The $280 Million Attorneys General Fund


Republican state attorneys general are meeting in Colorado this weekend, and high on the agenda is what to do with the $280 million on the books of the National Association of Attorneys. generals. We hope they agree to tell NAAG that the money belongs to the states, and that it should not be kept as a permanent fund to fund litigation and lawyer wealth.

NAAG is a bipartisan forum for all states and territories AG, or at least it’s supposed to be. But we reported in July on legitimate concerns expressed by eight GOP state GAs, led by Kentucky. Daniel Cameron, on how NAAG itself benefits from tort settlements. The AGs feared that the NAAG was becoming a full-fledged litigation machine, with an agenda more in tune with the tort bar than with the states the AGs represent.


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