Attorney General: Press Releases By Date

2017 Press Releases
10/20/2017AG Jepsen Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging PBMs to Implement Opioid Mitigation Programs
  Attorney General George Jepsen today led a bipartisan group of attorneys general from across the country in letters to 15 health care companies that provide pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services encouraging the companies to implement programs to mitigate prescription opioid abuse.
 
10/19/2017Conn. Joins $120M Settlement with General Motors over Defective Ignition Switch
  Connecticut has joined with 48 other states and the District of Columbia in a $120 million settlement with General Motors Company (GM) to resolve allegations that the company concealed safety issues related to ignition-switch defects in certain GM vehicles, Attorney General George Jepsen announced today.
 
10/16/2017AG Jepsen: Conn. Joins Multistate Brief Opposing Ban on Military Service by Transgender Individuals
  "Transgender men and women who want to serve should be afforded the same opportunities to do so as any other American, and those who are already serving deserve our respect and our gratitude for their service."
 
10/13/2017Conn. Joins Multistate Lawsuit Defending Affordable Care Act
  Connecticut today joined with 17 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration's decision to abruptly stop making healthcare cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidy payments required by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) Ė a move that will put health coverage for more than six million Americans at risk while increasing costs, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen said today.
 
10/11/2017State Files False Claims Act Lawsuit against Waterbury Behavioral Health Provider
  Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced today that the state has filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against a Waterbury behavioral health provider alleging that he engaged in a long-term scheme to defraud the state's Medicaid program.
 
10/10/2017Statement from AG Jepsen on EPA's Repeal of Clean Power Plan
  "Because the Trump Administration's EPA has clearly demonstrated that it has no interest in doing its job when it comes to carbon emissions, Connecticut will join with colleagues in other states in action to defend the Clean Power Plan and protect the health, safety and well-being of our residents."
 
9/21/2017State Files False Claims Act Lawsuit against Fairfield Dentist
  Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby today announced that the state has filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against a Fairfield dentist alleging that he engaged in a long-term, pervasive scheme to defraud the state's Medicaid program.
 
9/19/2017AG Jepsen: Multistate Investigations Seek Documents from Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors
  Attorney General George Jepsen today said that a bipartisan coalition of 39 attorneys general from across the country have demanded information and documents from both the manufacturers and the distributors of prescription opioid drugs.
 
9/15/2017AG Jepsen, Investigating AGs Ask Equifax to Disable Fee-based Monitoring Services, Reimburse Fees for Security Freezes
  Attorney General George Jepsen today joined with attorneys general around the country in a letter to credit reporting firm Equifax requesting that it disable links for enrollment in fee-based credit monitoring service in the wake of the massive data breach impacting 143 million people.
 
9/8/2017Statement from AG Jepsen on Equifax Data Breach
  "This is a massive and very concerning data breach, and we are working to assess its impact on Connecticut residents."
 
9/7/2017Conn. Reaches State-Federal Settlement with Hartford Dispensary to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
  The Hartford Dispensary will pay $627,000 through a federal-state settlement to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by falsely certifying to federal and state officials that it had a current medical director that was performing his duties in accordance with federal and state law, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said today.
 
9/6/2017Conn. Joins Multistate Lawsuit Challenging President Trump on DACA
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that Connecticut has joined with a coalition of 14 other states and the District of Columbia in suing President Donald Trump and his administration seeking to invalidate his memorandum that ends the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and to enjoin federal agencies from using information gathered through DACA in immigration enforcement efforts.
 
9/5/2017Statement from AG Jepsen on President Trump's DACA Announcement
  "I am disappointed in President Trump's actions today. DACA is not only lawful, it is smart and compassionate public policy."
 
9/5/2017Connecticut Leads $3.5M Multistate Settlement with Lenovo over Installation of Hacker-vulnerable Software on Laptop Computers
  Connecticut has joined with 31 other states in a settlement with technology company Lenovo (United States) Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing faulty software on laptop computers sold to Connecticut consumers that made consumers' personal information vulnerable to hackers, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull said today.
 
8/17/2017AG Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Katz: PURA Approves $5M Settlement with Electric Supplier Palmco
  Under a settlement agreement approved by the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) yesterday, electric supply company Palmco Power CT, LLC will pay $5 million to the state of Connecticut and relinquish its electric supplier license for a period of five years, Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz said.
 
8/9/2017Conn. Leads $5.5M Multistate Settlement with Nationwide Insurance Company over 2012 Data Breach
  Connecticut has joined with 31 other states and the District of Columbia in a $5.5 million settlement with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and its subsidiary, Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Company, that resolves the states' investigation into a 2012 data breach that exposed sensitive personal information of 1.2 million consumers across the country, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull announced today.
 
7/28/2017AG Jepsen Joins 18 Other AGs in Urging Protection for Transgender Service Members
  Attorney General George Jepsen has joined in a coalition with 18 other attorneys general in expressing their opposition to President Trump's ban on transgender men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces.
 
7/19/2017AG Jepsen, State AGs Urge Continued Protections for Campus Sexual Assault Victims
  Attorney General George Jepsen has joined with 19 other attorneys general in a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to express concerns over reports that the federal Department of Education intends to roll back policies designed to protect victims of sexual assault on college and university campuses.
 
7/13/2017State Initiates False Claims Act Lawsuit against Norwalk Family Practitioner over Medicaid Fraud Allegations
  The state has initiated a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that a Norwalk-based family practitioner engaged in a pervasive and illegal scheme to defraud Connecticut's Medicaid program by submitting false claims for services never provided, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said today.
 
7/7/2017State Officials Warn Connecticut Residents of Ongoing Phone Scammers Posing as IRS Agents
  Connecticut officials warn residents to stay on alert for telephone callers who pose as an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents and attempt to get an immediate tax payment, Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan, Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull said today.
 
7/6/2017AG Jepsen: Conn. Joins Effort to Fight Trump Move Weakening Protections against Predatory For-profit Colleges
  Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that Connecticut has joined 18 other attorneys general in a federal lawsuit against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the United States Department of Education that seeks to stop the department's abandonment of new rules to hold abusive colleges and universities accountable for misconduct and to relieve their students from federal loan indebtedness incurred as a result of misconduct.
 
6/29/2017AG Jepsen and Broad Coalition Vow Lawsuit if EPA Continues Ignoring Legal Duty to Control Methane Pollution
  Attorney General George Jepsen has joined a coalition of 15 other attorneys general, the California Air Resources Board, and the Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago in notifying the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of their intention to sue the Agency. In a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the coalition provides the required notice of their intention to sue for failing to fulfill its mandatory obligation under the Clean Air Act to control methane emissions from existing oil and natural gas sources and for "unreasonably delaying" the issuance of such controls.
 
6/15/2017AG Jepsen: Conn. Taking Part in Multistate Investigation on Opioid Epidemic
  Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that Connecticut is working with a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general from across the country on an ongoing investigation to evaluate whether pharmaceutical manufacturers have engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing and sale of prescription opioids.
 
6/6/2017AG, DSS: State Reaches Settlement with Stamford-based Dentist Resolving False Claims Act Lawsuit
  A Stamford-based dentist will be excluded from participation in the state's Medicaid program for 10 years and will agree not to renew his expired dental license as part of a settlement resolving allegations that he engaged in a long-running and substantial scheme to submit false claims for dental services provided to residents of long-term care facilities in the state Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced today.
 
6/5/2017AG Jepsen Joins Alliance Supporting Paris Climate Agreement
  Attorney General George Jepsen has joined with 18 other state attorneys general in signing an open letter affirming support for climate action to meet the Paris Climate Agreement.
 
5/24/2017AG, DCP: State Joins $33M Multistate Settlement with Johnson & Johnson on Representations of OTC Drug Quality
  Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull today announced that Connecticut has joined with 41 other states and the District of Columbia in a $33 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. to resolve allegations that the companies engaged in unfair or deceptive trade practices in the marketing of certain over-the-counter medications.
 
5/24/2017AG Jepsen: States Reach Settlements, Cooperation Agreements with Two Former Executives in Generic Drug Multistate Investigation
  Two former executives of a New Jersey-based generic pharmaceutical manufacturer have entered into settlement and cooperation agreements with 41 states and territories that are investigating what they allege is widespread anticompetitive activity in the generic drug industry that has led to higher prices for consumers and state governments, Attorney General George Jepsen announced today.
 
5/23/2017AG Jepsen: Conn. Leads $18.5M Settlement with Target Corporation over 2013 Data Breach
  Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that Connecticut has joined with 46 other states and the District of Columbia in an $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve the states' investigation into the retail company's 2013 data breach. The settlement represents the largest multistate data breach settlement achieved to date.
 
5/18/2017AG Jepsen Joins With Colleagues to Protect Affordable Healthcare for Millions of Americans
  Attorney General George Jepsen announced today that Connecticut has joined with fourteen other states and the District of Columbia in legal action to protect healthcare access for millions of Americans by seeking to intervene in a pending lawsuit that seeks to undercut the affordability of health insurance plans under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).
 
5/17/2017Connecticut Files Lawsuit against EPA to Require Action on Petition to Reduce Emissions from Pennsylvania Coal Plant
  Connecticut has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court, District of Connecticut against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failure to take timely action on a petition from Connecticutís Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) asking the EPA to take action to stop pollution from a Pennsylvania coal-fired power plant from blowing our way.
 
5/2/2017AG Jepsen: Former Corinthian College Students Eligible for Federal Student Loan Cancellation
  Attorney General George Jepsen announced today that Connecticut has joined at least 42 other states and the District of Columbia in notifying residents who attended schools operated by Corinthian Colleges, Inc. that they may be eligible for cancellation of their federal student loans used to attend those schools. If a studentís federal loan is cancelled, the student will make no more payments on the loan, and any payments already made will be refunded.
 
4/13/2017Statement from AG Jepsen on Governor Malloy's Announcement
  "Governor Malloy and I took office together in 2011, and it has been an honor to serve alongside him as he has worked to address some of the most serious issues facing our state. His task has rarely been easy, but he has never faltered in his commitment to his office or to the people of Connecticut."
 
4/12/2017AG Jepsen Urges Eligible Conn. Residents to Submit Claims for Provigil Settlement
  Attorney General George Jepsen is urging Connecticut residents who may be eligible to participate in and receive funds from a $125 million multistate settlement that resolved anticompetitive conduct involving the drug Provigil to file a claim before time runs out.
 
3/30/2017Connecticut Joins Multistate Settlement Resolving Environmental Claims against Volkswagen for Emissions Fraud
  Connecticut will receive $14,846,465 through a multistate settlement with auto-maker Volkswagen that resolves state claims that the company violated environmental laws when it equipped certain diesel vehicles with illegal and undisclosed emissions defeat devices designed to circumvent emissions standards, Attorney General George Jepsen said today.
 
3/28/2017AG Jepsen Joins Colleagues in Opposition to President Trump's Clean Power Plan Executive Order
  Attorney General George Jepsen joined other state attorneys general and chief legal officers of several counties and cities in strongly opposing the executive order signed by President Donald Trump that rolls back the federal Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan.
 
3/20/2017Attorney General Jepsen Provides Testimony in Support of Revising the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
  Attorney General George Jepsen today provided testimony to the legislature's Judiciary Committee in support of Senate Bill 1021, An Act Revising the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, legislation that aims to prevent bankruptcy courts from ordering colleges and universities to pay back money parents or guardians had paid to send their children to college.
 
3/17/2017Statement from AG Jepsen on Trump Roll-back of Vehicle Emission Standards
  Attorney General George Jepsen today issued the following statement on the announcement by the Trump Administration that it intends to roll back federal vehicle emission standards, and on Connecticut's intention to protect the standards by intervening in a recent court challenge filed by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers against the standards.
 
3/10/2017AG Jepsen Names Jane Rosenberg Connecticut's New Solicitor General
  Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that long-time Assistant Attorney General Jane Rosenberg has been promoted within the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General to serve as an Associate Attorney General and the state's Solicitor General.
 
3/1/2017AG Jepsen: 40 State Attorneys General Now Plaintiffs in Federal Generic Drug Antitrust Lawsuit
  Attorney General George Jepsen announced today that Connecticut has filed an amended antitrust complaint in federal court that increases from 20 to 40 the number of states alleging that six generic drug-makers entered into illegal conspiracies in order to unreasonably restrain trade, artificially inflate and manipulate prices and reduce competition in the United States for two generic drugs.
 
2/9/2017Statement from AG Jepsen on Trial Court Ruling in Anthem, Cigna Merger Case
  ďThis ruling vindicates healthcare consumers and providers. Connecticut was particularly at risk of diminished competition from this merger, which is why my office took a leading role in challenging it in court. I am confident that this ruling will withstand appeal."
 
2/9/2017Statement from AG Jepsen on Appeals Court Ruling on President Trumpís Executive Order
  "The ban, and the Presidentís inappropriate and unfortunate attacks on the judges reviewing it, violate our most cherished American values. I will continue to participate in legal challenges to the ban in this case and in others.Ē
 
2/6/2017Coalition of 16 Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Supporting Washington State Lawsuit against President Trumpís Executive Order
  Attorney General George Jepsen has joined with 15 other attorneys general in asking a federal appeals court to leave in place a temporary restraining order issued by the federal District Court in Seattle that has halted President Donald Trump's executive order barring individuals from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States.
 
2/2/2017State Initiates False Claims Act Lawsuit against Fairfield County Doctor, Husband over Alleged Compound Drug Prescribing Scheme
  The state has initiated a lawsuit in Hartford Superior Court under the Connecticut False Claims Act alleging that a Fairfield County doctor and her husband, a University of Connecticut employee, engaged in a scheme designed to prescribe expensive medically unnecessary compounded medications to state employees enrolled in the state employee pharmacy benefit plan at a high cost to the state and its taxpayers, Attorney General George Jepsen said today.
 
1/23/2017AG Jepsen Leads Coalition Seeking to Intervene, Defend Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  Attorney General George Jepsen today led a group of 16 other attorneys general in filing a motion to intervene in a federal appeals case in order to defend the constitutionality of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
 
1/13/2017Attorney General Jepsen Leads Multistate Coalition in $863M State-Federal Settlement with Moody's
  Attorney General George Jepsen announced today that Connecticut, the U.S. Department of Justice, 20 other states and the District of Columbia have reached a settlement agreement with Moody's Corporation, Moody's Investor Services, Inc. and Moody's Analytics, Inc. resolving allegations that the credit rating agency mislead investors when it rated structured finance securities in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis. The settlement culminates a seven-year effort led by Connecticut to hold Moody's responsible for its role in the 2008 financial crisis.
 
1/12/2017State-Federal Settlement Reached with Home Health Agency and its Owners to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
  A Stratford-based home health agency and its owners have reached a $5.25 million settlement with the state of Connecticut and the federal government to resolve allegations that the company submitted false claims to Connecticut's Medicaid program, Attorney General George Jepsen said today. The settlement stems from a three-year investigation led by the Office of the Connecticut Attorney General after an audit by the Department of Social Services.