George Jepsen

Firm allegedly bilked $4.7 million from homeowners
6:06 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Conn. takes action against Greenwich law firm accused of scamming distressed homeowners

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen speaks at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
Credit AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

The state of Connecticut is accusing a Greenwich law firm of bilking homeowners out of $4.7 million in an alleged mortgage rescue scam. State Attorney General George Jepsen has obtained a temporary restraining order against the firm.

The order was filed on Friday in US District Court in Florida against Greenwich-based Resolution Law Group and the Florida-based Berger Law Group.

Read more
State opposes recognition of tribes
11:23 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Federal rule change raises questions about tribal recognition in Conn.

Golden Hill Paugussett Clan Mother Shoran Piper and her children at the Trumbull Reservation, the smallest Native American reservation in the U.S.
Credit Davis Dunavin

Native American tribes who have been denied federal recognition might have another chance under proposed new rules from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. But those new rules come with a clause that leaves tribes in Connecticut unsure if they’ll ever be recognized.  It has reopened an old debate between the state of Connecticut, homeowners and tribes.

Read more
Conn. & NY will be required to reduce pollution
5:53 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Conn. AG says EPA regulations will improve state's air quality

Public officials in Connecticut and New York welcomed new rules announced Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon pollution from power plants. The EPA was required to issue the rules by a Supreme Court ruling following a suit filed by Connecticut, New York and 10 other states.

Read more
Conn wants stricter regulation of polluters
7:52 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

NY and Conn AG's praise Supreme Court decision on interstate pollution

The attorneys general of New York and Connecticut are praising Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on smokestack emissions that cross state lines. The decision upholds the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate such emissions.

Read more
Bill would allow fatal drugs for terminally ill
7:46 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Conn. legislators hear emotional testimony for and against aid-in-dying bill

Sara Meyers, who has ALS, testified in favor of the bill
Credit CT-N

The Public Health Committee of the Connecticut State Legislature is heard emotional testimony on Monday on legislation that would allow terminally ill people in the state to be prescribed life ending drugs. If the bill were to pass, adult patients who are considered mentally competent and are told by two doctors that they have less than six months to live, would be able to get the life ending drugs. Terminally ill people testified in favor of the bill, and some with disabilities testified against it.

Read more