Multi-State Actions by AG Kaul

Since taking office at the beginning of 2019, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul has announced the state’s participation in several multistate actions covering various issues. The actions include comments challenging federal administration proposals, investigations into corporations, and multistate lawsuits and amicus briefs. Below is an update on notable multistate actions in which Wisconsin is participating: […]

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Gov. Evers Requests AG Opinion on Act 21

Attorney General Josh Kaul is currently considering a request from Gov. Tony Evers for a formal opinion regarding the applicability of 2011 Act 21. Act 21 provided a broad scope of rulemaking reforms. The legislation clarified that agencies may not enforce requirements unless explicitly permitted by statute or properly promulgated rule and further refined what an […]

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AG Kaul Joins Lawsuit Against Clean Power Plan Repeal

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul has joined a coalition of 22 states and seven local governments in a lawsuit challenging the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, which repeals the Clean Power Plan. EPA proposed repealing the Clean Power Plan in 2017 after determining the rule exceeds EPA’s statutory authority and […]

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PFAS Update: DNR & AG Kaul Actions, Industry Response to DHS Standards

The Wisconsin Water Quality Coalition recently submitted a letter and comments to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) in response to recommended strict groundwater standards for two PFAS chemicals, PFOA and PFOS. If promulgated as an enforceable rule, the standards would be costly to Wisconsin industry and would open up the state for frivolous lawsuits. In addition to […]

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Legislature Files Lawsuit Against AG to Enforce Extraordinary Session Laws

Republican legislative leadership have filed a petition for original action in the Wisconsin Supreme Court, seeking to enforce sections of the 2018 extraordinary legislation that require legislative oversight of attorney general settlements. The Legislature’s petition and memo in support state that Attorney General Josh Kaul reads the 2017 Act 369 settlement review provisions as not […]

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Wisconsin AG Joins Lawsuit to Block T-Mobile-Sprint Merger, Other Multistate Actions

On June 11, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul joined eight other states and Washington, D.C. in a civil antitrust lawsuit to block the proposed merger of wireless communication companies T-Mobile and Sprint. The complaint argues that combining the market share of T-Mobile and Sprint would result in less competition, higher prices, and reduced innovation. The […]

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