Intuit To Pay $141M Settlement Over 'Free' TurboTax AdsIntuit, the company behind the TurboTax tax-filing program, will pay $141 million to customers across the United States who were deceived by misleading promises of free tax-filing services.
'The Public Has Been Aggressively Deceived': California AG Bonta Subpoenas ExxonMobil In Probe Of Global Plastic Pollution CrisisCalifornia Attorney General Rob Bonta on Thursday subpoenaed ExxonMobil as part of a new investigation into what he calls a "global plastic pollution crisis," saying fossil fuel and petrochemical companies have been overstating the role of recycling in curbing the problem.
California AG: Agents Seized Nearly 1,500 Illegal Guns In 2021A surge in gun purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those bought by people who are prohibited from having firearms, prompted state law enforcement last year to mount an aggressive push to seize nearly 1,500 weapons through a unique California program, authorities said Wednesday.
California, Other States Launch Probe Into TikTok's Effect On Kids' HealthState attorneys general have launched a nationwide investigation into TikTok and its possible harmful effects on young users' mental health, widening government scrutiny of the wildly popular video platform.
California AG: Don't File Murder Charges In StillbirthsProsecutors should not charge women with murder when a fetus dies, even if their behavior may have contributed to the death, California's top law enforcement official said Thursday.
California Sues Walmart Over Disposal Of Hazardous WasteRetail giant Walmart illegally dumps more than 1 million batteries, aerosol cans of insect killer and other products, toxic cleaning supplies, electronic waste, latex paints and other hazardous waste into California landfills each year, state prosecutors alleged Monday in a lawsuit that the company labeled "unjustified."
‘Pharma Bro’ Case: $40M Settlement Announced Over Daraprim Hike; Martin Shkreli Trial To Move ForwardCalifornia’s attorney general has announced a $40 million settlement in the price gouging case against the notorious “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli.
‘We Feel A Little Bit Like We're Under Assault’: Retailers, DAs Say California Needs Stronger Shoplifting LawSpurred by a recent run of large-scale smash-and-grab robberies, prosecutors and retailers are pushing back on assertions by California's governor and attorney general that they have enough tools to combat retail theft in the wake of a voter-approved easing of related laws.
Amazon Pays $500K To Settle California COVID Workers Notification DisputeAmazon has agreed to pay $500,000 and be monitored by California officials to ensure it properly notifies its workers about new coronavirus cases, the state's attorney general said Monday.
AG Rob Bonta Puts Focus On Affordable Housing In CaliforniaCalifornia Attorney General Rob Bonta said Wednesday he is putting a new emphasis on trying to alleviate the state's seemingly intractable affordable housing problem, including by creating a “strike force” to focus on tenant protections, on local governments that don't comply with state housing laws, and related issues.
'These Aren't Doritos': Warning Issued About Illegal Pot Edibles Sold In California That Mimic Popular SnacksCalifornia Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a consumer alert Thursday about illegal, potent cannabis edibles for sale that are being packaged to look like snack and candy brands that are popular with children and teens.