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Attorneys General Urge Supreme Court to Reconsider Shutdown of Job-Producing Pipeline

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has joined a 16-state alliance urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review, and ultimately overturn, a ruling that frustrated construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a decision that could unnecessarily block pipeline construction and impede economic growth nationwide.

7/31/2019

AG Yost Announces Multistate Data Breach Settlement with Premera Blue Cross

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced a multistate settlement requiring the health insurance company Premera Blue Cross to pay $10 million for its failure to secure sensitive consumer data.

7/31/2019

AG Yost Announces Settlement with Man Accused of Misrepresenting Cancer Diagnosis to Solicit Donations

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced a settlement with a central Ohio man accused of misrepresenting a cancer diagnosis to solicit and subsequently misuse charitable donations for a cancer organization and scholarship fund.

7/29/2019

Ohio Attorney General and Federal Trade Commission Work Together to Shut Down Telemarketing Scheme

Following a pair of joint complaints from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a federal judge in El Paso, Texas today issued a temporary restraining order against two companies accused of defrauding millions of dollars from people struggling with credit card debt, halting their operations and freezing their assets.

7/29/2019

AG Yost, Ohio EPA Announce Settlement Including $1.71 Million Penalty with Seneca County Landfill Operator

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) today announced that Sunny Farms Landfill has agreed to pay $1.71 million in civil penalties to resolve alleged violations of past water pollution, solid waste and air pollution control laws. They have also agreed to pay an additional $2.01 million for underreported and mischaracterized fees associated with waste entering landfill facilities.

7/26/2019

Attorneys General Secure $600 Million from Equifax in Largest Data Breach Settlement in U.S. History

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced that a multistate coalition of attorneys general, led in part by Ohio, has reached a settlement with Equifax following an investigation into its massive 2017 data breach.

7/22/2019

Petition Certified for Proposed Gun Background Check Law

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today certified a revised petition for a proposed law that would expand background checks for firearm sales.

7/19/2019

Organized Crime Task Force Arrests 12 Individuals on 92 Drug Felony Charges

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, U.S. Marshal Peter Tobin and the Major Crime Task Force of Gallia and Meigs Counties today announced the arrests of 12 individuals on 92 felony drug trafficking and possession charges.

7/19/2019

Yost joins 37 AGs Urging FDA to Partner with States for Consumers of Cannabis-Derived Products

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today joined a coalition of 37 attorneys general urging federal cooperation with states to protect consumers from false advertising and harms to their health from products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds, including cannabidiol (CBD).

7/17/2019

AG Yost Seeks Consumer Refunds of $19K From Central Ohio Concrete Contractor

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced a consumer protection lawsuit against a central Ohio concrete contractor accused of performing shoddy work and failing to complete home improvement projects.

7/15/2019
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