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EDMC agrees to reform practices, forgive $183,865 in Hawaii student loans

Mark Iandolo Apr. 13, 2016, 12:47pm

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin says for-profit education company Education Management Corporation (EDMC) has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and forgive roughly $183,865 in loans for 181 former Hawaii students.

Indiana court upholds state's automated robocall ban rule

Mark Iandolo Apr. 13, 2016, 12:44pm

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has ruled to uphold the state’s ban on automated robocalls to peoples’ homes without their consent.

Amphastar Pharmaceuticals to offer naxalone rebates to Connecticut agencies

Mark Iandolo Apr. 13, 2016, 12:39pm

Attorney General George Jepsen says Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. has agreed to provide a $6 rebate for every dose of naxalone purchased by a state, municipal or local town agency.

Montana AG says 'spear phishing' email scams on the rise

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2016, 8:26pm

Attorney General Tim Fox says scammers across the country, including those in Montana, have used a sophisticated “spear phishing” email scam to gain access to the personal information of thousands of consumers.

Kansas AG protests federal government's 'transitional reinsurance' health care tax

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2016, 8:21pm

Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced he will lead a coalition of 13 states in opposing the federal government’s proposed plan to tax states to pay for allegedly expensive health care reforms mandated under the Affordable Care Act.

Mass. AG urges U.S. Department of Education to revoke accrediting status of ACICS

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2016, 8:16pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, joined by 12 other state attorneys general, is seeking deaccreditation of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) by the U.S. Department of Education.

Goldman Sachs to pay $41 million for alleged misconduct in sales related to RMBS

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2016, 8:09pm

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced that Goldman Sachs will pay $41 million due to alleged misconduct during the bank’s marketing and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) prior to the 2008 economic collapse.

Montana AG warns consumers about fake 'Motor Vehicle Division' notices in the mail

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2016, 8:03pm

Attorney General Tim Fox and the Montana Department of Justice warned residents of fraudulent “Motor Vehicle Division” notices sent in the mail. The notices, they say, have not been issued by the government.

Massachusetts AG takes action against ITT over allegedly misleading students

Mark Iandolo Apr. 9, 2016, 8:48pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has sued ITT Educational Services Inc. for allegedly unfairly misleading students about the quality of its Computer Network Systems program and the success of the program’s graduates in finding jobs.

J.A.M. Construction Corp. allegedly underpaid eight workers on Manhattan affordable housing project

Mark Iandolo Apr. 9, 2016, 8:45pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – J.A.M. Construction Corp., a subcontractor performing carpentry work at a Manhattan affordable housing project, will pay more than $80,000 in underpayments and $10,000 in civil penalties due to allegations it failed to pay required prevailing wages to eight workers.

New York attorney general's office released revised code of conduct for wind energy industry

Mark Iandolo Apr. 9, 2016, 8:40pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his office has revised the code of conduct for the wind energy industry in the state.

Beach Bum to pay $20,000 and change business practices in agreement with NY attorney general

Mark Iandolo Apr. 9, 2016, 8:35pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that Salon Management USA LLC, a New York company that licenses the use of the “Beach Bum Tanning” trademark under which Beach Bum Tanning salons operate, and BBT Retail Inc. (collectively “Beach Bum”) will pay $20,000 and accept other penalties after allegations of making misleading health claims

Department of Justice takes action against Pain Management P.C. for alleged ADA violations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 9, 2016, 7:58pm

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit and consent decree against Pain Management P.C. of South Bend, Indiana, that resolves allegations the health care provider refused treatment to an HIV-positive individual.

FTC warns contact lens prescribers and sellers of potential violations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 9, 2016, 7:45pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has warned 45 contact lens prescribers and 10 contact lens sellers that they may be violating the agency’s Contact Lens Rule, which helps consumers comparison shop for contact lenses and ensures sales occur only to those with valid prescriptions.

ExxonMobil to pay $10.75 million for oil spill cleanup at eight of its locations in NY

Mark Iandolo Apr. 9, 2016, 7:40pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – ExxonMobil Corp. and ExxonMobil Oil Corp. will pay $10.75 million to the New York Environmental Protection and Spill Compensation Fund (Oil Spill Fund) for oil cleanup at multiple locations in New York, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.

Alabama attorney general deems daily fantasy sports sites illegal

Mark Iandolo Apr. 9, 2016, 7:35pm

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange released a statement announcing that sports betting sites are illegal according to state la

Rite Aid to pay $4.9 million in generic prescription drugs case

Mark Iandolo Apr. 8, 2016, 12:33pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — Rite Aid will pay $4.9 million to resolve allegations it failed to pass cost savings from generic prescription drugs onto consumers, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced.

EPA, Advanced Coatings reach deal on water decontamination allegations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 8, 2016, 12:29pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that Advanced Coatings Co., a Massachusetts resins manufacturer, will pay $38,860 to resolve allegations of violating federal clean water laws.

Washington state student loan victims to receive full refunds

Mark Iandolo Apr. 8, 2016, 12:23pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced favorable resolutions for consumers with multiple student loan adjustors that allegedly overcharged students in the state and collected unlawful fees.

Justice Department seeks to block Halliburton's acquisition of Baker Hughes

Mark Iandolo Apr. 8, 2016, 12:12pm

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced it has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit attempting to block Halliburton Company’s proposed acquisition of Baker Hughes Inc.