Latest New York Attorney General's Office News

Exxon Mobil prevails in lawsuit over climate regulations

Dec. 10, 2019 5:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil won Tuesday in a closely watched lawsuit over the costs of climate change, with a judge saying there was no proof the energy giant duped investors about the toll that regulations could take on its business. New York Attorney General Letitia James' office didn't prove the...

Trump pays up: $2M to charities as fine for foundation abuse

Dec. 10, 2019 4:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is paying up after conceding that he used his charitable foundation at times as a personal piggy bank. Trump has wired $2 million to pay a court-ordered fine for misusing the Trump Foundation in part to further his business interests and 2016 presidential run, New...

Texas, Nevada leaving state AGs suit vs T-Mobile-Sprint

Nov. 25, 2019 4:37 PM EST

The coalition of state attorneys general suing to stop the $26.5 billion merger of Sprint and T-Mobile has lost two more states, Texas and Nevada, two weeks before the trial is scheduled to begin. Both Texas and Nevada said Monday that they made their own settlements with T-Mobile. The coalition of state...

Judge fines Trump $2 million for misusing charity foundation

Nov. 8, 2019 11:23 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge Thursday ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to an array of charities as a fine for misusing his own charitable foundation to further his political and business interests. New York state Judge Saliann Scarpulla imposed the penalty after the president admitted to a...

The Latest: Trump says calls foundation case "harassment"

Nov. 7, 2019 7:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a civil lawsuit over President Donald Trump's charitable foundation (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says a civil settlement over abuses at his charitable foundation was the result of years of "politically motivated harassment." A judge Thursday ordered...

NY files lawsuit to stop rollback of light bulb standards

Nov. 4, 2019 6:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general has filed a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from scrapping a rule to make light bulbs more energy efficient. Attorney General Letitia James called the rollback a "not-so-bright idea" that "would unlawfully delay the adoption of energy efficiency goals,...

Tillerson: Exxon aimed to know, not lowball, climate effects

Oct. 30, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As Exxon faced the prospect of new climate regulations, the energy giant set out to understand — not understate — how they would affect the bottom line, former CEO and ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a court Wednesday. Exxon set up a system for gauging climate risks...

Fighting suit, Exxon says it is accounting for climate rules

Oct. 22, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil says it has prepared itself for the impact climate change regulations will have on its finances, denying allegations from New York's attorney general that the energy giant has deceived the public about how stricter emissions rules will affect its business. Attorney Ted Wells...

47 attorneys general back antitrust probe into Facebook

Oct. 22, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's latest foes: nearly every U.S. state. A state-level antitrust investigation into the social networking giant now has the backing of a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general, New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday. The Democrat launched the probe last month with...

Exxon trial probes how oil giant accounts for climate change

Oct. 21, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general is accusing Exxon Mobil of lying to investors about how profitable the company will remain as governments impose stricter regulations to combat global warming. The lawsuit, which is set to go to trial Tuesday, claims the Texas energy giant kept two sets of books...