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ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG DELIVERS TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF HOUSE BILL 7222
Attorney General William Tong released written testimony today in support of House Bill 7222, "An Act Concerning the Duties of the Office of the Attorney General."
AG TONG STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT'S RULING THAT SAYS SANDY HOOK FAMILIES WILL HAVE THEIR DAY IN COURT TO PROVE REMINGTON VIOLATED CUTPA
Attorney General William Tong released the following statement after the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled today that Sandy Hook families should be given the opportunity to prove that Remington — the maker of the A5-15 used by the gunman in the massacre — violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) by marketing a military-style weapon to civilians.
AG TONG SUBMITS TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION BILLS
Attorney General William Tong submitted written testimony today to the legislature's Judiciary Committee in support of a series of initiatives aimed at further promoting gun safety.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG URGES CONGRESS TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST ROBOCALLS
Attorney General William Tong this week joined a coalition of attorneys general representing 54 states and territories urging the U.S. Senate to enact the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, legislation to curb illegal robocalls and spoofing. The coalition of attorneys general, led by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, sent a letter to the U. S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation supporting the TRACED Act. The legislation is sponsored by Sens. John Thune and Ed Markey.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS STATES’ EFFORTS TO HALT SEISMIC TESTING OFF ATLANTIC COAST
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong and eight other attorneys general today joined a group of non-governmental organizations in a motion to preliminarily enjoin the Trump Administration’s authorization of harassment of marine mammals via seismic air gun surveys in the Atlantic Ocean. These “seismic testing” surveys, meant to explore the ocean floor for oil and gas, will expose whales, dolphins, and porpoises to repeated sound blasts louder than 160 decibels. The surveys will threaten the health and life of hundreds of thousands of highly sensitive marine mammals, including multiple endangered or threatened species. In addition, these tests are another step toward allowing offshore drilling - an action that could result in severe and irreparable harm to coastal and marine resources, including our vibrant coastal economy.
CONNECTICUT JOINS 21 STATES IN CHALLENGING NEW TITLE X RESTRICTIONS ON WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 21 state attorneys generals today in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new Title X “domestic gag rule.”
CONNECTICUT JOINS 21-STATE COALITION TO SUE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVER TITLE X “GAG RULE”
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of 21 state attorneys general announcing a challenge the constitutionality of the Trump Administration’s domestic gag rule altering the Title X family planning program. The multistate lawsuit will be filed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 5th, in the U.S. District Court in Eugene, Oregon.
CONSUMERS ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL CONSUMER PROTECTION WEEK
National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is held each year in the first full week of March (this year, March 3 – 9). The Department of Consumer Protection (DCP), the Office of the Attorney General, and Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut are encouraging consumers to participate.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS COALITION OF 21 ATTORNEYS GENERAL IN FILING AMICUS BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF TRANSGENDER STUDENTS DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BY SCHOOL
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 21 states in filing an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in support of a transgender student named Drew Adams, who is suing the St. Johns County School Board for discrimination. The Court will soon determine whether the School Board’s policy prohibiting transgender boys and girls from using restrooms that other boys and girls use discriminates against transgender students on the basis of sex, in violation of Title IX.
AG TONG, CONSUMER COUNSEL SUPPORT $1.5 MILLION FINE, PENALTIES FOR DIRECT ENERGY ELECTRIC SUPPLIER
Attorney General William Tong and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz today strongly supported a proposed decision by the Public Utilities Regulatory Counsel to fine third-party electric supplier Direct Energy $1.5 million for multiple sales and marketing practices in violation of Connecticut statutes.
AG TONG ANNOUNCES START OF WELLS FARGO CONSUMER REDRESS REVIEW PROGRAM
Attorney General William Tong today announced that Wells Fargo has begun a consumer redress review program through which consumers who have not yet been made whole through other remediation programs already in place can seek to have their inquiry or complaint reviewed by a Wells Fargo escalation team for possible relief.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG DENOUNCES TITLE X DOMESTIC GAG RULE TO RESTRICT ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE
Attorney General William Tong today released the following statement denouncing release of the final Title X domestic gag rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services imposing new unlawful restrictions on access to women's healthcare.
AG, DCP URGE CONSUMERS TO USE PAYLESS SHOESOURCE GIFT CARDS BEFORE RETAIL OUTLET SHUTTERS ITS U.S. STORES
Attorney General William Tong and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull today advised Connecticut consumers who may have unused gift cards to Payless ShoeSource to use those credits before the discount shoe chain is slated to close its U.S. stores.
AG TONG, 15 OTHER STATES FILE LAWSUIT CHALLENGING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong today joined California and 14 other states in a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency and his attempt to divert funding appropriated by Congress.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS LETTER URGING CFPB TO REJECT ANTI-CONSUMER PROTECTION POLICIES
Attorney General William Tong joined 21 other state attorneys general in signing a letter authored by New York Attorney General Letitia James urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to abandon recently-proposed policies that would erode critical consumer protections under the guise of fostering innovation in the consumer financial marketplace.