An April 28 request to the agency by 14 states seeking technical assistance and information related to the Clean Power Plan fails "to accord proper respect for the Supreme Court's unprecedented decision" to halt the rule, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) told EPA Acting Assistant Administrator Janet McCabe in a May 16 letter .
The AGs of California and Washington pledged to hold J&J accountable. J&J vowed to vigorously defend itself and Ethicon, calling the AGs' decision to sue the companies "unjustified." J&J's Ethicon subsidiary sold 787,232 pelvic devices nationally from 2008 to 2015 including more than 42,000 in California for that same time period, according to that state's AG's office.
Patients have already filed tens of thousands of lawsuits against mesh manufacturers, including New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson, Massachusetts-based Boston Scientific and Ireland-based Endo International. Johnson & Johnson faces more than 35,000 lawsuits, Harris said. In a news release, Harris noted that Johnson & Johnson sold nearly 790,000 of the devices nationwide from 2008 to 2014, including more than 42,000 in California.
Councillor Nigel Ayre, Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, said: "The stamp of approval from Trading Standards officers, along with their professional advice and guidance will be major assets for garages looking to enhance their reputation and grow their business. Residents can get extra reassurance that they're entrusting their car to an approved trader and that the council's trading experts are further improving the sector's standards."
The American Gem Society Laboratories (AGSL) has announced that a service to distinguish if a diamond is natural o r lab-grown, a nd to determine if it has undergone High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) treatment, will begin in June. "In today's marketplace, transparency is more important than ever," said Ruth Batson, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey spoke to reporters outside of the West Wing of the White House at event on preventing gun violence. In a letter addressed to congressmen Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, Paul Ryan, and Nancy Pelosi, Healey and her counterparts from Connecticut, Virginia, California, New York, and nine other states made a strong case for restoring funds for the research needed to understand and combat the country's epidemic of deaths by firearm.
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is urging Congress to fund research into gun violence. Healey was in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to discuss Massachusetts' efforts to combat gun violence. Attorneys general from California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington state and the District of Columbia signed Healey's letter.
State attorneys general Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia and Ken Paxton of Texas, who are leading 30 states in a lawsuit opposing the Clean Power Plan, released a letter pressing the agency's clean air chief to cease all action and follow the law. A lawyer working with conservative groups argued Monday that President Obama's Justice Department should prosecute IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for lying to Congress, since President George W. Bush's Justice Department prosecuted New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens for the same offense.
Morrisey and Paxton are leading a 27 state coalition suing EPA to derail the CPP. There's also a group of 17 states backing the EPA, led by New York AG Eric Schneiderman -- the same AG who's leading an investigation into global warming skeptics . "Are we going to respect the decision of the Supreme Court? You bet, of course we are," EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told utility executives in February.
For example, research from Atlassian claimed the average US employee spends 31 hours in unnecessary meetings each month, costing businesses $37 billion each year in lost time. After the success of our HR Hackathon in Sydney, Australia, where we discussed how innovation can be turned into action , we've again teamed up with Workible and LinkedIn to run another event in Singapore.
At Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Tobin Gorey, flagging funds' "huge long positions", said that "sellers are generally queuing up after a [CFTC] report like that". London broker Marex Spectron, flagging the role of algorithmic funds in forcing sugar prices higher, said that most "in the trade" believed that "fundamentals are not sufficiently bullish to sustain the massive, and growing, long positions of non-human automatic funds.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is involved in the climate change investigation, but a spokesperson for his office, Eric Soufer, said it did not take part in the San Diego meeting. Walker has gone a step past the work in New York, the Times says, by subpoenaing private organizations like the Competitive Enterprise Institute, seeking evidence that Exxon funded work at those groups that would cast doubt on climate change.