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The Vermont Attorney General's office says four women have been convicted for their roles in a Medicaid fraud case that cost the state Medicaid program more than $100,000 over a five-year period.

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The Vermont Attorney General’s office has ordered a dairy farm in Brandon to take corrective actions and pay a fine for violations of the state’s water pollution laws and agricultural practice regulations.

The Vermont Attorney General’s office and state Human Rights Commission have issued a report offering guidance on gender-based pricing. The study by the agencies finds that women often pay more for products and services than men.

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The Vermont attorney general's office has dropped its criminal investigation into whether an environmental activist acted as a lawyer without a law license in her advocacy for critics of large-scale wind and solar power projects before state regulators.

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Authorities have concluded a Vermont state trooper was legally justified in the use of deadly force when he fired at a man in Fayston last month, injuring him in the leg.

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Bill Sorrell is the longest serving Attorney General in Vermont history.  First appointed to the office by Governor Howard Dean, he was initially sworn in on May 1, 1997.  He has since won re-election every two years. But on September 28th,   Sorrell announced that he will not run again.  The Attorney General tells WAMC North Country Bureau Chief  Pat Bradley why he decided to retire.

Authorities say Barre, Vermont  mechanic has been charged with manslaughter and reckless endangerment for passing a state inspection for a defective vehicle that later crashed, killing a woman.

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There may be a rematch in the race for Vermont Attorney General.  Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan  has announced that he will again seek the Democratic nomination in 2016.  But incumbent Democrat Bill Sorrell has not decided if he will stand for re-election.

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Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is rejecting a request that he appoint an independent counsel to investigate allegations that he has violated Vermont's campaign finance laws.

The Vermont Attorney General's office has filed a civil lawsuit claiming the publicly-financed candidate in last year’s race for lieutenant governor committed campaign finance violations. Now, the former candidate has filed a countersuit.

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The Vermont Attorney General  has filed a civil lawsuit against the losing candidate in last fall’s Lieutenant Governor’s campaign.

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The Vermont legislature passed a law last session requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods.  It was immediately challenged by major food producers.  Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell is defending the law. That was among the topics he discussed earlier this week with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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The Vermont Attorney General's office is calling a second public hearing on the state's rules to implement the ban on genetically modified organisms.

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The Vermont Attorney General’s office announced that the only public hearing on the state’s proposed genetically modified food labeling rules would be held Tuesday evening. But advocates are upset that it was poorly publicized and few, if any, people knew about the meeting.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has turned aside a challenge to Vermont's campaign finance law, ending a five-year legal battle.

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The Vermont attorney general says Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. will pay the state $42,500 in a settlement of a lawsuit alleging that it sold jewelry that the state says contains toxic substances.

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The Vermont attorney general has asked the U.S. District Court to uphold the state’s newly enacted law that requires the labeling of genetically modified foods.

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The state of Vermont is asking a federal judge to throw out a food industry lawsuit that seeks to block Vermont's new GMO labeling law from taking effect.

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Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell is warning state residents about a phone scam targeting electric power customers in which callers threaten to shut off customers' power if money is not sent immediately.

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The Vermont Attorney General's office has released a draft of the rules it is writing to govern the state's first-in-the-nation law to require the labeling of food made with genetically modified organisms.

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The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation is urging people to be sure that when they sign service contracts the companies they are dealing with are registered with the state.

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The case against a company that the Vermont Attorney general’s office claims is violating the state’s Consumer Protection Act will move forward in the courts.

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The Vermont attorney general filed a request with the U.S. District Court Friday asking that it dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and other industry groups challenging the state’s new GMO labeling law.

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The Vermont attorney general has asked the federal court to throw out a lawsuit filed by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and other industry groups over a Vermont law that requires the labeling of food made with genetically modified organisms.

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The Vermont attorney general is suing Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. for selling jewelry that the state says contains toxic substances.

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An investigation by the Vermont attorney general's office has ruled a Brattleboro police officer was justified when he shot and killed an unarmed drug suspect during a raid.

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The Vermont Attorney General's office is suing more than two dozen of the country's largest refiners of gasoline over the use of the gasoline additive MTBE that it says has caused widespread groundwater pollution.

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The Vermont attorney general's office is warning business owners to beware of calls or emails from groups claiming to be raising money for local schools.

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Vermont’s Attorney General has issued an opinion following confusion over the implementation start of new campaign finance law.

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Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell says the state's campaign finance contribution limits will remain the same through the end of the year.

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