• District Court Rules: Federal Government Cannot Force Tennessee, 19 Other States to Allow Biological Males to Compete on Girls’ Sports Teams, Use Girls’ Showers/Locker Rooms

    Sunday, July 17, 2022 | 01:28pm

    Nashville-In a federal lawsuit filed by Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and 19 other states’ attorneys general, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee has enjoined the U.S. Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from enforcing new, expansive, and unlawful guidance on federal antidiscrimination laws. The now-enjoined guidance attempted to force schools to allow biological males to compete on girls’ sports teams, to prohibit sex-separated showers and locker rooms, and to compel individuals to use biologically inaccurate preferred pronouns.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Constitutional Right to Bear Arms in Case Supported by Tennessee

    Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 04:08pm

    Nashville- Today the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen. In a 6-3 decision, the Court says New York’s requirement to obtain a concealed-carry license violates the Constitution “by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms in public."

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  • Tennessee Joins $1.25 Million Multistate Settlement over 2019 Carnival Cruise Line Data Breach

    Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 12:52pm

    Nashville – Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced that Tennessee, along with 45 other attorneys general, has obtained a $1.25 million multistate settlement with Florida-based Carnival Cruise Line after a 2019 data breach that involved the personal information of approximately 180,000 Carnival employees and customers nationwide. Tennessee will receive $19,855.20 from the settlement.

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  • Mallinckrodt to Pay More Than $230 Million to Settle Lawsuit Alleging Underpayment of Medicaid Drug Rebates

    Friday, June 17, 2022 | 09:40am

    Nashville-Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced that Tennessee will receive nearly $5 million dollars in a settlement with Mallinckrodt, which sells and markets pharmaceutical products throughout the nation. The total value of the settlement is approximately $233 million, plus interest, to be paid over a period of seven years. The agreement settles allegations of fraud against Mallinckrodt with all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the federal government.

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  • AG Slatery Disputes Federal Directive to Withhold Nutrition Assistance for Schools, Programs that Don’t Adhere to New ‘Gender Identity’, ‘Sexual Orientation’ Policy

    Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 12:15pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III is leading a coalition of 26 state attorneys general calling on President Joe Biden to withdraw the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new guidance on sex discrimination for schools and programs that receive federal nutritional assistance. The attorneys general say recent guidance from the USDA imposes new—and unlawful—regulatory measures on state agencies and operators receiving federal financial assistance from the USDA.

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  • Statement on the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Ruling on the Education Savings Account Program (ESA)

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 03:11pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III issued the following statement following the Tennessee Supreme Court’s ruling on the Education Savings Account Pilot Program: “The Education Savings Account program (ESA) has always been about helping Tennessee students-giving eligible families a choice in education, an opportunity they currently do not have. It challenged the status quo- a move that is always met with resistance. We applaud the Court’s decision that this pilot program is indeed Constitutional. While there are further court proceedings that need to take place, this is a major step forward.”

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  • Tennessee and New York Lead Settlement with TurboTax Owner Intuit

    Wednesday, May 04, 2022 | 01:25pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with New York Attorney General Letitia James, announced today they have secured $141 million from the owner of TurboTax, Intuit Inc. (Intuit), for deceiving consumers into paying for tax services that should have been free. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have signed onto the agreement. In Tennessee, approximately 111,000 consumers will be eligible to receive payments of about $30 for each year during tax years 2016-2018 they used a paid TurboTax product when they qualified to file free through the IRS program.

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  • Statement on Leak of Draft Opinion in Mississippi Abortion Case (Dobbs)

    Tuesday, May 03, 2022 | 03:56pm

    Nashville- Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III today issued the following statement following the leak of a draft opinion in Dobbs: “While we have a vested interest in the outcome of Dobbs in Tennessee, we will let the Supreme Court speak for itself. This leak is more than regrettable, it is an affront to the integrity of our legal process at the highest level. Chief Justice John Roberts has rightly called for an investigation and we would do well to treat this document for what it is- a draft subject to edits and changes.”

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  • Consumer Alert: Unlicensed Online Auto Sales

    Monday, May 02, 2022 | 10:59am

    Nashville – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (“TDCI”), the Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission, the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office, and the Tennessee Department of Revenue are alerting consumers to problems related to the online purchase of vehicles in Tennessee.

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  • AG Slatery and AG Racine Lead Bipartisan Coalition Calling on Congress to Provide First Responders with Benefits for Work-Related PTSD

    Monday, April 25, 2022 | 12:20pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine today led a bipartisan coalition of 53 attorneys general urging Congress to pass The Public Safety Officer Support Act of 2022. The legislation addresses gaps in support for public safety officers who become disabled by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or lose their lives to trauma-linked suicide. U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the legislation.

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  • AG Slatery Joins Lawsuit Challenging Biden Immigration Policy

    Thursday, April 14, 2022 | 05:40pm

    Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with a coalition of 20 state attorneys general, is joining a federal lawsuit against the Biden Administration for ending Title 42, a public health policy that allows border officials to turn away migrants because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition joins Missouri, Arizona, and Louisiana on the amended complaint filed in the Western District Court of Louisiana.

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