The Office of Attorney General William Tong
2014 Press Releases
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State Joins National Settlement with T-Mobile Over Data Cramming Allegations
Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner William M. Rubenstein announced today that Connecticut, along with 49 other states and the District of Columbia, has reached a settlement with mobile telephone company T-Mobile USA to resolve allegations that the company improperly engaged in "data cramming."
Consumer Alert: AG Jepsen, DCP Advise Consumers with Delia's Gift Cards to Redeem Unused Balances Immediately
Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein are advising Connecticut residents who may be holding gift cards, certificates or store credits to the retail establishment Delia's to use their gift cards as soon as possible. The company recently filed bankruptcy and has announced plans to close its stores by early next year.
Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on Tenet Announcement on Pending Hospital Acquisitions in Connecticut
"I am proud of the efforts of my staff over the past few years, working within our limited authority to ensure that charitable assets are preserved, and I am disappointed that we have landed at this juncture today."
State Joins Multistate Settlement with PointRoll to Resolve Internet Privacy Allegations
Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein today announced that Connecticut has joined a $750,000 multistate settlement with digital advertising company PointRoll, Inc. that resolves an investigation into whether the company violated consumers' privacy by unlawfully circumventing the privacy settings in Apple Inc.'s Safari Web browser.
State Joins $3.8 Million Multistate Settlement with Sirius XM Radio
Attorney General George Jepsen and the state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein today announced that Connecticut has joined 44 other states in a $3.8 million settlement with Sirius XM Radio Inc. that resolves claims that the satellite radio company engaged in misleading advertising and billing practices.
Statement from AG Jepsen on PURA Draft Decision on CL&P Distribution Rate Application
"All CL&P customers will still experience a significant increase in their rates as a result of this decision, and I anticipate filling additional comments with PURA prior to its final decision later this month, as I believe these further reductions, and possibly additional reductions, are appropriate."
Attorney General, Office of Health Care Access Issue Proposed Final Decisions in Waterbury Hospital, Vanguard Application
The Connecticut Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Public Health Office of Health Care Access today issued their respective proposed final decisions on the application for a joint venture between the Greater Waterbury Health Network, Inc. and Vanguard Health Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation.
Safety Advocates, Attorney General, DMV, DOT Urge Parents to Discuss Safety Habits with Teens Behind the Wheel
Parents continue to be the chief influence on young drivers' attitudes toward safety behind the wheel, said leading Connecticut safety advocates as the state marks National Teen Safe Driver Week, which runs through Saturday (Oct. 19-25). They are urging parents to talk to their teens this week about key ways to keep safe.
Consumer Alert: Gov. Malloy, AG Jepsen, DCP Commissioner Warn Consumers About Ebola Related Scams
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein are encouraging Connecticut residents to be on alert for any potential scams tied to the Ebola outbreak. Scammers may be trying to cash in on fear from those who are currently concerned about the outbreak by either providing phony methods to prevent the virus or creating fake charities.
Connecticut Officials to FERC: Rehear and Investigate Protests to ISO-New England Auction Results
State officials have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to grant a rehearing of a notice issued last month that allowed ISO-New England's eighth forward capacity auction (FCA 8) results to go into effect without any determination that the auction results were just, reasonable and free from the exercise of market power.
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.
Gov. Malloy, AG Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Katz Welcome PURA Final Approval of Frontier, AT&T Purchase
Connecticut consumers will benefit from more than $63 million in improvements and investments in broadband Internet capabilities in the state under the agreement approved today granting final approval of Frontier Communications Corporation's purchase of AT&T's Connecticut wireline operations, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz said today.
State Joins National Settlement with AT&T Over Data Cramming Allegations
Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner William M. Rubenstein announced today that Connecticut, along with 49 other States and the District of Columbia, has reached a settlement with AT&T Mobility, LLC to resolve allegations that the company participated in a practice known as "data cramming."
State Officials Encourage Public to Attend Mortgage Assistance Event
Connecticut’s homeowners experiencing trouble with their mortgages have another opportunity to meet face to face with their lenders and explore options for preventing foreclosure, such as loan modification. This day-long forum will take place on Thursday, October 9, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Conference Center at CoCo Key in Waterbury, CT. Free parking is available for attendees.
AG Jepsen to PURA: CL&P Rate Increase Request Unwarranted and Unsubstantiated
In a brief filed today, Attorney General George Jepsen urged the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to reject an application by the Connecticut Light & Power Company seeking a $221 million increase in its rates and to approve rates that are no more than just and reasonable as required by state law.