Announcements, information and updates from the AG Alliance Members and Associates
August 13, 2020
UPCOMING VIRTUAL SESSIONS
Cybersecurity Subcommittee Virtual Session*
Thursday, August 20th
1 - 4pm ET

**Registration is not automatic, open to AGOs and group members only
COVID Recovery Fees and Other Surcharges: A Consumer Protection Discussion 
Thursday, September 24th
1 - 1:30pm ET

*More details and registration to follow in the coming weeks.
VIRTUAL SEMINAR LIBRARY
Missed our live programs? No problem! Follow the button below to visit our Virtual Seminar Library for access to all recordings.

Do you have a webinar topic suggestion? We want to hear from you! Please email ideas to Andrea Friedman at AFriedman@AGAlliance.org.

Recent highlights:
Although gun related violence has been on a steady decline in recent years, this summer has seen an alarming increase in gun-related deaths in America’s cities. The data show that the impact is disproportionately born by communities of color. This virtual seminar discusses how to make sense of the crisis and identify opportunities to collaborate around stopping the violence. 

Since the pandemic took hold, there’s been a question that not even the experts can answer – when will it end? Given how widespread the virus is, it seems unlikely that it will just disappear. This program brings together doctors, scientists and industry experts from CVS Health, GSK, Sanofi and Janssen Infectious Diseases to discuss the current status of COVID-19 vaccinations and the months ahead. 

Widespread public protests across the United States and around the world have followed the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. The protests have drawn attention to questions about police officers’ treatment of black Americans and highlight long-standing racial and ethnic differences in both experiences with police and confidence in officers to act in the public’s best interest. This conversation features Attorneys General from New York, Illinois and Nevada, using personal and professional experiences to advise on next steps for government and community action.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Attorneys General have been on the watch for price gouging. As a result, several large companies have become subject to Attorney General investigations, and others have been named defendants in class action lawsuits brought by unhappy consumers. As companies of all sizes consider price increases, they need to learn about these high-profile matters and become aware of the intricacies of price gouging laws in order to increase pricing and avoid liability. This webinar explores how to assess state anti-price gouging laws, and discuss what happens when it goes wrong.
ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTIONS
ELDER PROTECTION


HEALTHCARE

  • California AG Becerra led a bipartisan multistate coalition in sending a letter request to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), urging them to use their legal authority under the Bayh-Dole Act to increase the availability of Remdesivir. 

MEDICAID FRAUD

  • Texas AG Paxton announced that the 126th Judicial District Court of Travis County ordered final judgment against Dr. Richard Malouf, former owner of All Smiles Dental Center, holding him responsible for 1,842 unlawful acts under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act and liable for approximately $16.5 million to the State of Texas.  Order

CONSUMER PROTECTION

  • Nebraska AG Peterson, OCIO, and the Nebraska Department of Banking join together to encourage consumers to be especially vigilant when shopping online.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS

  • Anheuser-Busch announced that it is transitioning more than 180 trucks – representing approximately 30% of its dedicated fleet – to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), as part of their ongoing commitment to sustainable logistics and reducing carbon emissions.
HOMEOWNERS/LOAN ASSISTANCE

  • The Quicken Loans Community Fund announced key findings from its 2019 Neighbor to Neighbor campaign, a partnership with the City of Detroit Board of Review to provide Homeowners Property Tax Assistance Program (HPTAP) applications to 25,000 homeowners behind on their property taxes, and a $1 million investment into the City’s 0% interest home repair loan program.

TECHNOLOGY POLICY

  • Internet Association (IA) filed an amicus brief in Domen v. Vimeo, Inc. supporting Vimeo’s decision to enforce its community guidelines under Section 230, which empowers online platforms to moderate content.
CWAG Executive Committee
- Wayne Stenehjem - Phil Weiser -
- Jason Ravnsborg - Hector Balderas -

AG Alliance Co-Chairs
- Lawrence Wasden - Sean Reyes - Karl Racine -
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