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AG Racine Sues Monsanto for Knowingly Promoting and Selling Toxic Cancer-Causing Chemicals that Damaged the District's Environment

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Company and two affiliated companies for manufacturing, promoting, and selling toxic chemicals that it knew would pollute waterways, kill wildlife, and endanger District residents.

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Announces New Funeral Home Consumer Protections

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today alerted District residents about new consumer protections that increase transparency in the funeral industry during the COVID-19 emergency.

Protect Your Mental Health During COVID-19

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and now more than ever, District residents are looking for ways to support their mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Topics: Public Safety

OP-ED: The coronavirus pandemic requires good-faith adjustments to our criminal justice system

As the novel coronavirus pandemic grew, those of us in the criminal justice system recognized that the virus, which spreads easily and thrives where there are large concentrations of people in confined spaces, could be catastrophic for the 2.3 million incarcerated people in the United States and…

Topics: Public Safety
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AG Racine Files First Price Gouging Lawsuit Against Ward 7 Convenience Store

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against Helen Mart, a convenience store located in Ward 7, for price gouging during the District’s state of emergency.

Newsletter: Rooting Out Public Corruption

OAG recently announced a new Public Corruption Section to focus on a broad array of wrongdoing that impacts the public’s confidence in honest District government.

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AG Racine Alerts District Residents About Debt Collection Protections During COVID-19 Emergency

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today alerted District residents that they are protected from most types of debt collection actions during the COVID-19 emergency.

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AG Racine Announces Washington Sports Club Will Stop Charging Members During COVID-19 Closures

Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that Town Sports International, LLC (TSI), the parent company of Washington Sports Club (WSC), will stop charging members while gyms are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of COVID-Related Charity Scams

Especially now, many Americans are admirably trying to help those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis through charitable donations—but beware of scams.

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AG Racine Leads Multistate Effort to Strengthen Federal Consumer Protections for Funeral Home Services

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a coalition of 22 Attorneys General calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to enhance consumer protections around funeral home services.