Press Releases

December 11, 2018

Attorney General Shapiro Announces Winners of 2019 Drug-Free Calendar Contest

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today congratulated the winners of the Attorney General’s 22nd Annual Drug-Free Calendar Contest.

Attorney General Shapiro Files Opposition to Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Legal Immigration

December 10, 2018

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro, joined by 23 Attorneys General and Attorneys General-elect, today filed comments opposing President Trump’s latest effort to marginalize lawful immigrants in Pennsylvania and around the country. The Trump Administration has proposed an overhaul of so-called “public charge” rules that could make it easier to deny adjustment of status to legal immigrants, reject green card applications, or remove immigrants from the country if they utilize certain healthcare, nutrition or housing programs.

Attorney General Shapiro Announces Consumer Protection Lawsuit Against Chester County Home Improvement Business

December 10, 2018

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection has filed a lawsuit against Element Kitchen & Bath Design, LLC and Michael J. Sheehan, for allegedly entering into contracts with consumers to perform home improvement services, including designing, installing, and supplying materials for renovations to consumers’ homes but failing to perform the work or performing the work in a substandard manner.

Attorney General Shapiro Announces $6 Million Settlement with Debt-Buying and Debt-Collector Companies

December 6, 2018

HARRISBURG —Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today that Pennsylvania and 41 other states and the District of Columbia have reached a $6 million settlement with Encore Capital Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries Midland Credit Management, Inc. and Midland Funding, LLC, which collectively form one of the nation’s largest debt buyers. The settlement requires the companies to make key reforms to how they collect consumers’ debts and eliminates over $256,000 in debts owed by 155 Pennsylvanians.