2014 Press Releases
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Part II: Connecticut Wine v. Indiana Beer Over NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship
Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that he has extended a friendly wager to Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller over the outcome of tonight’s NCAA Women’s National Championship game between the University of Connecticut Huskies and the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Connecticut Wine v. Kentucky Country Ham Over NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship
Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that he has agreed to a friendly wager with Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway over the outcome of tonight’s NCAA Men’s National Championship game between the University of Connecticut Huskies and the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
Save The Date - Free Homeowners Mortgage Assistance Event in Trumbull
A free, mortgage-assistance event for homeowners who need information or help with loan modifications, foreclosure prevention, state and federal assistance programs and other lending-related issues will be held Friday, May 30, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, Connecticut. Free parking is available.
Proposed Legislation Would Create New Consumer Protections in Electric Supplier Market
A package of legislative proposals detailed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and Senate President Pro Tempore Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) today would seek to address the growing number of consumer complaints about spiking prices, deceptive practices and lack of disclosure about rates and contract terms in Connecticut’s electric supplier market.
AG Jepsen: Connecticut Residents to Begin Receiving Refunds from EBook Lawsuit Settlements
Consumers in Connecticut will begin receiving account credits or checks this week through the partial settlement of an eBook price-fixing lawsuit brought in 2012 by Attorney General George Jepsen and attorneys general from 32 other states.
Operation Fuel to Receive $2.5 Million in Agreement with NU
As a result of discussions with the Attorney General, Northeast Utilities, CL&P’s parent company, has agreed to make a $2.5 million donation to Operation Fuel – a donation of historic significance to a crucial and financially strained assistance program.
Consumer Counsel Katz, AG Jepsen: Settlement to Provide $29 Million in Refunds to Aquarion Water Company Customers
Due to changes in the federal Internal Revenue Service’s accounting regulations, Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut stands to recover approximately $29 million for taxes paid since 2007 and, under a settlement agreement finalized today, the company will refund those dollars to its customers over a three-year period, Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and Attorney General George Jepsen announced.
- 3/7/2014 Consumer Advisory: Consumer Counsel and Attorney General Warn Electric Customers about Providing Account Data over the Phone
Attorney General Jepsen Testifies in Support of Hospital Facility Fee Legislation
Attorney General George Jepsen today testified in support of legislation he authored seeking greater disclosure to patients of hospital facility fees. Over the last several months, he testified, nearly 70 complaints have been filed with his office from Connecticut patients who were surprised to learn that the medical services they received at a physician’s office had triggered a hospital facility fee.
Attorney General Jepsen Offers Tips for Consumers During National Consumer Protection Week
This week – March 2 through March 8 – marks National Consumer Protection Week: a nationwide campaign to encourage individuals to take full advantage of their consumer rights and to be better-informed. Today, Attorney General George Jepsen offered Connecticut consumer several tips to help protect their personal and financial information.
Attorney General Jepsen Announces Initial Approval of $310 Million in Settlements to Benefit Purchasers of DRAM Memory Chips, Products
Attorney General George Jepsen announced today that consumers can now file claims to recover money due to federal court preliminary approval of multistate antitrust settlements worth $310 million with all the major manufacturers of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) computer chips for conspiring to fix their prices.
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.
AG Jepsen Joins Colleagues in Bipartisan Support of Senate’s Proposed Patent Reform Legislation
Attorney General George Jepsen has joined with 41 other state and territorial attorneys general in expressing support to the leadership of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees for patent reform legislation. Already passed in the House, this year’s legislation is aimed at reducing the abuse of Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), also known as “patent trolls.”
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.
New DMV Analysis Shows State's Teen Driving Laws are Working
As January marks the 10th anniversary for Connecticut imposing restrictions and stronger safety standards on teen drivers, a recent DMV analysis shows these standards have brought large decreases in crashes, injuries and deaths in the last decade.