Latest New York Attorney General's Office News

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...

NY sues student loan servicer over program management

Oct. 3, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday against a loan servicer that handles a student loan forgiveness program for public service workers over how the program has been managed. Attorney General Letitia James’ suit filed in federal court in Manhattan against the...

Lawsuit filed against Dunkin' Donuts over security breaches

Sep. 26, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dunkin' Donuts failed to notify almost 20,000 customers across the U.S. about cyberattacks on their accounts in 2015 and inadequately warned more than 300,000 customers about another hacking attack in 2018, New York's attorney general said in a lawsuit announced Thursday. "Dunkin' failed to...

Lawsuits target ICE arrests in New York state courts

Sep. 25, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general joined the Brooklyn district attorney and several immigrant advocates' groups Wednesday in filing two separate federal lawsuits challenging Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses. The plaintiffs said ICE arrests in courthouses have...

NY finds $1B in hidden transfers by family behind OxyContin

Sep. 13, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York's attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. New York — asking a judge to enforce subpoenas of companies, banks and advisers to Purdue...

The Latest: Sackler spokesperson defends oversea transfers

Sep. 13, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Purdue Pharma's Swiss bank transfers (all times local): 10:15 p.m. A spokesperson for Mortimer D.A. Sackler has defended $1 billion in previously unknown transfers from OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to his family, saying they were "perfectly legal and appropriate in every...

Attorneys general warn about 'at-home rape kit' companies

Sep. 12, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two companies are under fire for saying they want to sell do-it-yourself rape kits to sexual assault survivors. Attorneys general in several states have sent cease-and-desist letters to the MeToo Kits Company, based in New York City, and the New Jersey-based The Preserve Group, saying the...

NY attorney general targets companies selling DIY rape kits

Sep. 12, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general has sent cease-and-desist letters to two companies that are selling do-it-yourself rape kits to sexual assault survivors. State Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, says the products being marketed by MeToo Kit and Preserve Group raise concerns because the...