2013 Press Releases
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Eligible Connecticut Borrowers Who Lost Homes to Foreclosure To Receive Nearly $7 Million from National Settlement
Attorney General George Jepsen said today that as a result of the national mortgage foreclosure servicing settlement, nearly $7 million is being distributed in Connecticut to approximately 5,000 Connecticut borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure.
Attorney General Reaches $9.9 Million Settlement With Key Defendants in Medicaid Billing Lawsuit
Attorney General George Jepsen today announced a $9.9 million settlement with Gary Anusavice of North Kingstown, R.I., and six of his management and consulting companies, settling the state’s civil fraud claims stemming from an alleged illegal Medicaid billing scheme.
Attorney General: Connecticut Joins 21 States in Partial Settlement with Tobacco Companies
Attorney General George Jepsen announced that Connecticut has joined 21 other states in a partial settlement with the major tobacco companies of a dispute dating from 2006 regarding payments to the states under the 1998 tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA).
Attorney General Asks Federal Regulators to Consider All Alternatives in Environmental Review of Spent Fuel Storage
Attorney General George Jepsen has joined with attorneys general in Vermont, Massachusetts and New York in asking federal regulators to broaden their generic environmental impact review of spent nuclear fuel storage at nuclear power plants.
Attorney General Jepsen Reaches Agreement with Penguin over eBook Price-fixing Allegations
Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that Penguin Group (USA) Inc. has entered into a settlement agreement to resolve claims asserted by Connecticut and 32 other states and territories in a lawsuit alleging price-fixing and collusion in the market for electronic books, or eBooks.
Attorney General, DMV and Insurance Department Warn about Telephone Scam on Insurance Quotes
Attorney General George Jepsen, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Insurance are warning Connecticut residents about a telephone scam that is misrepresenting the DMV as providing information for automobile insurance quotes.
Attorney General: Connecticut Homeowners Continue To Benefit from National Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement
Attorney General George Jepsen said Connecticut’s distressed homeowners continue to benefit from first lien principal reductions and other mortgage relief programs resulting from the $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlement announced last year.
Connecticut, New Jersey Settle Clean Air Lawsuit With Owners of Coal-Burning Generating Plant
The owners of a Pennsylvania power plant have agreed to stop burning coal in two generating units and to provide $1 million towards environmental mitigation in Connecticut and New Jersey as part of a clean air settlement announced today by Attorney General George Jepsen and Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Daniel C. Esty.
Connecticut Medicaid, ConnPACE Programs Part of $500 Million National Settlement with Ranbaxy
Connecticut has joined with other states and the federal government in a $500 million settlement with Ranbaxy, a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer based in India, Attorney General George Jepsen, Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby and Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane announced today.
Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on North Stonington Open Space Referendum
“I take very seriously my responsibility to protect the public’s interest in conservation restrictions and will carefully scrutinize any proposal before taking a position in court.”
Action Against ISO-New England Budget Resolved as CT and Other New England States Sign Settlement Agreement
The Connecticut-led effort to rein in and establish oversight procedures for the budget of the organization that operates New England’s electric grid has taken an important step forward with parties to the matter reaching a settlement agreement.
Connecticut Attorney General Seeks Information on LivingSocial Network Breach
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler yesterday asked the daily deals Web site for more information about the potential consumer impact of this data breach.
Attorney General Announces Winner Of Law Day Essay Competition; Posts PSA on Teen Driving Safety
Attorney General George Jepsen today congratulated 8th grade student Megan Imperato, 13, of Western Middle School in Greenwich for her winning essay about distracted driving in the 20th annual Law Day essay competition sponsored by the Office of the Attorney General.
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