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AG Jennings Announces $3.1 Billion Opioid Settlement With Walmart

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Attorney General Kathy Jennings today announced that Delaware has reached a settlement with Walmart to resolve allegations that the company contributed to the opioid addiction crisis by failing to appropriately oversee the dispensing of opioids at its stores. The settlement will provide $3.1 billion nationally and will require significant improvements in how Walmart’s pharmacies handle […]




Delaware Joins Combined $15 Million Multistate Settlements Over 2015 Experian Data Breach

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Monday, November 7, 2022

Attorney General Kathleen Jennings announced today that Delaware, along with 39 states, has obtained two multistate settlements with Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (“Experian”) and T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) concerning a 2015 data breach experienced by Experian that compromised the personal information of more than 15 million individuals who submitted credit applications with T-Mobile. Under the […]




Attorney General Jennings Announces Settlement With Experian-Owned Company Over Sensitive Information Breach

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Monday, November 7, 2022

Attorney General Jennings today announced a multistate settlement with Experian Data Corp (“EDC”) for failing to warn affected consumers after it learned that an identity thief was posing as a private investigator and retrieving sensitive personal information from Court Ventures Inc., a database that EDC had purchased. In 2012, the U.S. Secret Service notified EDC […]




Attorney General Jennings Announces Multistate Settlement with Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, Inc.

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings announced Thursday a multistate settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., for their deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices. A multistate investigation found the companies violated state consumer protection laws by misrepresenting the safety and effectiveness of the devices and failing to sufficiently disclose risks associated […]




During Peak Tax Season, Consumer Protection Unit Urges Delawareans to be on Guard Against IRS Scams

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

With IRS W-2 forms already issued by many employers, the 2019 tax season is underway, and the Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Unit is cautioning Delaware consumers and employers to be on guard for fake IRS phone call scams and IRS Form W-2 email phishing scams that are targeting Delaware employers, including retail businesses, school […]







  Category: Consumer Protection


AG Jennings Announces $3.1 Billion Opioid Settlement With Walmart

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Attorney General Kathy Jennings today announced that Delaware has reached a settlement with Walmart to resolve allegations that the company contributed to the opioid addiction crisis by failing to appropriately oversee the dispensing of opioids at its stores. The settlement will provide $3.1 billion nationally and will require significant improvements in how Walmart’s pharmacies handle […]




Delaware Joins Combined $15 Million Multistate Settlements Over 2015 Experian Data Breach

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Monday, November 7, 2022

Attorney General Kathleen Jennings announced today that Delaware, along with 39 states, has obtained two multistate settlements with Experian Information Solutions, Inc. (“Experian”) and T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) concerning a 2015 data breach experienced by Experian that compromised the personal information of more than 15 million individuals who submitted credit applications with T-Mobile. Under the […]




Attorney General Jennings Announces Settlement With Experian-Owned Company Over Sensitive Information Breach

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Monday, November 7, 2022

Attorney General Jennings today announced a multistate settlement with Experian Data Corp (“EDC”) for failing to warn affected consumers after it learned that an identity thief was posing as a private investigator and retrieving sensitive personal information from Court Ventures Inc., a database that EDC had purchased. In 2012, the U.S. Secret Service notified EDC […]




Attorney General Jennings Announces Multistate Settlement with Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, Inc.

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings announced Thursday a multistate settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, Inc., for their deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices. A multistate investigation found the companies violated state consumer protection laws by misrepresenting the safety and effectiveness of the devices and failing to sufficiently disclose risks associated […]




During Peak Tax Season, Consumer Protection Unit Urges Delawareans to be on Guard Against IRS Scams

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

With IRS W-2 forms already issued by many employers, the 2019 tax season is underway, and the Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Unit is cautioning Delaware consumers and employers to be on guard for fake IRS phone call scams and IRS Form W-2 email phishing scams that are targeting Delaware employers, including retail businesses, school […]