The Office of the Attorney General William Tong
2020 Press Releases
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Attorney General Tong Statement on SCOTUS Rejection of Texas Election Suit
Attorney General William Tong issued a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court rejection of the Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn election results in four states critical to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
AG Tong Joins Coalition Opposing Texas AG Effort To Invalidate 2020 Election Results
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s request that the Court overturn election results in four states critical to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Attorney General Tong Files Multistate Lawsuit Seeking to End Facebook's Illegal Monopoly
Attorney General William Tong today joined a bipartisan coalition filing a lawsuit against Facebook Inc., alleging that the company has and continues today to illegally stifle competition to protect its monopoly power.
Attorney General Tong Announces $86.3 Million Settlement with Mortgage Service Nationstar
Attorney General William Tong joined with 50 other attorneys general and other federal and state agencies today announcing an $86.3 million settlement with Nationstar Mortgage. Nationstar is the country’s fourth-largest mortgage servicer.
AG Tong Statement on Nomination of California AG Xavier Becerra to Lead Health and Human Services
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement regarding the nomination of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Attorney General Tong Joins Coalition Opposing Dangerous HHS Deregulation by the Trump Administration
In the middle of the pandemic, a proposed Health and Human Services rule would put trillions of dollars in federal funding, programs, and services at risk for states and their residents
AG Tong Statement on Retirement of Mark Davis
Attorney General William Tong released the following statement after the announcement that WTNH Chief Political Correspondent Mark Davis is retiring.
Attorneys General Urge Congress to Pass Extension for CARES Act Funding as Pandemic Impacts Economy
Attorney General William Tong has joined a coalition of 47 attorneys general urging Congress to extend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economy (CARES) Act funding until the end of 2021.
- 11/25/2020 A Thanksgiving Message from Attorney General William Tong
Attorney General Tong Adds Endangered Species Act Claim to Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration's Revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act
Attorney General William Tong today joined a multistate coalition in amending their complaint challenging the Trump Administration’s unlawful revised regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Attorney General Tong Files Motion for Summary Judgment in Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration Assault on Clean Water Act Protections
– Attorney General William Tong today joined a multistate coalition in filing a motion for summary judgment in their lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s unlawful final rule redefining “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.
Connecticut Co-Leads $17.5 Million Multistate Settlement Over 2014 Home Depot Data Breach
Attorney General William Tong today announced that Connecticut, along with the attorneys general of 45 other states and the District of Columbia, has obtained a $17.5 million settlement against Georgia-based retailer The Home Depot, resolving a multistate investigation into the 2014 data breach which exposed the payment card information of approximately 40 million Home Depot customers nationwide. The State of Connecticut will collect $1,093,196.25 through this settlement.
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.