2022 Press Releases
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- 12/30/2022 The Year in Review: A Message from Attorney General Tong
Attorney General Tong Statement Regarding North Haven Firefighter Killed in Line of Duty
Attorney General William Tong released the following statement regarding the passing of North Haven Firefighter Matthias Wirtz, who was killed while responding to a 2-alarm fire early Monday morning.
Attorney General Tong Announces Enforcement Action Against Litchfield Gas Station Over Gas Tax Violation
Attorney General William Tong today announced Reeha LLC, owner of a Litchfield-based gas station, has paid $2,400 for failure to lower its prices by 25 cents per gallon on April 1 as required by the gas tax holiday suspension. An investigation by the Office of the Attorney General found that Reeha did not lower its price until April 10.
Ahead of Busy Travel Season, Attorney General Tong Calls for Stronger Consumer Protections Against Airline Abuses
Attorney General William Tong today led a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general urging the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to take stronger measures to protect consumers from airline abuses, and to work with state attorneys general to meaningfully address the unacceptable level of airline consumer complaints.
Attorney General Tong Announces $4.2 Million False Claims Settlement with Orange Physician
Attorney General William Tong today announced a $4.2 million joint state and federal settlement with physician Jasdeep Sidana and his businesses DOCS Medical Group, Inc., DOCS Medical Inc., DOCS Urgent Care LLP, Lung Docs of CT, P.C., Epic Family Physicians, LLP and Continuum Medical Group, LLC.
Attorney General Tong Statement on Sandy Hook Anniversary
Attorney General William Tong issued a statement on the tenth anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Attorney General Tong Urges FCC to Create Anti-Robotext Protections
Attorney General William Tong today supported the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to help cut down on unwanted text messages by requiring mobile wireless providers to block texts from invalid, unassigned, or unused numbers, and from numbers on a Do Not Originate (DNO) list.
Attorney General Tong Announces Agreements with CVS and Walgreens Delivering $10.7 Billion to Fight Opioid Epidemic
Attorney General William Tong today announced agreements with CVS and Walgreens to deliver $10.7 billion nationwide to save lives and fight the opioid epidemic. Today’s announcement brings the total recovered from investigations and litigation against the pharmaceutical addiction industry to more than $50 billion. Connecticut will receive about $127 million from these latest settlements, bringing the state’s total recovery to over $600 million, which will be used to support opioid abuse treatment and prevention.
Attorney General Tong, Department of Agriculture Secure State Custody of Neglected Goats
Attorney General William Tong today announced the state has secured permanent custody of more than 90 neglected and injured goats seized from Redding resident Nancy Burton in March 2021.
Attorney General Tong Seeks Scrutiny of Proposed Closure of Labor and Delivery Services at Sharon Hospital
In comments submitted today to the Office of Health Strategy, Attorney General William Tong urged regulators to thoroughly review the community impact of a proposed closure of labor and delivery services at Sharon Hospital.
Attorney General Tong Announces Multistate Settlement with CarMax Over the Disclosure of Safety Recalls
Attorney General William Tong today announced a $1 million multistate settlement with CarMax Auto Superstores, Inc. and 35 attorneys general that will require CarMax to disclose open, unrepaired recalls related to the safety of its used vehicles. Connecticut will receive a payment of $20,589.46 through the settlement to support consumer protection enforcement.
Attorney General Tong Joins Brief in Support of LGBTQ+ Workers
Attorney General William Tong today joined a coalition of`18 attorneys general in filing a brief in support of a substitute teacher at a North Carolina Catholic high school who was terminated after announcing plans to marry his same-sex partner, arguing that the First Amendment does not give an employer the right to illegally discriminate against an employee because of their sex.
Attorney General Tong Calls on Eversource and United Illuminating to Contribute Greater Share of Profits to Ratepayer Relief During Extraordinary Spike in Winter Energy Costs
Attorney General William Tong released the following statement today calling on Eversource and United Illuminating to contribute a greater share of their profits to ratepayer relief to lessen the crushing burden of the extraordinary spike in winter energy costs.
Attorney General Tong Urges Apple to Protect Consumers’ Reproductive Health Information Through Apple App Store in the Wake of U.S. Supreme Court Dobbs Decision
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of ten attorneys general urging Apple to protect consumers’ private reproductive health information on apps available through its App Store following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Attorney General Tong Announces Investigation Into Optimum Following Hundreds of Consumer Complaints
Attorney General William Tong announced today he has opened an investigation under the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act into Altice Optimum following nearly 500 consumer complaints regarding slow internet speeds, hidden fees, and unacceptable technical support.