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Charla Nash seeks right to sue state, March 21, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Conn. Lawmakers Deny Chimp Attack Victim’s Appeal To Sue State For $150 Million

The Judiciary Committee voted 35-3 on Wednesday to uphold last year’s decision by State Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr., who denied Nash’s request to sue the state for $150 million.

04/02/2014

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen (credit: Getty Images)

Connecticut AG Hopes Legislation Will Power Comparison Shopping For Electric Companies

A lot of consumers in Connecticut have been signing up with electricity providers who promise lower rates, only to find a month or two later, their bills have increased sharply.

04/01/2014

Charla Nash speaks with reporters on March 21, 2014. (Credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Chimp Attack Victim Asks Again For Right To Sue State For $150M

A woman disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack appealed Friday for permission to pursue a $150 million lawsuit against the state, appearing before lawmakers to argue that officials knew the animal was a threat and failed to take action.

03/21/2014

Electric meter (credit: clipart.com)

Conn. AG Wants Better Transparency On Electric Company Bills

Many electric companies lure customers in with cheap introductory rates and then mark them up. It’s estimated that tens of thousands of Connecticut consumers have switched electric suppliers in an effort to cut their monthly bill.

02/24/2014

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Sandy Hook Fundraiser, $70K In Donations Sought By Authorities

Authorities in Connecticut and Tennessee are investigating a charity that raised money it said would go to those affected by the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut’s attorney general confirmed Tuesday.

01/14/2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal official portrait (credit: blumenthal.senate.gov)

Conn. Officials Back New Effort To Curb Domestic Violence

Members of the group “Men Make a Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence” are scheduled on Friday to join representatives of Interval House, a Hartford-based organization that provides services to victims of domestic violence, to unveil the “Stay Safe, Pass it On” campaign.

10/11/2013

A woman smokes an electronic cigarette (file/credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Conn., NY AGs Among Those Calling For Federal Regulation Of E-Cigarettes

Forty attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.

09/25/2013

A pair of angel wings and balloons stand after being offered at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 16, 2012. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Monetary Distributions To Newtown Victims, Families On Hold

The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, which is overseeing more than $11 million, postponed public hearings with the victims’ families planned for Tuesday and Wednesday.

05/07/2013

Newtown School Shooting Victims Composite (credit: CBS 2)

43 Newtown Charities Report Raising $20.4 Million After Massacre

State Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Protection Department Commissioner William Rubenstein said Tuesday that they identified 69 charities involved with raising money after the Dec. 14 massacre.

04/16/2013

SWAT team members canvas the neighborhood where the Newtown school massacre killer lived with his mother on Dec. 14, 2012. (Photo: CBS 2)

Conn. Attorney General Speaks Out Against Lawsuits Over Newtown Massacre

A lawyer earlier this year withdrew a claim to sue the state for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor of the Dec. 14 school massacre. However, attorney Irving Pinsky said he might refile.

03/24/2013

A sign adorns a memorial for shooting victims on December 18, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Conn. Officials Warn About Possible Charity Scams Involving Sandy Hook

Officials urged people on Wednesday to be careful about donating to charities that claim to benefit victims of Friday’s Newtown shootings.

12/19/2012

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Connecticut A.G. Warns Of FBI Child Porn E-Mail Scam

Internet scams are getting more and more sophisticated and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen says the latest one is a real beaut.

09/07/2012

Charla Nash on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Charla Nash Attends Hearing In Chimpanzee Attack Case

The state Claims Commissioner is being urged by the Office of the Attorney General to dismiss a claim against the state filed by Charla Nash, the Stamford woman severely disfigured by a chimpanzee in 2009.

08/10/2012

Storm damage - Ridgefield, CT - Oct 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Conn. A.G. Wants Utilities To Pay For Failed Response To Irene, Halloween Storm

Connecticut’s Attorney General wants the state’s two major utilities to pay for what he called a failure to plan for and adequately respond to last year’s major storms.

06/11/2012

Charla Nash after a full face transplant (credit: Lightchaser Photography/Handout)

Exclusive: Charla Nash’s Lawyer Blames State For Chimp Attack, Seeks $150 Million

Attorney Charles Willinger, who represents Charla Nash, spoke exclusively with WCBS 880′s Fran Schneidau and said that the state DEEP ignored its own rules, which lead to the near fatal mauling.

04/18/2012

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