Latest Connecticut Attorney General's Office News

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...

Tong says lawmakers subject to FOI on new nonprofit board

Aug. 7, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Documents held by elected officials related to a new education-related nonprofit are not exempt from Connecticut's open records laws, the state attorney general ruled Wednesday. That's despite the fact that the General Assembly agreed to exempt the nonprofit from the Freedom of...

Connecticut launches investigation into vaping health claims

Jul. 31, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut launched an investigation Wednesday into the marketing practices of Juul Labs, becoming the latest state to probe the vaping product manufacturer's health claims and appeal to young people. State Attorney General William Tong said his probe is part of a national effort to...