Tag Archives: Letitia James

New York AG Hits Amazon Over Warehouse Protections

NPR reports: Amazon may have violated federal safety standards for providing “inadequate” protections to warehouse workers in New York, the state attorney general’s office says. In a letter to Amazon obtained by NPR, the office of New York’s top lawyer Letitia James says the company may have also broken the state’s whistleblower laws for firing a warehouse worker who helped …

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NRA Sues New York State For Closing Gun Shops

The New York Post reports: New York is trampling on Second Amendment rights by shuttering gun stores during the coronavirus pandemic, the National Rifle Association says in a new lawsuit. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to label gun shops “non-essential” businesses has made it virtually impossible for New Yorkers to legally buy a firearm in the state, the gun-rights argued in …

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New York AG Targets Craigslist Over Ads For Fake Cures

The New York Post reports: New York Attorney General Letitia James is taking aim at internet fraudsters looking to profit off the coronavirus pandemic — ordering Craigslist to take down posts for phony cures and heavily marked-up items like hand sanitizer. Craigslist has carried ads in recent days for products falsely claiming that they can provide immunity or protection from …

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New York AG Warns Alex Jones Over Fake Virus Cure

NBC News reports: New York State Attorney General Letitia James has warned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to stop selling fake coronavirus cures, according to a statement from her office released Thursday. James sent a cease-and-desist letter demanding Jones stop selling products such as toothpaste, dietary supplements and creams that make coronavirus claims via the website for InfoWars, Jones’ media company. …

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New York AG Orders Scamvangelist Jim Bakker To Stop Promoting His Fake “Miracle” Coronavirus Cure [VIDEO]

Bloomberg News reports: New York’s top law enforcement officer told televangelist Jim Bakker to stop making misleading claims about a product’s effectiveness as a treatment for coronavirus, saying there is no specific medicine available to prevent or cure the disease. State Attorney General Letitia James sent a letter to Bakker earlier this week, noting that a guest on his February …

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NY Sues Trump Over Global Entry Revenge Freeze

Bloomberg News reports: New York sued to block the Trump administration’s plan to bar state residents from enrolling in federal Trusted Traveler programs like Global Entry, which allows pre-screened participants to breeze through airport passport and customs checks. President Donald Trump is seeking to punish the state for opposing many of his policies, said New York Attorney General Letitia James, …

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More Companies To Make Opioid Overdose Antidote

The Associated Press reports: More companies could begin making an easy-to-use version of an opioid overdose antidote under a deal announced Thursday by New York’s attorney general. Under the agreement, Emergent BioSolutions will no longer enforce a contract that had allowed it to be the only company to develop a nasal spray version of the drug nalmefene for use as …

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New York AG Escalates Financial Probe Of NRA

The New York Times reports: The New York State attorney general has issued a new subpoena to the National Rifle Association, deepening her eight-month investigation and providing fresh clues about where it is headed, according to people with knowledge of the document. The subpoena, which was described to The New York Times, was issued last week and covers at least …

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New York State Court Swats Down Anti-Vax Lawsuit

Bloomberg Law reports: A judge in Albany, N.Y., upheld a state law boosting vaccine requirements, dismissing a case brought by parents who don’t want their children vaccinated and say the measure violates their religious rights. Under the law, parents are required to have their children vaccinated before they can attend school or day care, unless they have a medical condition …

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Court Blocks Trump’s Healthcare “Conscience Rule”

The Washington Post reports: A federal judge on Wednesday voided the Trump administration’s “conscience rule” that would have allowed health-care providers to refuse to participate in abortions, sterilizations or other types of care they disagree with on religious or moral grounds. U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer in Manhattan declared the so-called “conscience rule” unconstitutional in a 147-page decision stemming from …

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New York Leads 47 States In Facebook Antitrust Probe

Axios reports: The multi-state antitrust investigation into Facebook, which moved forward Monday as state officials met with experts, now counts 47 attorneys general among its membership. Facebook is facing attacks on all fronts, with antitrust scrutiny of the company’s size and power also taking shape at the Federal Trade Commission, the Justice Department and Congress. New York Attorney General Letitia …

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NY Sues NRA’s Former Ad Agency To Enforce Subpoena

Bloomberg reports: New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association’s former advertising agency to enforce a subpoena stemming from the state’s probe of the gun-rights group’s nonprofit status. The agency, Ackerman McQueen, has said it can’t comply with the July 8 subpoena without first giving the NRA veto power over what it hands over, Attorney General Letitia James said …

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NY AG Busts Opioid Family For Hiding $1B Overseas

The Associated Press reports: The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York state’s attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. New York — asking a judge to enforce subpoenas of companies, banks and advisers to Purdue and its owners, the Sackler family — said it …

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New York Leads Multi-State Facebook Anti-Trust Probe

CNBC reports: New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Friday she is launching a multi-state investigation into Facebook for possible antitrust violations. Facebook shares were down about 0.5% in Friday’s premarket, but did not seem to react to James’ announcement. Attorneys general of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and the District of Columbia will join the …

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New York Seeks To Dismiss Trump’s Tax Returns Lawsuit

The Hill reports: New York officials on Thursday filed a new motion to dismiss President Trump’s legal challenge to the state’s law that allows Congress to request his New York tax returns. In the new document, the officials argue that Trump’s amended complaint in the case doesn’t change their position that the case shouldn’t take place in Washington, D.C. “President …

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15 States +DC Sue To Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Reuters reports: Oregon has joined a multistate lawsuit to block the merger of U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, the New York attorney general’s office, which is leading the lawsuit along with California, said on Monday. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia are now seeking to stop the merger, which the states argue is anticompetitive and will cost their …

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New York And ACLU Sue To Stop Census Question

The New York Daily News reports: New York Attorney General Letitia James joined with the ACLU on Friday night in filing a motion in the Southern District of New York to block the Trump administration from delaying the printing of the 2020 census questionnaire or changing it to include a citizenship question. In its motion, James and the civil liberties …

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Trump Wails: People Are “Fleeing New York” Because Dems: First They Tax You Too High, Then They Sue You

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump started off the day with another Twitter rant against the state of New York and its investigations of his family business. The president ranted Monday and again today against the state and its Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, and attorney general, Latitia James, for investigating the Trump Organization and Trump Foundation, which was forced to …

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Trump Rages: New York State Sues Me For Everything

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Monday accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of using New York Attorney General Letitia James to target his businesses for political purposes, claiming in an afternoon tweetstorm that the state sues “for everything” and is “always in search of a crime.” Speaking on a conference call with reporters, Cuomo said Monday that he …

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NY AG Sues Treasury Dept For Ignoring Docs Request

The Hill reports: New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Treasury Department and IRS, arguing that the agencies have failed to respond to information requests about its guidance reducing donor disclosure requirements for certain tax-exempt groups. “My office depends on these critical donor disclosure forms to be able to adequately oversee non-proofit organizations in …

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