The Office of Attorney General William Tong
2018 Press Releases
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Conn. Leads Settlement with Career Education Corp., Will Bring $493.7M in Debt Relief for Students
For-profit education company Career Education Corp. (CEC) has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and will forgo collecting approximately $493.7 million in debts owed by 179,529 students nationally through a settlement with 49 attorneys general, Attorney General George Jepsen said today.
AG Jepsen Leads 50 States, District of Columbia, in $575M Settlement with Wells Fargo
Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that Wells Fargo Bank N.A. will pay $575 million to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws by (1) opening millions of unauthorized accounts and enrolling customers into online banking services without their knowledge or consent, (2) improperly referring customers for enrollment in third-party renters and life insurance policies, (3) improperly charging auto loan customers for force-placed and unnecessary collateral protection insurance, (4) failing to ensure that customers received refunds of unearned premiums on certain optional auto finance products, and (5) incorrectly charging customers for mortgage rate lock extension fees.
AG Jepsen: States Reach $68M Settlement with UBS for LIBOR Manipulation
Under a $68 million multistate settlement agreement, UBS AG will pay $64.6 million in restitution to government and nonprofit entities for its manipulation of benchmark interest rates in the lead up to and early days of the financial crisis, Attorney General George Jepsen announced today.
Conn. Initiates Lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma, Executives and Board for Company's Role in Opioid Crisis
Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that the state has initiated a lawsuit against Stamford, Conn.-based Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc., and several current and former members of Purdue's management and board of directors alleging that they designed, financed and waged a pervasive and aggressive campaign to mislead doctors and patients, claiming that prescription opioid medications manufactured and marketed by the company were safe and effective and strategically downplaying risks of addiction that they knew were inherent in their opioid products.
Gov. Malloy and Attorney General Jepsen Announce Agreement with Travelers to Provide Supplemental Assistance to Crumbling Foundation Homeowners
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that the State of Connecticut has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Hartford-based Travelers Companies, Inc. to provide supplemental financial assistance to current and former Travelers policyholders who file claims and receive awards to remediate their crumbling concrete foundations through the state’s new captive insurance program.
Connecticut Joins $148M Settlement with Uber over Delayed Data Breach Reporting
Connecticut, with 49 other states and the District of Columbia, has reached an agreement with the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc., to resolve the states' investigation into the company's one-year delay in reporting a data breach to the states and to its affected drivers, Attorney General George Jepsen announced today.
State Sues Florida-Based Compound Pharmacy, Former and Current State Employees, Alleging Illegal Kickback Scheme
The state has initiated a lawsuit alleging violations of the Connecticut False Claims Act orchestrated through a kickback pyramid scheme involving a Florida-based compounding pharmacy and several individuals, including former and current Connecticut state employees, whose prescription drug costs are covered by the taxpayer-funded Connecticut Pharmacy Benefit Plan, Attorney General George Jepsen said today.
- 8/21/2018 Attorney General George Jepsen Statement on Clean Power Plan Replacement
Gov. Malloy, AG Jepsen, Commissioner Klee Blast Trump Administration Proposal to Roll Back Vehicle Fuel Standards
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back federal greenhouse gas emissions standards for new light duty cars and trucks vehicles.
Statement from AG Jepsen on Granting of Temporary Restraining Order in 3-D Printed Firearms Case
"The court today has wisely ordered the Administration to continue to bar any distribution of plans for 3-D printed firearms for now, and we are grateful for this common-sense action."
AG Jepsen Joins Opposition to Title X Rule that Restricts Access to Women's Reproductive Healthcare
Attorney General George Jepsen today joined a coalition of 13 attorneys general in filing comments with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opposing the Trump Administration's proposal to limit access to women's healthcare by imposing unconstitutional restrictions to the Title X program.
Connecticut Joins Federal Lawsuit to Stop Unlawful and Dangerous Release of 3-D Printed Firearm Plans
Connecticut has joined with a coalition of states from around the country in a lawsuit challenging federal government’s capitulation that will allow individuals to download plans and 3-D print fully functional, undetectable and untraceable firearms, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen said today.
Conn. Joins FTC and More than 50 States and Territories to Combat Fraudsters Falsely Claiming to Help Veterans and Service Members
Connecticut has joined with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and law enforcement officials and charity regulators from more than 50 states and territories in Operation Donate with Honor – an education and enforcement campaign including more than 100 actions against charities, fundraisers and individuals, a sweeping new donor education program and a crackdown on fraudsters that con consumers by falsely promising their donations will help veterans and service members.
Connecticut Joins Lawsuit to Protect State, Municipalities from Unlawful Restrictions on Federal Public Safety Grants
Connecticut has joined a coalition of states in filing a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions challenging efforts to put unlawful and unconstitutional immigration-related conditions on federal law enforcement grants, Attorney General George Jepsen and Governor Dannel P. Malloy said today.
Gov. Malloy, AG Jepsen: Connecticut Joins Lawsuit to Protect State Taxpayers from Drastic Cut in State and Local Tax Deduction
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that Connecticut has joined a lawsuit to protect the state and its taxpayers from Washington’s drastic curtailment of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction.