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Oct 20th 2017

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today a $120 million settlement with General Motors Company (“GM”) over allegations GM concealed safety issues related to ignition-switch-related defects in GM vehicles. The settlement, reached between the attorneys general of 49 states and the District of Columbia and General Motors Company (“GM”), concludes a multistate investigation into the auto manufacturer’s failure to timely disclose known safety defects associated with unintended key- rotation-related and/or ignition-switch-related issues in several models and model years of GM vehicles. “This settlement will make all South Carolina drivers safer,” Attorney General Wilson said. “Even if you don’t…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Attorney General Alan Wilson has joined with a bipartisan group of attorneys general from across the country in letters to 15 health care companies that provide pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services, encouraging the companies to implement programs to mitigate prescription opioid abuse. The attorneys general also sent a letter to the president and CEO of CVS Health Corporation applauding the company’s recent program that automatically enrolled all commercial, health plan, employer and Medicaid clients in an opioid abuse mitigation program. “The opioid epidemic involves everyone from patients to doctors to pharmaceutical companies to pharmacies and insurance companies,”…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joined a coalition of 13 state attorneys general in urging Congress to curb the authority of federal agencies to create and enforce regulations. The attorneys general wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the Senate to pass a bill that would amend the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), a statute which sets forth the requirements for lawful executive agency action. “Regulation by unelected bureaucrats cannot replace legislation by the people’s elected representatives,” Attorney General Wilson said. The letter states that the Obama-era executive overreach demonstrates that existing congressional, judicial and other…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) –Groups that help crime victims across South Carolina are getting more than $38 million in federal and state grants. The Public Safety Coordinating Council formally approved the grants in September and the money started going out October 1st. The grants are distributed by the South Carolina Crime Victim Services Division, which was added to the Attorney General’s Office by state law earlier this year. It had been a part of the Department of Public Safety. There are three different types of grants: Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grants; Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) grants; and State Victim Assistance…

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  • (Columbia, SC) – Attorney General Alan Wilson led participants through the 20th annual Silent Witness Domestic Violence ceremony that was held today on the south steps of the State House in Columbia. During the solemn ceremony, Attorney General Wilson called the names of 34 women and five men from across the state who lost their lives as the result of domestic violence in the previous year. Victims’ family members, friends, or volunteers carried a life-sized silhouette representing the victim to the State House steps as a bell was rung for each victim. An additional 40th silhouette represented the potential unknown…

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  • (Columbia, S.C.) – Today, Attorney General Alan Wilson, with a bipartisan coalition of 39 Attorneys General and the National Association of Attorneys General, called on Congress to pass legislation that changes federal law to make treatment for drug addiction more affordable and accessible for Americans who most need it. HR 2938 is the “Road to Recovery” Act. Led by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, the coalition of Attorneys General sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, describing the national epidemic of heroin and opioid abuse and overdose deaths, and stating: “… [W]e…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joined a 25-state coalition in support of permanently rescinding language used in the 2015 Waters of the United States rule. The coalition filed its letter Wednesday as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s ongoing review of the WOTUS rule. It encourages the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to preserve the states’ role in protecting water resources by fully eliminating the Obama-era rule and enforcing pre-existing rules until more concise language can be adopted. “This rule is nothing but an unconstitutional federal land grab that will hurt businesses in South Carolina,”…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) —South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joined a multistate coalition in supporting the right of individual states to prohibit sanctuary cities within their borders. Sanctuary jurisdictions — cities and localities that prohibit or otherwise obstruct cooperation between federal and local officials on immigration enforcement — defy the rule of law and deprive law enforcement of the tools necessary for effective civil and criminal enforcement. “I swore an oath to uphold the law when I took office and sanctuary cities scoff at the rule of law,” Attorney General Wilson said. Prohibiting sanctuary cities helps uphold federal immigration laws and…

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  • [COLUMBIA, S.C.] – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general seeks documents and information from distributors of prescription opioids as part of a multistate investigation into the nationwide opioid epidemic. This information will enable the attorneys general to evaluate whether distributors engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing, sale, and distribution of opioids. There are 41 attorneys general participating in the multistate investigations. Nationwide and in South Carolina, opioids—prescription and illicit—are the main driver of drug overdose deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioids were involved in 33,091 deaths in…

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