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Maryland AG joins efforts to block Exelon's acquisition of Pepco and Delmarva

Mark Iandolo Dec. 18, 2015, 1:32pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh recently announced that he would join the efforts to prevent Exelon Corp. from acquiring Pepco and Delmarva Power and Light.

Warner Chilcott will pay $125 million to resolve alleged health care fraud scheme

Mark Iandolo Dec. 18, 2015, 1:27pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Warner Chilcott U.S. Sales LLC, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical manufacturer Warner Chilcott PLC, has agreed to plead guilty to felony health care fraud scheme charges.

New study finds that low-quality financial services patents are more open to litigation

Mark Iandolo Dec. 18, 2015, 1:13pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Josh Lerner, head of the entrepreneurial management unit at Harvard Business School, led a study that found that low-quality financial services patents are subject to more litigation.

Texas AG files suit against the federal government over Affordable Care Act

Mark Iandolo Dec. 18, 2015, 1:06pm

AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently filed a suit against the federal government over the Affordable Care Act.

New York AG announces $550 million settlement with tobacco companies

Mark Iandolo Dec. 18, 2015, 12:58pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced a settlement with major tobacco companies over the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA).

New York AG reaches agreement with Access Unlimited and Craftsman Mobility over alleged equipment delivery issues

Mark Iandolo Dec. 17, 2015, 10:52am

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced an agreement with Access Unlimited and Craftsman Mobility over the delivery of accessibility and mobility equipment.

NetCracker and Computer Sciences Corp. will pay to resolve alleged False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Dec. 17, 2015, 10:33am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – NetCracker Technology Corp. will pay $11.4 million and Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) $1.35 million to resolve allegations of False Claims Act violations.

Judge Lloyd Macdonald appointed to the Massachusetts Gaming Commision

Mark Iandolo Dec. 17, 2015, 10:25am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has appointed Judge Lloyd Macdonald to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

Massachusetts AG reaches settlement with Western Sky and CashCall

Mark Iandolo Dec. 17, 2015, 10:19am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and the Division of Banks have reached a settlement with Western Sky and CashCall over an alleged illegal online lending scheme.

Virginia will receive part of a $26.75 million settlement with Stericycle

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

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a $2 million settlement with Stericycle Inc. over allegations it overcharged government entities.

Arkansas AG joins group petitioning U.S. Supreme Court to review an EPA case

Mark Iandolo Dec. 16, 2015, 2:36pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas attorney general, joined a bipartisan group of 22 state attorneys general petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court case dealing with the EPA’s runoff regulations.

U.S. government intervenes in False Claims Acts lawsuits against Sava

Mark Iandolo Dec. 16, 2015, 2:29pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The government recently intervened in three False Claims Acts lawsuits and filed a consolidated complaint against SavaSeniorCare LLC and related entities (Sava).

APL Limited will pay United States $9.8 million over allegations of violating the False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Dec. 16, 2015, 2:24pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – APL Limited will pay the United States government $9.8 million to resolve False Claims Act violation allegations.

Close to 500 hospitals will pay $250 million in cardiac device case settlements

Mark Iandolo Dec. 16, 2015, 1:57pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Almost 500 hospitals have agreed to pay the United States more than $250 million in settlements related to the implantation of cardiac devices.

Bollinger Shipyards will pay the US $8.5 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations

Mark Iandolo Dec. 15, 2015, 10:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Bollinger Shipyards has agreed to pay the United States $8.5 million and release contract claims, settling a False Claims Act action filed in Louisiana, the Department of Justice announced.

Pennsylvania attorney general files lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy

Mark Iandolo Dec. 15, 2015, 10:34am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office recently announced a lawsuit filing against Chesapeake Energy over allegations associated with its fracking practices.

Maryland Attorney General aims to help lead-paint victims in a move against unregistered shell companies

Mark Iandolo Dec. 15, 2015, 10:25am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh recently announced a move to help lead paint poisoning victims.

Colorado attorney general announces $2.2 million going back to consumers after lending abuse settlements

Mark Iandolo Dec. 15, 2015, 10:06am

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – Cynthia H. Coffman, attorney general for Colorado, has announced more than 5,700 Colorado consumers will receive funds totaling $2.2 million from lending abuse settlements.

Pennsylvania will join the FTC in challenging Staples, Office Depot merger

Mark Iandolo Dec. 15, 2015, 9:52am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – The office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced it has joined the Federal Trade Commission and District of Columbia in a legal filing to challenge the proposed merger of Staples and Office Depot.

Santander to pay $5.4M to Massachusetts consumers over excessive interest rate allegations

Mark Iandolo Dec. 14, 2015, 12:47pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – National auto lender Santander has agreed to pay $5.4 million in relief over allegations it charged excessive interest rates.