The Office of Attorney General William Tong
2017 Press Releases
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AG Jepsen, DCP: Conn. Joins $13.5 Million Multistate Settlement with Boehringer Ingelheim
Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull today announced that Connecticut is joining with 49 other states and the District of Columbia in a $13.5 million settlement with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to resolve allegations that it engaged in off-label marketing and made deceptive and misleading representations in its promotion of four prescription drugs.
State-Federal Settlement Reached with Opioid Treatment Provider to Resolve Medicaid Overpayment Claim Allegations
A Connecticut healthcare organization and its chief executive officer have reached an $883,859 settlement with the state of Connecticut and the federal government to resolve allegations that the company submitted improper claims for payment to Connecticut's Medicaid program, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said today.
Statement from AG Jepsen on 2018 Race for Connecticut Attorney General
"It has been the greatest honor of my professional life to serve as Attorney General for the State of Connecticut."
AG Jepsen Announces New Head of Privacy & Data Security Department
Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that he has named Assistant Attorney General Jeremy Pearlman as head of his office's Privacy and Data Security Department.
Consumer Alert: Beware Healthcare Scams during Open Enrollment
State officials today are warning Connecticut residents to look out for scammers using federal open enrollment periods to lure consumers into buying fake health plans or otherwise obtain personal or financial information, Attorney General George Jepsen, state Department of Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade and Jim Wadleigh, CEO of Access Health CT, said today.
AG Jepsen Leads Coalition in New, Expanded Complaint in Federal Generic Drug Antitrust Lawsuit
Attorney General George Jepsen today led 45 other attorneys general taking part in a wide-ranging multistate antitrust investigation of the generic drug industry in asking the federal court for permission to file a new complaint in the states' pending lawsuit that increases the number of generic drug manufacturer defendants from six to 18 in the case and the number of drugs at issue in the litigation from two to 15.
AG Jepsen: Conn. Joins Bipartisan Coalition Opposing Industry Effort to Preempt State Oversight, Enforcement on Student Loan Debt
Attorney General George Jepsen today joined with a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general from across the country in a letter urging U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to reject a campaign by the student loan servicers and debt collectors to dismantle state oversight of the student loan industry.
AG Jepsen Joins With Colleagues in Opposing Federal Rule to Subsidize Coal and Nuclear Power Plants
Attorney General George Jepsen has joined a coalition of states to oppose a notice of proposed rulemaking by the U.S. Department of Energy to subsidize aging, economically inefficient coal and nuclear power plants.
AG Jepsen Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging PBMs to Implement Opioid Mitigation Programs
Attorney General George Jepsen today led a bipartisan group of attorneys general from across the country in letters to 15 health care companies that provide pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services encouraging the companies to implement programs to mitigate prescription opioid abuse.
Conn. Joins $120M Settlement with General Motors over Defective Ignition Switch
Connecticut has joined with 48 other states and the District of Columbia in a $120 million settlement with General Motors Company (GM) to resolve allegations that the company concealed safety issues related to ignition-switch defects in certain GM vehicles, Attorney General George Jepsen announced today.
AG Jepsen: Conn. Joins Multistate Brief Opposing Ban on Military Service by Transgender Individuals
Attorney General George Jepsen today joined with 13 other states and the District of Columbia in a brief opposing the Trump Administration's plan to ban transgender individuals from military service.
Conn. Joins Multistate Lawsuit Defending Affordable Care Act
Connecticut today joined with 17 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration's decision to abruptly stop making healthcare cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidy payments required by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) – a move that will put health coverage for more than six million Americans at risk while increasing costs, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen said today.
State Files False Claims Act Lawsuit against Waterbury Behavioral Health Provider
Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced today that the state has filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against a Waterbury behavioral health provider alleging that he engaged in a long-term scheme to defraud the state's Medicaid program.
Statement from AG Jepsen on EPA's Repeal of Clean Power Plan
"While not unexpected, the EPA administrator's action today is disappointing nonetheless. EPA has a responsibility under the law – a responsibility affirmed by our country's highest court – to regulate carbon emissions."
State Files False Claims Act Lawsuit against Fairfield Dentist
Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby today announced that the state has filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against a Fairfield dentist alleging that he engaged in a long-term, pervasive scheme to defraud the state's Medicaid program.