Attorney General: Press Releases By Date

2011 Press Releases
12/30/2011Remarks Of Attorney General George Jepsen To The Connecticut Supreme Court On Redistricting
  Attorney General George Jepsen made these remarks to the Connecticut Supreme Court this afternoon, Friday, December 30.
12/23/2011Attorney General Renews Call For State Review Of NU/NSTAR Merger
  Attorney General George Jepsen renewed his efforts today to persuade state utility regulators to recognize their authority and open a state review of the proposed merger of Northeast Utilities and NSTAR, a Boston-based utility holding company.
12/23/2011Attorney General Announces $34.25 Million Multistate Settlement With GE Funding Capital Market Services, Inc. Over Municipal Bond Derivatives Scheme
  Attorney General George Jepsen today announced a $34.25 million multistate settlement with GE Funding Capital Market Services, Inc. (“GE Funding”) as part of an ongoing nationwide investigation of alleged illegal conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry.
12/21/2011Attorney General Warns Consumers About Saab Bankruptcy And Vehicle Warranties
  Attorney General George Jepsen is advising Connecticut consumers who own Saab motor vehicles, or are considering purchasing one, to be cautious about warranties following Saab’s bankruptcy filing in Sweden on Monday, Dec. 19.
12/16/2011Attorney General Issues Warning About Bogus Computer Repair Telephone Calls
  Attorney General George Jepsen today warned Connecticut residents to be wary of telephone calls offering computer repair or security services because the calls are likely a scam that could prove costly.
12/14/2011Attorney General Closes Investigation Into Refurbished Computers By Staples
  Attorney General George Jepsen said Thursday that Staples, Inc. has addressed his concerns about the sale of used and refurbished computers in Connecticut by changing the process it uses to clear the hard drives of personal information of previous owners.
12/12/2011Mortgage Servicing Workshop December 20 For Wells Fargo And Wachovia Customers
  Attorney General George Jepsen and state Banking Commissioner Howard F. Pitkin are announcing that Wells Fargo and Wachovia customers who are having trouble paying their mortgage loans may attend a home preservation workshop the bank is hosting on Dec. 20, 2011 in Hartford.
12/8/2011States Reach $58.75 Million Settlement With Wachovia Bank In Alleged Anticompetitive Municipal Bond Derivatives Scheme
  Attorney General George Jepsen announced a $58.75 million multistate settlement with Wachovia Bank N.A. and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as its successor by merger, as part of an ongoing investigation of alleged anticompetitive and fraudulent conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry.
12/7/2011Consumer Counsel, Attorney General Urge Regulators To Appoint Independent Utility Pole Administrator
  Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and Attorney General George Jepsen are urging state utility regulators to appoint an independent, statewide administrator with management and oversight authority over Connecticut’s network of utility poles.
12/5/2011Mortgage Loan Borrowers Encouraged To Participate In Federal Foreclosure Review And Claims Process
  Attorney General George Jepsen and state Banking Commissioner Howard F. Pitkin are encouraging Connecticut borrowers who believe they suffered financial injury because of harmful mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure practices to participate in an Independent Foreclosure Review and claims process.
12/1/2011Attorney General And Federal Trade Commission Sue Branford Marketers Over Alleged Deceptive Practices
  Attorney General George Jepsen has joined with the Federal Trade Commission in a lawsuit against three Branford-based companies and their principal, whose Internet marketing and sales practices allegedly violate federal and state law.
11/22/2011Attorney General Commends Service Providers For Storm-Related Customer Credits
  Attorney General George Jepsen Tuesday commended those cable, satellite television and telecommunications companies providing storm-related credits to Connecticut customers, which in many cases, exceed what the law and their service contracts required.
11/21/2011Attorney General, Consumer Counsel Ask Regulators To Clarify Scope Of Storm-Related Review
  Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz have asked state utility regulators to clarify the scope of its investigation and the procedures for review of storm-related service interruptions by public service companies.
11/18/2011Terms And Conditions Set For Liquidation Sales At Syms, Filene’s Basement Stores
  Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein are advising consumers that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has approved the terms of liquidation sales for all Syms and Filene’s Basement stores, including two in Connecticut in Berlin and Fairfield.
11/17/2011Attorney General Urges Senate Leaders To Reject “Right To Carry” Reciprocity Legislation
  Attorney General George Jepsen is urging U.S. Senate leaders to oppose national “right-to-carry” reciprocity legislation that would require states to recognize the gun-permitting laws of other states, including the right to carry concealed weapons.
11/17/2011Statement By Attorney General George Jepsen Concerning Management Changes At CL&P
  Attorney General George Jepsen released this statement today concerning the announced management changes At CL&P.
11/16/2011Connecticut Joins Multi-State Effort To Compel EPA To Issue New Air Quality Standards
  Connecticut and 11 other states notified the federal Environmental Protection Agency today of their intent to sue after 60 days over the agency’s failure to issue revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter, or soot, as required by the Clean Air Act.
11/15/2011Statement By Attorney General George Jepsen: Independent Management Audit Of CL&P Is Approved
  Note: The Attorney General requested an independent management audit of CL&P in a filing to PURA on Nov. 10.
11/15/2011Media Advisory: 10th Annual Triad Conference
  Topics include: protecting and safeguarding yourself on Facebook; the changing senior demographics in Connecticut; preparing for the next disaster; and raising awareness about cutting edge scams.
11/15/2011Attorney General Calls For Management Audit Of CL&P As Part Of Review By Utility Regulators
  Attorney General George Jepsen has asked state utility regulators to include an independent management audit of Connecticut Light & Power Co. as part of its review of the utility’s preparedness for and response to major outage events.
11/10/2011Attorney General Asks Providers To Waive Charges For Period Of No Service
  Attorney General George Jepsen is asking all providers of telecommunications, cable and satellite television and Internet services in Connecticut to waive charges for the period its Connecticut customers were without service following the Oct. 29 storm.
11/10/2011State Officials Offer Help To Distressed Homeowners
  Connecticut’s distressed homeowners have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with mortgage lenders to explore options regarding loan modifications and foreclosure assistance at a state-sponsored forum on Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011.
11/9/2011Landowner Required to Pay $282,000 Civil Penalty For Failure to Comply With Pollution Abatement Order
  Attorney General George Jepsen said that Ohio-based Cadlerock Properties Joint Venture, L.P. has been ordered to pay a $282,000 civil penalty for failing to comply with a pollution abatement order issued by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) in 1997.
11/7/2011Homeowners Mortgage Assistance Event Resources
  Attorney General Jepsen today posted resources to help homeowners prepare for the Tuesday, November 15 Homeowners Mortgage Assistance Event.
11/6/2011Statement By Attorney General George Jepsen Concerning Review Of Utility Actions
  Attorney General Jepsen issued this statement at the Governor’s noon briefing on storm recovery efforts.
11/4/2011Attorney General Issues Warning About Repair Scams In Areas Still Without Power
  Attorney General George Jepsen today warned Connecticut residents to be on alert for tree removal, power restoration or other repair scams in areas still without power or where heavy damage resulted from last weekend’s snowstorm.
11/3/2011Attorney General Asks State Regulators To Investigate CL&P’S Storm Response
  Attorney General George Jepsen today asked utility regulators to investigate the adequacy of Connecticut Light & Power Company's preparedness and response to Winter Storm Alfred on Oct. 29, which left more than 831,000 CL&P customers without power.
10/31/2011Attorney General Notifies Suppliers Of Abnormal Market Disruption On Energy Products
  Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has posted notice of an abnormal disruption in the market for energy resources pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 42-234, putting wholesalers, retailers and consumers on notice that charging unconscionably excessive prices for gasoline, heating fuels and other energy resources is prohibited.
10/31/2011Attorney General gives notice of Abnormal Disruption in Market for Energy Resources
  In light of the ongoing impacts of the recent snowstorm, including the high number of power outages at service stations throughout Connecticut, the Attorney General hereby gives notice pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 42-234(d) of an abnormal disruption in the market for energy resources.
10/28/2011State Reaches $1.7 Million Settlement With Broker Over Alleged Illegal Billing And Concealed Commissions
  Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi and Attorney General George Jepsen today announced a $1.7 million settlement with a Massachusetts-based insurance broker over allegations that the company misrepresented and concealed fees and commissions, ultimately overcharging a Connecticut client millions of dollars over several years.
10/27/2011Attorney General Joins National Campaign To `Stop The Texts, Stop The Wrecks’
  Attorney General George Jepsen said Connecticut is participating in a nationwide advertising campaign being launched today aimed at reducing the number of deaths from distracted driving by educating young adult drivers about the dangers of texting while driving.
10/26/2011Attorney General Speaks Out As Member Of Men Make A Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence
  Attorney General George Jepsen added his voice Tuesday to those standing up against domestic violence during a news conference Tuesday by members of Men Make A Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence.
10/21/2011Connecticut And Eastern States Join In Support of EPA Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
  Connecticut, joined by five other Eastern states and the District of Columbia, is seeking to intervene in support of a federal rule to control interstate air pollution, which is currently under challenge in a lawsuit before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
10/14/2011Office Of The Attorney General Settles Public Finance Lawsuits Against Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s, And Fitch
  The Office of the Attorney General today announced settlements with the three major credit rating agencies, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., Standard & Poor’s, and Fitch, Inc., resolving claims that the companies allegedly misrepresented the meaning of their public bond credit ratings and unfairly gave lower credit ratings to public bonds.
10/11/2011New Haven Dentist Pays $212,000 To Settle False Claims Act Allegations
  United States Attorney David B. Fein and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that KRISTI ROSSOMANDO, D.M.D. and her dental practice, The CHILDREN’S DENTAL GROUP, P.C., with offices located at 825 Grand Avenue in New Haven, have entered into a civil settlement with the federal and state governments in which they will pay $212,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the federal and state False Claims Acts.
10/11/2011Bank Of America Responds To Mortgage Assistance Needs In Connecticut
  Attorney General George Jepsen said Bank of America Corp. responded to the needs of distressed homeowners in Connecticut by opening a customer assistance center today in Southington to help borrowers seeking loan modifications or other alternatives to foreclosure.
10/4/2011“Consumer University” Welcomes Area Seniors
  The Office of the Attorney General is presenting Consumer University, a free, half-day event in conjunction with RSVP of New Britain (the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program) and People’s United Bank. This is the second in a series of four Consumer University programs being offered to residents throughout Connecticut.
10/3/2011Attorney General Issues Opinion About DEEP's Request To Suspend Smart-Meter Docket
  Attorney General George Jepsen has concluded that the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection complied with state law in requesting state utility regulators to temporarily suspend their proceedings on the issue of smart meters.
9/30/2011Attorney General Joins Challenge To Electric Transmission Rates In New England
  Attorney General George Jepsen today joined Massachusetts and other New England states in challenging the rates charged by electric transmission owners, claiming they are no longer “just and reasonable” as required by federal law.
9/28/2011Attorney General Posts Resources For Domestic Violence Awareness
  In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Attorney General George Jepsen has added a new page to his office’s website to guide domestic violence victims to getting the help they may need.
9/16/2011Statement By Attorney General George Jepsen
  Attorney General George Jepsen issued this statement today explaining why Connecticut has not joined the U.S. Department of Justice action to block the AT&T – T-Mobile merger.
9/15/2011States Question Federal Incentives For Utility Transmission Construction
9/14/2011Attorney General Creates Privacy Task Force To Focus On Internet And Data Privacy Concerns
9/13/2011Connecticut Coordinated With U.S. Department Of Justice Settlement Over Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc.
9/12/2011MEDIA ADVISORY: Attorney General Jepsen will announce a new initiative to address Internet and data privacy issues
9/2/2011Cigna Agrees To Review Chiropractic Claims Denied Improperly
8/31/2011Attorneys General Ask Backpage.Com To Show Efforts To Block Human Trafficking
8/30/2011Abnormal Market Disruption on Energy Products Extended; Consumers Advised to Conserve Gasoline While Stations Remain Closed
8/29/2011Attorney General Joins National Effort To Allocate Bandwidth For Public Safety Use
8/26/2011Attorney General Jepsen Announces Imminent Abnormal Market Disruption on Energy Products
8/24/2011Child Support Collection Efforts Benefit Connecticut Families In Need
8/17/2011Agreement Reached With Wells Fargo Bank Over Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loans
8/11/2011Attorney General Reaches Settlement With Hotels Over Alleged Scheme To Fix Price Of Hotel Rooms
8/9/2011Retailers Urged To Check Charity Registrations Before Permitting Solicitations Of Customers
8/4/2011Joint Effort Benefits Consumers, Finds Nearly 330 Companies In Violation Of Requirement To Register During FY 2011
8/2/2011Attorney General: Aetna Agrees To Review Chiropractic Services Claims Denied Improperly
7/28/2011Statement By Attorney General Jepsen Regarding Sebac Complaint About Emails
7/28/2011Cooperation Agreement Reached With Former Broker In Anticompetitive Municipal Bond Derivatives Schemes
7/27/2011Walgreens Pays $140,000 To Settle Allegations Under The False Claims Act
7/26/2011Attorney General: Facebook Has Made ‘Significant Changes’ In Response To Concerns
7/25/2011Media Advisory
7/20/2011Consumer Advisory: Borders Group To Close Remaining Stores
7/15/2011Settlement Reached with Covanta for Air Emissions Violations at Plant in Wallingford
7/14/2011Attorney General Raises Questions About Groupon Discounts In Connecticut
7/13/2011Attorney General Closes Investigation Into Connecticut Humane Society
7/12/2011Statement By Attorney General George Jepsen Concerning Investigation Of State E-Mail System
7/8/2011New Milford Clinical Social Worker Pays $210,000 To Settle Allegations Under the False Claims Act
7/7/2011$92 Million State Settlement Reached With JP Morgan Chase Over Anticompetitive Municipal Bond Derivatives Scheme
6/30/2011Attorney General George Jepsen Raises Concerns About Refurbished Products Sold By Staples
6/27/2011Statement By Attorney General George Jepsen Concerning Supreme Court Decision On Campaign Financing
6/23/2011$40.75 Million Multi-State Settlement Reached with GlaxoSmithKline and SB Pharmco
6/20/2011Statement By Attorney General George Jepsen On SEBAC’s Request To Investigate
6/20/2011Statement By Attorney General George Jepsen Concerning Supreme Court Decision In Aep V. Connecticut
6/16/2011Attorney General Raises Privacy Concerns About Facebook’s “Tag Suggestions” Feature
6/14/2011Attorney General Raises Questions About Citigroup Inc. Data Breach
6/10/2011Attorney General Seeks More Information About Proposed Sale Of Portion Of Stanley Park
6/9/2011Former Connecticut Nursing Home Owner Suspended From Medicaid Program
6/6/2011The Kirby Company Agrees to Change Sales Practices and Restrict In-Home Sales Demonstrations
6/6/2011Attorney General Outlines State Review of Proposed St. Mary’s Hospital Joint Venture
6/2/2011Statement by Attorney General George Jepsen concerning a draft decision today by the state Department of Public Utility Control
6/1/2011Attorney General “Disappointed” By Failure Of State Regulators To Review NU Merger
5/25/2011Bank Of America Failing To Meet Needs Of Distressed Borrowers In Connecticut
5/24/2011Anheuser-Busch Taking The Right Approach By Reducing Alcohol Content In ‘Tilt’ beverage
5/18/2011Attorney General Warns Small Businesses Not To Fall For Yellow Pages Scam
5/17/2011Statement By Attorney General George Jepsen Concerning Mortgage Foreclosure Investigation
5/17/2011Connecticut Joins Multi-State Agreement To Curb Tobacco Sales To Minors By Circle K Stores, Inc.
5/16/2011Federal Judge Rules In Favor Of Attorneys General; Rejects DirectBuy, Inc. Settlement Of Class-Action Lawsuit
5/6/2011Attorney General Advises Consumers: Three Metropark USA Stores in State are Closing
5/5/2011Settlement Reached with CVS Pharmacy LLC Prohibits Sale of Expired Products in Connecticut
5/5/2011Announcing A Consumer Protection Settlement That Rewards Consumer Vigilance Against The Sale Of Potentially Unsafe Products
5/4/2011Connecticut Leads States To $90.8 Million Settlement With UBS AG Over Anticompetitive Municipal Bond Derivatives Scheme
5/2/2011Free Consumer University Workshop Thursday
5/2/2011Ridgefield Youth Wins Law Day Essay Contest
4/27/2011Attorney General Alerts Consumers Of Sony Playstation Network Data Breach
4/27/2011Investigation Of Sleepy’s, LLC Closed; No Evidence Of Violations Found
4/27/2011Apple, Google Asked To Provide Information About Smartphone Tracking
4/21/2011Connecticut Joins States Opposing “Binge In A Can” Flavored Malt Beverage
4/19/2011The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today in AEP v. Connecticut
4/14/2011Settlement Reached With James Galante Over Illegal Scheme In Waste Disposal Industry
4/12/2011Attorneys General Oppose Proposed Settlement of Class-Action Lawsuit Against Direct Buy Inc.
4/6/2011Patients Of Midstate Medical Center Cautioned About Data Breach
4/4/2011Consumers Advised To Screen E-Mail Carefully Following Widespread Data Breach Of Epsilon
4/1/2011Connecticut Oysters V Kentucky Ham In Huskies-Wildcats Matchup
3/30/2011Attorney General Reorganizes Senior Staff
3/30/2011Statement by Attorney General George Jepsen about proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger
3/25/2011Consumer Advisory: Borders Group Closing Two More Connecticut Stores
3/25/2011Full Regulatory Review Of NU Merger Needed To Protect Connecticut Consumers
3/21/2011Consumer Alert: Ford Recalls Older-Model Windstar Minivans
3/17/2011Attorney General Demands Unlicensed Company Stop Debt Negotiation Services In Connecticut
3/14/2011Attorney General Seeks $360,000 Penalty Against Former Electric Aggregator
3/14/2011Attorney General Seeks Protection for Connecticut Consumers in Data Breach
3/11/2011Attorney General Loses His Hair To Advance Children’s Cancer Research
3/7/2011Attorney General Sponsors Consumer Expo To Mark 13th Annual Consumer Protection Week
3/4/2011States Withdraw Federal Challenge; New Rule Protects Women’s Access To Health Services
3/3/2011Unregistered Contractor Jailed For Violations
3/2/2011Attorney General Supports Fine of AT&T For Violating Service Standards
3/1/2011Attorney General Calls Decision An Important Step In Historic Preservation
2/18/2011Attorney General Issues Consumer Advisory: Closing Sales Underway At Six Borders Stores In State
2/17/2011Attorney General George Jepsen Named Co-Chairman Of Antitrust Working Group
2/15/2011Connecticut Joins Challenge of NRC Rule on Storage of Spent Nuclear Reactor Fuel
2/14/2011Complaint About Scam On Facebook Prompts Inquiry By Attorney General
2/8/2011Jepsen Urges State Regulators To Reject CL&P’s Plan To Replace Electric Meters
2/7/2011Oil Deliveries Being Made To C.F. Oil Customers
2/7/2011Death Benefit Approved For Widow Of State Trooper Kenneth Hall
2/7/2011Statement from eight attorneys general who joined in signing an amicus brief regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act
2/4/2011Attorney General George Jepsen Advises Heating Oil Customers That Company Has Closed
1/31/2011 Landmark Antitrust Litigation Results In A $4.25 Million Settlement
1/28/2011Attorney General George Jepsen Advises Residents To Secure Wireless Internet Networks
1/28/2011 Stipulation Reached With Google, Inc.Over Collection Of Wi-Fi Payload Data
1/26/2011 State Retailers Affected By Propane Recall
1/24/2011 Jepsen Says State Regulators Should Review Proposed Northeast Utilities Merger
1/14/2011 Attorney General George Jepsen Appoints Executive Staff
1/13/2011 Attorney General Jepsen Seeks Protection Of Consumers In UCONN Co-Op Data Breach
1/10/2011 Investigation pursuant allegations that the DMV failed to properly act on violations of law by Academy of Driving
1/7/2011Attorney General Calls for ‘Strict Scrutiny' of Proposed Rate Increase