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A.G. Underwood Announces Stipulation Dissolving Trump Foundation Under Judicial Supervision

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2018 – Today, Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced that – following a court decision in favor of the Attorney General – the Trump Foundation has signed a stipulation agreeing to dissolve under judicial supervision, with review and approval by the Attorney General of proposed recipient charities of the Foundation’s remaining assets. This stipulation follows the […]

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NY AG Files Lawsuit Against Exxon Mobil for Defrauding Investors Regarding Financial Risk Company Faces from Climate Change Regulations

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2018 – Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood today announced a lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corporation (“Exxon”), alleging that the company misled investors regarding the risk that climate change regulations posed to its business. As alleged in the complaint, Exxon for years assured investors that it was accounting for the likelihood of […]

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A.G. Schneiderman Leads Amicus Brief Defending Women’s Access to Constitutionally-Protected Abortion Services

NEW YORK, April 19 2018 – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman led a coalition of 16 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Whole Woman’s Health v. Paxton, challenging a Texas state law that would essentially ban the safest and most common method […]

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Schneiderman Urges NY Lawmakers to Close NY’s Double Jeopardy Loophole to Prevent Those Pardoned by President From Evading State Prosecution

April 18, 2018 – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman sent a letter to state lawmakers today urging them to close a loophole in New York’s double jeopardy law. Closing the loophole would ensure that individuals who broke New York law could not evade accountability for any state crimes as a result of a strategically-timed pardon […]

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AG Schneiderman Files Suit to Block Trump Administration from Demanding Citizenship Info in 2020 Census

NEW YORK, April 3, 2018 – Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman – leading a coalition of 18 Attorneys General and six cities and the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors – filed a lawsuit to block the Trump administration from demanding citizenship information in the 2020 decennial Census. Demanding citizenship information on the Census […]

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17 AGs File Amicus Brief Opposing Travel Ban, Citing Harm To States’ Residents, Institutions, Economies

March 30, 2018 – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, leading a coalition of 17 Attorneys General, filed a new amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing President Trump’s third travel ban. The brief was filed in Trump v. Hawaii (No. 17-965), ahead of arguments scheduled for April 25th. In this third challenge, the […]

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Coalition of 23 AGs Files Suit to Block Illegal Rollback of Net Neutrality

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2018 – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman led a coalition of 23 Attorneys General in filing a petition today to formally commence their lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission’s illegal rollback of net neutrality. The coalition filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

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AG Schneiderman: Federal Court Ruling Grants Preliminary Injunction in DACA Case

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2018 – Today, a federal judge granted Attorney General Schneiderman and his fellow Attorneys General’s motion for a preliminary injunction to block President Trump’s rescission of DACA. Attorney General Schneiderman leads the coalition of 17 AGs that sued in September 2017 to defend DACA and protect DREAMers. The court heard arguments […]

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A.G. Schneiderman Releases New Details On Investigation Into Fake Net Neutrality Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2017 – New Analysis Shows as Many as 2 Million Comments Stole Real Americans’ Identities; To Date, Over 5,000 People Have Filed Reports with the AG’s Office at ag.ny.gov/FakeComments FCC is Scheduled to Vote on Net Neutrality Tomorrow, Based on Corrupted Public Comment Process In New Letter, A.G. Schneiderman Urges Postponement […]

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A.G. Schneiderman: Federal Government’s Blocking of Teen Detainee’s Abortion Is Unconstitutional

Oct. 20, 2017 – Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman sent a letter to Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Director E. Scott Lloyd, making clear that the Trump administration’s attempts to block reproductive health care for a 17-year-old unaccompanied minor detainee is unconstitutional.  The letter follows oral argument this morning in Garza v. […]

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35 AGS to FCC: Don’t Gut Broadband Consumer Protections

June 19, 2017 – A broad, bipartisan coalition of 35 Attorneys General, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, jointly opposed a cable and telecommunications industry petition to the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) intended, in part, to stop states from enforcing state false advertising laws related to Internet […]

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Nine Attorneys General Defend Obama Administration’s Protections For Students Victimized By For-Profit Schools

NEW YORK, June 14, 2017 – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined a coalition of nine Attorneys General in filing a motion to intervene in a lawsuit to prevent critical student protections from being dismantled. Click here to read the full memorandum of support. The case – California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) […]

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Coalition of 20 Attorneys General Call for Independent Special Counsel Following Trump’s Firing of FBI Director

May 11, 2017 – Today, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general in calling for the immediate appointment of an independent special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the presidential election. The letter, sent to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, calls the firing […]

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21 Attorneys General Call Out Trump Administration For Abdicating Responsibility To Student Loan Borrowers

NEW YORK, April 24, 2017—Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined a coalition of 21 Attorneys General and the Office of Consumer Protection of Hawaii in calling out the U.S. Department of Education for abdicating its responsibility to millions of student loan borrowers and their families across the country by revoking critical reforms designed to […]

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A.G. Schneiderman Leads Amicus Brief Opposing Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthoodn

April 6, 2017 – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman led a coalition of 16 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, challenging an Ohio state law that would defund Planned Parenthood and other health service providers that perform or promote abortions. The Attorneys General […]

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NY AG Lawsuit Against Trump Administration For Illegally Blocking Cost-Saving, Pollution-Cutting Energy Efficiency Standards

NEW YORK, April 3, 2017 – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, leading a state and municipal coalition, today announced that he is commencing legal action against the Trump Administration for violating federal law by delaying energy efficiency standards for several common consumer and commercial products – such as ceiling fans, portable air conditioners, walk-in coolers […]

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Statement from A.G. Schneiderman on Sessions’ Sanctuary Jurisdictions

NEW YORK March 27, 2017 – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement: “Despite what Attorney General Sessions implied this afternoon, state and local governments and law enforcement have broad authority under the Constitution to not participate in federal immigration enforcement. “As my office’s legal guidance makes clear, President Trump lacks the constitutional […]

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