Attorney General: Press Releases By Date
Press Releases By Date
2014 Press Releases
12/19/2014State Joins National Settlement with T-Mobile Over Data Cramming Allegations
  Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner William M. Rubenstein announced today that Connecticut, along with 49 other states and the District of Columbia, has reached a settlement with mobile telephone company T-Mobile USA to resolve allegations that the company improperly engaged in "data cramming."
 
12/12/2014Consumer Alert: AG Jepsen, DCP Advise Consumers with Delia's Gift Cards to Redeem Unused Balances Immediately
  Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein are advising Connecticut residents who may be holding gift cards, certificates or store credits to the retail establishment Delia's to use their gift cards as soon as possible. The company recently filed bankruptcy and has announced plans to close its stores by early next year.
 
12/11/2014Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on Tenet Announcement on Pending Hospital Acquisitions in Connecticut
  "I am proud of the efforts of my staff over the past few years, working within our limited authority to ensure that charitable assets are preserved, and I am disappointed that we have landed at this juncture today."
 
12/11/2014State Joins Multistate Settlement with PointRoll to Resolve Internet Privacy Allegations
  Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein today announced that Connecticut has joined a $750,000 multistate settlement with digital advertising company PointRoll, Inc. that resolves an investigation into whether the company violated consumers' privacy by unlawfully circumventing the privacy settings in Apple Inc.'s Safari Web browser.
 
12/4/2014State Joins $3.8 Million Multistate Settlement with Sirius XM Radio
  Attorney General George Jepsen and the state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein today announced that Connecticut has joined 44 other states in a $3.8 million settlement with Sirius XM Radio Inc. that resolves claims that the satellite radio company engaged in misleading advertising and billing practices.
 
12/1/2014Attorney General, Office of Health Care Access Issue Proposed Final Decisions in Waterbury Hospital, Vanguard Application
  The Connecticut Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Public Health Office of Health Care Access today issued their respective proposed final decisions on the application for a joint venture between the Greater Waterbury Health Network, Inc. and Vanguard Health Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation.
 
12/1/2014Statement from AG Jepsen on PURA Draft Decision on CL&P Distribution Rate Application
  "All CL&P customers will still experience a significant increase in their rates as a result of this decision, and I anticipate filling additional comments with PURA prior to its final decision later this month, as I believe these further reductions, and possibly additional reductions, are appropriate."
 
10/21/2014Safety Advocates, Attorney General, DMV, DOT Urge Parents to Discuss Safety Habits with Teens Behind the Wheel
  Parents continue to be the chief influence on young drivers' attitudes toward safety behind the wheel, said leading Connecticut safety advocates as the state marks National Teen Safe Driver Week, which runs through Saturday (Oct. 19-25). They are urging parents to talk to their teens this week about key ways to keep safe.
 
10/17/2014Consumer Alert: Gov. Malloy, AG Jepsen, DCP Commissioner Warn Consumers About Ebola Related Scams
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein are encouraging Connecticut residents to be on alert for any potential scams tied to the Ebola outbreak. Scammers may be trying to cash in on fear from those who are currently concerned about the outbreak by either providing phony methods to prevent the virus or creating fake charities.
 
10/17/2014Connecticut Officials to FERC: Rehear and Investigate Protests to ISO-New England Auction Results
  State officials have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to grant a rehearing of a notice issued last month that allowed ISO-New England's eighth forward capacity auction (FCA 8) results to go into effect without any determination that the auction results were just, reasonable and free from the exercise of market power.
 
10/16/2014AG, DCP Announce $850,000 Multistate Settlement with TD Bank Over Data Breach
  Attorney General George Jepsen and the state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein today announced an $850,000 multistate settlement with TD Bank, N.A. that resolves an investigation into a 2012 data breach that affected thousands of consumers and helps to ensure that protections are in place to help prevent future incidents.
 
10/15/2014Gov. Malloy, AG Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Katz Welcome PURA Final Approval of Frontier, AT&T Purchase
  Connecticut consumers will benefit from more than $63 million in improvements and investments in broadband Internet capabilities in the state under the agreement approved today granting final approval of Frontier Communications Corporation's purchase of AT&T's Connecticut wireline operations, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz said today.
 
10/8/2014State Joins National Settlement with AT&T Over Data Cramming Allegations
  Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner William M. Rubenstein announced today that Connecticut, along with 49 other States and the District of Columbia, has reached a settlement with AT&T Mobility, LLC to resolve allegations that the company participated in a practice known as "data cramming."
 
10/6/2014State Officials Encourage Public to Attend Mortgage Assistance Event
  Connecticut’s homeowners experiencing trouble with their mortgages have another opportunity to meet face to face with their lenders and explore options for preventing foreclosure, such as loan modification. This day-long forum will take place on Thursday, October 9, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Conference Center at CoCo Key in Waterbury, CT. Free parking is available for attendees.
 
10/3/2014AG Jepsen to PURA: CL&P Rate Increase Request Unwarranted and Unsubstantiated
  In a brief filed today, Attorney General George Jepsen urged the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to reject an application by the Connecticut Light & Power Company seeking a $221 million increase in its rates and to approve rates that are no more than just and reasonable as required by state law.
 
10/3/2014Statement from AG Jepsen and Healthcare Advocate Veltri on Resolution of Anthem, Hartford Healthcare Contract Dispute
  "We are pleased that Anthem and Hartford HealthCare have reached an agreement that will avoid disruption to Connecticut residents. It is our strong hope that similar disputes, and the anxiety and uncertainty they cause, can be avoided in the future. Continuity of and access to necessary patient care should always be of primary concern."
 
10/1/2014Statement from AG Jepsen and Healthcare Advocate Veltri On Anthem, Hartford Healthcare Contract Dispute
  "We are profoundly disappointed that Anthem and Hartford Healthcare have been unable to reach an agreement by deadline, and we are very concerned about the impact that this situation will have on the thousands of Connecticut residents who now find that their hospital provider is no longer in network. We strongly urge the two parties to put the quality and continuity of patient care first and resolve this matter as quickly as possible."
 
10/1/2014Gov. Malloy, AG Jepsen: BIA's Wholesale, Dramatic Federal Tribal Recognition Changes Should be Rejected
  Attorney General George Jepsen yesterday filed official comments with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs on behalf of the state in opposition to proposed rules issued that would significantly weaken the substantive requirements for federal tribal recognition. Governor Dannel P. Malloy said that he supports the Attorney General's comments and that, if ultimately enacted, the BIA's proposed rules would have a unique impact in Connecticut.
 
9/29/2014AG Jepsen: New Physician Practice Acquisition Notice Requirement Takes Effect on October 1
  Legislation proposed by Attorney General George Jepsen requiring that notice of certain physician practice acquisitions be provided to the state Office of the Attorney General will take effect on October 1. Today, Attorney General Jepsen announced that, in order to facilitate the new required notice, he has posted a new form on his Web site as well as instructions for the form's completion and submission.
 
9/25/2014State Joins National Settlement with Shire Pharmaceuticals
  Attorney General George Jepsen, Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced today that Connecticut has joined a federal-state settlement with Shire Pharmaceuticals, LLC to resolve allegations that the company inappropriately marketed Adderall XR, Vyvanse, Daytrona, Lialda and Pentasa for conditions not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
 
9/24/2014Department of Consumer Protection, Attorney General Urge Home Depot Customers to Report Misuse, Take Advantage of Free Identity Protection and Monitoring in Wake of Data Breach
  Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein and Attorney General George Jepsen today advised all Connecticut residents who have shopped at Home Depot stores since April to take advantage of the free services being offered by the retailer in the wake of the massive data breach announced earlier this month.
 
9/15/2014Attorney General Jepsen Asks Apple for Meeting on Watch Privacy Questions
  Apple, Inc. has billed its new Apple Watch as "the most personal device" that it has ever created, but Attorney General George Jepsen has questions about the privacy protections that the company will implement and enforce on the device.
 
9/9/2014AG Jepsen Joins Colleagues in Urging FCC to Permit Phone Companies to Block Unwanted Telemarketing Calls
  Attorney General George Jepsen and 38 other state and territorial attorneys general sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally requesting its opinion regarding the legal authority of telephone companies to electronically block unwanted automated telemarketing calls – so called “robocalls” -- intended for their customers. Telephone companies have claimed that federal law administered by the FCC prohibits them from implementing existing technologies to block robocalls.
 
9/4/2014AG Jepsen to FDA: End Bottleneck Preventing Generic Nexium from Entering the Market
  In comments to a Citizen Petition filed with the Food and Drug Administration today, Attorney General George Jepsen called on the federal agency to expeditiously end several years of delays preventing the sale of a generic form of the drug esomeprazole magnesium, currently marketed under the brand name Nexium. Nexium is the second highest-selling pharmaceutical drug in the United States, and delays in approving generic versions have cost consumers and government healthcare payers billions of dollars.
 
9/4/2014AG Jepsen Joins Coalition Defending Federal Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Standards for Power Plants
  Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that Connecticut and 11 other states, the City of New York and the District of Columbia joined in a court action to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s commitment to set greenhouse gas emissions standards for new and existing fossil-fuel electric generating power plants. The Attorney Generals’ action is in response to a challenge by a coalition of 12 coal-producing states, led by West Virginia, who challenge the terms of a 2010 settlement agreement under which the EPA agreed to enact the regulations.
 
8/27/2014Save the Date: Homeowner's Mortgage Assistant Event - Conference Center at CoCo Key in Waterbury
  A free, mortgage-assistance event for homeowners who need information or help with loan modifications, foreclosure prevention, state and federal assistance programs and other lending-related issues will be held Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Conference Center at CoCo Key, 3580 East Main Street, in Waterbury, Connecticut. Free parking is available for attendees.
 
8/21/2014State Granted Court-appointed Receiver for Amistad America, Inc.
  – The Superior Court for the Judicial District of Hartford has approved an application filed by the Attorney General seeking appointment of a receiver over the operations and assets of Amistad America, Inc., Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) Commissioner Catherine Smith announced today.
 
8/15/2014Governor Malloy, Attorney General and DMV Warn Consumers about Flood-Damaged Vehicles
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and the Department of Motor Vehicles joined together today to advise consumers purchasing new or used cars to be alert for flood-damaged vehicles following the heavy rain that struck the Northeast earlier this week.
 
8/12/2014AG Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Katz Reach Agreement with Frontier over AT&T Acquisitions in Connecticut
  Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz today announced that the state has reached a settlement agreement with Frontier Communications Corporation in connection with its acquisition of AT&T's phone, broadband Internet and television services in Connecticut.
 
8/11/2014AG Jepsen Warns Consumers, Businesses About the Threat of Ransomware
  Attorney General George Jepsen is warning Connecticut consumers and businesses about an emerging computer virus known as "ransomware" and offering tips on how they can protect themselves from cyber-criminals as well as what to do if your computer has been infected.
 
8/8/2014State Files Federal Lawsuit against Alleged Mortgage Rescue Scam
  Attorney General George Jepsen has obtained a temporary restraining order and appointment of a receiver in a joint lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida against Connecticut-based Resolution Law Group, Florida-based Berger Law Group, and related entities and individuals over allegations that they took advantage of struggling homeowners through a scam that promised legal assistance but delivered none.
 
7/29/2014Statement from Attorney General Jepsen and Healthcare Advocate Veltri on Insurance Commissioner's Anthem Rate Ruling
  Attorney General George Jepsen and Healthcare Advocate Victoria Veltri today issued the following joint statement on the state Department of Insurance's ruling rejecting Anthem's application for an increase in rates on individual health insurance policies.
 
7/28/2014New Public Service Announcement Publicizes Foreclosure Assistance Hotline
  Attorney General George Jepsen and state Banking Commissioner Howard Pitkin today announced a new public service announcement to draw the public's attention to the services available through the Department of Banking's foreclosure assistance hotline.
 
7/24/2014State of Connecticut and Federal Trade Commission File Federal Complaint, Consent Order against TicketNetwork, Partner Program Companies for Unfair Trade Practices
  The Office of the Attorney General, at the request of the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, is joining the Federal Trade Commission to file a Complaint and Consent Orders in U.S. District Court against TicketNetwork, Inc., a Connecticut-based ticket resale company, its wholly-owned subsidiary TicketSoftware, LLC, and two companies that are part of TicketNetwork's Partner Program, Ryadd, Inc. and SecureBoxOffice, LLC.
 
7/16/2014Statement from AG Jepsen on Contingent Settlement with Apple in eBooks Price-fixing Case
  "This settlement – contingent on the outcome of Apple's appeal – represents a fair and equitable effort by all parties to resolve this litigation."
 
7/14/2014Attorney General Jepsen Partners with FTC to Promote Military Consumer Protection Day
  Our nation’s military families face unique challenges, such as frequent deployments and relocations, that make them particularly vulnerable to scam artists. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported over 62,000 consumer complaints from veterans, military families and service men and women in 2012 alone. To assist America’s military families and veterans avoid scams, Attorney General George Jepsen is joining with the FTC, consumer protection organizations and other private sector groups in the second annual Military Consumer Protection Day on Wednesday, July 16.
 
7/11/2014State Issues Second Consumer Alert about IRS Telephone Scam
  The Department of Consumer Protection and Office of the Attorney General continue to receive complaints and inquiries from consumers worried about telephone calls in which the caller claims to be an official from the IRS and attempts to solicit tax payments.
 
7/11/2014Merrill & Jepsen Collect $1.6 Million in Penalties from Companies Transacting Business in Connecticut Without Legal Authority
  Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that during Fiscal Year 2014, a joint effort by their offices resulted in the collection of more than $1.6 million in penalties from out-of-state companies operating in Connecticut without legal authority to transact business.
 
7/10/2014Attorney General Jepsen: Deadline to File DRAM Settlement Claim is August 1
  Attorney General George Jepsen is encouraging consumers to file claims to recover money from the $310 million Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) settlement before the quickly approaching August 1, 2014 deadline. Consumers can file claims to recover money due to the preliminary approval of multistate antitrust settlements with all the major manufacturers of DRAM for conspiring to fix their prices.
 
7/10/2014Governor Malloy: Changes to State Laws Regarding the Residential Electricity Market Will Benefit Connecticut Consumers
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that as of July 1st several changes to laws concerning Connecticut’s electricity market will have gone into effect, creating greater transparency and increasing protections for residential consumers by requiring electricity suppliers to provide very clear and specific information about how much they are being charged for electricity.
 
7/1/2014State Releases Report on Charitable Response to Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein today released a report on the overwhelming charitable response that evaluates information provided voluntarily by organizations engaged in fundraising related to the tragedy, provides a quantitative analysis of survey responses and identifies ways that state regulators and the nonprofit community can partner and collaborate to provide transparency, bolster donor confidence, consolidate resources and increase coordination.
 
6/30/2014Statement from AG Jepsen on Today's SCOTUS Decisions
  "I am deeply concerned about the impact of the decisions on working families and particularly about the disproportionate impact that the decisions may have on women in our country's workforce."
 
6/18/2014State Brings Criminal Charges and Civil Claims Action against Stamford-based Dental Provider Alleging Medicaid Fraud
  In a coordinated law enforcement effort, the state has commenced both criminal and civil proceedings against a Stamford-based dental practitioner and related individuals and businesses alleging a long-running and substantial scheme of fraudulent Medicaid claims for dental services provided to residents of long-term care facilities in the state, Attorney General George Jepsen, Chief State's Attorney Kevin T. Kane and Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced today.
 
6/17/2014Connecticut Joins $550M Joint State-Federal Settlement with Mortgage Servicer SunTrust
  Connecticut has joined with the federal government, 48 other states and the District of Columbia in a $550 million settlement with mortgage lender and servicer SunTrust that resolves origination, servicing and foreclosure abuses, Attorney General George Jepsen announced today.
 
6/9/2014Statement from AG Jepsen on Governor Signing HB 5337 "An Act Concerning Fees Charged for Services Provided at Hospital-based Facilities"
  Attorney General George Jepsen today applauded the Governor for signing legislation the Attorney General authored seeking greater disclosure to patients of hospital facility fees.
 
6/6/2014Statement from AG Jepsen on Election to NAAG Leadership Position
  "Attorneys general around the country truly demonstrate just how much can be accomplished by working together on a bipartisan basis on behalf of our states and our constituents."
 
6/4/2014AG Jepsen Announces Settlement with GlaxoSmithKline
  Attorney General George Jepsen is announcing that Connecticut has joined with 44 other state and territorial attorneys general in a settlement with GlaxoSmithKline, LLC to resolve allegations of unlawful promotion of the asthma drug, Advair, and antidepressants Paxil and Wellbutrin.
 
6/2/2014Gov. Malloy, Attorney General Jepsen, Commissioner Klee Comment on Draft EPA Rule on Pollution from Power Plants
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen, and Commissioner Robert Klee of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, offered the following comments today concerning the release of a draft rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulating carbon pollution from existing electric power plants.
 
5/22/2014Statement from Gov. Malloy, Attorney General Jepsen & Congressional Delegation on the Obama Administration’s Proposed Changes to New Tribal Recognition Rules
  "We appreciate the Obama Administration’s willingness to engage in a discussion of the concerns we have raised over the past nine months, and its latest revisions are a step in the right direction. However, we believe additional changes and clarifications are necessary to ensure that Connecticut’s interests are protected, and we will continue to work for their inclusion.”
 
5/22/2014Attorney General, DCP Advise eBay Customers to Change Account Passwords
  Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein today urged Connecticut consumers who use the online marketplace, eBay, Inc., and who have not yet changed the password on their account to do so as soon as possible.
 
5/22/2014Settlement Will Provide $4.5M to PURA for Electric Supplier Enforcement, Consumer Education
  The state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority will receive $4.5 million for consumer assistance and education and enforcement activity related to third-party electric suppliers under a settlement agreement with electric supplier Energy Plus Holdings, LLC, Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz said today.
 
5/20/2014State Officials Encourage Public to Attend Mortgage Assistance Event
  Connecticut’s homeowners who are experiencing trouble paying their mortgage have another opportunity to explore loan modification and foreclosure prevention options with their lenders at a day-long, state-sponsored forum on Friday, May 30, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Trumbull Marriott in Trumbull, CT. Free parking will be available for attendees.
 
5/9/2014Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on CL&P's Intent to File for Electric Rate Increase
  “Connecticut’s electric rates remain extremely high. Any and every proposal to increase those rates must be thoroughly scrutinized."
 
5/1/2014North Branford Student Is Winner of Law Day Essay Competition
  Attorney General George Jepsen today congratulated 8th-grade student Zelda Galdenzi, 13, of North Branford Intermediate School for writing the top essay in the 21st annual Law Day essay competition sponsored by the Office of the Attorney General.
 
4/29/2014Conn. Officials Praise U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Interstate Air Pollution Rule
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Energy & Environmental Commissioner Robert Klee today praised a U.S. Supreme Court decision that upholds the federal Environmental Protection Agency's authority to control interstate air pollution and assist downwind states – like Connecticut – in achieving air quality standards.
 
4/29/2014State Officials Warn Connecticut Residents of IRS Phone Scam
  Connecticut residents should be wary of scammers targeting taxpayers by representing that they're from the Internal Revenue Service, Attorney General George Jepsen, Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein and Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan said today.
 
4/17/2014Statement from AG Jepsen on PURA Draft Interim Decision on Electric Suppliers
  "PURA can and should immediately enforce these reforms to benefit Connecticut's electric consumers."
 
4/17/2014AG Jepsen Welcomes Federal Court Ruling in Support of EPA Standards on Mercury and Toxic Air Pollutants
  The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit this week upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) against numerous challenges brought in federal court, a decision that Attorney General George Jepsen today praised.
 
4/16/2014AG Jepsen Releases Report on Hospital Facility Fees, Physician Practice Acquisitions in Connecticut
  Attorney General George Jepsen today released a report concerning so-called hospital "facility fees" and hospital acquisitions of independent physician practices. The Attorney General urged state lawmakers to approve pending legislation he proposed on these subjects to require improved notification and transparency.
 
4/14/2014Attorney General Files Agreement to Revoke Pension of Former Winchester Finance Director
  Under an agreement filed in Hartford Superior Court today, the former finance director for the town of Winchester who pleaded guilty to multiple felony larceny charges for stealing at least $2 million from the town will have his pension revoked, Attorney General George Jepsen said today.
 
4/8/2014Part II: Connecticut Wine v. Indiana Beer Over NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship
  Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that he has extended a friendly wager to Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller over the outcome of tonight’s NCAA Women’s National Championship game between the University of Connecticut Huskies and the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
 
4/7/2014Connecticut Wine v. Kentucky Country Ham Over NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship
  Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that he has agreed to a friendly wager with Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway over the outcome of tonight’s NCAA Men’s National Championship game between the University of Connecticut Huskies and the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
 
4/3/2014Save The Date - Free Homeowners Mortgage Assistance Event in Trumbull
  A free, mortgage-assistance event for homeowners who need information or help with loan modifications, foreclosure prevention, state and federal assistance programs and other lending-related issues will be held Friday, May 30, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, Connecticut. Free parking is available.
 
4/1/2014Proposed Legislation Would Create New Consumer Protections in Electric Supplier Market
  A package of legislative proposals detailed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and Senate President Pro Tempore Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) today would seek to address the growing number of consumer complaints about spiking prices, deceptive practices and lack of disclosure about rates and contract terms in Connecticut’s electric supplier market.
 
3/25/2014AG Jepsen: Connecticut Residents to Begin Receiving Refunds from EBook Lawsuit Settlements
  Consumers in Connecticut will begin receiving account credits or checks this week through the partial settlement of an eBook price-fixing lawsuit brought in 2012 by Attorney General George Jepsen and attorneys general from 32 other states.
 
3/19/2014Operation Fuel to Receive $2.5 Million in Agreement with NU
  As a result of discussions with the Attorney General, Northeast Utilities, CL&P’s parent company, has agreed to make a $2.5 million donation to Operation Fuel – a donation of historic significance to a crucial and financially strained assistance program.
 
3/18/2014Consumer Counsel Katz, AG Jepsen: Settlement to Provide $29 Million in Refunds to Aquarion Water Company Customers
  Due to changes in the federal Internal Revenue Service’s accounting regulations, Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut stands to recover approximately $29 million for taxes paid since 2007 and, under a settlement agreement finalized today, the company will refund those dollars to its customers over a three-year period, Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and Attorney General George Jepsen announced.
 
3/7/2014Consumer Advisory: Consumer Counsel and Attorney General Warn Electric Customers about Providing Account Data over the Phone
  Elin Swanson Katz, Connecticut Consumer Counsel, together with George Jepsen, Connecticut Attorney General, are urging consumers to use caution when they receive a sales call from an electric supplier asking for account data over the phone.
 
3/6/2014Attorney General Jepsen Testifies in Support of Hospital Facility Fee Legislation
  Attorney General George Jepsen today testified in support of legislation he authored seeking greater disclosure to patients of hospital facility fees. Over the last several months, he testified, nearly 70 complaints have been filed with his office from Connecticut patients who were surprised to learn that the medical services they received at a physician’s office had triggered a hospital facility fee.
 
3/4/2014Attorney General Jepsen Announces Initial Approval of $310 Million in Settlements to Benefit Purchasers of DRAM Memory Chips, Products
  Attorney General George Jepsen announced today that consumers can now file claims to recover money due to federal court preliminary approval of multistate antitrust settlements worth $310 million with all the major manufacturers of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) computer chips for conspiring to fix their prices.
 
3/4/2014Attorney General Jepsen Offers Tips for Consumers During National Consumer Protection Week
  This week – March 2 through March 8 – marks National Consumer Protection Week: a nationwide campaign to encourage individuals to take full advantage of their consumer rights and to be better-informed. Today, Attorney General George Jepsen offered Connecticut consumer several tips to help protect their personal and financial information.
 
2/25/2014State Joins Global Settlement with Endo Pharmaceuticals Resolving Inappropriate Marketing Allegations
  Connecticut has joined a federal-state settlement with Endo Health Solutions Inc. and Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. to resolve allegations that the companies inappropriately marketed the drug Lidoderm for conditions not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, Attorney General George Jepsen, Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane and state Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced today.
 
2/24/2014AG Jepsen Joins Colleagues in Bipartisan Support of Senate’s Proposed Patent Reform Legislation
  Attorney General George Jepsen has joined with 41 other state and territorial attorneys general in expressing support to the leadership of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees for patent reform legislation. Already passed in the House, this year’s legislation is aimed at reducing the abuse of Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), also known as “patent trolls.”
 
2/7/2014State Advises Consumers about Reader's Digest Prize Scam
  Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein, Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora B. Schriro today are advising residents to avoid responding to a letter claiming to be from Governor Dannel P. Malloy and bearing a replica of his signature.
 
1/27/2014New DMV Analysis Shows State's Teen Driving Laws are Working
  As January marks the 10th anniversary for Connecticut imposing restrictions and stronger safety standards on teen drivers, a recent DMV analysis shows these standards have brought large decreases in crashes, injuries and deaths in the last decade.
 
1/21/2014State to File Civil Complaint, Dissolution Action in Doc Hurley Scholarship Foundation Investigation
  The state will file a civil complaint against the executive director of the Doc Hurley Scholarship Foundation seeking civil penalties and injunctive relief for the alleged use of charitable funds for personal expenses, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said today.
 
1/14/2014Attorney General Reaches Settlement in Antitrust Lawsuit with Three Southbury Companies over Alleged Boycott and Bid-Rigging
  Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that settlements have been reached with three Southbury companies over allegations of illegal boycott and bid-rigging involving snow removal and snowplowing services. The settlements resolve a lawsuit brought by the Attorney General in Connecticut Superior Court alleging that the three Southbury companies had violated the Connecticut Antitrust Act and the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act.
 
1/14/2014Consumer Advisory: Consumer Counsel, AG Warn Electric Supplier Customers to Check Their Rates; Thousands of Connecticut Residents Currently on Rates above 17 Cents per Kwh
  Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and Attorney General George Jepsen, alarmed by a sharp spike in electric rates for some consumers, urged customers of electric suppliers to check the rate on their electric bills, or to contact their electric suppliers for information on their rate.
 
1/13/2014Attorney General, DCP Urge Target Customers to Take Advantage of Free Credit Monitoring in Wake of Data Breach
  Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein today urged all Connecticut residents who shop at Target stores to take advantage of one year of free credit monitoring being offered by the retail company in the wake of the massive data breach announced last month.
 
1/10/2014Connecticut Joins Global Settlement Resolving Health Care Fraud Allegations against CareFusion Corporation
  Attorney General George Jepsen, Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane and Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby today announced that Connecticut has joined with other states and the federal government in a global settlement with CareFusion Corporation to resolve allegations of unlawful marketing practices in promoting the sale of Chloraprep, a surgical preparation solution.
 
1/7/2014Settlement Will Provide for Consumer Restitution in Deceptive Practices Suit over Weight-loss Product Marketing, Sales
  The state of Connecticut and the Federal Trade Commission have entered into a settlement with three Branford-based companies and their owner that will provide restitution to consumers harmed by the companies’ alleged deceptive and unfair Internet marketing and sales practices, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said today.
 
1/7/2014Courtney, Jepsen Call on Congress to Extend Critical Mortgage Tax Provision
  Congressman Joe Courtney and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen highlighted the need to extend tax relief for forgiven mortgage debt. The tax provision, which allowed taxpayers to exclude “income” from mortgage modifications, short sales, and foreclosures from being subject to federal income taxes, expired at the end of last year.
 
1/3/2014State Secures Judgment against New Haven Companies and Operator for Hazardous Waste, Air Pollution Violations
  Three New Haven companies and their operator must pay nearly $750,000 in civil penalties under a recent court order for violating the state’s hazardous waste and air pollution control laws and regulations, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Daniel C. Esty said today.