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New York secures $40 million with Harbert Management in tax fraud settlement

Mark Iandolo Apr. 26, 2017, 11:21am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 18 that Alabama-based Harbert Management Corporation and top executives at the firm will pay $40 million for allegedly perpetrating a scheme to avoid paying millions in New York state tax on performance income.

New York settles with 104 auto dealerships that allegedly sold vehicles under recall for defects

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:50am

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 21 that his office has reached settlements with 104 auto dealerships that allegedly sold vehicles to consumers in the state without disclosing that the vehicles were under recall for defective and sometimes dangerous issues.

California targets two charity operators that allegedly use donations for personal use

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:50am

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 17 that his office has filed a civil lawsuit against two California charities – Wounded Warriors Support Group (WWSG) and Central Coast Equine Rescue and Retirement (CCERR) – for allegations of charitable fraud.

Oregon public records reform bill advances in state Senate

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:50am

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) — Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced April 18 that her public record reform legislation, Senate Bill 481, was unanimously advanced by the state’s Senate and will go before the House for a full vote.

Alaska sues U.S. for ownership of land underneath portions of Knik River

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:49am

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) — Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth announced April 19 that the state is suing the United States to assert ownership of the land underlying portions of Knik River.

New York attorney general releases report detailing work of Health Care Bureau's Helpline

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:49am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 19 that his office has released a report detailing the work of the Health Care Bureau’s Helpline.

Alabama attorney general urges consumers affected by Provigil settlement to file claims

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:48am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — Alabama Attorney General Steven T. Marshall announced April 18 that he is urging consumers to file claims related to the state’s settlement with the makers of the drug Provigil by June 25.

California joins multistate coalition in defending federal energy-saving light bulb regulations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:48am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 18 that he has joined the California Energy Commission and six attorneys general in filing a motion to intervene in a lawsuit related to energy saving light bulb regulations.

New York attorney general warns consumers about scammers using gift cards to commit fraud

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:45am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 21 a consumer alert to warn consumers about scammers that use gift cards to commit fraud, usually against senior citizens.

More than 175,000 Arizonans eligible for refund after Theranos OKs $4.9 million settlement

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:44am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced April 18 that Arizonans who purchased a blood test from Theranos Inc. will receive a full refund after a settlement between his office and the company.

California challenges Energy Department's delay in enforcing energy efficiency standards

Mark Iandolo Apr. 24, 2017, 9:28am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 3 that he has joined a coalition of state attorneys general in opposing the U.S. Department of Energy’s delay in enforcing several energy efficiency standards.

EEOC settles retaliatory discrimination case with food management company for $35,000

Mark Iandolo Apr. 24, 2017, 9:00am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 10 that ABL Management, a food management company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will pay $35,000 after allegations of retaliatory discrimination.

District of Columbia settles with lawyer accused of notario fraud for $250,000

Mark Iandolo Apr. 24, 2017, 8:47am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced April 18 that Unlimited Technology and Solutions Corporation (UTS) and owner Mardoqueo M. Sanchez will pay $250,000 in restitution to settle allegations of unlawful immigrant-consultant services.

Georgia joins 14-state coalition supporting Trump's '1-in, 2-out' executive order

Mark Iandolo Apr. 24, 2017, 8:47am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced April 19 that his office joined a 14-state coalition supporting President Trump’s executive order aimed at reducing governmental regulation. The order mandates that for every regulation created by the government, two must be dropped.

Iowans eligible for Corinthian Colleges restitution

Mark Iandolo Apr. 24, 2017, 8:46am

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced April 20 that more than 500 Iowans who were students of schools operated by for-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc. will be eligible for cancellation of federal student loans.

D.C. joins coalition urging Labor Department to stop delaying fiduciary rule

Mark Iandolo Apr. 24, 2017, 8:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced April 20 that he has joined a coalition of attorneys general led by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller in urging the U.S. Department of Labor to lift its delay on implementing a rule.

Florida attorney general targets mortgage service provider for alleged misconduct

Mark Iandolo Apr. 24, 2017, 8:43am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced April 20 that her office, along with the Florida Office of Financial Regulation Commissioner Drew J. Breakspear, has filed a lawsuit against Ocwen Financial Corporation of West Palm Beach and its subsidiaries, Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC and Ocwen Mortgage Servicing Inc., for alleged mortgage servicing misconduct.

Maryland settles Medicaid fraud case with local primary care provider for $450,000

Mark Iandolo Apr. 21, 2017, 8:54am

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh recently announced that Sabiha Mohiuddin, a Frederick, Md.-based primary care physician, has paid $450,000 to the state after allegations of conducting a fraudulent Medicaid billing scheme to increase profits.

Houston manufacturer to pay $150,000 EEOC penalty for alleged religious discrimination

Mark Iandolo Apr. 21, 2017, 8:52am

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that U.S. Steel Tubular Products Inc. (USSTP), a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, will pay $150,000 after allegations of religious discrimination and retaliation.

New York AG announces $20 million program to repair foreclosure crisis properties

Mark Iandolo Apr. 21, 2017, 8:51am

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently announced his office has organized a new program that will provide local governments with technology addressing and transforming properties that fell into disrepair during the foreclosure crisis.