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AG Racine Announces $188.6 Million Multistate Settlement with Medical Device Manufacturer Boston Scientific Corporation

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a multistate settlement with Boston Scientific Corporation (Boston Scientific) to resolve allegations that the company deceptively marketed transvaginal surgical mesh devices to patients.

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AG Racine Sues Home Health Care Agency for Defrauding District Medicaid Program of More than $3 Million

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a lawsuit against Vizion One, a home health care provider, for defrauding the District’s Medicaid program of more than $3 million. In the lawsuit, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) alleges that Vizion One engaged in an elaborate scheme to…

Stopping Charity Fundraising Phone Scams: What Consumers Need to Know

This week, the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, along with the Federal Trade Commission and 46 agencies from 38 states, shut down the operators of a massive and long-running charity fundraising phone scam.

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AG Racine Releases Report Detailing 2020 Consumer Protection Trends

Today, Attorney General Karl A. Racine released a year-end “Consumer Complaint Report” about issues District consumers faced in 2020, a year largely driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the action the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) took to protect consumers.

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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.

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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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AG Racine Joins Multistate Lawsuit Against Trump Administration Rule Allowing Predatory Lenders to Gut State Consumer Protections

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today joined a coalition of eight Attorneys General in filing a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration rule that would make it easier for predatory lenders to bypass state interest rate caps.

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.