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Va. attorney general comments on Supreme Court's rejection of Chesapeake Bay cleanup case

Mark Iandolo Mar. 6, 2016, 12:10pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s office announced that the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to hear an appeal of the American Farm Bureau vs. EPA case, which sought to end work to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

Owner of Wheelchairs Plus to pay $2.7 million due to Medicaid fraud allegations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 6, 2016, 11:54am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that Michael Mann, owner of Seattle-based Wheelchairs Plus Inc., will pay $2.7 million for Medicaid fraud allegations.

California AG seeks more help for students victimized by fraudulent for-profit colleges

Mark Iandolo Mar. 6, 2016, 11:40am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued a statement urging the U.S. Department of Education to better help students allegedly defrauded by Corinthian Colleges and other for-profit colleges.

Tenafly Pediatrics to pay $45,000 in Family Leave Act case

Mark Iandolo Mar. 6, 2016, 11:31am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — Tenafly Pediatrics has agreed to pay $45,000 for allegations it wrongly terminated an employee for taking time off under the Family Leave Act, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced recently.

Michigan attorney general urges MPSC to evaluate DTE's proposed rate hikes

Mark Iandolo Mar. 6, 2016, 11:22am

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a request with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC), urging it to evaluate a DTE Electric Company request to raise rates by 6.6 percent for residential customers, and increase rates significantly for business and industrial customers.

Texas attorney general claims EPA's regional haze ruling is expensive and unnecessary

Mark Iandolo Mar. 6, 2016, 11:00am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a case about the state’s regional haze issues.

Alsco agrees to $819,059 civil settlement after alleged environmental misconduct

Mark Iandolo Mar. 6, 2016, 10:46am

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) — Alsco, a commercial linen laundry facility in Portland, Oregon, will pay an $819,059 civil settlement over allegations of environmental misconduct, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced recently. 

Rhode Island Attorney General seeks to hold unlicensed contractors accountable

Mark Iandolo Mar. 6, 2016, 10:37am

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) — Legislation requested by Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin to hold unlicensed and bad contractors accountable recently went before the state House Committee on Judiciary.

Proposed legislation seeks to expand health insurance benefits in R.I.

Mark Iandolo Mar. 4, 2016, 4:43pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) — Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed legislation to expand health insurance coverage for disabling or life-threatening chronic diseases by including off-label products.

DOJ settles with RHC for $1.75 million over False Claims Act violation allegations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 4, 2016, 11:39am

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice recently announced that Mark T. Conklin, former owner, operator and sole shareholder of Recovery Home Care Inc. and Recovery Home Care Services Inc. (collectively RHC), has agreed to pay $1.75 million over allegations that he violated the False Claims Act.

CFPB takes action against Dwolla in data security case

Mark Iandolo Mar. 3, 2016, 10:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered online payment platform Dwolla Inc. to pay $100,000 and fix its security practices after allegations of deception.

Arizona attorney general takes action against Hodgin and Hodgin

Mark Iandolo Mar. 3, 2016, 12:29pm

TUCSON, Arizona (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office has taken action against Hodgin and Hodgin & Co LLC (“defendants”) for allegedly violating the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.

California seeks more help for students victimized by for-profit institutions

Mark Iandolo Mar. 3, 2016, 12:18pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has issued a statement urging the U.S. Department of Education to better help students allegedly defrauded by Corinthian Colleges and other for-profit colleges.

Florida AG announces consent judgment against Alumni Research

Mark Iandolo Mar. 2, 2016, 8:17pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a consent judgment against Alumni Research Inc. and its CEO Robert Laping for allegedly violating the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and the Florida Telemarketing Act.

New owners of Soldier Mountain Ski Area will distribute $13,400 in charitable goods

Mark Iandolo Mar. 2, 2016, 8:12pm

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden came to an agreement with the Soldier Mountain Ski Area Inc. during an ownership transition that will see the new owner distribute $13,400 in charitable goods over the next four years.

Florida AG obtains consent judgment against InterFACE Talent

Mark Iandolo Mar. 2, 2016, 8:07pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a $22 million settlement with entities doing business as InterFACE Talent and their president and CEO Roman Vintfeld, over allegations of deceiving Florida consumers.

Maryland attorney general supports lead-paint-victim legislation

Mark Iandolo Mar. 2, 2016, 3:19pm

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (Legal Newsline) — Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has taken action to defend lead-paint victims by testifying before the House Judiciary Committee in support of legislation meant to safeguard these victims.

Texas receives support from three states in lawsuit opposing portions of Obamacare

Mark Iandolo Mar. 2, 2016, 3:13pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that three more states have joined his office’s lawsuit against the Obamacare rule that mandates states pay taxes on Medicaid managed care organizations.

Christie appoints Lougy as New Jersey's acting attorney general

Mark Iandolo Mar. 2, 2016, 1:39pm

TRENTON, New Jersey (Legal Newsline) —New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has appointed Robert Lougy as acting state attorney general.

Washington attorney general urges court to rule against Food Democracy Action

Mark Iandolo Mar. 1, 2016, 1:32pm

OLYMPIA, Washington (Legal Newsline) — In an ongoing campaign finance case, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced his office has urged the court to rule that Food Democracy Action (FDA) illegally evaded the state’s laws.