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Attorney General Lynn Fitch Newsletter - Volume 22

ICYMI: Meeting with President Trump and AG Barr

Last week, I met with President Trump, Attorney General Barr, and a working group of state Attorneys General to discuss online censorship.

 

The public square may have largely moved online, but Americans still should not stand for censorship of speech. As Mississippi's Attorney General, I will defend the right of Mississippians to engage in open and fair discourse.

 

I look forward to continuing the work to fight online censorship.

 

Official White House photo by Tia Dufour

 

You can read more about the meeting here.

The Attorney General's Office announced a settlement by 48 states and the District of Columbia with C.R. Bard, Inc. and its parent company Becton, Dickinson and Company requiring payment of $60 million for the deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices.

 

C.R. Bard failed to disclose serious and life-altering risks of permanently implanted surgical mesh devices, leaving thousands of women to suffer. This settlement holds Bard accountable for its deceptive business practices and ensures they will not violate Mississippi’s consumer protection laws again.

 

Mississippi will receive a total amount of $837,611.00.

 

Read more about the settlement here .

Protecting seniors from precious metals scheme

Secretary Watson and I joined the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and 29 other states in filing a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging Metals.com and Barrick Capital Inc. solicited $185 million from 1,600 seniors and other vulnerable people nationwide, including over $350,000 from Mississippians, by touting precious metals at grossly inflated prices that were not disclosed.

 

This coordinated state and federal action to stop the company’s efforts to prey on elderly investors is the result of a multi-state collaboration by members of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Office of Cooperative Enforcement.

 

If you suspect you have been targeted by similar precious metals investment schemes, please contact the Secretary of State's Securities Division at (601)359-1334.

 

Read more about the complaint here

Take the Safety Pledge TODAY!

More time online means more direct access to our children, including for those who want to harm them.

 

I joined the White House and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the effort to prevent online child exploitation and trafficking. Take the pledge and do your part to help keep kids safer online!

 

For more information, visit SafetyPledge.org.

VIDEO: Confirm ACB

Amy Coney Barrett is an exemplary jurist. Accomplished, honest, hardworking. She will be a fair Justice and deserves a fair confirmation process.


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