Volume 4, Number 6

June 30, 2010

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper Elected NAAG President at Summer Meeting
The Annual NAAG Summer Meeting, June 14 -16, ushered in new leadership, with North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper being elected NAAG president for the 2010-2011 term.
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Employee Spotlight
As the deputy chief counsel for MSA payments, Michael Hering assists the Settling States of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) with the provisions of the MSA relating to the payment obligations of the tobacco companies that are party to the MSA.
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Decisions Affecting the Powers and Duties of State Attorneys General
Emily Myers, Antitrust Counsel
This is another in our series reporting on recent decisions from across the country affecting the powers and duties of state Attorneys General.
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NAAG Signs Training Agreement with Iraq Jurists Union
NAAG President and Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning was present in Baghdad, Iraq June 3 to sign on behalf of NAAG a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NAAG and Iraq Jurists Union (IJU).
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Drug Takeback Programs – National Day Planned
Paula Cotter, Energy & Environment Counsel
A number of states and localities have instituted “drug takeback” programs. The purpose of such programs is to allow for safe, legal, and environmentally-friendly disposal of extra drugs that patients have not used.
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State Attorneys General Participate in Mortgage Fraud Sweep
State Attorneys General, as members of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (FFETF), participated in the broadest mortgage fraud sweep in history.
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Chief Deputies Meet in Wisconsin
Thirty-nine chief deputies attended the annual NAAG Chief Deputies Seminar in Madison, Wis., May 18-20.Hosted by Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and his Chief Deputy Raymond Taffora, the two-day seminar allowed attendees to discuss a wide variety of issues and explore new ways of addressing common questions
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NAAG Deputy Director Safely Returns from Iraq
Chris Toth, NAAG deputy executive director and director of the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), safely returned to the United States and NAAG in May following a one-year deployment to Iraq.
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NAAG Welcomes Summer Interns
NAAG is pleased to welcome this summer four distinguished interns accepted to work alongside NAAG counsel in the D.C. office, contributing hard work and motivation in exchange for an opportunity to learn and grow in their related fields of interest.
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