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AG Bonta Announces Proposed $26 Billion Settlement with Opioid Distributors and Opioid Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson

California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced a historic $26 billion settlement that will help bring desperately needed relief to people in California and across the country who are struggling with opioid addiction. The settlement includes Cardinal, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen – the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors – and Johnson & Johnson, a company that […]

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AG Bonta Releases 2020 Gun Sales Data, Calls on Californians to Use Red Flag Laws

California Attorney General Rob Bonta today released statewide 2020 gun sales data. The data shows a record increase in the number of hand guns legally sold in the state, and the number of long guns sold last year was second only to 2016. With the increase in firearms across the state, Attorney General Bonta partnered with […]

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AG Bonta Unveils New Guidance, Reports to Help Public and Law Enforcement Better Understand and Address Hate Crimes

California Attorney General Rob Bonta today unveiled new guidance, reports, and resources to help the public and law enforcement better understand and address hate crimes in California. At 1,330 bias events in 2020, overall hate crimes in the state are at their highest reported level in more than a decade. This significant increase in hate […]

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AG Bonta Celebrates Supreme Court Decision in California v. Texas — Upholding the Affordable Care Act

LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2021 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta, leading a coalition of 20 states and the District of Columbia, hailed today’s ruling in California v. Texas, known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Repeal Lawsuit, as a victory for the health and wellbeing of every single American. In today’s decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the plaintiffs in this case […]

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AG Bonta and Governor Newsom Announce Appeal of Decision to Overturn California’s Three-Decade-Old Assault Weapons Ban

SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2021 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta and Governor Gavin Newsom announced today that the state has appealed a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California in Miller v. Bonta that declared California’s assault weapons laws unconstitutional. The Attorney General will also ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]

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AG Bonta: In California, Federal Child Tax Credit Is Exempt from Garnishment

California Attorney General Rob Bonta today warned financial institutions, creditors and debt collectors that in California, it is illegal to seize federal Child Tax Credit payments for individual debts. On July 15, roughly 39 million U.S. families – representing 88 percent of the nation’s children – are expected to begin receiving monthly Child Tax Credit […]

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Attorney General Bonta Responds to Assault Weapons Court Decision in Miller v. Bonta

California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued the following statement on today’s decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California in Miller v. Bonta declaring California’s assault weapons laws unconstitutional: “Today’s decision is fundamentally flawed, and we will be appealing it. There is no sound basis in law, fact, or common sense for equating […]

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On Gun Violence Awareness Day, Attorney General Bonta Calls on Californians to Use Red Flag Laws

SACRAMENTO – In the wake of the recent mass shooting in San Jose and the rise in reports of gun violence throughout the country, California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued the following information about gun violence restraining orders (GVRO) – known as red flag laws. “In California, we have strong gun laws developed with the public’s […]

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AG Bonta Testifies at EPA Hearing on Proposed Restoration of California’s Waiver for Advanced Clean Car Program

OAKLAND, June 2, 2021 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta testified today before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed restoration of California’s waiver under the Clean Air Act for its greenhouse gas and zero emission vehicle program.  Attorney General Bonta’s testimony as delivered: Thank you for the opportunity to testify today on the importance […]

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AG Bonta Urges Facebook to Abandon Instagram for Kids Platform

SACRAMENTO, May 10, 2021 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today joined a multistate coalition urging Facebook to abandon plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13. In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a coalition of 43 attorneys general cited research showing that social media can be harmful to the physical, […]

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AG Bonta Announces $300 Million Settlement Against Indivior for Improper Marketing of an Opioid Addiction Recovery Product

SACRAMENTO, April 27, 2021 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced a $300 million settlement against Indivior plc and Indivior Inc. (collectively, “Indivior”) resolving claims that Indivior falsely and aggressively marketed Suboxone, resulting in improper use of state Medicaid funds. Suboxone is a drug product approved for use by recovering opioid addicts to avoid or […]

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California Legislature Takes Immediate Action to Protect Immigrant Communities

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 5, 2016 – During today’s start of the 2017-2018 legislative session, the California State Assembly and California State Senate joined together to take immediate action that could inoculate the potential impact of President-elect Donald Trump’s stated plans to deport up to 3 million undocumented residents. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and Senate President […]

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