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Iowa AG investigates state's film office

Ashley Stinnett Oct. 6, 2009, 3:45pm

Miller DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on Monday announced his office is opening criminal investigations into the State's film office tax credit program.

Court sides with Blumenthal in junkyard cleanup case

Ashley Stinnett Oct. 6, 2009, 3:40pm

Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has been granted a contempt of court order against a North Branford-based junkyard after the owner refused to cleanup environmental waste.

Coakley sues health club over broken promise of new center

Ashley Stinnett Oct. 6, 2009, 3:32pm

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is suing a Taunton-based health club, its manager and an employee over allegations of consumer fraud.

Blumenthal weighs in on Humana

Ashley Stinnett Oct. 2, 2009, 5:00pm

Richard Blumenthal (D) HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Friday sent a notice to five state health insurers asking them to produce materials they sent to their customers in regards to changes in Medicare coverage.

Goddard sues company behind businesses scam

Ashley Stinnett Oct. 1, 2009, 6:15pm

Terry Goddard (D) PHOENIX, Ariz. (Legal Newsline) - Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is suing a Nevada-based business over allegations the company violated the state's Consumer Fraud Act.

Blumenthal sues non-profit organization

Ashley Stinnett Oct. 1, 2009, 6:00pm

Richard Blumenthal (D) HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Thursday announced a lawsuit against a children's charity and its owner over allegations of fraud.

McCollum reaches agreement with vitamin distributor

Ashley Stinnett Sep. 25, 2009, 2:39pm

Bill McCollum (R) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum on Friday said his office and a Broward County-based vitamin distributor have reached an agreement after investigators revealed the company sold expired products.

Cuomo sues waste-hauling company he says dumped condoms

Ashley Stinnett Sep. 24, 2009, 4:48pm

Cuomo NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced his office has filed a lawsuit against a Westchester-based waste hauling company over allegations the business illegally dumped raw sewage into a New York City drinking supply stream.

Swanson sues debt relief companies

Ashley Stinnett Sep. 24, 2009, 4:45pm

Swanson MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has filed lawsuits against three out-of-state debt relief companies over allegations the businesses violated Consumer Debt Fraud laws.

Cordray supports bill that would close payday loopholes

Ashley Stinnett Sep. 23, 2009, 3:55pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio. (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray on Wednesday sent written testimony to a state legislative committee in support of legislation that would close the existing payday lending loopholes.

Van Hollen settles with drilling company

Ashley Stinnett Sep. 23, 2009, 3:52pm

Van Hollen WAUSAU, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Wednesday reached a settlement with a Marathon County-based drilling company over allegations the business violated state natural resources laws.

McKenna prohibits new water wells

Ashley Stinnett Sep. 23, 2009, 3:22pm

McKenna YAKIMA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna has sided with the state Department of Ecology in its ongoing dispute over new water wells in Kittitas County.

King says N.M prepared to fight environmental crimes

Ashley Stinnett Sep. 23, 2009, 11:53am

King ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) - New Mexico Attorney General Gary King on Monday announced his office has stepped up efforts in combating environmental crimes.

Zoeller reaches agreement with city over water dispute

Ashley Stinnett Sep. 18, 2009, 6:17pm

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and the city of Jefferson has reached an agreement after the city allegedly violated the Federal Clean Water Act.

Coakley sues developers

Ashley Stinnett Sep. 18, 2009, 4:00pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is suing Acton-based Crossroads Development LLC, its owners James Fenton and Michael Jeanson, as well as a related contractor, James Fenton & Son Contracting, Inc. (JF&S) for violating the False Claims Act.

Coakley reaches pair of settlements

Ashley Stinnett Sep. 17, 2009, 3:00pm

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has reached a settlement with a Waltham-based real estate company over allegations the business violated the state's anti-discrimination act.

Zoeller: Consumer Alert Program an early success

Ashley Stinnett Sep. 17, 2009, 3:00pm

Zoeller BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says the newly launched Consumer Alert Program is already having an impact on statewide residents.

Florida AG sues travel companies

Ashley Stinnett Sep. 16, 2009, 3:47pm

Bill McCollum (R) TALLAHASEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is suing a host of travel companies over allegedly scamming consumers.

McCollum reaches agreement with hurricane protection company

Ashley Stinnett Sep. 16, 2009, 3:30pm

Bill McCollum (R) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum on Wednesday reached an agreement with a Palm Beach-based hurricane protection company over allegations the businesses violated state consumer laws.

Coakley endorses more regulations to combat medical marketing scams

Ashley Stinnett Sep. 15, 2009, 3:46pm

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is proposing tougher regulations designed to protect state residents against unfair and deceptive marketing practices.