Attorney General: Press Releases By Date

2009 Press Releases
12/29/2009Attorney General Applauds DPUC Approval Of 5.2 Percent Rate Decrease, Vows To Fight CL&P Rate Request
  This very modest rate cut will mean next to nothing if CL&P is granted the increase it seeks early next year
 
12/23/2009Attorney General’s Statement On Governor’s Request For Legal Action To Amend Pending Federal Health Care Bill
  We will immediately review the Governor’s request
 
12/23/2009Attorney General Announces Court Approves $1 Million Settlement For F&S Oil Customers
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today praised the court’s approval of a settlement providing about $1 million in restitution to thousands of F&S Oil Co. customers owed money
 
12/23/2009Attorney General Seeks Court Order To Secure $2.2 Million Of Galante’s Trash-Hauling Assets
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is seeking a court order to secure $2.2 million from the sale proceeds in order to provide restitution to customers harmed by Galante’s illegal schemes
 
12/22/2009Attorney General, DEP Announce Ohio Utility To Pay State $270,000, Slash Pollution Carried To CT
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that Ohio utility Cinergy has agreed to pay the state $270,000 and reduce by up to 86 percent harmful emissions carried by prevailing winds into Connecticut
 
12/21/2009Attorney General Submits Settlement Providing $1 Million For F&S Oil Customers
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has submitted to the court a proposed settlement providing about $1 million in restitution to F&S Oil Co. customers
 
12/21/2009Attorney General’s Statement On Appeals Court Decision To Defer To NRC On Storage Of Nuclear Waste
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said he will continue legal actions before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to fight for a central national site to store nuclear waste
 
12/21/2009Attorney General To Anthem: Stop Holding CT Hospitals Captive and Blocking Health Plan For Uninsured
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal called on the president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) to abandon contractual clauses
 
12/18/2009Attorney General Urges National Small Business Trade Group To Join His Call On Fed To Roll Back Credit Card Interest Rates And Fees
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today urged the National Small Business Association, one of nation’s biggest small business trade groups, to join his call on U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke
 
12/18/2009Attorney General In Federal Court Brief: Pratt Negotiations With State And Union Were A “Sham
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Pratt & Whitney’s so-called negotiations with the state and union officials to preserve jobs were a sham
 
12/17/2009Attorney General Asks All Attorneys General To Join Him In National Call To Roll Back Abusive Massive Credit Card Interest Rate Hikes
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is reaching out to all of his colleagues and urging them to join his call on U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke to use his rule-making authority
 
12/16/2009Attorney General Calls On Fed To Use Rule-Making Authority To Roll Back Credit Card Interest, Fee Hikes
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today wrote U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Benjamin Bernanke urging him to use his rule-making authority to roll back recent massive consumer credit card interest rate and fee hikes
 
12/16/2009Attorney General Statement On Southington Landfill Settlements
  “My office has long represented the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in seeking damages for contamination to the former Southington landfill
 
12/16/2009Attorney General’s Statement On CL&P Standard Service Rate Decrease
  This rate decrease makes a small dent in our highest-in-the-nation electricity rates -- reflecting purchasing reforms ordered with my support by the DPUC
 
12/15/2009Attorney General Calls On Banking Lobby To Urge Members To Reverse Credit Card Interest Rate Increases, Blasts It For Refusing To Explain Hikes
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today wrote the nation’s leading banking lobby calling on it to urge its members to reverse the huge arbitrary credit card interest rate and fee increases
 
12/14/2009Attorney General Demands Banks Roll Back Credit Card Interest Rate and Fee Increases To January 2009 Levels
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today wrote 11 large banks and financial institutions demanding they reverse all increases in interest rates and fees since January 2009
 
12/14/2009Attorney General Announces Plastic Surgeon Has Surrendered Licenses, Permanently Closing Dangerous Facility
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced that a plastic surgeon has voluntarily surrendered both her individual physician’s license and her facility license
 
12/11/2009Attorney General Says Study Shows State Needs To Spend More On Anti-Tobacco Programs
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said today a study released this week shows Connecticut needs to significantly increase its spending on anti-tobacco programs
 
12/10/2009Attorney General Says So-Called Madoff Auctions Are Off After Threat Of Legal Action For Unlicensed Auctions
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced that an auction company advertising Madoff goods has orally agreed to cancel two auctions this weekend
 
12/10/2009Attorney General Applauds Postal Service Decision Not To Close Baybrook Post Office In West Haven
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today applauded the U.S. Postal Service’s removal of the Baybrook station in West Haven from a list of post offices slated for possible closure
 
12/9/2009Attorney General To Fight CL&P Request That Will Erase Expected 5 Percent Rate Decrease
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said today that he will fight a $210 million Connecticut Light & Power rate request that will erase an expected 5 percent rate decrease
 
12/9/2009Attorney General, Health Advocates Call For Statewide Ban On Outdoor Wood Furnaces
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today called on the General Assembly to ban outdoor wood-burning furnaces, which continuously emit toxic smoke that sickens neighbors and pollutes neighborhoods
 
12/7/2009Attorney General Applauds EPA Finding That Greenhouse Gas Pollution Threatens Human Health, Environment
  EPA’s action is a game-changing step in the fight against global warming. Coming during the Copenhagen climate summit, this decision sends a powerful message that our nation recognizes the threat of global warming
 
12/7/2009Attorney General Says Health Net Security Breach Concerns Worsen After Report Reveals Breach Was Likely Theft
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said he is deeply troubled by an investigative report on the Health Net security breach that acknowledges a missing disk drive
 
12/4/2009Attorney General’s Statement On UnitedHealthcare-Health Net Acquisition
  We are investigating the UnitedHealthcare-Health Net merger under our separate antitrust authority to determine whether this combination will have anticompetitive consequences
 
12/4/2009Attorney General, Public Health Immediately Suspend Plastic Surgeon’s License
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced today that state health inspectors discovered violations so severe at a plastic surgeon’s office that his office obtained an emergency order from the Department of Public Health
 
12/3/2009Attorney General To CNG/SCG: Justify 70 Layoffs To Save $5 Million After Spending More Than $21 Million On One Executive
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal questioned how Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) and Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG) could justify 67 layoffs to save $5 million
 
12/1/2009Attorney General Seeks Tamiflu Pricing Policies From Major Pharmacies
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has taken action to investigate complaints about erratic and excessive Tamiflu prices
 
11/30/2009Attorney General, DCP Sue CVS Pharmacies For Alleged Sale Of Expired Foods, Over The Counter Drugs
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced he is suing CVS Pharmacy, Inc. for allegedly selling food, beverages and over the counter medications past their expiration dates at 20 or more of its Connecticut stores
 
11/25/2009Attorney General Sues To Prevent Illegal Land Grab Of Litchfield Charitable Agency’s 160-Acre Property
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced today he is suing to stop a New York group from illegally seizing Litchfield property owned by the Connecticut Junior Republic
 
11/23/2009Attorney General, DCP Sue Florida Mortgage Rescue Company For Allegedly Defrauding CT Homeowners
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced he is suing FHA All Day.Com, Inc. for allegedly charging Connecticut homeowners tens of thousands of dollars and then failing to deliver on promises to help them avoid foreclosure
 
11/20/2009Attorney General Questions Aetna About Its Obligations To Compensate Laid Off Employees
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has asked Aetna, Inc. to provide his office with information about its plans to fully compensate hundreds employees laid off
 
11/20/2009Attorney General Announces Agreement Preserving Competition In Connecticut’s Deicing Road Salt Market
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced an agreement to increase competition in road salt industry by enabling a new vendor to enter the market
 
11/20/2009Attorney General, DEP Win $276,000 In Penalties Against Stamford Solid Waste Hauler For Illegal Dumps
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced that a Superior Court judge has imposed $276,814 in fines and penalties on a rogue waste hauler
 
11/18/2009Attorney General To Investigate Health Net Loss Of Almost 450,000 CT Consumers’ Health, Personal Data
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said today his office will investigate Health Net’s loss of almost 450,000 Connecticut residents’ health, personal and financial information
 
11/18/2009Attorney General Investigates Improper Sales Tax On Energy Efficiency Products
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced an investigation into consumer complaints that Lowe’s improperly charged sales tax on certain energy efficiency products exempt from sales tax under state law
 
11/17/2009Attorney General’s Statement On $15 Million Class Action Verdict That The Hartford Influenced Appraisers
  This ruling reaffirms what we already know -- when it comes to automobile repairs, insurance companies are unfairly dictating the prices and the places
 
11/17/2009Attorney General Welcomes U.S. Senate Commerce Committee’s Warning On Bogus Membership Clubs
  I am pleased that Sen. Jay Rockefeller and his committee have joined the fight against bogus membership clubs that trick consumers into enrolling and fail to produce promised discounts and deals
 
11/17/2009Attorney General Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Review Of FAA Flight Path Case
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, in a formal petition filed today, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia wrongly upheld new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight paths
 
11/16/2009Attorney General To Seek Greater Disclosure Of Hospital Errors, More Investigations And Civil Penalties
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced today he will seek legislation requiring greater disclosure of medical mistakes at hospitals
 
11/16/2009Attorney General Announces Victory Blocking CNG/SCG Layoffs That Threaten Public Safety
  This DPUC ruling is a huge victory for the public interest, particularly public safety
 
11/13/2009Attorney General Applauds FDA For Requesting Alcoholic Energy Drinks Makers Prove Drinks’ Safety
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today applauded the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for heeding his call to review whether alcoholic energy drinks
 
11/12/2009Attorney General, Consumer Counsel Seek Immediate Order Barring CNG/SCG Layoffs That Threaten Public Safety
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Consumer Counsel Mary Healey are seeking an immediate order by the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) to block layoffs
 
11/12/2009Attorney General Urges Research and Caution In Selecting Veteran and Military Charities
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today urged citizens -- recognizing Veterans Day and the approaching holidays -- to support military-related charities, but ensure that money is donated wisely
 
11/10/2009Attorney General’s Statement On Sweeping Federal Financial Reform Package
  “This reform package is the boldest and broadest yet -- the first to recognize that ordinary consumers and shareholders, not simply powerful executives, deserve power and protections in our financial markets
 
11/10/2009Attorney General Announces Court Has Permitted State Fight Against Pratt & Whitney Layoffs
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced that a federal judge has granted his office permission to file a friend-of-the-court brief
 
11/9/2009Attorney General Investigating Blue Cross Blue Shield Data Breach Affecting 18,000 CT Health Care Professionals, Seeks Additional Protection For Victims
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is investigating Blue Cross Blue Shield’s loss of confidential information, including tax identification and some Social Security numbers
 
11/6/2009Attorney General Warns About Illegal Pyramid Schemes Disguised As “Gifting Clubs”
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal warns that so-called gifting clubs operating in Connecticut
 
11/4/2009Attorney General Urges Congress To Reform Annexation, Leave In Place Court Ruling Requiring Congressional Approval For Post-1934 Tribes To Add To Reservations
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today urged Congress to reform the federal land annexation process to make it fairer and more responsive to citizens
 
11/3/2009Attorney General Argues Before U.S. Supreme Court To Uphold Public’s Right To Contest Excessive Power Rates
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today argued before the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the public’s rights to contest unreasonable and excessive electricity rates
 
10/29/2009Attorney General Announces All Food Manufacturers Agree To Drop Smart Choices Logo
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that all eight participating giant food manufacturers have heeded his call to drop the Smart Choices logo
 
10/27/2009Attorney General Sues Imprisoned Trash Hauler To Recover Millions For Defrauded Consumers
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today sued imprisoned trash-hauling magnate James E. Galante in an effort to recover millions of dollars for customers harmed by artificially inflated trash hauling contracts and bid rigging
 
10/26/2009Attorney General’s Statement On Admission By Website That It Raised Funds Without Permission
  The organizer of an illegal business venture purportedly to raise contributions to benefit the family of murdered UConn football player Jasper Howard claims that it intends to go ahead with shipments
 
10/26/2009Attorney General Calls On Food Manufacturers To Drop Smart Choices Label
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today called on major food manufacturers to disavow and discontinue using the Smart Choices logo as soon as possible
 
10/26/2009Attorney General Announces Smart Choices Freezes Program, But Concerns Continue
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today said Smart Choices has frozen its program -- at least temporarily barring new products -- but continues to allow existing nutritionally suspect products to maintain the label
 
10/23/2009Attorney General Demands Website Immediately Stop Selling Jasper Howard Merchandise
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today demanded that a Pennsylvania website immediately stop selling T-shirts and towels memorializing recently murdered University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard or face legal action
 
10/23/2009Attorney General Urges Consumers To Shun H1N1 Flu Scams
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today urged consumers to shun the growing number of H1N1 flu scams, including bogus antibiotics and anti-viral drugs, as well sham devices and sprays that falsely claim to shield users from the virus
 
10/22/2009Attorney General Announces Landmark $1.3 Million Reinsurance Price Fixing Settlement With The Hartford
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced a $1.3 million settlement with The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc
 
10/21/2009AG Defends Request To File Friend Of Court Brief In Pratt & Whitney Layoff Case
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today defended his request to file a friend of the court brief in support of a lawsuit alleging that proposed Pratt & Whitney layoffs violate the company’s union contract
 
10/21/2009Attorney General, Chief State’s Attorney, DSS Announce State To Receive Almost $775,000 From Four Drug Companies For Alleged Medicaid Fraud
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane today announced that the state will receive $775,000 in a nationwide of settlement with four drug makers accused of defrauding Medicaid
 
10/20/2009Attorney General Issues Legal Opinion Concluding Governor Cannot Close Hamden DCF Facility
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today issued a formal legal opinion concluding that Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s administration cannot unilaterally close the Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) High Meadows facility in Hamden
 
10/20/2009Attorney General Says FDA Will Be Powerful Enforcement Partner In Fighting False Food Labels
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – today declaring that it will join investigations into false and misleading food labeling
 
10/19/2009Attorney General Announces Latest Victory Upholding Denial Of Schaghticoke Appeal For Recognition
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that the Second Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected an appeal by the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation
 
10/15/2009Attorney General Investigates “Smart Choices” Food Labels That Endorse Mayonnaise And Sugary Cereals
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced an investigation into a potentially misleading national food label program
 
10/14/2009Attorney General’s Statement On Pratt & Whitney Effort To Block Fight To Protect Jobs
  I am proud that my office is leading the state’s legal effort to stop Pratt from moving 1,000 jobs overseas and elsewhere
 
10/13/2009Attorney General, Auditors Conclude DRS Failed To Safeguard Tax Info, Contributing To Loss Of 106,000 Taxpayers’ Private Financial Data In Laptop Theft
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Auditors of Public Accounts Robert G. Jaekle and Kevin P. Johnston today issued a report
 
10/8/2009Attorney General Seeks To File Brief In Support Of Union Challenge To Pratt & Whitney Layoffs
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today asked a federal judge to allow his office to file a friend of the court brief in support of a union lawsuit seeking to block transfer of about 1,000 jobs out of state and overseas
 
10/7/2009Attorney General Seeks Recovery Of More Than $500,000 Apparently Illegally Diverted From State Specialty License Plate Accounts
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is seeking recovery of more than $500,000 and possibly millions more apparently illegally diverted into the General Fund
 
10/6/2009Attorney General Announces Agreement With Novartis To Provide CT VNA Full Supply Of Seasonal Flu Vaccine And Double Doses To National VNA
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics, Inc. has reversed itself and agreed to provide Connecticut’s Visiting Nurse Associations (VNA) with their full requested supply
 
10/5/2009Attorney General, DEP Win Contempt Order Against North Branford Junkyard Compelling Cleanup
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has won a contempt of court order against a North Branford junkyard compelling the owner to completely clean up the site by May 1
 
10/5/2009Attorney General Applauds Legislature’s Restoration Of Long Island Sound License Plate Program
  I am pleased that the General Assembly heeded my call to reinstate the successful Long Island Sound license plate program and rescind illegal diversion of these charitable funds
 
10/2/2009Attorney General, Healthcare Advocate Seek Materials Sent To Policyholders Regarding Healthcare Reform
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Healthcare Advocate Kevin P. Lembo today asked the state’s five biggest health insurers for materials they may have sent policyholders regarding the impact of proposed reforms
 
10/1/2009Attorney General Informs Gov, Lawmakers Diverting Long Island Sound License Plate Funds Is Illegal
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today informed Gov. M. Jodi Rell and legislative leaders that funds raised before today for the Long Island Sound license plate program cannot be diverted into the General Fund
 
10/1/2009Attorney General Alleges Charity Operator Diverted Money Intended For Victims Of Human Trafficking And Orphaned Aids Victims
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced a lawsuit against a man who allegedly misused thousands of dollars raised through Ahava Kids, Inc
 
9/30/2009Attorney General Investigates Flu Vaccine Distribution Practices
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is investigating why Visiting Nurse Associations in Connecticut may receive a disproportionately lower supply of seasonal flu vaccine than others who contracted with a major vaccine supplier
 
9/29/2009Attorney General Announces Landmark $25.1 Million Agreement For Illegal Marketing Of Zyprexa
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced a landmark $25.1 million agreement with drug maker Eli Lilly and Company for allegedly marketing its antipsychotic drug Zyprexa for unapproved uses
 
9/24/2009Attorney General Announces Danbury Hotel To Rename Event “A Tribute To The Platters”
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that a Danbury hotel will rename an upcoming dinner show to clarify that a tribute group instead of the original Platters is performing and provide refunds to consumers no longer wishing to attend
 
9/24/2009Attorney General, Consumer Counsel Announce Job Cuts At CT Natural Gas and Southern CT Gas On Hold
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Consumer Counsel Mary Healey announced that the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) agreed to indefinitely bar layoffs
 
9/23/2009Attorney General, CWA Call On AT&T To Abandon New Round Of Devastating Layoffs
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, joined by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), said AT&T’s plans to lay off more workers
 
9/21/2009Attorney General Praises Appeals Court Ruling Reinstating Global Warming Lawsuit
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today praised a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit reinstating Connecticut vs. AEP
 
9/21/2009Attorney General Finds Marshals Who Bill Extra For Certain Foreclosure Documents Violate State Law
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today issued a formal legal opinion concluding that state marshals who charge homeowners extra for certain documents included in foreclosure papers are breaking state law
 
9/18/2009Attorney General Says New Haven Historical Society Must Return Money Intended To Preserve Historic Home
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has concluded that the New Haven Colony Historical Society must pay $30,000 in restitution to the historic Pardee-Morris House
 
9/17/2009Attorney General Meets With Top Federal Officials, Other State Ags To Coordinate Fight Against Mortgage Rescue Scams
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today met with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, other top federal officials and other state attorneys general to coordinate state and federal efforts to fight mortgage rescue scams.
 
9/16/2009Attorney General Deeply Disturbed By Ruocco’s Arrest, Calls For Review Of State Contracts With His Companies
  I am deeply disturbed, but unsurprised by today’s federal indictment of Frank Ruocco, owner of Earth Technology, Inc.
 
9/16/2009Attorney General Praises Obama Administration’s Proposed Rules Increasing Vehicle Gasoline Mileage
  I welcome these long overdue, tougher rules and standards on vehicle emissions and fuel economy, an historic step toward protecting our planet and our national security
 
9/15/2009Attorney General, In Federal Court Filing, Raises Concerns About Google Settlement
  raised concerns about a proposed settlement between Google, the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers
 
9/14/2009Attorney General, In Formal Brief, Says Tribes Not Immune From Laws Prohibiting Reckless Alcohol Service
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, in an amicus brief submitted to the Connecticut Appellate Court, said tribal casinos are not immune from the state’s Dram Shop Act and other laws that bar reckless dispensing of alcohol
 
9/10/2009Attorney General, OCC Ask DPUC To Stay Elimination Of At Least 45 Gas Company Jobs Until Investigation Done
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Consumer Counsel Mary Healey have asked the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) to bar Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) / Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG) from laying off at least 45 employees
 
9/9/2009Attorney General Says Tribal Tax Should Be Identified Apart From State Tax On Foxwoods Receipts
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has urged the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to clearly identify its 1-percent tribal tax separately and distinctly from the state tax on all customer receipts at Foxwoods
 
9/4/2009Attorney General, OCC, Union Officials To Fight Planned CNG/SCG Layoffs
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, Consumer Counsel Mary Healey and union officials said today that they will fight plans by Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG)/Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG) to lay off workers
 
9/2/2009Attorney General, CSA, DSS, DCP Announce State To Receive Almost $5 Million From Pfizer In Record-Setting National Settlement
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane today announced that Pfizer will pay the state almost $5 million as part of an historic $2.3 billion nationwide agreement
 
9/1/2009Attorney General Urges Federal Review Of Insurance Company Practices That Deny Consumers Choice In Car Repair
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today called on U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. to investigate and stop insurance company practices
 
8/31/2009Attorney General Announces CT Campaign Finance Reform Will Continue To Operate Pending Expedited Appeal
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that the state’s campaign reform system will continue to operate pending an expedited appeal of the U.S. District Court’s ruling last week striking down Connecticut’s law
 
8/31/2009Attorney General Announces CT Campaign Finance Reform Will Continue To Operate Pending Expedited Appeal
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that the state’s campaign reform system will continue to operate pending an expedited appeal of the U.S. District Court’s ruling last week striking down Connecticut’s law
 
8/28/2009Attorney General’s Statement On Decision To Withdraw Ash Landfill Proposal
 
8/27/2009Attorney General Investigates Whether CT Citizens Evaded State Taxes Through Offshore UBS Accounts
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that he is investigating whether Connecticut residents were among the 4,450 U.S. citizens who evaded taxes through offshore accounts with Swiss banking giant UBS
 
8/26/2009Attorney General and Executive Director Of DSR Announce $25 Million Settlement With Tribes Over Disputed Slot Revenue
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Paul A. Young, executive director of the Division of Special Revenue (DSR), today announced identical settlements with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes
 
8/25/2009Attorney General Sues Ring Of Companies Involved In Predatory Lending Scheme
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced a lawsuit against several companies and individuals allegedly engaged in a massive predatory lending scheme
 
8/25/2009Attorney General, OCC Announce FERC Has Granted Request For Investigative Hearing Of Power Market
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted his request to hold an investigative hearing into whether power plants manipulated the energy market
 
8/24/2009Attorney General Praises Feds For Extending Time For Car Dealers To Submit Cash For Clunkers Applications
  I am pleased that federal officials have wisely extended the deadline for Cash for Clunker applications, as we urged publicly and then in private discussions over the weekend and today on behalf of dealers and consumers
 
8/24/2009Attorney General To Appeal FAA Flight Path Decision To U.S. Supreme Court
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said today he is disappointed that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Wednesday denied a request by him
 
8/20/2009Attorney General Comments On Closure Of Clunkers For Cash
  A definite date heeds our call for certainty in ending the program, but this date seems very soon and sudden. Giving consumers and dealers only four days threatens chaos and confusion
 
8/20/2009Attorney General, CT Auto Dealers Association Ask Feds To Fix Problems With “Cash For Clunkers” Program
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to reform practices and procedures hindering the success of its “Cash for Clunkers” program
 
8/18/2009Attorney General Warns of E-Cigarette Dangers Citing Recent FDA Analysis Finding Carcinogens and Antifreeze
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today issued a consumer warning urging consumers and retailers to avoid e-cigarettes
 
8/12/2009Attorney General, Healthcare Advocate, Insurance Committee Co-Chairs Propose Sweeping Reform Of Health Insurance Rate Hike Approval Process
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, Healthcare Advocate Kevin P. Lembo and Insurance and Real Estate Committee Co-chairmen state Sen. Joe Crisco, D-Woodbridge, and state Rep. Steve Fontana, D-North Haven, today proposed sweeping reform of the state approval process for individual health insurance policy rates
 
8/11/2009Attorney General Announces State To Receive $104,000 In Settlement With Med Lab For Allegedly Defective Tests
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that the state has received $104,827 from Quest Diagnostics Incorporated to settle allegations its subsidiary billed the state Medicare program
 
8/10/2009Attorney General Warns Consumers About Foreclosure Rescue Company Masquerading As Law Firm
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today issued an urgent warning to consumers about two foreclosure rescue companies allegedly masquerading as a law firm in Connecticut
 
8/5/2009Attorney General Fights To Uphold Rights To Regulate Sexually Oriented Businesses
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, in a formal brief, has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to overturn a decision
 
8/4/2009Attorney General Announces Agreement To Begin Immediate Clean Up Of North Branford Junkyard
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said the owner of a North Branford junkyard must immediately start cleaning his property under an interim agreement announced today
 
7/31/2009Attorney General, Healthcare Advocate Say Insurance Dept Rejection Of New Evidence In Anthem Rate Case Is Troubling
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Healthcare Advocate Kevin P. Lembo said they are deeply troubled that the Department of Insurance (DOI) has rejected new evidence
 
7/30/2009Attorney General Says Today’s IDSA Hearing Should Set Standard For Establishing Medical Guidelines
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said today’s hearing by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) to review its Lyme Disease guidelines should set the standard for transparency and fairness in the promulgation of medical guidelines
 
7/28/2009Attorney General, DEP Win $100,000 Fine Against Montville Couple For Failing To Restore Damaged Tidal Wetlands
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that his office has won a $100,000 fine against a Montville couple who failed to comply with a 2006 agreement to remove an illegal boat ramp
 
7/27/2009Attorney General, Healthcare Advocate Say New Facts Warrant Rejection Of Anthem Rate Increase
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Healthcare Advocate Kevin P. Lembo said new facts prove that the proposed Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield rate increase is excessive and should be rejected
 
7/23/2009Governor Rell, Attorney General File Request For Rehearing To Block New FAA Airspace Routes Directing More Large Planes Over Connecticut
  Governor M. Jodi Rell and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today filed a formal request with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
 
7/23/2009Attorney General Wins Agreement From AT&T To Block All Third Party Charges At Consumer Request
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that AT&T has agreed to his request that it allow Connecticut consumers to block all third party charges on their phone bills
 
7/22/2009Attorney General Asks Court To Compel Clean Up Of North Branford Junkyard, Will Seek Owner’s Imprisonment If He Refuses
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today asked a Superior Court judge to compel clean up of a North Branford junkyard and will seek the owner’s imprisonment if he refuses
 
7/21/2009Attorney General Applauds Guilty Plea By Atlantic Wire Vice President Who Failed To Report Pollution Of Branford River
  The U.S. Attorney’s Office did outstanding work bringing this case to justice. I am pleased that my office’s civil case winning a $1.5 million settlement
 
7/21/2009Attorney General Says Executive Compensation Soars, Even As Public Utilities Seek Rate Increases
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today called for executive compensation reform for utilities that disclosed increased salaries and benefits to top executives even as they sought unconscionable rate hikes
 
7/17/2009Attorney General Praises Final DPUC Decision Slashing SCG Rates 3.2 Percent
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today praised a final Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) ruling affirming its draft decision slashing Southern Connecticut Gas Company’s (SCG) rates 3.2 percent.
 
7/17/2009Attorney General Successfully Challenges Questionable Agreement To Sell Greenwich Home, Secures At Least $300,000 More For Charities
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that his office has successfully challenged a questionable agreement to sell the home of a deceased Greenwich woman
 
7/16/2009Bysiewicz & Blumenthal Increase Collection Of Fines From Out-Of-State Companies Operating Illegally In Connecticut
  Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that during Fiscal Year 2009, a joint effort by their offices resulted in the collection of more than $1.2 million in fines
 
7/16/2009Attorney General Announces Dish Network Agreement Providing Business Reforms And Restitution
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced a $5.991 million multi-state agreement with DISH Network, LLC resolving allegations that it engaged in deceptive sales practices and harassing unwanted telemarketing calls
 
7/15/2009Attorney General Warns Consumers About Firestone Tire Recall
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today warned consumers of a voluntary tire recall by Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
 
7/13/2009Attorney General’s Statement On Congressional Delegation Calling On FERC To Investigate His Complaint About Wrongdoing To CT Electricity Consumers
  My office is continuing our investigation into possible anticompetitive practices that may drive up costs and drive out competition in our electricity market
 
7/13/2009Attorney General To Testify In Favor Of President’s Proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will testify tomorrow before the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs in strong support of President Barack Obama’s proposal
 
7/10/2009Attorney General Praises DPUC For Draft Decision Granting His Request To Slash Southern CT Gas Rates
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today praised the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) for granting his request to slash Southern Connecticut Gas Company’s (SCG) rates
 
7/10/2009Attorney General Says FTC Must Strengthen Effort To Stop Deceptive Marketing Of Alcoholic Energy Drink That Appeals To Young Drinkers
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to stop dangerous and deceptive claims about Wide Eye
 
7/9/2009Attorney General Asks FCC To Investigate Cablevision-MSNBC Exclusivity Deal
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to investigate an agreement giving Cablevision exclusive rights to MSNBC
 
7/8/2009Attorney General Says Public Hearing Opportunity For Anthem To Do Right Thing, Drop Rate Increase Request
  Even before a July 20 public hearing, Anthem should redeem itself -- do the right thing and drop its outrageous rate hike request.
 
7/8/2009Attorney General’s Statement On Bankruptcy Court Ruling That Allows $1.3 Million In Bonuses To Journal Register Company Executives
  This decision means that bankruptcy is no bar against bloated big-time bonuses. The unfortunate bankruptcy court ruling means that JRC executives will be substantially rewarded more than $1.3 million
 
7/8/2009Attorney General Urges Strong Scrutiny Of Cheetah Import Permit, Raises Questions About Private Zoo’s Charitable Status
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, in a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, urged careful review of an application by a private Greenwich zoo to import three cheetahs from South Africa
 
7/7/2009Attorney General Calls On Insurance Commissioner To Reject Anthem Request For 22 To 30 Percent Premium Increases On Health Insurance Policies
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today called on state Insurance Commissioner Thomas R. Sullivan to reject Anthem’s request to increase premiums 22 to 30 percent for health insurance policies sold to individuals
 
7/6/2009Blumenthal, Himes Discuss Federal Legislation, Issue Consumer Warnings To Holiday Travelers Before They Pay At The Pump
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes today -- as holiday travelers prepare to fill up their tanks for their July 4 holiday weekend -- issued warnings and tips to consumers buying gasoline
 
7/6/2009Attorney General To FDA: End The Delay, Protect Consumers From False Sunscreen Labels
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today released a letter calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to end its years-long delay
 
7/2/2009Attorney General Statement On Bridgeport Diocese’s Withdrawal Of Lawsuit Against Office Of State Ethics
  I welcome the Bridgeport Diocese’s withdrawing its lawsuit, decisively resolving the legal conflict
 
7/2/2009Attorney General, Public Safety Commissioner Issue Warning To Vendors About State Fireworks Prohibition
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Public Safety (DPS) Commissioner John A. Danaher, III issued a warning today to three major fireworks vendors
 
7/1/2009Attorney General Gratified By Office Of State Ethics’ Decision To Drop Investigation Of Bridgeport Diocese
  We are gratified that the Office of State Ethics made the right decision, respecting the constitutional concerns that we set forth in our opinion
 
7/1/2009Attorney General’s Statement On Water Rate Decrease
  The Connecticut Water Company has gone against the current -- requesting and receiving a rate decrease for consumers when they need it the most
 
6/30/2009Attorney General Applauds DPUC Final Decision Slashing CNG Rates 4.2 Percent
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today praised a Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) final decision affirming its rejection of a Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) rate increase
 
6/30/2009Attorney General Hails EPA Waiver Allowing State Regulation Of Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Pollution
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has agreed to provide a waiver
 
6/29/2009Attorney General Announces New GM Owner Has Agreed To Significant Step To Protect Consumers From Defective Vehicles
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that General Motor Corp.’s (GM) potential new owner -- in a critical reversal -- has agreed to assume responsibility
 
6/24/2009Attorney General Applauds DPUC Decision Opening Door To Significant Fines Against AT&T For Failure To Meet State Repair Standards
  I am pleased that the DPUC heeded my strong concerns and significantly opened the door to more consumer credits and major fines
 
6/23/2009Attorney General Disappointed By Federal Court Decision Regarding States’ Authority To Determine Electricity Requirements
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said he is disappointed by today’s federal appeals court decision affirming federal regulators’ authority to determine states’ electricity needs
 
6/23/2009Attorney General Announces Settlement Worth $2.1 Million With Stamford Electricity Supplier
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that a Stamford electricity supplier has agreed to credit or refund $2.1 million to ratepayers it massively overcharged last summer
 
6/22/2009Attorney General Calls Tobacco Bill Signing An Historic Public Health Victory
  This event marks one of the greatest public health victories of our time, and a preeminent goal of successful state legal action that I helped to lead more than 10 years ago
 
6/19/2009Attorney General Objects In Bankruptcy Court To Efforts To Escape Product Liability For Defective GM Vehicles
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal urged the court to reject a provision of a proposed purchase agreement that would free GM’s new owner of any liability for defective vehicles bought prior to the closing of the sale
 
6/18/2009Banks Committee Chairs, Attorney General Blumenthal: Legislation Will Protect Vulnerable Consumers From Predatory Scams
  The co-chairs of the General Assembly’s Banks Committee—Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) and Representative Ryan Barry (D-Manchester) and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today detailed legislation approved during the 2009 regular session that will target foreclosure rescue
 
6/17/2009Attorney General, Consumer Protection Announce Possible Refunds To Thousands Of Heating Oil Consumers
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner Jerry Farrell, Jr. today announced that Heating Oil Partners (HOP) has agreed to partial refunds to consumers
 
6/16/2009Attorney General Investigates AT&T For Millions Charged To CT Ratepayers For Use Of Its Logo
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that he is investigating why AT&T charged state consumers nearly $145 million for the use of its logo in Connecticut
 
6/15/2009Attorney General Applauds DPUC For CNG Rate Increase Rejection; Urges Further Cuts To Protect Ratepayers
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today commended the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) for its preliminary decision to reject Connecticut Natural Gas Company’s rate increase request
 
6/15/2009Attorney General Seeks Details About Campaign Of ‘Political Manipulation,’ ‘Fear Tactics’ To Fight BPA Regulation
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced today that he has asked several companies to provide details about an apparent campaign to use fear tactics
 
6/12/2009Attorney General’s Statement On Connecticare Agreement To Continue Coverage For Middlesex Doctors
  I am pleased that ConnectiCare has agreed to abandon plans to discontinue its contract with Middlesex doctors
 
6/11/2009Attorney General’s Statement On Historic Vote To Regulate Tobacco
  For more than 10 years we have helped lead states in the struggle for FDA regulation of tobacco products
 
6/11/2009Attorney General Wins $50,000 Award Against New York Clothing Bin Company For Deceiving Consumers
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today hailed a recent court decision fining a for-profit clothing bin company $50,000 for deceiving consumers
 
6/10/2009Attorney General, New Haven Mayor Pleased UI Restoring $50 Million For Maintenance, Capital Projects, Renew Call For DPUC Investigation
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. said today they are pleased United Illuminating (UI) has agreed to their demand
 
6/10/2009Attorney General Will Seek Rehearing In FAA Case; D.C. Circuit Rejects State Fight Against FAA Flight Paths Over Southwestern CT
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that he will immediately seek a rehearing after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected his lawsuit
 
6/9/2009Attorney General Seeks More Than $920,000 In Fines Against AT&T, Enforcement Of State Repair Standards
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today filed exceptions seeking reversal of the Department of Public Utility Control’s (DPUC) draft decision letting AT&T off the hook
 
6/8/2009Attorney General Investigates Selection Process For Law Firms, Marshals Handling Foreclosures
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has requested information from mortgage giants concerning their process for selecting law firms in foreclosure proceedings
 
6/4/2009Governor, Attorney General Announce Final $4.6 Million Settlement For Defective I-84 Storm Drains
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Gov. M. Jodi Rell today announced that construction and inspection companies, their employees and a bonding company have agreed to a final $4.6 million settlement
 
6/3/2009Attorney General Praises DPUC For Demanding UI Restore Capital Improvement Spending
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today praised the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) for its May 26 letter demanding that United Illuminating (UI) restore cuts to its capital
 
6/2/2009Attorney General Disappointed Lawmakers Failed To Approve Exotic Pet Ban
  I am disappointed that lawmakers failed to pass my proposal to ban private ownership of dangerous animals in Connecticut
 
6/2/2009Attorney General Announces Fiat Has Agreed To Honor Lemon Law For Chrysler Vehicles; Battle Continues For Product Liability
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that Fiat, when it officially takes control of Chrysler’s assets, has agreed to honor state lemon laws that protect consumers who may have already purchased defective vehicles
 
6/2/2009Attorney General Applauds General Assembly Passage Of His Proposal For Bi-State Long Island Sound Commission
  I am pleased that the legislature has given final approval to my proposal for a Connecticut-New York commission to coordinate energy and environmental policy for Long Island Sound
 
6/1/2009Attorney General Urges Agreement With Tribes Before Legalizing Game Of Keno
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal urged the legislature to seek an amendment to the memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribes
 
5/29/2009Attorney General, OCC To Seek Reversal Of Draft DPUC Decision Failing To Enforce State Standards For AT&T
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Consumer Counsel Mary Healey said today they will fight to reverse a draft Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) decision
 
5/28/2009Attorney General Applauds Tribune Pledge To Retain Channel 61, Courant Editorial Independence
  I am pleased that Tribune Chairman and CEO Sam Zell has responded to my recent inquiry
 
5/27/2009Attorney General Fights New Chrysler Effort To Dodge Product Liability For Defective Vehicles
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that, in a formal objection filed with the bankruptcy court last week, and a further argument filed today
 
5/26/2009Attorney General Asks DPUC To Reject Southern CT Gas Rate Increase, Instead Slash Rates By Several Million
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today asked the Department of Public Utilities (DPUC) to reject Southern Connecticut Gas Company’s (SCG) $34.2 million -- or 9.2 percent
 
5/26/2009Attorney General’s Statement On Nomination Of Judge Sotomayor To U.S. Supreme Court
  I am tremendously pleased by the President’s nomination of Judge Sotomayor
 
5/26/2009Attorney General Seeks Details Of Craigslist Effort To Keep Pornography, Open Prostitution Ads Off Site
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today asked craigslist to detail its new and stronger policies and procedures for keeping pornography and prostitution off its recently initiated adult services section
 
5/21/2009Attorney General, DEP Obtain Emergency Order Blocking Illegal And Dangerous Disturbance Of Toxic Waste
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today won an emergency court order against a Stratford man who illegally excavated toxic waste
 
5/20/2009Attorney General, DCP Sue Paid Telephone Solicitor, Join In National Consumer Warning Regarding Public Safety Charity Phone Solicitations
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today filed a lawsuit seeking more than $100,000 in penalties from a Michigan telemarketer
 
5/19/2009Attorney General Praises Fed For Granting Request To Open Bailout Program To More Rating Agencies, Urges Further Expansion
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today praised the Federal Reserve for a “positive first step” toward amending a bailout program
 
5/19/2009Attorney General Asks For DPUC Investigation Of UI Maintenance, Capital, Operation Cuts
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced he has asked the Department of Utility Control (DPUC) to investigate whether United Illuminating (UI) defied department orders by slashing capital
 
5/19/2009Attorney General Calls National Vehicle Emissions Standards A Hard-Fought Victory; State Legal Battle Likely Over
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said that President Obama’s plan to impose a tough national fuel-economy standard will likely end Connecticut’s legal battle
 
5/19/2009Attorney General Hails Repeal Of Bush Administration Rule Undermining Chemical Emission Reporting
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that his office is voluntarily withdrawing a lawsuit to block a Bush era rule
 
5/18/2009Attorney General, Dept Of Higher Education Announce Sale Of Connecticut School Of Broadcasting To School Founder
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Commissioner of Higher Education Michael P. Meotti today announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has approved the sale of 11 Connecticut School of Broadcasting locations
 
5/15/2009Attorney General Praises House Approval Of Bill Creating State Energy Authority, Urges Senate Passage
  I am pleased by House approval of my longstanding proposal for a state energy authority to purchase power, as well as build, buy and back power plants
 
5/14/2009Attorney General Writes To U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner Calling On Fed To Stop Steering $400 Million To Credit Rating Agencies That Enabled Economic Meltdown
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today released a letter calling on the U.S. Department of Treasury to intervene in a Federal Reserve bailout program that could unfairly steer up to $400 million to the Big Three credit rating agencies
 
5/13/2009Attorney General Applauds Craigslist Elimination Of Erotic Services Section
  Craigslist is heeding our clear call for conscience and common sense, sending a strong signal that Internet sites must police themselves to protect others
 
5/12/2009Attorney General Disappointed By Defeat Of Casino Smoking Ban Bill, Will Fight On
  I am disappointed by defeat of this prudent compromise, balancing the health needs of employees and patrons with concerns about competitive economic realities
 
5/12/2009Attorney General Says Craigslist Erotic Services Section Inadequate
  Craigslist’s changes to its erotic services section are superficial and insufficient, leaving this online brothel booming and open for business. Craigslist still doesn’t get it
 
5/12/2009Attorney General Announces Old Saybrook Police Chief Reimburses McMurray- Kirtland Fund $22,500
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that he has reached a resolution with Old Saybrook Chief of Police Edmund Mosca
 
5/11/2009Attorney General To Seek Federal, Multistate Investigations Of Recent Gasoline Price Spike
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said today that he will ask federal authorities to investigate a recent spike in gasoline prices, and contact other states for a multistate investigation
 
5/11/2009Attorney General Presents Oral Argument In Fight Against FAA Flight Paths Over Southwestern CT
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal presented oral argument today in his lawsuit to block a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airspace redesign project that routes more large planes over southwestern Connecticut
 
5/8/2009Attorney General Prepares For Oral Argument In Fight Against FAA Flight Paths Over Southwestern CT
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will present oral argument Monday in his lawsuit to block a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airspace redesign project that routes more large planes over southwestern Connecticut
 
5/8/2009Attorney General, New Haven Mayor, Sec of State Call On Citizens To Oppose UI’s Request For Higher Profit
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. and Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz today blasted United Illuminating (UI) for seeking higher earnings
 
5/6/2009Attorney General Applauds Court Decision Allowing State To Collect About $6 Million In Unclaimed Bottle Deposits
  I am pleased that the court agreed with our argument and denied the bottlers’ injunction request, allowing the cash-strapped state to begin collecting about $6 million in unclaimed bottle deposits
 
5/6/2009Attorney General Announces $2.4 Million Settlement With Marsh & McLennan For Bid Rigging, Steering Insurance Consumers
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced a $2.4 million settlement with Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. for alleged bid rigging, price fixing and illegally steering
 
5/5/2009CT Attorney General, Other State AGs Meet With Craigslist, Urge Closure Of Online Brothel
  In our meeting today with craigslist, we urged the site to swiftly shut down the online brothel operating from its pages
 
5/4/2009Attorney General, DCP Announce Children’s Talent Event Offering Last Minute Refunds, Will Forfeit $25,000
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that the operator of a children’s talent competition has agreed to grant consumers full refunds before the event on Thursday and forfeit $25,000 to the state
 
5/4/2009Attorney General Asks Airlines To Waive Cancellation, Rescheduling Fees For Ill Customers To Contain Flu
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that to contain the flu, he is asking airlines to waive cancellation and rescheduling fees for customers who miss flights because they are ill
 
5/1/2009Attorney General Announces Judge Approves Buyer For Marathon Nursing Homes In State Receivership
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced that Superior Court Judge Jerry Wagner today approved a Storrs company to purchase six former Marathon Healthcare Center nursing homes in state receivership since December
 
5/1/2009Attorney General Says Investigation Of Old Saybrook Police Chief Done, Resolution Expected Next Week
  My investigation into Chief Mosca’s administration of the McMurray-Kirtland Fund has concluded. We are in the final stages of negotiating with Chief Mosca a resolution of this matter
 
4/30/2009Attorney General Applauds US Attorney’s Criminal Arrest In Haven Healthcare Case
  I am pleased that federal authorities have made this arrest, charging a Haven Healthcare official for allegedly embezzling patient trust funds
 
4/30/2009Attorney General Praises Revocation of Bush Rule Jeopardizing Endangered Species and Habitats
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today praised the Obama administration for revoking a Bush administration midnight regulation that would have eviscerate protections under the federal Endangered Species Act
 
4/30/2009Attorney General’s Statement On Proposed Water Rate Decrease
  This rate relief is modest but meaningful -- because it sends a message that utilities can be more responsible and responsive to consumer needs
 
4/27/2009Attorney General Applauds Developer’s Abandonment Of Yale Farm Golf Course Proposal
  This victory is huge and historic for environmental values and citizens, preserving a pristine and precious natural treasure from dangerous development
 
4/27/2009Attorney General Sues Runaway Bridal Store; More Than A Dozen Brides With Unfulfilled Gown Orders
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced a lawsuit against Classic Images -- a bridal shop that closed abruptly, leaving 18 brides-to-be with unfulfilled bridal gown orders
 
4/23/2009Attorney General Contacts Justice Department Regarding Possible Probe Of Almost $86 Million Paid To Generators Who Provided No Power
  I have contacted senior officials at the Department of Justice to inform them of my antitrust investigation and offer my full assistance
 
4/22/2009Attorney General Seeks Stronger Measures -- Including Financial Penalties and Incentives -- To Fight Prostitution and Pornography on Craigslist
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, in a letter today, proposed strong and specific new measures to fight prostitution and pornography on craigslist -- including steep financial penalties for rule breaking
 
4/21/2009Attorney General Says ISO Explanation Of Almost $86 Million In Payments To Generators Who Delivered No Power Raises More Questions Than Answers
  ISO-New England’s so-called ‘explanation’ is incomprehensible, almost incoherent, certainly raising more questions than it answers and making an investigation all the more necessary
 
4/21/2009Attorney General Applauds FERC Decision To Accept His Complaint Regarding ISO-NE’s Payment Of Almost $86 Million To Generators Who Delivered No Power
  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) late today agreed to hear Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s complaint regarding ISO-New England’s payment of almost $86 million to generators who delivered no power
 
4/20/2009Attorney General’s Statement On GAE Committee Approval Of Casino Smoking Ban
  This approval is a critically important step in achieving a ban on smoking that protects patrons and employees at tribal casinos from a proven killer
 
4/20/2009Attorney General Pleased Governor, DPUC To Support His Complaint Demanding Return Of $85.8 Million Generators Received Without Providing Power
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said today he is pleased that Gov. M. Jodi Rell and the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) are joining his fight for refund of $85.8 million
 
4/17/2009Attorney General’s Statement On Historic EPA Acknowledgement Of Greenhouse Gas Dangers
  The new administration has taken an historic step to protect our planet from catastrophic climate change, recognizing irrefutable scientific and legal reality
 
4/13/2009Attorney General Praises U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers For Rejecting Environmentally Sensitive Site For Army Training Facility
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has abandoned an environmentally sensitive site on Boardman Lane in Middletown
 
4/13/2009Attorney General Says Commerce Department Upholds New York’s Broadwater Rejection
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce -- in an historic environmental victory -- has upheld the State of New York’s rejection of Broadwater
 
4/13/2009Attorney General, Joined By 15 States, Calls On Feds To Rescind Rule Jeopardizing Access To Emergency Contraception
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced formal comments supporting a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ that would rescind a Bush administration regulation
 
4/9/2009Attorney General Blasts $85.8 Million In Payments To Power Generators Who Delivered No Electricity
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today blasted power generators who gamed power market rules to extract $85.8 million from New England ratepayers -- about $20 million of that from Connecticut consumers -- without providing any electricity.
 
4/8/2009Attorney General Warns Of Bogus Medical Board Certification Scam Targeting Immigrant Doctors
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced an investigation -- and issued an urgent warning to doctors and consumers -- involving the sale of bogus medical board certifications
 
4/6/2009Attorney General Questions Fed Program That Steers Up To $400 Million To Big Three Raters, Asks Fed To Reconsider
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced he is investigating why a Federal Reserve bailout program unfairly steers up to $400 million to the Big Three credit rating agencies
 
4/3/2009Attorney General Says AT&T Violated State Consumer Service Standards
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, in a formal brief filed today, said AT&T deserves meaningful financial penalties for consistently failing to meet state quality of service standards
 
4/1/2009Attorney General Praises FirstEnergy Conversion Of Power Plant To Biomass, Reducing Harmful Emissions To CT, Greenhouse Gas Pollution
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today praised FirstEnergy Corp.’s announcement that it will convert an Ohio power plant from burning coal to biomass
 
3/30/2009Attorney General, Legislative Leaders Announce Bill To Create CT-NY Commission On Long Island Sound
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and legislators today announced legislation to create a joint Connecticut-New York commission to establish a joint strategy on regional environmental and energy needs
 
3/27/2009Attorney General To Fed Chair: Stop Additional $230 Million In AIG Bonuses Slated For Payment
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal -- in a letter today -- urged Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to block another $230 million in AIG bonuses slated for payment, saying no Connecticut law impedes such action
 
3/25/2009Attorney General Statement On Mohegan Letters Regarding Smoking Ban Legislation
  I strongly disagree with the tribe’s legal analysis of the smoking ban bill before the General Assembly, although I understand and respect tribal sovereignty
 
3/24/2009Attorney General Disagrees With Fed Chair Statement That CT Law Prevented Lawsuit To Block AIG Bonuses
  I respectfully disagree with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s statement today that Connecticut law prevented a Federal Reserve lawsuit to block AIG bonuses
 
3/23/2009Attorney General Statement On AIG Subpoenas
  We are in discussions with the company to set the terms and timing of witnesses’ potential appearances before the Banks Committee. We are mindful of security and safety concerns
 
3/23/2009Attorney General Announces Acai Berry Investigation Involving Improper Credit Card Charges, Weight Loss Claims
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced an investigation into the business practices and questionable science associated with Acai berry products -- primarily pitched by Internet-based companies as a wonder treatment for weight-loss
 
3/20/2009Banks Committee Chairs, Attorney General Issue Subpoenas For A.I.G. Employees
  State Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) and Representative Ryan Barry (D-Manchester), co-chairs of the General Assembly’s Banks Committee, with Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today issued subpoenas commanding several A.I.G. employees
 
3/19/2009Attorney General Demands AIG Provide Bonus Amounts, Recipients, Other Information
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced today that his office has demanded that AIG provide his office a list of bonus amounts and recipients, as well as copies of contracts and other information related to their payment
 
3/19/2009Attorney General, CT School Of Broadcasting Announce Agreement To Complete Classes For Current Students
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and The Connecticut School of Broadcasting (CSB) today announced that CSB has agreed to complete unfinished classes at all of its schools
 
3/13/2009Attorney General, Legislative Leaders Announce Bill To Create CT-NY Commission On Long Island Sound
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and legislators today announced legislation to create a joint Connecticut-New York commission to establish a joint strategy on regional environmental and energy needs
 
3/12/2009Attorney General Asks Obama Administration To Restore State Authority To Regulate National Bank Lending, Credit Cards And Banking Rules
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has asked the Obama administration to overturn a federal rule barring states from reining in predatory lending, banking and credit card practices by national banks
 
3/9/2009Attorney General, Healthcare Advocate Call For Ban Against Drug Company Gifts To Doctors
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Healthcare Advocate Kevin Lembo today called for a prohibition against drug company gifts and other benefits provided to doctors that may improperly influence health care decisions
 
3/6/2009DEP, Attorney General Propose Legislation Banning Private Ownership Of Chimps, Other Dangerous Animals
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Gina McCarthy today announced legislation prohibiting private ownership of chimpanzees and other wild animals
 
3/5/2009Attorney General Announces Baby Bottle Makers Agree To Stop Using BPA; Calls For Legislative Ban
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that the nation’s six major baby bottle companies have agreed to stop using the toxic chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) in baby bottles
 
3/4/2009Attorney General Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Decision Upholding Right Of States, Individuals To Sue For Injuries Caused By Drugs
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today praised a U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming the right of states and individuals to sue pharmaceutical companies
 
3/4/2009Attorney General Announces $470,000 Settlement With Pension Plan Broker For Hidden Payments From Insurers
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that USI Consulting Group, Inc. (USICG) has agreed to pay $470,000 and adopt sweeping business reforms
 
2/27/2009Attorney General Hails Move To Rescind Rule Endangering Women’s Health Rights, Including Birth Control Access
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal praised President Obama’s administration for moving to rescind a new federal rule that gravely jeopardizes women’s access to vital medical services, including birth control
 
2/26/2009Attorney General Announces Settlement Resolving Weight Loss And Calorie-Burning Claims About Enviga
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced a settlement with Coke, Nestle and Beverage Partnership Worldwide (BPW) resolving questionable claims
 
2/26/2009Attorney General To Seek DPUC Investigation Of Missing CL&P Customer Payments
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said today that his office will seek an immediate Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) investigation of nearly 700 missing Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) bill payments
 
2/25/2009Attorney General Urges Consumers To Quickly Use Gift Cards, Bring Returns During Fortunoff Liquidation Sale
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today warned consumers that they have until March 8 to redeem Fortunoff gift cards and March 11 to return presale merchandise under the terms of the store’s liquidation sale, which began today
 
2/25/2009Attorney General Says Islander East Completely Dead After Company Withdraws Final, Long Shot Appeal
  Islander East is dead -- finally, irretrievably and irrevocably. Our long fight -- from its first days about a decade ago -- has produced final victory
 
2/25/2009Attorney General Hails Court Ruling Against Dangerously Weak Bush-Era Environmental Standards
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced a federal court ruling declaring that former President Bush’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) illegally issued weak soot regulations without justification
 
2/25/2009Attorney General Hails U.S. Supreme Court Decision Ending Mohegan, Mashantucket Annexation Claims
  This huge, historic victory prevents expansion of the Mashantucket and Mohegan reservations. It effectively prohibits the Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes from annexing land outside their settlement areas
 
2/23/2009Attorney General’s Investigation Into Ticketmaster Continuing
  My investigation into Ticketmaster’s recent sale of Bruce Springsteen concert tickets is active and going
 
2/23/2009Attorney General Announces U.S. Supreme Court Victory On Harmful Mercury Emissions
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced a U.S. Supreme Court victory rejecting an appeal by a coalition of utilities
 
2/19/2009Blumenthal, Courtney Warn About Harmful Mortgage Rescue Deals Hitting Connecticut
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep Joe Courtney today announced an investigation -- and issued an urgent warning to homeowners -- about so-called mortgage rescue deals that may actually cost consumers their homes
 
2/18/2009Attorney General Calls For Prohibition -- Not Permits -- On Keeping Certain Wild And Exotic Animals
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today said that certain potentially dangerous wild and exotic animals -- now allowed at the discretion of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) -- should be entirely prohibited
 
2/17/2009Attorney General Calls For Ban On Credit History As Tool For Determining Insurance Eligibility
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal -- in formal legislative testimony today -- called for legislation barring insurers from using a consumer’s credit history for the purpose of determining whether to offer insurance
 
2/13/2009Attorney General, OCC Ask FERC To Reconsider Denial Of Request To Rein In Excessive ISO-NE Compensation
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Consumer Counsel Mary J. Healey is asking federal regulators to rehear their request to rein in excessive compensation for top executives
 
2/11/2009Attorney General Warns Consumers To Ignore Collection Agency Scam
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today warned consumers to ignore letters from Black Collection Services claiming they owe money and demanding payment, calling the communications a scam
 
2/10/2009Attorney General Calls For Gender Equity In Health Care Coverage
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today called for legislation that would prohibit health insurers from using gender as a criterion for determining the rates that it charges consumers for individual health insurance
 
2/9/2009Attorney General Says Possible Ticketmaster-Live Nation Merger Raises Serious Anticompetitive Concerns
  This possible $6-billion music mega merger -- combining two already-powerful companies -- creates a singular and dangerously dominant force in the industry that threatens to illegally cut competition and consumer interests
 
2/9/2009Attorney General, Casino Employees, Antismoking Groups Call For Total Smoking Ban At Indian Casinos
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today called for a total ban on smoking in all areas of the state’s two Indian casinos by October 2011 under legislation he has proposed at the General Assembly
 
2/9/2009Attorney General Announces New Terms To 2007 Bayer Judgment Involving Direct-To-Consumer Marketing
 
2/6/2009Attorney General Welcomes Joint Letter From State Lawmakers Asking President To Reconsider FAA Flight Paths
  I welcome this powerful bipartisan letter requesting FAA reconsideration of this ill-conceived and illegal flight pattern plan. Perhaps the most important next step is the President’s nomination of a new FAA administrator
 
2/6/2009Attorney General Praises EPA Decision To Drop Legal Fight In Power Plant Mercury Emissions Case
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today praised the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator for ending the agency’s legal battle against a court ruling
 
2/6/2009Attorney General Issues Urgent Warning About IRS Email Scam Promising Stimulus Payments
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today warned Connecticut consumers about a bogus email notice purportedly from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) informing consumers that they are entitled to a “Stimulus Payment”
 
2/6/2009Attorney General Praises Decision Blocking Manufacturers From Allowing Sale Of Toxic Toys
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today praised a federal court that that compels toy manufacturers to remove toys from store shelves containing harmful chemicals known as phthalates
 
2/5/2009Attorney General Investigates Ticketmaster For Funneling Tickets To Subsidiary To Inflate Prices
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today confirmed that he is investigating Ticketmaster and TicketsNow after the related companies allegedly charged consumers inflated resale prices for Bruce Springsteen tickets
 
2/5/2009Attorney General Praises JuicyCampus Shutdown After His Office Investigated Abuse And Privacy Invasion
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal praised the shutdown of JuicyCampus -- an online college gossip mill -- after his office investigated the site’s failure to follow its own terms and conditions prohibiting abusive and obscene posts
 
2/5/2009Attorney General, 17 States, Two Cities Call On EPA To Determine If CO2 Endangers Human Health, Welfare
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finally comply with a nearly two-year-old U.S. Supreme Court decision
 
2/4/2009Attorney General Praises Final DPUC Decision Effectively Rejecting UI Rate Increase
  This victory belongs to consumers who deluged the DPUC with their outrage and opposition to United Illuminating’s overreaching, unsupportable $81.5 million grab
 
2/3/2009CT, NC Attorneys General Say MySpace Response To Subpoena Reveals 90,000 Registered Sex Offenders With Profiles
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that in response to a subpoena from his office MySpace revealed it has identified about 90,000 convicted registered sex offenders
 
2/3/2009Attorney General Says Exec Compensation From Consumer Pockets Should Be Capped
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, in formal testimony today, said that public utility companies should be barred from forcing consumers to pay for executive compensation beyond a strictly limited amount
 
2/2/2009Attorney General Calls On General Assembly To Enact Contracting Reforms, Including False Claims Act, Longer Work Ban For Corrupt Contractors
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is submitting testimony at the General Assembly today in support of two major reform proposals to deter and stop corruption in state contracting
 
1/29/2009Attorney General, DCP Announce $350,000 Countrywide Data Breach Settlement, Reimbursement To Nearly 30,000 CT Consumers For Credit Freezes
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner Jerry Farrell, Jr. today announced that the new owners of Countrywide Financial Corp. will pay the state $350,000
 
1/28/2009Attorney General Fights $81.5 Million United Illuminating Rate Hike Request, Outrageous Exec Compensation
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal -- in a formal filing -- urged the Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC) to further slash an outrageous request by United Illuminating to raise rates
 
1/27/2009Attorney General Urges “Silver Alert” To Protect Missing Senior Citizens
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal -- in formal legislative testimony today -- urged establishing a “Silver Alert” that would create a Missing Senior Citizen Information Clearinghouse in Connecticut
 
1/26/2009Attorney General Announces Court Order To Repair Pre-Revolutionary Home Damaged By Vandals And Neglect
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced a significant court victory ordering immediate emergency repairs to the historic Grumman-St. John House, and prohibiting demolition by neglect
 
1/26/2009Attorney General Applauds Obama Administration Order To Review Denial Of EPA Waiver Allowing State Regulation Of Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Pollution
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today applauded President Obama’s order that the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) reconsider its denial of a waiver allowing California
 
1/26/2009Attorney General Warns About Child Photos On Postage Stamps
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today, prompted by parent concerns, issued a warning to consumers about placing their child’s photo on U.S. postage stamps for use in daily mailing
 
1/23/2009Blumenthal, Sen. Duff And Rep. Barry Seek Protections Against Predatory Tax Refund Anticipation Loans
  The Second Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Connecticut’s law, which attempted to cap interest rates and require clear consumer disclosures, because it was preempted by federal law
 
1/22/2009Attorney General Renews Call For Legislation Requiring Licensing, Background Checks Of Waste Haulers, Prohibiting Abusive Contracts
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today renewed his longstanding call for legislation requiring background checks and licensing for most solid waste haulers, as well as prohibiting certain trash pickup contract abuses
 
1/21/2009Attorney General Announces Service Net To Honor All Tweeter Extended Warranties
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said today that extended warranty provider Service Net will honor 166 extended warranties sold through bankrupt Tweeter stores in Connecticut even though the chain failed to pay it
 
1/21/2009Attorney General Calls For Criminal Background Checks On Home Health Care Aides
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced a legislative proposal to require that home health agencies conduct criminal background checks on their aides
 
1/21/2009Attorney General Announces Christian Bernard Going-Out-Of-Business Sale Underway, Consumers Can Collect Items Brought For Repair, On Deposit
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that Christian Bernard jewelry stores has reopened for a going-out-of-business sale, allowing consumers to collect items left for repair
 
1/20/2009Attorney General Applauds DPUC Draft Decision Effectively Denying UI Rate Increase Request
  This draft decision is a major triumph for ratepayers and a resounding rebuke to UI. The outpouring of outrage and opposition turned the tide, showing that citizens can make a difference
 
1/20/2009Attorney General Calls Southern CT Gas 15-Percent Rate Hike Request Unconscionable
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today said he will fight every cent of Southern Connecticut Gas Company’s request to raise rates by $50.1 million
 
1/19/2009Attorney General Will Fight CNG’S 4.4-Percent Rate Hike Request
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today said that he is deeply disturbed that Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) is seeking a 4.4-percent rate hike mere months after being ordered to return millions of dollars in overearnings
 
1/16/2009Attorney General Urges Consumers To Swiftly Redeem Circuit City Gift Cards, Return Unwanted Items
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today urged consumers to swiftly redeem Circuit City gift cards and other credits and quickly return any unwanted items
 
1/16/2009Attorney General Fights Midnight Regulation Jeopardizing Endangered Species And Habitats
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today joined a lawsuit challenging a Bush administration midnight regulation that eviscerates protections under the federal Endangered Species Act
 
1/15/2009Attorney General Leads Multi-State Lawsuit Against Federal Rule Jeopardizing Women’s Health Rights, Including Birth Control Access
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, on behalf of Comptroller Nancy Wyman and Healthcare Advocate Kevin Lembo, sued the Bush administration today to block an impending federal rule
 
1/14/2009Attorney General To Continue Fight In Wake Of New England Pellet Bankruptcy
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said today that he will fight an attempt by New England Pellet, LLC and its owners to use the company’s recent bankruptcy
 
1/13/2009CT Attorney General Calls Social Networking Report “Step Forward,” Urges Sites To Immediately Implement Measures To Better Protect Children
  This report is a step forward in the fight to better protect children from predators and inappropriate content on social networking sites
 
1/13/2009Attorney General Says NY Settlement With Insurer Significant Step; CT Investigation Ongoing
  Today’s settlement between New York and UnitedHealth Group -- eventually establishing a new reimbursement rate system -- is a significant step toward protecting patients
 
1/13/2009Attorney General Sues For Alleged Failure To Pay Marine Corps League Golf Tournament Hole In One Prize
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced a lawsuit alleging that an insurer and its owner failed to pay a $40,000 hole in one prize last September at a charity golf tournament
 
1/13/2009Attorney General’s Statement On FERC Chairman Resignation
  This resignation starts dismantling a fatally flawed FERC -- leadership that is deservedly doomed as we welcome a new and promising administration
 
1/12/2009Attorney General Announces $3.35 Million Multi-State Settlement With Dell For Customer Service Failures
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced a $3.35 million settlement between 34 states -- led by Connecticut and Washington -- and Dell, Inc. and Dell Financial Services
 
1/9/2009Attorney General Warns That Nearly $400,000 In Blue Tulip Gift Cards May Soon Be Worthless
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today warned that Blue Tulip stores -- including five in Connecticut -- will close by the end of the month, soon rendering worthless any merchandise credit, gift cards and deposits
 
1/8/2009Attorney General Meets With Mohegan Tribal Leaders, Calls Casino Smoking Plan “Positive Step”
  I was pleased today to meet with the Mohegan Tribal Council chairman and other tribal representatives in a very productive and worthwhile discussion. They have outlined a plan that is important and impressive
 
1/7/2009Attorney General Announces Court Victory Rejecting $1.2 Million Claim By Construction Company That Hired Rowland
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced a court victory that will save the state from paying $1.2 million in claimed construction cost overruns to C.R. Klewin Northeast, LLC
 
1/7/2009Attorney General Announces 41 States, D.C. Reach Settlement With Company That Distributed Illegal Sign
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced today that Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company has agreed to stop distributing a promotional sign that violates the 1998 tobacco settlement
 
1/6/2009Attorney General Praises Court Decision Allowing Seizure Of Farricielli Wife’s Assets To Pay About $6 Million In Tire Pond Fines, Cleanup
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today praised a Superior Court decision requiring Joseph J. Farricielli’s wife to pay about $6 million in fines, clean up costs and interest related to his operation of a massive illegal tire pond
 
1/6/2009Attorney General Investigates And Seeks To Stop Predatory Debt Reducers
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today proposed legislation to fight predatory debt reducers that offer mortgage and debt rescue services that may actually cost consumers their homes
 
1/5/2009Attorney General Announces $1.5 Million Settlement With Atlantic Wire For Pollution Of Branford River
  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that Atlantic Wire, LLC has agreed to pay the state $1.5 million to settle allegations it repeatedly dumped toxic waste water into the Branford River between 2005 and early 2008