News & Updates

Know Your Rights: Tenants and COVID-19

Check out our resource with answers to common questions tenants have asked during this pandemic.

Topics: Tenant Rights
Testimony

OAG Testimony on B24-0063, the “Second Chance Amendment Act of 2021” and B24-0110, the “Criminal Record Expungement Amendment Act of 2021”

Statement of Jeminé Trouth, Assistant Chief of the Criminal Section with the Public Safety Division, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

Topics: Public Safety
Press Release

AG Racine Sues Online Lender for Making Predatory and Deceptive Loans to 4,000+ District Consumers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Opportunity Financial, LLC (OppFi), a predatory online lender, for deceptively marketing illegal high-interest loans to District consumers.

Topics: Other

AG Racine Announces the 2021 Artist v. Hate Contest Winners

This week, AG Racine announced the winners for OAG and Project Create DC’s Artists v. Hate contest.

Topics: Civil Rights

Confronting Anti-Asian Hate

This past year has been challenging for everyone: physically, emotionally, mentally, and economically.

Topics: Other
Press Release

AG Racine Announces Successful Conclusion of Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration's Food Assistance Cuts, Urges Congress to Expand Program

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the federal court of appeals in D.C. dismissed an appeal of a decision striking down the Trump Administration’s attempt to revoke food assistance for approximately 700,000 Americans. 

Topics: Other
Press Release

AG Racine Announces $188.6 Million Multistate Settlement with Medical Device Manufacturer Boston Scientific Corporation

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a multistate settlement with Boston Scientific Corporation (Boston Scientific) to resolve allegations that the company deceptively marketed transvaginal surgical mesh devices to patients.

Press Release

AG Racine Announces Nonprofit Housing Corporation Will Remedy Health and Safety Issues at Shaw Property

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the owner of the Foster House Apartments, a federally subsidized complex in the Shaw neighborhood, has agreed to remedy emergency housing conditions that threaten the health and safety of tenants, many of whom are elderly or have disabilities…

Topics: Other
Press Release

AG Racine Sues Security Company for Underpaying Workers in Violation of the District's Minimum Wage and Sick Leave Laws

Today, Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced a lawsuit against Executive Security Services LLC (ESS) and its founder, Justin Allen, for failing to pay workers minimum wage, overtime, and sick leave required by District law. 

Topics: Other
Press Release

AG Racine Urges Federal Government to Revise Antiquated Aircraft Noise Policy that Affects Residents Near National Airport

Attorney General Karl A. Racine urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to revise its outdated and inadequate noise policy and apply the policy consistently. 

Topics: Other