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Aug 05, 2013, 13:49 ET

California borrowers net $7.7 million from S.F.'s City Attorney's payday lender lawsuit

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today announced that more than 2,000 claimants for restitution from storefront payday lender Check 'n Go...

Jun 26, 2013, 11:11 ET

San Francisco vows action to enforce Prop 8's invalidation after high court rules on standing

Hailing today's U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion that proponents of California's Proposition 8 lacked standing to appeal a lower court ruling...

Jun 10, 2013, 14:01 ET

San Francisco sues over high-capacity ammo gun 'repair kits' intended to skirt California law

 San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today filed suit against three gun accessories companies and a gun show promoter for selling...

May 03, 2013, 17:11 ET
Just days after the nation's largest manufacturer of highly caffeinated energy drinks filed a virtually unprecedented lawsuit against San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera to halt his office's investigation into Monster Energy's marketing of energy drinks to children as young as 6 years of age, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its own formal investigation into the safety of added caffeine in food products -- noting "particularly its effects on children and adolescents."  Herrera praised the FDA's decision to investigate.  (PRNewsFoto/San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera)

FDA's investigation into safety of caffeine for children, adolescents praised by S.F. City Attorney

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier today announced that it has launched a formal investigation into the safety of added caffeine in...

Apr 30, 2013, 19:38 ET

S.F. City Attorney blasts Monster Energy's lawsuit over unlawful marketing to youth, product safety

 San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today responded to an apparently pre-emptive lawsuit filed by Monster Beverage Corporation...

Feb 21, 2013, 12:28 ET
This scene from "Less Miserable" -- a viral video parody of the Oscar(R)-nominated film "Les Miserables" -- depicts ruthless payday lenders in an innovative social media campaign to identify and educate online Check 'n Go borrowers who may be entitled to significant refunds for interest, fees and finance charges.  The San Francisco City Attorney's Office is running the refund program as part of its litigation settlement with the payday lender.  The deadline for eligible borrowers to file refund claims is March 28, 2013.  (PRNewsFoto/San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera)

'Less Miserable' parody video showcases S.F. City Attorney's Check 'n Go refund drive

A viral video parody of the trailer for the Oscar®-nominated film "Les Miserables" premiered at a film industry screening theater here today,...

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