CT Attorney General
{Office of the Secretary of the State}
55 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106

(860) 808-5318

(860) 808-5387
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
AG Jepsen Joins Colleagues in Urging Phone Carriers to Offer Call-Blocking Technology Customers
  Attorney General George Jepsen has joined 44 other state attorneys general in urging five major telephone companies to offer their customers call-blocking technology to assist them in avoiding unwanted robo-calls. In a letter sent to the chief executives of the carriers, the attorneys general stated that a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule clarification actually allows telecommunication service providers to offer customers the ability to block unwanted calls. Telephone companies previously claimed that federal law administered by the FCC prohibits them from implementing existing technologies to block robocalls.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Merrill & Jepsen Collect Nearly $1.8 Million in Penalties from Companies Transacting Business in CT without Legal Authority
  Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that during Fiscal Year 2015, a joint effort by their offices resulted in the collection of nearly $1.8 million in penalties from out-of-state companies operating in Connecticut without legal authority to transact business.

Friday, July 10, 2015
AG Jepsen: State Reaches False Claims Act Settlement with Providers at Children's Behavioral Health Clinic
  A social worker and a doctor will pay a total of $120,000 to Connecticut's Medical Assistance Program through settlement agreements that resolve civil allegations involving the filing of false and fraudulent claims for payments at a Branford-based outpatient behavioral health clinic for children, Attorney General George Jepsen said today.

Thursday, July 09, 2015
AG Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Katz: Settlement with Electric Supplier Will Provide $2.6 Million in Support for Operation Fuel
  Under a settlement agreement filed with the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority today, electric supply company North American Power LLC will pay $2.6 million to the nonprofit Operation Fuel, Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz announced.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015
AG Jepsen: Joint State-Federal Settlement with Chase Will Reform Credit Card Debt Collection Practices, Cease Collection Actions on 5,000 Connecticut Consumer Accounts
  Connecticut has joined with 46 other states, the District of Columbia and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a $136 million settlement with Chase Bank USA N.A. and Chase Bankcard Services, Inc. to resolve allegations that the bank engaged in unfair, misleading and deceptive business practices including so-called "robosigning" in connection with its consumer credit card debt collection business, Attorney General George Jepsen announced today.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015
AG Jepsen Cosponsors Letter Joined by 46 Attorneys General Asking Congressional Leadership to Preserve Role of States in Investigating Data Breaches
  Attorney General George Jepsen has cosponsored a letter joined by 46 fellow attorneys general from across the country calling on Congressional Leadership to preserve states' abilities to investigate and take action in response to data breaches affecting their citizens. The letter asks federal lawmakers, who are currently considering proposals for a national law on data breach notification and data security, not to preempt state laws in this area.