The Office of Attorney General William Tong
2020 Press Releases
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Attorney General Tong Urges Rejection of Frontier Buyout
Attorney General William Tong today urged the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to deny a change of ownership sought by Frontier Communications.
Attorney General Tong Announces $113 Million Settlement with Apple over iPhone Throttling
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of over 30 other attorneys general announcing a $113 million settlement with Apple, Inc. over iPhone throttling that the company engaged in in 2016 to address unexpected shutdowns in certain devices. Under the settlement, Apple will pay $1.8 million to Connecticut.
Attorney General Tong, Secretary of State Merrill, Department of Consumer Protection Caution Businesses to Look Out for Unofficial "Annual Report" Mailing
Attorney General William Tong, Secretary of State Denise Merrill and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull today cautioned businesses to avoid paying unnecessary fees to entities offering assistance with annual report business filings.
Attorney General Tong Statement On Eversource Communications Failure
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement regarding yet another failure in Eversource’s outage reporting communications system. The Office of the Attorney General will address the repeated failures of the automated outage reporting system as part of the open Tropical Storm Isaias docket before the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.
Attorney General Tong Calls on AG Barr to Reverse New Policy That 'Will Erode the Public's Confidence in the Election'
Attorney General William Tong today called on U.S. Attorney General William Barr to reverse his abrupt change to a 40-year-old U.S. Department of Justice policy that until this week had kept the department from interfering with election results. In a letter today to Attorney General Barr, Attorney General Tong and a coalition of 23 total attorneys general voiced their “strong objection” to this policy reversal, which they said “will erode the public’s confidence in the election,” and called on him to “reverse your decision promptly.”
Attorney General Tong Issues Statement Defending the Affordable Care Act Ahead of Oral Arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court
Coalition of 20 states and D.C. will defend the ACA in U.S. Supreme Court on November 10, 2020
Attorney General Tong Statement on the Peaceful Transfer of Power
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement on the peaceful transfer of power.
Attorney General Tong Moves to Revoke or Reduce Pensions of Former Bridgeport Police Chief and Personnel Director
Attorney General William Tong has moved to revoke or reduce the pensions of former Bridgeport Police Chief Armando “A.J.” Perez and Personnel Director David Dunn following federal guilty pleas involving the scheme to award Perez the Chief of Police position under false and fraudulent pretenses. Both men have pleaded guilty to federal Wire Fraud and False Statements charges.
AG Tong Leads Coalition Opposing Trump Order Appearing to Ban Implicit Bias Training
Attorney General William Tong led a coalition of attorneys general urging President Donald Trump to rescind his Executive Order on “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping” that could be misconstrued to prohibit implicit bias trainings for federal contractors and federal grantees.
Attorney General Tong Statement Regarding PURA Decision Ending Emergency Moratorium On Utility Shut-Offs
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement regarding a decision today by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to end the emergency moratorium on electric, natural gas, and water utility shut-offs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Attorney General Tong Multistate Coalition Pushing for Scientific and Medical Research Funding During COVID-19 Pandemic
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and its National Institutes of Health (NIH) urging them to reject recent recommendations made by the Trump Administration’s NIH Human Fetal Tissue Ethics Advisory Board (Board).
AG Tong Joins 22 State Coalition Opposing Trump Administration's Drastic Limits on International Student Visas
DHS Proposed Rule Threatens Students’ Ability to Earn Degrees, Harms State Economies
AG Tong Joins 15- State Coalition Defending North Carolina's Extended Ballot Deadline For Receiving Mail-In Ballots
Attorneys General Argue in Supreme Court That Deadline Extension Protects Public Health and Vote-By-Mail Participation Amid Pandemic, USPS Delays
Attorney General Tong Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Block Robocall Loopholes
Attorney General William Tong today filed an amicus brief in Facebook v. Noah Duguid, a U.S. Supreme Court case that will determine the scope of the protections of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Attorney General Tong Joins Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys Generals Pledging to Work to Ensure Free, Fair, and Secure Election
Attorney General William Tong, along with a bipartisan coalition of 36 Attorneys General from the National Association of Attorneys General, released a statement ahead of next week’s election urging all Americans to vote confidently and make their voices heard.