California Attorney General’s Office

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California Attorney General’s office notified the Thomas More Society that the State officially lifted all capacity limits on churches, effective April 12, 2021. This news came shortly before Thomas More Society attorneys were scheduled to discuss the deposition of the California State Health Officers — as well as key documents …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a multistate comment letter objecting to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Army Corps) directive to weaken states’ oversight of projects impacting water quality. The Army Corps’ directive would drastically shorten timeframes for state water quality certifications under Section 401 of the Clean Water …continue reading

Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a $150 million settlement with Morgan Stanley, an American multinational investment bank, for misleading investors including California’s teachers and public employees. The settlement resolves claims that the company concealed the high risk of mortgage-backed securities sold to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, with Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley and San Mateo County District Attorney Stephen M. Wagstaffe, announced a $4.6 million settlement involving Advantage Rent A Car and its affiliate E-Z Rent-A-Car (Advantage) following a multi-year joint investigation into violations of California’s consumer protection laws. …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement in response to a district court ruling striking down the Trump Administration’s unlawful repeal of a rule that ensures taxpayers and states receive fair value for oil, gas, and coal extracted from public and tribal lands: “Today we protected a commonsense …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a multistate lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s reversal of school meal nutrition standards that protect the health and well-being of students around the country. In the complaint, the coalition argues the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision failed to rely on any analysis of …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Assemblymember Mark Stone announced that AB 1270, legislation that seeks to strengthen the California False Claims Act (CFCA) has passed the Judiciary Committee. The legislation, authored by Assemblymember Stone and sponsored by Attorney General Becerra, strengthens the ability of the Office of the Attorney …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-Arleta) have announced that their sponsored bill, Assembly Bill 1313, passed the Committee on Higher Education. The bill prohibits postsecondary schools from withholding transcripts from students who owe the schools a debt. The bill, which ensures that students are not handcuffed …continue reading

California Governor Gavin Newsom and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of 20 states, filed a motion for preliminary injunction to block the Trump Administration from initiating an unlawful diversion of $1.6 billion in federal taxpayer funds to build an unauthorized border wall. The motion was filed in …continue reading

Ahead of the April 15 deadline to file income tax returns, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced tips to encourage safe tax filing and preparation, and prevent tax-related identity theft. Each year, millions of California taxpayers file their taxes and many look forward to receiving tax refunds. Unfortunately, tax …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a coalition of 25 attorneys general in submitting a comment letter opposing a proposal by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to formally delay implementation of 2017 regulations governing payday, vehicle title, and certain high-cost installment loans (Payday Rule). The Payday Rule protects …continue reading

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement on the U.S. District Court’s refusal to dismiss California’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education over its failure to discharge the loans of former students from for-profit and now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (Corinthian). Attorney General Becerra sued the Department of …continue reading