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AG Schmitt and 45 Other Attorneys General Reach a $120 Million Settlement Regarding False and Misleading Statements About Metal-On-Metal Hip Implant Devices


Jefferson City, MO (January 23, 2019) - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that Missouri and 45 other states reached a $120 million Consent Judgment with Medical Device Business Inc. (formerly known as DePuy) and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, to resolve allegations that DePuy unlawfully promoted its metal-on-metal hip implant devices, the ASR XL and the Pinnacle Ultamet. Under the settlement, Missouri will receive over $2.2 million. Read more...

AG Schmitt Announces Safer Streets Initiative


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 22, 2019) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today his “Safer Streets” Initiative, an effort to quell alarming violent crime rates in the St. Louis area. Unveiled in a press conference earlier today, the Safer Streets initiative will feature unprecedented cooperation between the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Attorney General’s office, as well as various law enforcement agencies.   Read more...

AG Eric Schmitt Praises the Missouri Western District Court of Appeal’s Ruling that Protects Survivors of Domestic Violence


Jefferson City, Mo. (January 17, 2019) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt praised this week’s ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, that protects the confidentiality of survivors of domestic violence in the Safe at Home program.  This is the first time that a Missouri appellate court has issued a ruling on the Safe at Home statutes since the Missouri General Assembly expanded the program in August with Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft to protect more victims.  Read more...

AG Schmitt Announces Settlements with Fiat Chrysler and Auto Parts Supplier Bosch for Adding Unlawful “Defeat Devices” to Diesel Vehicles


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (January 16, 2019) – Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that Missouri has obtained settlements providing millions of dollars for Missouri consumers who purchased or leased Fiat Chrysler vehicles containing illegal defeat devices. The settlements also provide for combined payments of approximately $3.1 million to the State of Missouri and more than $171 million to 52 jurisdictions nationwide from Fiat Chrysler and Bosch. Bosch supplied and helped program the illegal emissions “defeat device” software used by both Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen in their diesel vehicles. Read more...

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