William Sorrell

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Name: William Sorrell
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Primary voters will find choices on two ballots

DEERFIELD VALLEY- Vermont has four major political parties – Republican, Democratic, Progressive, and Liberty Union – but only Republican and Democratic voters will see contested races on ballots in Tuesday’s primary.Valley voters will find few Republicans ... [Published Deerfield Valley News - 2 hours ago]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Scott on track to match Corren's funding

From left, Lt. Governor Phil Scott in his office at the Statehouse in Montpelier on July 29 and Dean Corren, progressive candidate for lieutenant governor at his home in Burlington on July 30. (Photo: FREE PRESS FILE)Phil Scott, the Republican incumbent ... [Published Burlington Press - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

Sorrell, Welch warn: Avoid student loan scams

Vermont's congressman, attorney general and main student finance entity warned consumers Friday to stay away from companies that promise to relieve student loan debt, calling them "predatory" and "scam artists.""Student loan borrowers are being tricked ... [Published KansasCity.com - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 2 reports

Vermont AG Suit against ‘Patent Troll’ MPHJ Technology to Proceed

Photo credit: Doug Wildman / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)In a key decision unfavourable to notorious “patent troll” MPHJ Technology Investments, Law360 reports that a suit filed by the Vermont ... [Published Wirth Consulting - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 2 reports

Notorious ‘scanner troll’ gets no succor from Federal Circuit

Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell in 2012. billsorrell.com MPHJ Technology became infamous by sending out thousands of letters  demanding $1,000 per worker  from small businesses using basic scan-to-email functions. The company says it owns ... [Published Ars Technica - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 2 reports

Efforts are being made to overturn Vermont’s GMO labeling law

By Amanda Brodhagen , Farms.comA battle between lawmakers and food manufactures in the state of Vermont is brewing over the mandatory use of labels on genetically modified food.In May, the Vermont Legislature passed a bill requiring labels on food products ... [Published Farms.com - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Retired military leaders storm Hill over school lunch - Ernst and Iowa GOP push support for RFS

With help from Jason Huffman and Jenny HopkinsonRETIRED MILITARY LEADERS STORM HILL OVER SCHOOL LUNCH: “First lady Michelle Obama has an unexpected force backing her up in the simmering fight over school lunch standards: retired admirals and generals,” ... [Published Politico - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

States Fight Patent Trolls, Oppose Anti-Troll Bill

Congress may have killed off patent reform legislation this year, but almost one-third of the country’s 50 states have enacted their own legislation that could help companies combat patent trolls. And more are expected to follow suit.But a bill now being ... [Published Corporate Counsel - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Protecting children: The Legislature’s move

From left, Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell and David Yacavone, commissioner of the Department for Children and Families. (Photo:Free Press File)Lawmakers should embrace the opportunity to bring better accountability to the work the state does ... [Published Burlington Press - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

Senate Study: Problem Of Cellphone "Cramming" Charges Must End

John Hopton for redOrbit.com – Your Universe OnlineIt has taken considerable time, but the widespread problem of cellphone companies allowing their customers to be victims of “ cramming ” charges may be coming to an end, following a new report by the ... [Published Red Orbit - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Consumer Alert: You Getting Crammed?

Are you getting crammed?If you don't know the answer, you'd better check your cell phone bill. Cramming is when a third-party bills you for a service, often without you even knowing you signed up. Wednesday, a Senate committee released a report saying ... [Published WILX - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

Sorrell urges confidentiality reforms for kids

Stefan Hard / Staff PhotoAttorney General William Sorrell testifies Tuesday before the Child Protection Panel at the State House in Montpelier. Sorrell presented five recommendations for improving child protection.MONTPELIER — Seeking to better protect ... [Published Times Argus - Jul 30 2014]

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"I have directed my office to start investigating this problem," Sorrell said. "with students graduating and trying to find jobs and manage significant debt, we want to ensure their precious resources are not wasted on illegal, predatory and superfluous debt adjusters."
"the hundreds of millions of dollars-- if not billions of dollars the carriers have made as their share of their customers being crammed-- is a huge incentive for them to look the other way" said Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell
"we saw tremendous interest in this topic, with hundreds of vermonters and people from across the country and around the world weighing in how they felt labeling should proceed under the law" Attorney General Sorrell said. The overwhelming majority (more than 80%) of responses came from persons identifying themselves as Vermonters...

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Windham County Senate race one of the few compe... [Published VTDigger.org - 1 hour ago]
Primary voters will find choices on two ballots [Published Deerfield Valley News - 2 hours ago]
Middlebury Democrats ready for primary [Published Addison County Independent - 6 hours ago]
Scott on track to match Corren's funding [Published Burlington Press - Aug 18 2014]
Sorrell, Welch warn: Avoid student loan scams [Published KansasCity.com - Aug 15 2014]
Sorrell, Welch warn: avoid student loan scams [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Aug 15 2014]
Vermont AG Suit against ‘Patent Troll’ MPHJ Tec... [Published Wirth Consulting - Aug 13 2014]
Patent troll case referred back to Vermont [Published VTDigger.org - Aug 13 2014]
Notorious ‘scanner troll’ gets no succor from F... [Published Ars Technica - Aug 13 2014]
Efforts are being made to overturn Vermont’s GM... [Published Farms.com - Aug 12 2014]
Vermont AG Beats Appeal by Accused Patent Troll... [Published Law.com - Newswire - Aug 12 2014]
Vermont's AG challenges GMO lawsuit [Published Feedstuffs - Aug 11 2014]
Vermont Attorney General Files For Dismissal Of... [Published WAMC.org - Aug 11 2014]
Retired military leaders storm Hill over school... [Published Politico - Aug 11 2014]
States Fight Patent Trolls, Oppose Anti-Troll Bill [Published Corporate Counsel - Aug 07 2014]
Protecting children: The Legislature’s move [Published Burlington Press - Aug 05 2014]
Senate Study: Problem Of Cellphone "Cramming" C... [Published Red Orbit - Aug 01 2014]
Klobuchar: Action Needed to Crack Down on Decep... [Published Noodls - Jul 31 2014]
Consumer Alert: You Getting Crammed? [Published WILX - Jul 31 2014]
Wireless Carriers Vow to End the Billion-Dollar... [Published BusinessWeek - Jul 30 2014]
Senate Committee Says Wireless Carriers Made Hu... [Published Business Insider Australia - Jul 30 2014]
U.S. cellphone users hit for 'hundreds of milli... [Published Reuters - Jul 30 2014]
Sorrell urges confidentiality reforms for kids [Published Times Argus - Jul 30 2014]
OVERNIGHT TECH: Tech comes out ahead in NSA bill [Published The Hill - Jul 29 2014]
AG: Law needs to change to better protect at-ri... [Published Champlain Channel - Jul 29 2014]
OVERNIGHT TECH: Eyes on Leahy for new NSA refor... [Published The Hill - Jul 29 2014]
MoveOn Joins The Vermont Food Fight, Doubles Th... [Published Inquisitr - Jul 28 2014]
Rivals still way behind Shumlin in fundraising [Published Times Argus - Jul 16 2014]
MoveOn.org doubles Vermont’s anti-GMO legal def... [Published FOXNews.com - Jul 15 2014]
Attorney General Announces Preliminary Results ... [Published Noodls - Jul 14 2014]
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Notorious ‘scanner troll’ gets no succor from F... [Published Ars Technica - Aug 13 2014]
Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell in 2012. billsorrell.com MPHJ Technology became infamous by sending out thousands of letters  demanding $1,000 per worker  from small businesses using basic scan-to-email functions. The company says it owns ...
Grocery Groups Sue Vermont Over New GMO Food La... [Published The Consumerist - Jun 13 2014]
( afagen ) Back in April, Vermont became the first state to require food companies to label their products if they contained genetically modified organisms , or GMOs. Now various industry food groups are coming together to fight the rule with a ...
Big Food is already suing Vermont over its GMO ... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Jun 13 2014]
A Vermont law that will  require manufacturers to label foods containing genetically modified ingredients won’t take effect for another two years, but industry groups are already attacking it in court. Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) signed the bill on ...
High Level Patent Reform [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Apr 07 2014]
GUEST POST by Ken Salazar , WilmerHale Partner & Former US Secretary of the Interior and Quentin Palfrey , WilmerHale Senior Counsel and Former Senior Advisor for Jobs & Competitiveness in the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy ...
Reasons the Public Service Board Should Approve... [Published Yes Vermont Yankee - Mar 24 2014]
Five Reasons Why the Vermont Public Service Board Should Approve the Certificate of Public Good for Vermont Yankee A Settlement Agreement announced on December 23, 2013 by Gov. Peter Shumlin, Attorney General William Sorrell, the State of Vermont, ...
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