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New Jersey AG takes action against contractor

Mark Iandolo Apr. 28, 2017, 9:30am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced April 20 a complaint against a local contractor over allegations of deceiving Superstorm Sandy victims.

Close to 2,000 Louisiana students eligible for refunds after multi-state settlement with Corinthian Colleges

Mark Iandolo Apr. 28, 2017, 9:29am

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced April 21 that close to 2,000 students in the state who attended Corinthian Colleges Inc. schools between 2010 and 2014 may be eligible for loan forgiveness.

Kentucky AG joins coalition asking Congress, Trump to include drug treatment funding in potential ACA replacement plan

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

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced April 21 that he joined a group of state attorneys general asking Congress and President Donald Trump to properly fund drug treatment in any plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Michigan AG files complaint against local public official for alleged embezzlement

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

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced April 18 that his office filed a complaint against Maria Louisa Mason of Williamston over allegations of stealing money from a state fund designed to protect a memorial statue.

Kansas receives $62 million in annual payout from tobacco Master Settlement Agreement

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

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced April 20 that the state received $62 million in its annual tobacco settlement payout.

Maryland AG secures $250,000 settlement with primary care practice for alleged false claims

Mark Iandolo Apr. 28, 2017, 9:27am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced April 18 that Complete Family Care P.C., a Takoma Park primary care practice owned by Dr. Suresh Khetan and his wife Renu Khetan, paid $250,000 to resolve allegations of fraudulent billing to increase profits.

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.