Latest California Attorney General's Office News

California's 2nd largest card room pays $6 million in fines

Dec. 5, 2019 11:54 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s second-largest card room is paying state and federal regulators nearly $6 million for misleading gambling regulators and failing to do enough to deter money laundering, the state’s attorney general said Thursday. Hawaiian Gardens Casino, which recently...

California recovers $23M from auto parts makers' bid rigging

Dec. 4, 2019 4:33 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has recovered more than $23 million from settlements with 52 automobile parts manufacturers for illegal bid rigging that jacked up consumer costs, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Wednesday. The parts makers suppressed competition by conspiring to fix prices...

California says Neptune Society bilked cremation customers

Dec. 2, 2019 11:02 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general sued the Neptune Society on Monday, claiming the well-known company pocketed $100 million that it should have kept in reserve for those who signed up for its prepaid cremation service plans. As a result, many of the company’s customers...

California discloses Facebook probe, sues for documents

Nov. 6, 2019 5:58 PM EST

California's attorney general disclosed an ongoing probe into Facebook's privacy practices Wednesday, as it sued the company over its repeated refusal to turn over documents and answer questions. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his probe has been going on for more than a year. He said he was...

California attorney general says he has been investigating Facebook's privacy practices since 2018

Nov. 6, 2019 2:09 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — California attorney general says he has been investigating Facebook's privacy practices since 2018 .

California illegal pot seizures top $1.5 billion in value

Nov. 4, 2019 8:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities seized more than $1.5 billion worth of illegally grown marijuana plants in California this year — an amount an industry expert said is roughly equal to the state's entire legal market — as part of an annual eradication program, officials said Monday. The raids...

California governor wants investigation of high gas prices

Oct. 21, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor has asked the attorney general to investigate why the state's gas prices are so high, pointing to a new report suggesting big oil companies are "misleading and overcharging customers" by as much as $1 per gallon. Name brand retailers — including 76,...

Sutter Health, California settle massive antitrust case

Oct. 16, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of California's largest hospital systems has reached an agreement to settle a massive class-action lawsuit over allegations that it abused its market power and has been overcharging patients for medical bills. Wednesday's announcement of an agreement offered no details but came...

Sutter Health, employers and California attorney general reach settlement in massive antitrust lawsuit over health costs

Oct. 16, 2019 3:23 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sutter Health, employers and California attorney general reach settlement in massive antitrust lawsuit over health costs.

California outlines ways to comply with upcoming privacy law

Oct. 10, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

Companies must notify California residents of their data privacy rights in plain language and must verify people's identities before releasing data, state officials proposed Thursday. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced draft regulations that also spell out ways people can ask for their personal...