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Referring to the initial lawsuit as "the tip of the iceberg," Jepsen stated that "the prices of many generic drugs have skyrocketed.”
“This proposal could cause Connecticut consumers to pay considerably higher utility rates," said Jepsen, joining nine other states in this action.
The settlement resolves charges that the automobile manufacturer intentionally allowed defective ignition switches to remain in its vehicles.
"It is infuriating that these assaults will not stop,” said Gov. Dannel Malloy.
The Fairfield dentist primarily saw indigent and elderly Medicaid patients who were residents at assisted living facilities in Connecticut.
Connecticut's Chief Medical Examiner is projecting that more than 1,000 people will die of opioid-related overdoses in the state this year.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs needs to approve amendments to Connecticut’s gaming compacts with the Mashantucket Pequots and Mohegans, the tribes behind the East Windsor casino, which is not being built on a tribal reservation.
"Consumers are understandably angry and upset about this breach, and their feelings are entirely warranted given the extremely sensitive nature of the compromised information," state Attorney General George Jepsen said.
A number of Fairfield County municipalities could soon file their own, similar lawsuits.
"Connecticut has to get a lot more serious" about approaching the opioid abuse epidemic, Rudy Marconi said.
The coalition is accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of failing to live up to its mandate to control methane pollution.
Although which companies will be under investigation was not disclosed, it seems likely that Stamford’s Purdue Pharma, already the subject of several lawsuits, will be included.
George Betser has also agreed that he will not seek renewal of his now-expired Connecticut dental license.