The Office of Attorney General William Tong
2013 Press Releases
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AG Jepsen: Banks Face Four New Performance Tests under National Mortgage Settlement
The five mortgage servicers included in the National Mortgage Settlement must better address loan modifications, single points of contact with borrowers and billing statement accuracy under four new servicing standard tests, the settlement Monitor announced today.
Statement from Attorney General Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Katz on NU Staffing, Facilities Announcement
“While not unexpected, the changes NU announced today are very significant and will severely impact those Connecticut families that are ultimately affected by the planned staff reductions."
Gov. Malloy, AG Jepsen Remind Coaches, Parents to Beware Sports-related Concussion Signs and Symptoms
With the fall school sports season upon us, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen are reminding student athletes, parents and coaches that head injuries and concussions are serious and that Connecticut law requires students who suffer a blow to the head or receive a concussion diagnosis to sit out games and practices until cleared by a licensed medical professional.
AG Jepsen and 39 Attorneys General Call on FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes
Attorney General George Jepsen today joined with 39 attorneys general from other states and territories in urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue regulations by October 31, 2013, addressing the advertising, ingredients and sale to minors of electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes.
Gov. Malloy, AG Jepsen: Federal Proposal Would Undermine, Weaken Tribal Acknowledgement Criteria
In official comments submitted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs today, Attorney General George Jepsen wrote that the BIA’s proposed regulations would “seriously weaken and undermine the core substantive criteria” for federal tribal recognition and would have the effect of reversing prior acknowledgment decisions affecting the state of Connecticut. Governor Dannel P. Malloy said that the proposed regulations would have a profound effect on the state.
Gov. Malloy: State Selects Two Large-Scale Clean Energy Projects Furthering Connecticut’s Commitment to Renewable Energy
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that Connecticut is taking another step forward toward achieving a cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy future for residents and businesses with the selection of two projects that will generate large amounts of electricity from clean energy sources – helping to achieve renewable energy goals at lower costs to ratepayers.
Attorney General Jepsen: Legislation Needed to Ensure Clear Disclosure of Facility Fees to Patients
In order to provide patients with meaningful notice of the fees and the cost of their care, Attorney General George Jepsen today announced his intention to propose legislation that will ensure that any fees are clearly disclosed in advance of care.
Gov. Malloy, State Officials and Business Executives Launch Campaign to Promote Safe Teen Driving and Reduce Distracted Driving
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, Attorney General George Jepsen, state Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) Commissioner James P. Redeker, state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Melody A. Currey and executives from AT&T and Travelers Insurance, today kicked-off a statewide campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving by proclaiming September 19th “Don’t Text and Drive Day in Connecticut”.
State Files Suit against Former Hartford Charity Director over Allegations of Fund Misuse
The state has filed suit against the former executive director of the now-defunct South Arsenal Neighborhood Development, Inc. over allegations that she misappropriated charitable funds in violation of state law, Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein announced today.
Statement on Award of Contract for Special Counsel to University of Connecticut
The Office of the Attorney General today issued the following statement announcing the award of a contract for Special Counsel to the University of Connecticut’s Special Committee.
Regulators Approve Connecticut Water Settlement;$10 Million Tax Refund Will Reduce Rates Charged to Customers
Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz said rates charged to Connecticut Water Co. customers will be reduced by an estimated 6.4 percent beginning April 1, 2014, because state regulators have approved a negotiated settlement with the utility.
Attorney General Jepsen Reaches Settlement with Citibank on Online Credit Card System Security
Citibank N.A. will pay $55,000 to the state of Connecticut and will obtain a third-party data security audit of its online credit and debit card account system under a settlement filed in court today, Attorney General George Jepsen has announced.
Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on State Supreme Court Decision in Computers Plus Case
"This is a significant victory for the state’s taxpayers, who will not be left on the hook for costs based on a verdict that we maintained was outside the law.“
Attorney General: 6,300 Homeowners Helped By National Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement
Attorney General George Jepsen today called the $25 billion mortgage foreclosure settlement with the nation’s five largest mortgage loan servicing companies a “tremendous success” for providing mortgage relief benefits of approximately $450 million to nearly 6,300 Connecticut borrowers.
Multi-State Coalition Wins Federal Commitment To Strengthen Key Energy-Efficiency Standards
Connecticut, as part of a multi-state coalition, has reached agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on a new timetable for updating overdue energy-efficiency standards for certain new appliances and equipment, Attorney General George Jepsen and Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Daniel C. Esty announced today.