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February 6, 2020
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SPRING DINNER ANNOUNCEMENT
SAVE THE DATE

The AG Alliance and Colorado Attorney General and CWAG Executive Committee Chair, Phil Weiser, announce our AGA 2020 Spring Dinner, scheduled for Tuesday, April 21st at the Ritz Carlton in Denver, Colorado.

Formal Invitation and Event Registration Details to follow in the coming days.

For questions regarding Spring Dinner or sponsorship, please contact Meetings & Events Manager Ale Stephens at AStephens@AGAlliance.org or 303.304.9206. 

This year, the AG Alliance will also host two additional on-site subcommittee meetings.
The Cybersecurity Working Group and Cannabis Project Meeting are invitation-only. For more information, please contact project leads:
Cybersecurity Working Group
Andrea Friedman

Cannabis Project
Austin Bernstein

As always, the AG Alliance and our Attorneys General appreciate your participation and support!
CONSUMER PROTECTION
Hawaii Attorney General Argue Consumer Refunds Are Critical In Preventing Fraud
January 31, 2020

Attorney General Clare E. Connors joined a bipartisan coalition of 23 attorneys general led by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced an amicus brief supporting the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) ability to seek restitution for consumers when enforcing consumer protections under the Federal Trade Commission Act.
 
The coalition filed the brief in Federal Trade Commission v. Credit Bureau Center, LLC, asking the U.S. Supreme Court grant the FTC’s petition for certiorari. In its petition, the FTC seeks reversal of a decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals holding that the FTC does not have authority to obtain restitution when providing redress to victims of fraud or deceptive business practices. In the brief the attorneys general argue that restitution is a critical FTC enforcement tool and that preventing the FTC from obtaining restitution significantly weakens the FTC’s ability to protect consumers.

Joining Attorney Generals Connors and Raoul in filing the brief are the attorneys general of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
OPIOID CRISIS
Attorney General Fox Files Lawsuit Against State’s Largest Opioid Distributors
February 3, 2020

Attorney General Tim Fox announced he has filed a lawsuit against the McKesson Corporation and Cardinal Health, Inc., two leading distributors of narcotic opioids, for their alleged role in the opioid crisis.
New Tool Empowers Local Leaders to Take Action Against Rural Drug Addiction

the Trump Administration released a new tool to assist rural community leaders in building an effective local response to the crisis of addiction.

The Rural Community Action Guide includes background information, recommended action steps, and promising practices for a range of issues related to drug addiction in rural America.
FEDERALISM
Attorney General Brnovich Files Stay with Ninth Circuit to Protect the Integrity of Arizona's Elections
January 31, 2020

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Friday asked federal judges to keep in place a law that prohibits voters from delivering other people's mail ballots to the polls.
COMBATTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Utah Attorney General Reyes Discusses Human Trafficking at U.S. Department of Transportation Summit
January 28, 2020

Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao and the U.S. Department of Transportation at a summit in Washington, D.C. to discuss human trafficking and to pledge to provide awareness and leadership to combat this worldwide epidemic.
CONGRATULATIONS
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Announces Additions to Executive Team
CFPB
January 30, 2020

The CFPB announced additions to its executive team. Follow the link below to view the leadership positions.
CWAG Executive Committee
- Hector Balderas - Mark Brnovich -
- Wayne Stenehjem - Phil Weiser -

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