Press Releases : Rhode Island

AG Platkin: Walmart Agrees to Pay $1.64 Million Settlement to Resolve Allegations of Unlawful Pricing Practices at Retail Stores Statewide

Record Settlement for NJ Office of Weights & Measures Includes $1.61 Million Civil Penalty.

Attorney General Platkin, 42 States Announce $700 Million Johnson & Johnson Settlement

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs, together with 42 other Attorneys General, today announced that they reached a $700 million nationwide settlement with Johnson & Johnson to resolve allegations related to the marketing of talc-based baby powder and body powder products.

Attorney General Platkin Co-Leads Effort to Defend Title IX’s Protections Against Sex Discrimination in Education

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division on Civil Rights (DCR) announced today that, together with California and Pennsylvania, they have filed the first of several amicus briefs defending Title IX, the landmark law prohibiting sex-based discrimination in education, from yet another federal court challenge that threatens the rights of students in schools and colleges nationwide.

AG Platkin Leads States in Defending Massachusetts’s Gun Laws

New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin led a multistate amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in support of Massachusetts, which is defending its commonsense gun safety laws from a Second Amendment challenge.

Cold Case Investigation Leads to Arrest and Charges in 2008 Ewing Township Homicide

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced that an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force (MCHTF) in conjunction with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Cold Case Network has resulted in the charging of two suspects in connection with the 2008 robbery and fatal beating of Leroy Julious in Ewing Township, New Jersey.

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