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April 18, 2019
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The Student Debt Crisis: Lives On Hold
May 14, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT
Portland, OR

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum invites you to attend the Second National Symposium on the Student Debt Crisis. Please join us along with national leaders who are helping address and solve this serious crisis, followed by a reception. For questions or more info, contact Ellen.Klem@doj.state.or.us
2019 NAAG PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE SUMMIT
2019 NAAG Presidential Initiative Summit Registration Reminder!
 
Join Attorney General Landry in Lafayette, La. on April 25-26, 2019, for the Presidential Initiative Summit on Emergency and Crisis Management. The Presidential Initiative Summit will be a major milestone in Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's presidential focus on emergency preparedness and response. It will bring together attorneys general and their government and private sector partners to exchange best practices, ideas, insights and experiences in coping with emergencies and disasters, both natural and man-made. Issues to be addressed include maintaining communications during a disaster, active shooter preparation and response, infrastructure issues, and best practices to ensure an attorney general office is prepared.

Hotel Information

NAAG's room block at the DoubleTree has now been exhausted. NAAG has contracted rooms at the Fairfield Inn which is in walking distance of the DoubleTree. Please  click here   for more information for booking a room at our overflow hotel.

Registration Information

Click here to register now.  For any questions, please contact Erika Rudiger .
CWAG SPRING DINNER
CWAG invites you to attend our 2019 Spring Dinner on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Lafayette, Louisiana, in conjunction with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s NAAG Presidential Initiative Summit. Attorneys General and private sector supporters will join together for a highly personal and engaging dinner with approximately 15-20 Attorneys General at Drago's Seafood Restaurant.

The CWAG 2019 Spring Dinner begins with a reception for all attendees from 6:00pm – 7:00pm immediately followed by dinner from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Drago's Seafood Restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana.

If you need more information or if you have any questions, please contact meeting manager Ale Stephens at  astephens@cwagweb.org  or 303.304.9206.

 We hope to see you in Lafayette!
MARIJUANA
Congress, Stop Blocking D.C. From Regulating Its Marijuana Market
The Washington Post
Op - Ed By D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine
April 12, 2019

The District has a long history of fighting to secure its fundamental rights. With the watershed passage in the House of legislation endorsing D.C. voting rights and self-government, the momentum for D.C. autonomy has never been greater. And yet Congress’s pernicious intrusion in D.C. affairs continues.

In one of the more egregious examples of this interference, Congress continues to prohibit the District from spending money to enact or carry out any law, rule or regulation to legalize or reduce penalties for marijuana. Congress has prevented the District from legislating on an issue of importance to our residents and from tackling the racial disparities that persist in marijuana policing and within the burgeoning marijuana industry. We urge Congress to allow the District to determine for itself how to regulate marijuana.
CONSUMER PROTECTION
Attorney General Becerra Announces $4.6 Million Settlement Involving Florida-Based Advantage Rent A Car and Affiliate E-Z Rent-A-Car
April 15, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, with Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley and San Mateo County District Attorney Stephen M. Wagstaffe, announced a $4.6 million settlement involving Advantage Rent A Car and its affiliate E-Z Rent-A-Car (Advantage) following a multi-year joint investigation into violations of California’s consumer protection laws. The settlement – incorporated into a stipulated judgment which also includes comprehensive injunctive terms to prevent future misconduct – resolves allegations that Advantage frequently charged its customers artificially inflated prices for rental vehicle repair.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
New Jersey Using Contingency Fee Lawyers To Take Lead in PFAS Litigation
Legal NewsLine
April 9, 2019

New Jersey is ahead of the rest of the country in using private lawyers to sue manufacturing companies over chemicals known as PFAS, whose toxicity levels are still being determined by federal regulators while lawsuits stack up.

In March, the state's Department of Environmental Protection filed four lawsuits, hiring the firm Kelley Drye & Warren to pursue the cases on contingency fees. The state has already enacted its own PFAS standards while the federal government contemplates doing the same, according to Robert P. Frank, a partner in Holland & Knight's Philadelphia office.
FAIR HOUSING
Civil Rights Division Settles with Tucson Apartment Complex Over Sex and Familial Status Claims
Complex Prohibited Pregnant Residents
April 17, 2019

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that the Arizona Attorney General's Office Civil Rights Division (“Civil Rights Division”) has settled a case against TBM Equities, LLC d/b/a Sahara Apartments (“Sahara Apartments”). Sahara Apartments operates an apartment complex exclusively for students near the University of Arizona in Tucson.
AILD
Updated American Indian Law Deskbook Is Now Available

The American Indian Law Deskbook  is a concise, direct, and easy-to-understand handbook on Indian law. The chapter authors of this book are experienced state lawyers who have been involved in Indian law for many years.

American Indian Law Deskbook  addresses the areas of Indian law most relevant to the practitioner.
Topics include:
  • Definitions of Indians and Indian tribes
  • Indian lands
  • Criminal, civil regulatory, and civil adjudicatory jurisdiction
  • Civil rights
  • Indian water rights
  • Fish and wildlife
  • Environmental regulation
  • Taxation
  • Gaming
  • Indian Child Welfare Act and tribal-state cooperative agreements
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