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AG Racine Announces Urban Athletic Club Must Pay $10K Penalty for Failing to Comply With COVID-19 Emergency Measures

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Urban Athletic Club, a District gym chain, will be required to pay a penalty of $10,000 to resolve allegations it had misled consumers and failed to comply with emergency COVID-19 health and safety requirements.

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AG Racine Announces McKinsey & Company Will Pay $573 Million for its Role in Turbocharging the Opioid Crisis

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a $573 million settlement with McKinsey & Company, one of the world’s largest consulting firms, over its role in worsening the opioid epidemic.

OAG Testimony on the District’s COVID-19 Vaccination Process

Statement of Kate Vlach, Office of the Attorney General

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Statement by AG Racine and AG Frosh on Conclusion of Emoluments Lawsuit

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued a joint statement on conclusion of their Emoluments Clauses case against Donald J. Trump.

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AG Racine Congratulates Former OAG Communications Director and Solicitor General on Senior Appointments in Biden Administration

Attorney General Karl A. Racine issued a statement in light of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s announcement that David Mayorga, former Communications Director for the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), and Todd Kim, the first Solicitor General for the District of Columbia, are joining…

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AG Racine Leads Coalition of 18 Attorneys General Defending Key Provision of the Voting Rights Act Before Supreme Court

Attorney General Karl A. Racine yesterday led a coalition of 18 Attorneys General urging the Supreme Court to uphold a robust test for applying Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which prohibits policies and practices that interfere with citizens’ right to vote based on their race.

Topics: Civil Rights

Staying Safe In Preparation for the Inauguration

The 59th Presidential Inauguration this Wednesday January 20, 2021, will be unlike any other that preceded it. Last week’s horrific domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol was unprecedented in our history as a democratic republic.

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AG Racine Urges Facebook to Halt Weapon Accessory Advertisements Amid Heightened Threats Ahead of Inauguration

Attorney General Karl A. Racine, along with Illinois AG Kwame Raoul, Massachusetts AG Maura Healey, and New Jersey AG Gurbir S. Grewal, today issued a letter urging Facebook to halt advertisements of military tactical gear and weapon accessories until after the inauguration.

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Statement by AG Racine on OAG’s Effort to Reinstate D.C. Moratorium on Eviction Filings

Attorney General Karl A. Racine issues statement regarding the effort by OAG to appeal a D.C. Superior Court judge’s decision striking down the moratorium on eviction filings enacted by the Council during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Topics: Tenant Rights
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AG Racine Sues Ward 5 Trash Transfer Facility for Polluting the District’s Waters

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against Rodgers Brothers Custodian Services, Inc. (Rodgers Brothers), a construction materials processing and recycling facility in Ward 5; its president, George Rodgers, Jr.; and a vice president, Mark Uhar, for repeatedly discharging…