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May 30, 2019
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CWAG ANNUAL MEETING SANTA BARBARA
The CWAG Annual Meeting
June 17 - 20, 2019
Santa Barbara, CA

The Conference of Western Attorneys General, New Mexico Attorney General and CWAG Chair Hector Balderas, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra look forward to seeing our registered attendees at the CWAG 2019 Annual Meeting in Santa Barbara, California this June 17 to 20, 2019. While the meeting itself is now sold out, we are excited to announce that some of our sessions will be live streamed throughout the conference. As always, the full conference will be available for complimentary viewing on the CWAG website 2 weeks after the close of the event, and most sessions will be available for CLE credit via our partnership with West LegalEdCenter after the event as well. 

Our draft agenda is now available below, we will see you soon!
CONSUMER PROTECTION
Attorney General Becerra Obtains $1.5 Million in Judgments Against Telemarketers Who Scammed Vulnerable Investors
May 28, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced judgments totaling $1,498,574 in a lawsuit against telemarketers who scammed investors. The company, Consumer Rights Legal Services (CRLS), and four individuals, including CRLS’s president and owner, James Davitt, cheated more than 150 victims by offering bogus “investment recovery services” that they claimed would recover money victims had lost from previous investments. Many of the victims were elderly and had already lost hundreds of thousands of dollars from previous schemes.
COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT AMENDMENT
Montana Attorney General Fox Asks Congress To Hold Internet Service Providers Accountable, Protect States’ Right To Enforce Laws
May 23, 2019

Attorney General Tim Fox joined 46 Attorneys General across the country to ask Congress again to amend the Communications Decency Act to ensure state and local authorities are able to protect citizens online and take appropriate action against criminal actors.
STUDENT PROTECTION
Colorado Attorney General Weiser Joins Multi-State Coalition Calling for Automatic Discharges of Student Loans for Disabled Veterans
May 24, 2019

Attorney General Phil Weiser has joined a coalition of 51 Attorneys General urging the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to develop a process to automatically forgive the student loans of veterans who are totally and permanently disabled as a result of their military service. The bipartisan coalition issued its letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as the country prepares to honor, support, and celebrate veterans on Memorial Day. 

In addition to Colorado, the following states and territories participated in this letter: Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
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