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  • AG, DCP Announce $850,000 Multistate Settlement with TD Bank Over Data Breach

    Attorney General George Jepsen and the state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein today announced an $850,000 multistate settlement with TD Bank, N.A. that resolves an investigation into a 2012 data breach that affected thousands of consumers and helps to ensure that protections are in place to help prevent future incidents.

  • State Joins Global Settlement with Endo Pharmaceuticals Resolving Inappropriate Marketing Allegations

    Connecticut has joined a federal-state settlement with Endo Health Solutions Inc. and Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. to resolve allegations that the companies inappropriately marketed the drug Lidoderm for conditions not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, Attorney General George Jepsen, Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane and state Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced today.

  • State Issues Second Consumer Alert about IRS Telephone Scam

    The Department of Consumer Protection and Office of the Attorney General continue to receive complaints and inquiries from consumers worried about telephone calls in which the caller claims to be an official from the IRS and attempts to solicit tax payments.

  • State Granted Court-appointed Receiver for Amistad America, Inc.

    – The Superior Court for the Judicial District of Hartford has approved an application filed by the Attorney General seeking appointment of a receiver over the operations and assets of Amistad America, Inc., Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) Commissioner Catherine Smith announced today.

  • State Files Federal Lawsuit against Alleged Mortgage Rescue Scam

    Attorney General George Jepsen has obtained a temporary restraining order and appointment of a receiver in a joint lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida against Connecticut-based Resolution Law Group, Florida-based Berger Law Group, and related entities and individuals over allegations that they took advantage of struggling homeowners through a scam that promised legal assistance but delivered none.

  • State Advises Consumers about Reader's Digest Prize Scam

    Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein, Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora B. Schriro today are advising residents to avoid responding to a letter claiming to be from Governor Dannel P. Malloy and bearing a replica of his signature.

  • State Brings Criminal Charges and Civil Claims Action against Stamford-based Dental Provider Alleging Medicaid Fraud

    In a coordinated law enforcement effort, the state has commenced both criminal and civil proceedings against a Stamford-based dental practitioner and related individuals and businesses alleging a long-running and substantial scheme of fraudulent Medicaid claims for dental services provided to residents of long-term care facilities in the state, Attorney General George Jepsen, Chief State's Attorney Kevin T. Kane and Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced today.

  • AG Jepsen: New Physician Practice Acquisition Notice Requirement Takes Effect on October 1

    Legislation proposed by Attorney General George Jepsen requiring that notice of certain physician practice acquisitions be provided to the state Office of the Attorney General will take effect on October 1. Today, Attorney General Jepsen announced that, in order to facilitate the new required notice, he has posted a new form on his Web site as well as instructions for the form's completion and submission.

  • AG Jepsen Joins Colleagues in Urging FCC to Permit Phone Companies to Block Unwanted Telemarketing Calls

    Attorney General George Jepsen and 38 other state and territorial attorneys general sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally requesting its opinion regarding the legal authority of telephone companies to electronically block unwanted automated telemarketing calls – so called “robocalls” -- intended for their customers. Telephone companies have claimed that federal law administered by the FCC prohibits them from implementing existing technologies to block robocalls.

  • Aggressive New "Grandparent Scam" Reported in State

    In a newly reported scam targeting older adults, callers demand money immediately to free a kidnapped relative and threaten physical harm to the relative if funds are not delivered, Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris warned residents today.

  • AG, OCC, Legislators Welcome PURA Draft Decision on Electric Bill Disclosures, Ban on Daily and Weekly Variable Rates

    Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz today filed formal comments supporting a draft decision issued by the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) last week that will ensure new, comparative rate information is clearly disclosed on electric customers' monthly bills. The requirements stem from legislation passed last year that required the disclosures after thousands of Connecticut residents who purchased electricity from third-party suppliers complained of skyrocketing bills.

  • Conn. Leads $5.5M Multistate Settlement with Nationwide Insurance Company over 2012 Data Breach

    Connecticut has joined with 31 other states and the District of Columbia in a $5.5 million settlement with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and its subsidiary, Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Company, that resolves the states' investigation into a 2012 data breach that exposed sensitive personal information of 1.2 million consumers across the country, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull announced today.

  • Connecticut Files Lawsuit against EPA to Require Action on Petition to Reduce Emissions from Pennsylvania Coal Plant

    Connecticut has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court, District of Connecticut against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failure to take timely action on a petition from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) asking the EPA to take action to stop pollution from a Pennsylvania coal-fired power plant from blowing our way.

  • Connecticut Joins Multistate Settlement Resolving Environmental Claims against Volkswagen for Emissions Fraud

    Connecticut will receive $14,846,465 through a multistate settlement with auto-maker Volkswagen that resolves state claims that the company violated environmental laws when it equipped certain diesel vehicles with illegal and undisclosed emissions defeat devices designed to circumvent emissions standards, Attorney General George Jepsen said today.

  • Connecticut Joins Challenge of NRC Rule on Storage of Spent Nuclear Reactor Fuel