Attorney General Peterson and 50 Other Attorneys General Reach Settlement with BIPI

Attorney General Doug Peterson and 50 Other State Attorneys General Reach a $13.5 Million Consumer Settlement with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Concerning Its Off-Label Promotion of Four Prescription Drugs

The Attorneys General have reached a $13.5 million settlement with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) regarding the alleged off-label marketing and misleading promotion of four of its prescription drugs: Micardis®, Aggrenox®, Atrovent®, and Combivent®.

AGO Provides Information Regarding Western Union Fund for Victims of Fraud

Nebraskans who were deceived into sending payments to scammers using Western Union's wire transfer service may now apply for compensation from a $586 million dollar fund administered by the U.S. Department of Justice's Victim Asset Recovery Program.  This fund is related to a multi-state settlement with Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson and 49 other states, the District of Columbia, and Western Union that was first announced in January 2017. Nebraskans may be eligible to receive compensation if they were a victim of a fraud-induced transfer using Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017.

Attorney General Peterson to Host Mobile Office in Columbus

 

Lincoln—On Monday, October 30, 2017, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson will be hosting Mobile Office hours with several members of his staff inside the Columbus Community Center (3111 19th St.) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Attorney General will visit the center from 11 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.  Afterward, he will be spending the day with area officials and law enforcement as well as a local civic group.  

Attorney General Peterson Shares Simple Tips for Internet Safety

Is your refrigerator putting your home network at risk? We live in a world of “smart” objects, where some things like thermostats, coffee pots, and refrigerators are connected to the Internet. We carry around smart devices like phones, and we even wear them in the form of fitness trackers and medical devices. This complicated Internet ecosystem offers us tremendous benefits, but it also poses unique risks.

Attorney General Peterson Promotes Cybersecurity in the Workplace

 

As recent major cybersecurity incidents have shown, cyber criminals often rely on human error – like failing to install software patches, clicking on malicious links, and creating easy-to-guess passwords – to gain access to systems and information. Every member of an organization – from senior leadership to the newest employees – is responsible for keeping information and systems secure. The chain is only as strong as its weakest link. That’s why strong cybersecurity practices are so important.

Nebraska Attorney General’s Office Recognizes Cyber Security Awareness Month

You don’t have to be a computer expert to understand the basics of cyber security.  Even small actions can make a huge difference in keeping you safe online.  As cybercrimes like fraud and scams, identity theft, and network breaches continue to increase, it’s more important than ever to know how to protect yourself in the cyber world.