The Office of Attorney General William Tong
2016 Press Releases
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Statement from AG Jepsen on Today's Attorneys General Climate Change Meeting in New York
"Climate change is a real and pressing issue, and states have a compelling interest in reducing emissions to help address the harms that climate change imposes upon our residents. I am delighted to meet with so many thoughtful leaders to strategize on ways we can protect our citizens from the greatest threat we collectively face."
AG Jepsen, Commissioner Harris: State Reaches Settlement Providing Restitution to Conn. Snow Removal Subcontractors
A New York-based property management company will provide $187,095 restitution to its Connecticut subcontractors and will pay a $50,000 civil penalty to the state of Connecticut under a settlement agreement resolving an investigation into the manner in which it calculated bonuses owed to its subcontractors, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris said today.
Student Loan Repayment Guide Available To Assist Connecticut Borrowers
Attorney General George Jepsen, state Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris and state Banking Commissioner Jorge Perez today introduced a new student loan repayment guide to assist borrowers in Connecticut, which ranks among the top 10 states for average student loan debt.
State Officials Warn Consumers and Businesses: New Phishing Scheme Tries to Exploit Personal Information by Mimicking Employer
Attorney General George Jepsen, Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan and Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris are warning consumers about a new W-2-themed phishing scheme that targets employees and even Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) in an attempt to obtain personal information and other data.
AG Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Katz Applaud PURA Action Ordering Electric Supplier Palmco to Advise Customers on Potentially High Rates and Switching to Standard Service Rate
Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz today welcomed an interim decision from the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority ordering electric supplier Palmco Power CT, LLC to issue notices to all of its existing customers advising them how to immediately switch to the standard offer provided by either Eversource Energy or The United Illuminating Company.
AG Jepsen: State Enters Settlement with Tolland Psychiatrist Resolving False Claims Allegations
A Tolland psychiatrist will pay $404,798 to settle a civil False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that she submitted false claims for payments to Connecticut's Medicaid program. The resolution stems from a lawsuit and settlement agreement approved yesterday by a Hartford Superior Court judge, Attorney General George Jepsen said today.
Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on US Supreme Court Cert Denial in Apple eBooks Appeal
"In 2013, the District Court ruled that Apple conspired to restrain the marketplace for eBooks. Today's denial is welcome news for consumers – it affirms an important antitrust ruling that Apple orchestrated a conspiracy among publishers to raise eBook prices and clears the way for consumers to receive the relief guaranteed them under the settlement."
AG Jepsen Announces Multistate Settlements with Natixis and Societe Generale over Anticompetitive Municipal Bond Derivatives Scheme
Several Connecticut municipalities and nonprofit organizations are expected to benefit from multimillion-dollar settlements with Natixis Funding Corp. and Societe Generale, S.A. that resolve allegations that the companies engaged in fraudulent and anticompetitive conduct in municipal bond derivative transactions with governments and organizations around the country, Attorney General George Jepsen announced today.
AG Jepsen: Connecticut Joins $470 Million Joint State-Federal Settlement with HSBC to Address Mortgage Servicing and Foreclosure Abuses
Attorney General George Jepsen announced today that Connecticut has joined a $470 million joint state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer HSBC to address mortgage origination, servicing, and foreclosure abuses. Connecticut joins 48 other states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in today’s settlement.
Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on Comments from Volkswagen CEO at Detroit Auto Show
"The time for empty apologies and hollow pledges of cooperation is over. It's up to Volkswagen to live up to its promises and obligations to consumers – and that starts by being honest with the American public, providing regulators with requested documents and coming clean on how they intend to address the very real problems with their vehicles."
State Web site Fights Waste, Fraud and Abuse: Public’s Help Needed
The State of Connecticut has launched a website to help its efforts at fighting fraud, waste and abuse that cost state programs tens of millions of dollars each year.