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Attorney General Schwalb Announces $600K+ Wage Theft Settlement Barring Construction Company from Doing Business in DC

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that Prestige Drywall, a construction company that operates in the District of Columbia, will pay over $600,000 in restitution to harmed workers and penalties to the District as part of a wage theft settlement with the Office of the Attorney…

Topics: Worker Rights

Public Hearing: Providence Hospital Sale

The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia is reviewing the sale of the Providence Hospital site (1150 Varnum Street NE) to a for-profit entity and is holding a public hearing to receive stakeholder and resident input.

Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Home Improvement Scams and Disputes

Looking to upgrade, remodel, or improve your home? Finding a reliable and trustworthy home improvement contractor can be difficult. We frequently receive complaints from consumers about disputes with contractors, and suggest consumers follow these steps to choose a contractor with confidence,…

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Attorney General Brian Schwalb Issues Supplemental Business Advisory on Restaurant Fees

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today issued a Supplemental Business Advisory on restaurants’ legal obligation to adequately disclose all fees – including service fees – to customers. Given the recent increase in consumer confusion over restaurants’ fees, the advisory builds on the Office of…

Consumer Alert: Looking for a Place to Rent in D.C.? Watch Out for Fake Listings & Rental Fee Scams

Are you a new renter looking online for a place to live in DC? The District is a great place to live and work, but finding housing can be difficult. Recently, there has been an increase in rental scams targeting out-of-town renters, short-term renters, and students. If you are looking for a new…

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Attorney General Schwalb Joins Bipartisan Coalition in Opposing 3M's Proposed PFAS Settlement

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today joined a bipartisan coalition of 22 Attorneys General in opposing a proposed class action settlement that fails to adequately hold the 3M Company (3M) accountable for contaminating the nation’s drinking water supply. Under the proposed settlement, water…

DC Joins VP Harris at White House to Address Opioid Crisis

Earlier this week, I met with Vice President Kamala Harris, Dr. Rahul Gupta, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and seven other state AGs at the White House to discuss state and federal efforts to address the opioid crisis—a crisis that has caused immense harm in…

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​​​​​​​Attorney General Schwalb Announces District Ambassadors for National "Do the Write Thing" Violence Prevention Essay Contest

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that Kelsey Matthews II from the Statesman School for Boys and Anthony Carter III from Charles Hart Middle School were selected as the District of Columbia ambassadors for the “Do the Write Thing” Challenge, a national anti-violence essay contest…

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Attorney General Schwalb Sues Major Chemical Companies for Contaminating the District with Toxic PFAs Chemicals

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced a lawsuit against over 25 chemical companies, including The 3M Company (3M) and DuPont De Nemours, Inc. (DuPont), for manufacturing, marketing, distributing, and selling products containing dangerous PFAS chemicals which now pollute the District’…

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Attorney General Schwalb Announces New Leadership Team Hires

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced the appointments of two individuals to the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) senior leadership team. Marta Paravano, who has been instrumental in modernizing OAG’s operations and supporting the excellence of its legal practice, has been…

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