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May 2, 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
CONSUMER PROTECTION
North Carolina Attorney General Stein's Consumer Alert Warns of Immigration Scams
April 25, 2019

Attorney General Josh Stein is cautioning people about an immigration scam that uses Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) telephone numbers and several different types of scamming techniques to steal people’s money.
CFPB Announces Policy Change Regarding Bureau Civil Investigative Demands
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
April 23, 2019

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) announced changes to policies regarding Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs) to ensure they provide more information about the potentially wrongful conduct under investigation.  
OPIOID CRISIS
Arkansas Attorney General Rutledge Announces Arkansas Suit Against Opioid Distributors
April 25, 2019

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced she has filed a lawsuit against opioid distributors Cardinal Health, McKesson Corporation and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation on behalf of the State of Arkansas.
PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICING
Maryland Takes Step Toward Capping Drug Prices
Governor is poised to sign bill creating panel to review expensive prescription drugs and limit how much agencies will pay for them
The Wall Street Journal
April 30, 2019

Maryland is poised to become the first state to create a panel to review expensive prescription drugs and cap how much public agencies will pay for them.

The new legislation creates a five-person board tasked with identifying drugs that may be too expensive for patients or governments, and then submitting an analysis and recommendations to the legislature. The board could begin setting payment caps in 2022.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
California Attorney General Becerra Announces Sentencing of Plains All American Pipeline for Santa Barbara County Oil Spill
April 25, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley today announced the sentencing of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (Plains) for the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill in Santa Barbara County, California. Plains was sentenced to pay $3,347,650 in total fines and penalty assessments.
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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