The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with GReddy Performance Products, Inc., a motor vehicle parts manufacturer and distributor, for violating the Clean Air Act. EPA alleges the company manufactured and sold auto aftermarket parts known as defeat devices, which bypass or render inoperative required emissions control systems. …continue reading

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Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, the county’s lead negotiator for homeless litigation, issued the following statement on the landmark settlement: “This settlement is an important step forward in Orange County’s efforts to build our System of Care and broader homeless response plan.” “We’re showing the way forward with this settlement …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 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