The Office of Attorney General William Tong
2021 Press Releases
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Attorney General Tong Provides Update on Fight Against Robocalls
Attorney General William Tong, who has made fighting robocalls a top priority, today released an update on telecom companies’ progress in implementing the Anti-Robocall Principles he signed onto in 2019.
Attorney General Tong Calls on NHTSA to Restore Penalties for Automakers That Failed to Comply With Fuel Economy Standards
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 13 attorneys general in urging the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) to restore penalties for automakers that failed to meet corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for model year 2019-2021 vehicles.
Attorney General Tong Joins Coalition Opposing Mississippi's Effort to Overturn Aspects of Roe v. Wade
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of 24 state attorneys general in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold its precedents protecting a woman’s pre-viability right to choose to terminate a pregnancy.
Connecticut to Appeal Purdue Bankruptcy Plan
Attorney General William Tong filed formal notice today with the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York that Connecticut will appeal a controversial and unprecedented decision that purports to extinguish Connecticut’s claims against both Purdue Pharma and the non-bankrupt Sackler family.
Attorney General Tong Joins Coalition Fighting Texas Abortion Ban, Vows to Fight in Every Court in Every State Where Choice is Under Attack
Attorney General William Tong has joined a coalition of 24 attorneys general in a court brief challenging the Texas six-week abortion ban as an unconstitutional effort to overturn nearly five decades of Supreme Court precedent. With additional states across the country seeking to impose additional barriers to safe access to reproductive healthcare, Attorney General Tong today was joined by Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, advocates, and legislators in vowing to continue the fight in every court in every state where access to abortion care is under attack.
Attorney General Tong Announces $1.6 Million Antitrust Settlements With Two Connecticut Based Physician Practice Management Companies and Two Connecticut Fertility Clinics
Attorney General William Tong announced today two antitrust settlements totaling $1.6 million with Women’s Health USA, In Vitro Science Inc., the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services, PC and Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT.
Attorney General Tong Responds to Insurance Rate Hikes
Attorney General William Tong today reacted to news that the Connecticut Insurance Department has approved health insurance rate increases averaging 5.6 percent for the individual market and 6.7 percent for the small group market. In approving the increases, the Insurance Department did reduce rates requested by insurers by 35 percent for the individual market and by 48 percent for the small group market.
Attorney General Tong Statement Ahead of 20th Anniversary of Sept. 11
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement today ahead of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
AG Tong Opposes Discrimination Against US Territories
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general urging the Supreme Court to reject the exclusion of Americans living in territories from nationwide federal aid programs.
Attorney General Tong Statement on Passing of State Trooper Sgt. Brian Mohl
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement today on the passing of Connecticut State Police Trooper Sgt. Brian Mohl.
Attorney General Tong Joins Coalition of 21 Attorneys General in Fighting to Protect Access to Abortion Services
Attorney General Tong has filed an amicus brief arguing that South Carolina’s “fetal heartbeat” abortion regulations harm women’s health care as a whole and should be struck down
Attorney General Tong Files Amicus Brief in Support of Federal Firearm Regulations
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general, led by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, in filing an amicus brief supporting federal laws restricting the commercial sale of handguns to persons under the age of 21.
Attorney General Tong Moves for State Custody of Pit Bulls Seized in Dog Fighting Raid
Attorney General William Tong is seeking state custody of eight pit bulls seized in a raid of a Meriden property suspected of operating as part of a multistate illegal dog fighting ring.
Attorney General Tong Responds to Purdue Bankruptcy
Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement regarding Judge Robert Drain’s decision today that he will approve a bankruptcy plan for Purdue Pharma that grants a lifetime legal shield to the Sackler family.
Attorney General Tong, Healthcare Advocate Urge "Highest Level of Scrutiny" for Insurance Rate Hike Requests
In joint comments submitted today to the Connecticut Insurance Department, Attorney General William Tong and Healthcare Advocate Ted Doolittle sought the “highest level of scrutiny” for rate hike requests sought by health insurers.