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Massachusetts contractor to pay $100,000 for alleged wage law violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:47am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Aug. 8 that Wilmington Wiring Corporation (WWC) and owner John Garrett will pay more than $100,000 after allegations of intentionally failing to properly pay employees working on a public project for the city of Worcester to repair streetlights.

Arizona's Brnovich selected new chairman of Conference of Western Attorneys General

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:47am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Aug. 7 that he has been selected the new chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG).

Massachusetts attorney general secures $6.3 million in refunds for 4,500 homeowners

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:46am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Aug. 11 that American Security Insurance Company will pay $6.3 million in refunds to more than 4,500 homeowners after allegations of improper charges.

South Carolina targets U.S. Energy Department, seeks $100 million

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:46am

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Aug. 8 that his office has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), seeking to recover $100 million the DOE allegedly owes for failing to remove a ton of plutonium from the Savannah River site this year.

California joins 16-state coalition supporting CMS arbitration prohibition rule

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:45am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Aug. 9 that, along with a coalition of 16 other attorneys general, he has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

California leads coalition opposing EPA's proposed 27-month delay to methane reduction rule

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:45am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Aug. 9 that he is leading a coalition of 14 attorneys general, the state of Colorado and the city of Chicago in submitting comments in opposition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed 27-month compliance delay of an Obama administration public health rule.

Massachusetts health care company owes $750,000 after allegedly forcing consumers to pay bills

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:44am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Aug. 9 that Apria Healthcare LLC (Apria) will pay more than $750,000 to resolve allegations of directly billing people for services covered by the state’s Medicaid program (MassHealth).

District of Columbia secures settlement with Florida debt relief company, owner

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:43am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Aug. 8 that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Office of Consumer Protection has reached a settlement agreement with YF Solution LLC, a Florida debt relief company, and its owner, Grace de Paz.

Justice Department secures $115,000 in back pay for workers

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 10 that Barrios Street Realty LLC, a company in Lockport, Louisiana, will pay roughly $108,000 to 12 U.S. workers after allegations the company violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

EEOC secures $2 million for former, current disabled UPS employees

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:44am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Aug. 8 that United Parcel Service (UPS) will pay $2 million to roughly 90 current and former employees after allegations of nationwide disability discrimination.

FTC charges 12 defendants with with money laundering in alleged credit card scheme

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:44am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Aug. 7 that it has charged 12 defendants with laundering millions of dollars in credit card charges via fraudulent merchant accounts.

FTC obtains default judgment against Florida man who allegedly scammed consumers

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:43am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Aug. 10 that it has obtained a default judgment and permanent injunction that effectively halt Daniel L. Croft, doing business as PG Guru Tech Support and Elite Tech Support, from conducting business.

Nevada attorney general leads 10-state coalition defending state rights in regulating groundwater

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:32am

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) — Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced Aug. 10 that he is leading a 10-state coalition of attorneys general in a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court defending state rights in regulating groundwater.

EEOC alleges creative design company manager harassed, retaliated against female employee

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:31am

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Aug. 8 against Candid Lithio, a creative design services company, for allegations of subjecting female employees to sex discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation.

FTC charges online marketing operation with negative option scam

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:30am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Aug. 7 that it has charged an online marketing operation with allegations of deceptively luring consumers into an expensive negative option scam.

Texas reaches agreement with dental supply company over anti-competition allegations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:29am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Aug. 7 that his office has reached an agreement with Henry Schein Dental over anti-competitive conduct allegations.

Justice Department settles with contractor that allegedly violated False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:29am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 10 that ADS Inc. and its subsidiaries will pay $16 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

Georgia medical center to pay $2.55 million after alleged false claims violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:25am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia G.F. “Pete” Peterman announced Aug. 4 that the Medical Center of Central Georgia Inc., more commonly known as the Medical Center, Navicent Health (Navicent), will pay $2,549,742 after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

D.C. to receive $5.5 million in 33-state settlement with Nationwide after data breach

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:24am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Aug. 9 that his office has secured $5.5 million from Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and a subsidiary as part of a 33-state settlement in a data breach case.

FTC finalizes Sherwin-Williams divestiture agreement

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:31am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced July 28 that, following a public comment period, it approved a final order resolving concerns that the Sherwin-Williams Company’s acquisition of the Valspar Corporation would likely be anti-competitive.