News & Updates

D.C. Secures $85K Over Home Depot Data Breach

Last month, our office, along with 45 state Attorneys General obtained a $17.5 million settlement against The Home Depot over a 2014 data breach exposing the payment card information of nearly 40 million of its customers nationwide.

D.C. Consumers: Important Update Regarding Washington Sports Clubs

AG Racine continues to fight for fair treatment of consumers and the refunds and credits they are owed by Washington Sports Club.

Fighting Price Gouging

For more than eight months, an emergency declaration has been in place in the District because of COVID-19.

A Victory for Police Reform

This victory ensures that officers who violate MPD policy or the law are not shielded from discipline due to contract provisions that are not in the public interest.

Topics: Public Safety

Newsletter: Your Vote Counts

Early voting is underway in the District, and it’s important that every resident make their voice heard this election.

Topics: Civil Rights

Know Your Rights: COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

In May, the D.C. Council passed a temporary expansion of the District’s Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act (ASSLA), which provides some workers additional paid sick leave during the COVID-19 emergency.

Topics: Worker Rights

ALERT: Food Delivery Workers Should Beware of Car Thefts

The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has seen a rise in car thefts involving food delivery drivers because drivers are leaving their cars idling, with keys in the ignition, ripe for theft while the driver is dropping off food.

Topics: Public Safety

Newsletter: Fighting Voter Suppression & Intimidation at the Polls

Over the past several weeks, OAG has been working around the clock to ensure voters in the District and nationwide can vote easily and safely in this election.

Don’t Be Scammed By A ‘Phantom Debt’ Collector

Phantom debt is a term for debt that either does not exist, has already been discharged, or has been artificially (and illegally) inflated, but somehow continues to haunt the debtor.

Suicide Prevention Month: Mental Health Resources

This Suicide Prevention Month, the Office of the Attorney General wants you to know that you are not alone.

Topics: Public Safety