News & Updates

Ushering in 2024 at OAG

Happy 2024! It’s hard to believe that January is already drawing to a close. Here at the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), we hit the ground running, kicking off the year with a new public safety grant program and a series of successful wage theft and consumer protection cases that put…

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Attorney General Schwalb Announces Liberty Tax Will Pay $750,000 For Deceiving Thousands of District Residents in "Cash in a Flash" Tax-Prep Scam

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that the nation’s third largest tax preparation company, Liberty Tax, will pay $550,000 to more than 7,300 DC residents who were misled and overcharged for tax preparation services. As part of a settlement resolving the consumer protection…

Reflecting on My First Year as Your Attorney General

When I was sworn into office nearly one year ago, humbled by the trust District residents placed in me to represent and advocate for them, I pledged to use the law to combat persistent equity gaps, defend and strengthen the fundamental rights of all who live and work here, ensure that our…

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​​​​​Attorney General Schwalb Resolves Investigation Into Lyft Scooter Parking Fines, Recovers Full Restitution for Consumers

Attorney General Schwalb today announced the resolution of an investigation into Lyft concerning its failure to provide proper notice to consumers about fines the company imposed when scooters were parked improperly. Under the terms of a settlement agreement, Lyft will provide full restitution…

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Attorney General Schwalb Issues Consumer Alert & Business Advisory on Price Transparency Requirements

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today issued the below Consumer Alert informing District residents of their right to clear information about prices before they make a purchase in the District of Columbia.  

Taking on the Rental Housing Cartel

At the Office of Attorney General (OAG), we use the law to preserve and advocate for affordable housing, protect tenants, and hold abusive and neglectful landlords accountable. This month, we announced our lawsuit against RealPage, a Texas-based technology firm that offers various technology-…

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Attorney General Schwalb Sues Home Renovation Company Curbio Over Fraudulent Scheme That Targets Elderly District Residents

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today filed a lawsuit against Curbio, Inc. (Curbio), which markets itself as a pre-sale home renovation company that allows homeowners to defer payment until their homes are sold. The lawsuit alleges Curbio engages in a scheme of deception, intimidation, and…

The LARGEST Environmental Settlement in DC History

All District residents have the right to enjoy the natural treasures of our great city while living in safe and healthy neighborhoods. OAG will continue to work hard, everyday, to ensure that the law protects that right for everyone.

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Attorney General Brian Schwalb Sues Meta for Endangering Youth Through Addictive Social Media Platforms

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced a lawsuit against Meta Platforms, Inc. (Meta) alleging that the company knowingly designed Instagram and its other social media platforms with features that lure in and addict children and cause harm to their mental, emotional, and physical…

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Attorney General Schwalb Secures Over $350,000 From Software Firm Servicing Charities and Schools for Data Breach

Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb today announced that, along with 49 other Attorneys General, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) reached a settlement with software company Blackbaud, which provides software to nonprofits (primarily charities and schools), for its deficient data security…