HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced June 6 that a Stamford-based dentist, Georgy Betser, his wife, Irina Betser, and their companies will forfeit $755,956.30 and be excluded from participation in the state's Medicaid program for 10 years after False Claims Act violation allegations.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced June 5 that they are urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny a petition requesting that so-called “ringless robocalls” be exempt from consumer protections under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Florida Office of the Attorney General announced June 5 that a federal district court judge has entered eight orders against a group of individuals in Orlando that allegedly pitched worthless credit card interest rate reduction programs to consumers via illegal robocalls.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced June 7 that she has joined six other attorneys general in challenging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s decision to abandon its proposed ban on a toxic pesticide widely used on food consumed by infants, young children and pregnant women.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced June 7 that the United States has intervened in a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles and the CRA/LA (formerly the Community Redevelopment Agency of the city of Los Angeles) in a case involving federal accessibility laws.
TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit May 31 against Favorite Farms Inc., a farm business in Dover, Florida, for allegations of subjecting a female farmworker to sexual harassment, including rape, and then suspending and firing her for complaining about it.