New Home Improvement Services Contractor Regulations in Delaware Effective Today, November 1st

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Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings’ Consumer Protection Unit promulgated final regulations that establish clear rules of the road for the Home Improvement Services industry in Delaware. The regulations are based on hundreds of complaints received by the Department of Justice, and it requires a number of disclosures and prohibits certain practices regarding home improvement transactions.  Among other requirements, the…

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Del. AG Jennings Introduces Abortion Legal Helpline

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A public-private non-profit initiative has led to the creation of the Delaware Attorney General’s Abortion Legal Helpline. According to Attorney General Kathy Jennings, the helpline will offer free legal advice for anyone in search of guidance following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision that overturns Roe v. Wade and leaves abortion-related matters to the states.…

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Update: Del. State Auditor Kathy McGuiness Convicted of 3 Charges

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*Additional story update: Delaware State House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, D-Bear and Majority Whip Larry Mitchell, D-Elsmere released this statement Friday following the conviction of State Auditor Kathy McGuiness: “We put our trust in our elected officials – especially those whose responsibility is to serve as a watchdog for the state’s finances – and when…

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Del. Chancery Court Backs State Challenge Of Seaford Ordinance Concerning Disposal Of Fetal Remains

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The City of Seaford’s much-discussed ordinance that attempted to require that remains following the termination of a pregnancy be buried or cremated has been overturned in a Delaware Chancery Court ruling released Wednesday. City officials who supported the ordinance said the goal was to provide dignified treatment of remains and that it was not an…

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Del. AG Kathy Jennings Files To Seek Re-election

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Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings has made it official: she is seeking a second term.Jennings has filed for re-election, according to her campaign Thursday. She is a Democrat.Jennings said in her first term, she and the Justice Department held opioid manufacturers accountable, combatted violent crime, and pushed for new laws to make the system more…

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What Does TurboTax Settlement Mean To Md., Del.?

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About 66,000 Maryland consumers can expect checks in the mail under a settlement reached with all attorneys general and Intuit, the owners of Turbo Tax.Maryland AG Brian Frosh said Wednesday that the state expects to receive more than $2-million. Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings said the settlement would direct more than $400,000 to The First…

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Laurel Man Gets 2 Years In Prison For Hate Crime, Other Charges

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A Laurel man faces a two-year prison sentence following his guilty plea to felony hate crime and other charges.According to the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, 38-year-old James Raab also admitted to charges of possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony, aggravated menacing and resisting arrest.Prosecutors said Raab threatened a neighbor with a…

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Tower Hill School Official Charged With Child Porn Distribution

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An official at a prestigious private school in Wilmington has been charged with dealing in child pornography.53-year-old William Ushler’s arrest this week came about through work by the Department of Justice and Delaware State Police team on the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, according to Attorney General Kathy Jennings.Ushler directed upper school admissions at…

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5 Charged With Straw Purchases Of Dozens Of Firearms

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Five people have been indicted on felony charges in connection with illegal straw purchases of more than 60 firearms. Two of the firearms involved resulted in lives being lost, according to Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings. The charges were announced Wednesday in Georgetown by Jennings, who said several agencies were involved in the investigations that…

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Del., Md. Share In $1.85-Billion Student Loan Settlement

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A settlement with one of the nation’s largest student loan servicers is expected to result in payments going directly to borrowers in many states, including Delaware and Maryland. Navient has reached a settlement in a case that involved allegations of widespread unfair, deceptive and predatory practices. The settlement totals $1.85-billion. Attorney General Kathy Jennings said…

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Seaford Votes To Stay Enforcement Of Fetal Remains Ordinance

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Seaford city officials will ‘stay’ the enforcement of an ordinance that would regulate the disposal of fetal remains following an abortion that’s conducted within the city. Council members and the mayor met Thursday in a special session. Potential legal action against the city was also discussed during an executive session. “The motion that is going…

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Delaware Sues Monsanto Over PCB Contamination

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Delaware is suing agro-chemical giant Monsanto and two of its corporate spin-offs. Attorney General Kathy Jennings said Thursday that the lawsuit seeks to recover damages and clean-up costs associated with PCBs made by Monsanto for decades, despite knowing the dangers they posed to the environment and public health. The lawsuit filed in state Superior Court…

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VIDEO | Del., Md. Part Of Massive Proposed Opioid Settlement

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Maryland, Delaware and other states have announced a massive settlement proposal with the three largest distributors of opioids in the United States – Cardinal Health, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen – as well as manufacturer, Johnson and Johnson. According to Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, the states had been investigating allegations that the companies engaged in a…

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