Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that he has tapped veteran litigator Gary Kohlman to serve as Senior Counsel for Litigation.

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh will hold a media availability on June 11, 2018, immediately after oral arguments conclude in the second hearing in their Emoluments Clauses lawsuit against President Trump.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Housing & Community Justice Section Attorney Randolph Chen will be interviewed today on WPFW 89.3-FM Pacifica Radio’s “Your Rights at Work” with Ed Smith.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced a settlement today with Mitra QSR KNE, LLC, which owns and operates two KFC fast-food franchises in the District, over allegations that it failed to pay its employees in accordance with the District’s minimum-wage laws.

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine is leading a coalition of nine states, including the District, in filing a friend-of-the-court brief defending California’s right to set its own public-safety policies against a challenge from United States Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III. The amicus brief, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California last night, opposes a federal attempt to shut down California’s so-called “sanctuary” laws that spell out how California law enforcement agencies—including school police and

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that he has filed two new lawsuits against two D.C. government employees and a D.C. public charter school teacher who, the suits allege, have committed tuition fraud. The suits seek more than $800,000 in repayments for tuition, damages, and penalties.

“Non-resident tuition fraud is illegal. District residents are properly enraged when they learn that parents who do not reside in the District are fraudulently sending their children to District  Public and Charter Schools. The Office of

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine and People’s Counsel Sandra Mattavous-Frye announced today that the District of Columbia, the D.C. Office of the People’s Counsel, AltaGas and WGL Holdings (which owns Washington Gas) have reached a settlement agreement. The agreement – which provides tens of millions of dollars of benefits to District ratepayers and residents – will clear the way for AltaGas, a Canadian energy company, to acquire WGL Holdings. The merger is subject to final approval by the District’s Public Service Commission (PSC).

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today joined an 18-state coalition in suing the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its attempt to abandon greenhouse-gas-emission standards currently in place for model year 2022-2025 vehicles. The standards save drivers money at the pump, reduce oil consumption, and curb greenhouse gases. The suit claims that, in dropping the standards without supporting evidence, the EPA acted arbitrarily and capriciously, failed to follow its own Clean Car regulations, and violated the Clean Air Act. 

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that the companies that owned and managed the Terrace Manor apartments in Southeast Washington as well as other low-income housing complexes throughout the city have agreed to exit the District’s housing market. Under a settlement agreement submitted to the Court today, Sanford Capital LLC; its principal, Aubrey Carter Nowell; and his related companies have agreed to divest themselves of all property they currently own in the District within six months.

In addition to Sanford Capital LLC and

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine recently celebrated the success of students who participated in “I Belong Here,” an Office of the Attorney General (OAG) anti-truancy program piloted at Ward 7’s John Philip Sousa Middle School this school year. The “I Belong Here” program is an effort to reduce truancy and encourage student attendance at an early age through a year-long attendance competition between classrooms. Sousa Middle School was recently recognized as the school with the most improved attendance rates in the District, reducing its truancy