Latest Connecticut Attorney General's Office News

State AG sues over refusal to honor state's pardon system

Oct. 11, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Attorney General William Tong filed a lawsuit Thursday against federal immigration enforcement agencies over the refusal to honor the state's pardon system as it relates to immigration. According to the suit, Tong argued the agencies abandoned 66 years of practice by...

The Latest: Attorneys general are split on opioid settlement

Sep. 11, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a tentative settlement between governments and OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma (all times local): ___ 5:05 p.m. State attorneys general are offering mixed opinions on a tentative opioid-crisis settlement reached between governments and OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, owned...

Tentative opioids settlement falls short of nationwide deal

Sep. 11, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the...

Some states, towns skeptical over proposed opioid settlement

Aug. 30, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An offer from OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family to settle some 2,000 lawsuits over their contribution to the national opioid crisis is receiving growing pushback from state and local officials who say the proposed deal doesn't include enough money or...