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Ohio Attorney General requests public hearing over U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' dredging proposal

Mark Iandolo Dec. 30, 2015, 10:17am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced recently that his office has filed for a public hearing over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposition to take dredged material from Cleveland Harbor and put it directly into Lake Erie.

Washington AG urges the state's Supreme Court to uphold discrimination ruling against Arlene's Flowers

Mark Iandolo Dec. 30, 2015, 9:43am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – In a brief filed with the state’s Supreme Court, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson urged the justices to uphold a Benton County Superior Court decision that would force Arlene’s Flowers to stop its alleged discrimination against gay and lesbian customers.

New York AGs Office reaches agreement with WorkFit Medical over allegations of misleading consumers

Mark Iandolo Dec. 29, 2015, 7:29pm

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman announced an agreement with WorkFitMedical LLC that forces the company to provide better information to consumers about its participation in health plans.

Truong-Thinh Market will pay more than $100,000 for allegedly improperly paying employees

Mark Iandolo Dec. 29, 2015, 7:22pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that Truong-Thinh Market Inc. and its president, Joseph Pham, will pay more than $100,000 over allegations it violated state wage laws.

Texas AG alleges that the EPA's new ozone standards rule is flawed

Mark Iandolo Dec. 29, 2015, 7:11pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Ken Paxton, attorney general for the state of Texas, announced a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the new ozone standards rule.

California AG reaches $100,000 agreement with Pratibha Syntex over allegations of unfair competitive advantage

Mark Iandolo Dec. 29, 2015, 7:06pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – In the first ever legally enforceable judgment by a state against a foreign company, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has secured a $100,000 settlement with India-based Pratibha Syntex LTD over unfair competitive advantage allegations.

Pennsylvania AG announces legal filings to protect consumers during major energy acquisition deal

Mark Iandolo Dec. 29, 2015, 6:54pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office announced two legal filings that will help protect consumers during the acquisition of Gulf Oil L.P. by ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI, LP.

21st Century Oncology to pay $19.75M over False Claims Act violation allegations

Mark Iandolo Dec. 24, 2015, 1:43pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Justice Department announced recently that 21st Century Oncology LLC will pay $19.75 million over allegations it violated the False Claims Act.

California AG reaches $25 million settlement with Comcast over disposal of hazardous waste

Mark Iandolo Dec. 24, 2015, 1:14pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently announced a $25 million settlement with Comcast Cable Communications LLC over allegations of unlawful hazardous waste.

Oregon AG files lawsuit against GNC over alleged illegal ingredients

Mark Iandolo Dec. 24, 2015, 1:02pm

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – Oregon Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum recently filed a lawsuit against General Nutrition Corp. (GNC) over allegedly using illegal ingredients in its products.

Indiana AG successfully defends state law regarding the wholesaling of beer and liquor

Mark Iandolo Dec. 24, 2015, 11:54am

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced that the Indiana Court of Appeals recently upheld the constitutionality of Indiana’s wholesaling of beer and liquor law.

NCLF to close after settlement agreement with New York AG

Mark Iandolo Dec. 24, 2015, 11:48am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a settlement agreement between his office and the National Children’s Leukemia Foundation (NCLF) over claims of misconduct.

Department of Justice reaches settlement of $15 million with University Furnishings over alleged False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Dec. 23, 2015, 12:46pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – University Furnishings LP and its partner Freedom Furniture Group Inc. (collectively University Furnishings) will pay $15 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations.

New York AG's Office enters assurance of discontinuance with Hush Day Spa over gift certificates

Mark Iandolo Dec. 22, 2015, 6:30pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced an assurance of discontinuance with Hush Day Spa.

MoneyKey will pay $4 million to resolve alleged violations of Virginia's consumer finance statutes

Mark Iandolo Dec. 22, 2015, 6:26pm

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – MoneyKey Inc. will pay $4 million to resolve alleged violations of Virginia’s consumer finance statutes, according to the state’s Attorney General Mark Herring.

Profinity to pay $250,000 to resolve allegations of deceiving customers

Mark Iandolo Dec. 22, 2015, 6:21pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a settlement with Profinity LLC and Family Savings LLC for $250,000.

Mass. AG praises the U.S. Senate for advancing a bill aimed at reducing toxic chemicals

Mark Iandolo Dec. 22, 2015, 6:16pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Boston Attorney General Maura Healey praised the U.S. Senate for advancing a bill to reduce toxic chemicals.

EZCORP will pay $10 million over alleged illegal debt collection tactics

Mark Iandolo Dec. 22, 2015, 10:25am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – EZCORP Inc., a small-dollar lender, will pay $10 million for alleged illegal debt collection tactics.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau brings cases against T3Leads, other company's owner

Mark Iandolo Dec. 22, 2015, 10:10am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action recently against T3Leads and Eric V. Sancho in separate cases relating to the online trafficking of personal information.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau orders CarHop to pay $6.4 million over alleged illegal activities

Mark Iandolo Dec. 22, 2015, 9:56am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently ordered CarHop and its affiliated financer Universal Acceptance Corp. to cease alleged illegal activities and pay a $6.4 million civil penalty.