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As Drug Overdoses Rise Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Attorney General Becerra Encourages Californians to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

SACRAMENTO October 23, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, alongside California Sheriffs’ Association President Dave Robinson, California Police Chiefs Association President Eric Nuñez, Sacramento Chief of Police Daniel Hahn, and San Francisco Chief of Police William Scott, today encouraged Californians to take part in the 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October […]

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AG Becerra Seeks Court Order to Compel the CA Republican Party to Comply with Investigative Interrogatories

SACRAMENTO, October 20, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a petition in the Sacramento Superior Court requesting that the court order the California Republican Party to comply with outstanding investigative interrogatories. The state’s petition follows the California Republican Party’s refusal to comply with lawful demands for information regarding the deployment of unauthorized ballot […]

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Attorney General Becerra Urges Social Media Companies to Stop the Spread of Election Disinformation on Online Platforms

SACRAMENTO October 19, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today sent a letter urging Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to expand efforts to stop the spread of disinformation designed to harm the upcoming U.S. election on their platforms. As Americans increasingly rely on social media platforms for news, these platforms also leave us vulnerable to coordinated disinformation attacks. While social media companies have reportedly taken some […]

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Attorney General Becerra and Secretary of State Padilla Send Cease and Desist Letters on Ballot Drop Boxes

SACRAMENTO October 13, 2020 – Yesterday California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla sent a cease and desist order to the California Republican Party to stop operating unofficial ballot drop boxes. This follows reports of unofficial drop boxes being operated by Republican campaigns in Fresno, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. “There […]

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AG Becerra Announces Eradication of More Than One Million Illegal Marijuana Plants as Part of an Annual Statewide Campaign

SACRAMENTO, October 8, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the eradication of more than 1.1 million marijuana plants across 455 grow sites as part of the California Department of Justice’s Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) program, the nation’s largest illegal marijuana eradication program. Over the course of a 13-week season – and despite […]

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AG Becerra Sends Comment Letter Challenging the Trump Administration’s Attempt to Raise Shasta Dam

SACRAMENTO, October 6, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today sent a comment letter opposing the Trump Administration’s effort to raise the Shasta Dam by up to 18.5 feet. In the comment letter, Attorney General Becerra argues that the proposal by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau) relies on an incomplete draft supplemental environmental impact statement. Raising the level of the Shasta Dam poses significant adverse effects on the free-flowing condition […]

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AG Becerra Urges Congress to Tie Consumer Protections for Airline Passengers to CARES Act Funding for Airlines

SACRAMENTO, October 2, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, as part of a bipartisan coalition of 40 attorneys general, urged Congress to establish new protections that would allow airline customers to quickly obtain a full refund for voluntarily cancelling their flight due to COVID-19. The protection should be a condition on any further federal financial relief for […]

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AG Becerra Announces $8.69 Million Settlement Against Anthem, Inc., Over Failure to Protect Patients’ Personal Data

SACRAMENTO, September 30, 2020 —California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a $8.69 million settlement against Anthem, Inc. (Anthem), resolving allegations that the health insurance provider violated consumer protection and privacy laws arising from a 2014 data breach. California’s settlement, reached in parallel with a related multistate settlement, includes injunctive terms that require Anthem to make changes to its information […]

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Attorney General Becerra Opposes SBA Move to Shut Small Businesses Out of Emergency Loans

SACRAMENTO, September 29, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general in a comment letter opposing a proposed Small Business Administration (SBA) rule governing the appeals process for an emergency loan program designed to help small businesses during the pandemic. As the COVID-19 pandemic spurred layoffs across the nation in March, the federal government […]

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AG Becerra Urges CA Supreme Court to Hold Mortgage Servicers Responsible and Protect the Rights of Homeowners

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 18, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed an amicus brief in support of the rights of homeowners in Sheen v. Wells Fargo Bank, a case under review by the California Supreme Court. The Court granted review in this case to determine whether mortgage loan servicers owe struggling homeowners a duty to act with reasonable care when […]

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AG Becerra Leads Multistate Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration Rollback of Regulations that Limit Methane Emissions

SACRAMENTO, September 14, 2020– California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), leading a coalition of 24 states and municipalities, today filed a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule gutting standards that limit emissions of methane, volatile organic compounds, and other hazardous pollutants from new, reconstructed, and modified facilities in the oil and natural gas industry. […]

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AG Becerra Secures Victory in Lawsuit Challenging Trump Admin. Decision to Cut Penalties for Automaker Violations of Fuel Efficiency Standards

SACRAMENTO, August 31, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today secured a critical victory in a multistate lawsuit challenging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) final rule dramatically slashing the penalty paid by automakers that fail to meet corporate average fuel economy standards (CAFE). As a result of today’s decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals […]

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AG Becerra Leads Coalition of Attorneys General in Opposition to IRS Proposed Rule that Undermines the ACA

SACRAMENTO, August 11, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of 20 attorneys general, submitted a comment letter opposing the Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) proposed rule which seeks to treat payments made to healthcare sharing ministries (HSMs) as deductible medical expenses under Section 213(d) of the Internal Revenue Code —expanding […]

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AG Becerra Announces Intent to Sue Energy Department Over Failure to Update 25 Energy Efficiency Standards

SACRAMENTO, August 10, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today, as part of a coalition of 16 attorneys general and the City of New York, delivered a notice of intent to sue the Department of Energy over its failure to review and amend energy efficiency standards for 25 categories of consumer and commercial or industrial products. The Department of Energy has missed […]

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AG Becerra Files Amicus Brief in Support of Kings County Woman Arrested for Murder After the Loss of Her Pregnancy

SACRAMENTO, August 7, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed an amicus brief in support of granting Chelsea Becker’s petition to end the prosecution and all criminal proceedings against her. Ms. Becker was arrested and charged with murder after delivering a stillborn child in Kings County. The Kings County District Attorney alleged that Ms. Becker’s methamphetamine use led to […]

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AG Becerra Reminds Mortgage Servicers of Their Obligations to CA Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 4, 2020– California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today sent a letter to 33 mortgage servicers reminding the companies of their obligations to California homeowners and tenants under the Homeowner Bill of Rights. As a wave of coronavirus-related foreclosures and post-foreclosure evictions is expected to hit homeowners throughout the state, today’s letter serves to forewarn mortgage servicers that they must adhere […]

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AG Becerra Leads Lawsuit Challenging Unlawful Trump Administration Attack on Complete, Accurate Census Count

SACRAMENTO, July 28, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra — joined by the cities of Long Beach, Los Angeles and Oakland, as well as the Los Angeles Unified School District — today filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s latest unlawful attack on a complete, accurate census count. Today’s action pushes back on the Trump Administration’s last-minute attempt […]

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AG Becerra Slams Patently Unlawful Trump Attack on Complete, Accurate Census Count

SACRAMENTO, July 21, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement in light of the Trump Administration’s new unlawful attack on a complete and accurate census count: “President Trump already lost in the Supreme Court trying to sabotage a complete and accurate census count. This latest attempt is even more flawed […]

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Attorney General Becerra Celebrates District Court Win Protecting Access to Abortion

SACRAMENTO July 20, 2020 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra applauded today’s ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, which found the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) rule reinterpreting Section 1303 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unlawful. The Trump Administration’s Separate Abortion Billing Rule would require consumers to make two separate payment transactions for […]

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AG Becerra Announces Victory in Lawsuit Blocking Repeal of Rule that Stops Damaging, Wasteful Leakage of Natural Gas

SACRAMENTO, July 15, 2020– California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas prevailed today in their lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s attempt to repeal the Waste Prevention Rule, a commonsense measure to reduce the enormous waste of natural gas on public lands. The rule requires […]