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Consumer protection

Officials Warn of Scam Letter

Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William Rubenstein, Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora Schriro are advising residents not to respond to a letter claiming to be from Governor Dannel Malloy and bearing a replica of his signature,informing them that in return for payment to cover state taxes, they will receive the Readers Digest Sweepstakes prize of $5,000,000 and a Mercedes Benz.

02/07/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Inmate Wins $12K Verdict Over Foul Mattress

A Connecticut prisoner who said he was forced to sleep on a mattress that smelled of mildew and missing much of its stuffing was awarded $12,000 Friday by a jury that concluded he suffered cruel and unusual punishment.

01/31/2014

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AG Withdraws Appeal To High Court For Now

Connecticut has withdrawn an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging a ruling that former Gov. John Rowland’s administration violated the constitutional rights of 2,800 state employees it laid off in 2003, state Attorney General George Jepsen said Monday.

12/09/2013

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Coaltion To Honor Those For Raising Domestic Violence Awareness

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) – The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence is honoring 100 men for raising awareness about domestic violence and helping victims. The third-annual breakfast honoring and recognizing 100 male leaders throughout the state […]

11/18/2013

George Jepsen (Courtesy Office of the Attorney General)

Attorney General Wants Rowland Case In Supreme Court

Connecticut’s attorney general wants the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether former Gov. John G. Rowland’s administration violated state employees’ constitutional rights when it laid off 2,800 workers in 2003.

06/13/2013

Amistad (Courtesy Amistad America website)

Amistad Given More Time To Produce Documents

Connecticut’s attorney general is giving the organization that owns the replica schooner Amistad until the end of the week to produce some financial documents.

06/13/2013

George Jepsen (Courtesy Office of the Attorney General)

State Attorney General Warns Of Robocalls

State Attorney General George Jepsen has a warning for consumers: ignore robocalls from a person on the other end claiming to be from “cardmember services”. Jepsen says they’re only scammers offering to significantly lower credit […]

02/27/2013

File photo of a memorial for the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Conn. AG: No Basis To Hold State Liable For $100M For 6-Year-Old Newtown Survivor’s Trauma, Injuries

Connecticut’s attorney general says there appears to be no basis to support a lawyer’s request to sue the state for $100 million over the Newtown school shootings on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor.

01/01/2013

For years after its construction, the UConn Law School's library underwent renovations.  In 2008, it was surrounded by fences and wrapped in a temporary covering. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

State Can Sue Contractors Over Law Library Faults

The state Supreme Court today ruled that the state can sue contractors responsible for building a leaky law library at the UConn Law School in Hartford.

11/02/2012

Charla Nash (Brigham and Womens Hospital Photo)

AG Says State Not To Blame In Charla Nash Case

A woman mauled by a chimpanzee should not be allowed to sue the state, because taxpayers should not be held financially liable for injuries inflicted by a privately owned animal, a Connecticut official said.

04/14/2012

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