Legal Actions

March 22, 2018

CfA’s Letters to California and Texas After New Mexico Attorney General Filed Lawsuit Against Vivint

On March 22, 2018, CfA renewed its requests to attorneys general in California and Texas to investigate rooftop solar companies following a new lawsuit against Vivint Solar. On March 8, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas initiated legal action against Vivint – alleging systematic fraud, deceptive business practices and racketeering –suggesting solar companies are continuing to violate state consumer protection laws more than a year after CfA first called for investigations.

March 1, 2018

Second CfA Ethics Complaint Against House Intel Chair Nunes for Leaking Confidential Information

On March 1, 2018, CfA renewed its request to the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and/or staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, acting at his direction violated House ethics rules by leaking confidential information, following a report in the New York Times that the committee leaked text messages between Senator Mark Warner and a Washington lawyer.

February 2, 2018

Lawsuit Against HHS for Records Related to ORR Director Scott Lloyd’s Efforts to Stop Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors from Obtaining Abortions

Equity Forward and Campaign for Accountability, represented by American Oversight, filed Freedom of Information Act lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services seeking records from the Office of Refugee Resettlement regarding the efforts to prevent unaccompanied immigrant minors from exercising their constitutional right to abortion.

January 25, 2018

CfA Ethics Complaint Against House Intel Chair Nunes for Leaking Confidential Information

On January 25, 2018, CfA asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and/or staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, acting at his direction, violated House ethics rules by leaking confidential information provided to committee during the course of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

January 19, 2018

CfA’s Work to Unseal Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder’s Divorce Records

On February 2, 2017, Campaign for Accountability filed a motion in the 21st Circuit Court in St. Louis County, Missouri to unseal the divorce records of Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor. After CfA filed the motion, the court clerk released some previously unreleased documents, but the divorce file remained sealed. On February 15, 2017, Puzder withdrew his nomination, prompting the judge overseeing the matter to dismiss CfA’s request as moot, but allowing the group to refile if the situation changed. On January 19, 2018, CfA filed a new petition in the 21st Circuit Court again asking the court to unseal Puzder's divorce records, after Politico reported the White House is evaluating Puzder for another, unspecified position in the Trump administration.

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