the outgoing Commander-in-Chief long into his post-presidency, a Manhattan judge ordered the Trump Organization and its attorney to turn over documents to New York Attorney General Letitia James about an engineer for a 212-acre Westchester estate. Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron, who previously found those documents to be privileged, …

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NY AG Gets Docs In Trump Org Tax Deduction Case

Bloomberg News reports: A former land-use lawyer for Donald Trump’s company was ordered by a New York judge to hand over hundreds of documents to state officials investigating whether the president’s real-estate business falsely reported property values to get loans or tax benefits. Charles Martabano went too far in asserting attorney-client privilege over documents relating to his past work for …

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New York AG Letitia James Readying “Long List” Of Trump Orders For Biden Administration To Reverse

NBC News reports: New York Attorney General Letitia James says her office is preparing a substantial list of legal actions for a potential Biden administration to begin quickly reversing Trump administration initiatives, she told NBC News in an interview. “We’re preparing a list. And the list is long,” she said Thursday. “We’ll have a team of individuals, again, working on …

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