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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has joined a multistate comment letter opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposal to revise its policy offering companies binding exemptions from oversight and consumer protection laws. The proposal would grant the CFPB additional authority to offer product- and industry-wide exemptions from CFPB-administered statutes …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Labor Commissioner’s Office announced the filing of a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, challenging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) efforts to undermine the state’s meal and rest break rules. The FMCSA’s action comes in …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that the State of California, along with Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, is leading a coalition of 22 Attorneys General in an amicus brief in Ramos v. Nielsen before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The brief supports the plaintiffs’ …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a settlement with charitable organization Giving Children Hope (GCH) for filing misleading documents to increase the charity’s ranking and generate more donations. The settlement comes after an investigation by the Attorney General’s office found the charity engaged in a misleading reporting scheme to purposefully …continue reading

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The sites, which offered what are often called “booter” or “stresser” services, allowed paying users to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks that flood targeted computers with information and prevent them from being able to access the internet. Booter services such as those named in this action allegedly cause …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a $120 million nationwide settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries, Medical Device Business Services, Inc., DePuy Products, Inc., DePuy Synthes, Inc., and DePuy Synthes Sales, Inc. (Johnson & Johnson). The settlement — of which California will receive $8 million — resolves allegations …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), together with the United States Department of Justice, announced a joint settlement valued at more than $500 million with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and related companies (Fiat Chrysler). The settlement resolves allegations that the company violated environmental and …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), leading a multistate coalition, filed comments demanding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdraw its proposed rule delaying by four years implementation of a critical regulation that would reduce emissions from landfills. Landfills are the third-largest source …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that as a result of the court order secured by California, more than 276,000 Dreamers have been able to renew their deferred action and work authorization under DACA since January. This data was published in the latest quarterly report on DACA renewals, which the …continue reading

The California Department of Justice issued an information bulletin to all California law enforcement agencies, firearms dealers, manufacturers and vendors providing a brief summary of new California firearms laws that took effect on January 1, 2019. The information bulletin addresses new requirements relating to firearm transfers, gun violence restraining orders, …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for December 2018 include gubernatorial pardons, insurance fraud, arson, and a long-running sexual molestation case out of Seal Beach. The Top Ten Stories for December 2018 were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the month of May 2018 (excluding weather forecasts and events): Governor …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for December 23 through December 29 include part closure in the Scott Durzo case, I-405 construction, and the Knights of Columbus attacked. The Top Ten Stories for December 23 through December 29 most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for October 28 through November 3 include voting for Feinstein v. de León, a Long Beach sexual assault arrest, and a hit-and-run that killed an Anaheim woman. The Top Ten Stories for October 28 through November 3 are the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over …continue reading