Latest Tennessee Attorney General's Office News

Tennessee attorney general suing opioid maker

May. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery is suing Endo Pharmaceuticals over claims about the safety and benefits of its opioid products. According to a news release from the attorney general, the lawsuit claims Endo violated the state's Consumer Protection Act and contributed to a...

Bill requiring state defense of schools bathroom policy axed

May. 1, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill authorizing Tennessee's attorney general to defend a public school's transgender bathroom and locker room policy is dead for the year. The state Senate cast a voice vote Wednesday to delay consideration of Republican Sen. Joey Hensley's bill until 2020. Some senators were...

Tennessee AG declines to weigh in on voucher bill

Apr. 19, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A top Tennessee lawmaker says Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III's decision to not issue a legal opinion on a proposal that would subsidize private school tuition for some families signals it's likely unconstitutional. Senate Speaker Randy McNally told reporters on Thursday...

Bill would require state to defend schools bathroom policy

Apr. 2, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill authorizing the Tennessee attorney general to defend a public school's transgender bathroom and locker room policy is advancing in the GOP-dominant Statehouse. The House Civil Justice subcommittee voted to advance the measure Tuesday after lengthy debate. According to the...