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AG Racine Calls on 11 District Hospitals to Detail Their Efforts to Make Pricing Transparent & Accessible for Consumers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today called on 11 hospitals throughout the District to fully comply with new federal hospital regulations that went into effect earlier this year that aim to make the pricing of medical services more transparent and accessible to consumers. 

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AG Racine Announces Washington Sports Club Must Pay $100K Penalty for Flouting COVID-19 Emergency Orders

Today, Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced the parent company of Washington Sports Club will be required to pay a $100,000 fine to the District to resolve allegations that the company failed to adhere to the District’s COVID-19 health and safety orders, misinformed its patrons, and put the…

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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.