Florida Office of the Attorney General News

Midland Credit Management multistate debt collection probe ends with settlement, Bondi says

By Claudia Balthazar | Dec 10, 2018

TALLHASSEE – Midland Credit Management Inc. and Midland Funding LLC, whose parent company, Encore Capital Group Inc. is among the leading firms in the consumer debt purchasing industry, recently reached a settlement with Attorney General Pam Bondi and 41 other state attorneys general and the District of Columbia after fighting in the courtroom for over five years, a Dec. 4 news release from Bondi's office said.

State adds CVS, Walgreens to opioid suit

By John Breslin | Nov 30, 2018

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has added the country's two largest pharmacies to a suit that accuses drug manufacturers and distributors of helping to fuel the opioid crisis.

Gun control group's $2m investment in Florida election dwarfs national total for cycle

By John Breslin | Oct 15, 2018

TALLAHASSEE - A huge late $2 million investment in the Florida election by a national gun control group largely financed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg dwarfs the total amount the group has spent nationally this election cycle.

AG race heating up as polls show too close to call

By John Breslin | Oct 13, 2018

Two candidates in Florida's attorney general race ramped up attack ads this month.

Bondi, mortgage company reach settlement regarding misrepresentation of disaster forbearance plan

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 8, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – Attorney General Pam Bondi recently announced a settlement with one of the largest non-bank residential mortgage providers in the country that allegedly engaged in misconduct regarding a mortgage forbearance plan in the wake of Hurricane Irma in 2017.

More than 90 percent of Florida sheriffs endorse Moody for AG

By Karen Kidd | Oct 7, 2018

TAMPA — If the race for Florida Attorney General were decided by the county sheriffs across the Sunshine State, Republican Ashley Moody would win by a landslide.

Moody is "the real deal," says Walton County Sheriff

By Karen Kidd | Oct 6, 2018

SANTA ROSA BEACH — Calling her "phenomenally qualified," Walton County Sheriff Michael A. Adkinson Jr. has endorsed Republican Ashley Moody's bid for state Attorney General.

Pasco County Sheriff backs Moody for AG

By Marian Johns | Oct 6, 2018

NEW PORT RICHEY — Noting her work as a Florida prosecutor, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco has endorsed Ashley Moody to be the state's next attorney general.

Florida AG candidate Moody lands another sheriff endorsement

By Marian Johns | Oct 6, 2018

SEBRING — Florida Attorney General Republican candidate Ashley Moody continues to tout her endorsements from the majority of county sheriffs, in another highly visible, highly contested race in the Sunshine state.

Bradford County Sheriff endorses Moody for Florida AG

By Karen Kidd | Oct 6, 2018

STARKE — Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith is among an overwhelming majority of sheriffs in Florida endorsing Republican Ashley Moody's bid for state Attorney General.

Florida to receive $8.2 million as part of proposed Uber data breach settlement

By Charmaine Little | Sep 27, 2018

TALLAHASSE – Attorney General Pam Bondi recently said a $148 million settlement has been reached with Uber Technologies regarding violations of the state's Information Protection Act (FIPA) and other related laws related to data breaches.

In latest AG poll, GOP's Moody ahead of rival Shaw, 46-44

By Charmaine Little | Sep 27, 2018

Republican candidate Ashley Moody is still besting her Democratic component Sean Shaw in the highly anticipated Attorney General race, the latest census from the St. Pete Polls reveals.

Billionaire mega-donor Steyer picks favorite AG hopefuls; More global warming cases possible

By John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

Democrat challengers aspiring to become the top lawyers in their states have received financial boosts from Tom Steyer, a billionaire investor and environmental activist who some feel is a driving force behind the recent string of climate change lawsuits struggling to persuade judges to punish the energy industry.

In state AG race, Moody leads Shaw by slim margin, report says

By Ann Maher | Aug 31, 2018

TALLAHASSEE - The race for state attorney general is shaping up as a tight one with Republican Ashley Moody ahead by a few points over Democrat Sean Shaw.

Republican group calls Shaw's remarks on role of AG 'reckless and irresponsible'

By Ann Maher | Aug 30, 2018

TALLAHASSEE - Remarks made by the newly elected Democrat nominee for attorney general on the role the state's chief law enforcer can play were "reckless and irresponsible," according to the Republican Attorneys General Association.

Manufacturers, distributors of opioids ordered to reply to state complaint within weeks

By John Breslin | Aug 27, 2018

DADE CITY - Manufacturers and distributors of opioids have until next month to reply to a complaint filed by Florida that blames them, at least in part, for the epidemic of overdoses and deaths sweeping the state and country.

Consumer attorney: Senior scams in state 'more prevalent' and 'more sophisticated'

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 14, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – Experts say that scams that target elderly residents of Florida have become more frequent in recent years.

Florida residents with felony convictions seek return of voting rights

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 9, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – After felons in Florida have served their time, they are prohibited from voting in elections and their only hope to have the right restored is to seek clemency from the governor, a process that some view as unfair and antiquated.

Attorney: Price gouging seen during Hurricane Irma 'very common'

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 9, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – Following Hurricane Irma, some companies are alleged to have illegally inflated prices of items that are non-negotiable when it comes to preparing for a massive storm.

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