2017 Press Releases
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AG Jepsen Names Jane Rosenberg Connecticut's New Solicitor General
Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that long-time Assistant Attorney General Jane Rosenberg has been promoted within the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General to serve as an Associate Attorney General and the state's Solicitor General.
AG Jepsen: 40 State Attorneys General Now Plaintiffs in Federal Generic Drug Antitrust Lawsuit
Attorney General George Jepsen announced today that Connecticut has filed an amended antitrust complaint in federal court that increases from 20 to 40 the number of states alleging that six generic drug-makers entered into illegal conspiracies in order to unreasonably restrain trade, artificially inflate and manipulate prices and reduce competition in the United States for two generic drugs.
Statement from AG Jepsen on Trial Court Ruling in Anthem, Cigna Merger Case
“This ruling vindicates healthcare consumers and providers. Connecticut was particularly at risk of diminished competition from this merger, which is why my office took a leading role in challenging it in court. I am confident that this ruling will withstand appeal."
Statement from AG Jepsen on Appeals Court Ruling on President Trump’s Executive Order
Attorney General George Jepsen today issued the following statement on the ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that upholds the District Court’s temporary restraining order that has halted President Donald Trump's executive order barring individuals from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States
Coalition of 16 Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Supporting Washington State Lawsuit against President Trump’s Executive Order
Attorney General George Jepsen has joined with 15 other attorneys general in asking a federal appeals court to leave in place a temporary restraining order issued by the federal District Court in Seattle that has halted President Donald Trump's executive order barring individuals from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States.
State Initiates False Claims Act Lawsuit against Fairfield County Doctor, Husband over Alleged Compound Drug Prescribing Scheme
The state has initiated a lawsuit in Hartford Superior Court under the Connecticut False Claims Act alleging that a Fairfield County doctor and her husband, a University of Connecticut employee, engaged in a scheme designed to prescribe expensive medically unnecessary compounded medications to state employees enrolled in the state employee pharmacy benefit plan at a high cost to the state and its taxpayers, Attorney General George Jepsen said today.
AG Jepsen Leads Coalition Seeking to Intervene, Defend Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Attorney General George Jepsen today led a group of 16 other attorneys general in filing a motion to intervene in a federal appeals case in order to defend the constitutionality of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Attorney General Jepsen Leads Multistate Coalition in $863M State-Federal Settlement with Moody's
Attorney General George Jepsen announced today that Connecticut, the U.S. Department of Justice, 20 other states and the District of Columbia have reached a settlement agreement with Moody's Corporation, Moody's Investor Services, Inc. and Moody's Analytics, Inc. resolving allegations that the credit rating agency mislead investors when it rated structured finance securities in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis. The settlement culminates a seven-year effort led by Connecticut to hold Moody's responsible for its role in the 2008 financial crisis.
State-Federal Settlement Reached with Home Health Agency and its Owners to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
A Stratford-based home health agency and its owners have reached a $5.25 million settlement with the state of Connecticut and the federal government to resolve allegations that the company submitted false claims to Connecticut's Medicaid program, Attorney General George Jepsen said today. The settlement stems from a three-year investigation led by the Office of the Connecticut Attorney General after an audit by the Department of Social Services.