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Arkansas Attorney General joins comment letter to FTC about spam and phishing text messages

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 3:01pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced she has joined other state attorneys general in a comment letter to the Federal Communications Commission asking it to maintain its current safeguards and filters for protecting consumers from spam and phishing text messages.

Washington Attorney General sues iYoga over alleged tech support services scam

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 2:58pm

SEATTLE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently announced that his office is suing iYogi to stop an alleged tech support services scam.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau brings proposed consent order against Georgia law firm

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 2:50pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – In a recent proposed consent order filed in federal court, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau looks to resolve a lawsuit against Frederick J. Hanna & Associates over an alleged illegal debt collection lawsuit mill.

FTC reaches agreement with ArcLight and Gulf Oil, requires them divest four LPP terminals

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 2:43pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission will require ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI LP, to divest four light petroleum product terminals in Pennsylvania so that it can complete its acquisition of Gulf Oil Limited Partnership.

Florida AG takes action against travel companies for allegedly deceiving consumers

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 2:32pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, along with the Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, have announced actions taken to stop two Florida travel companies from allegedly deceiving consumers – Millennium Travel and Promotions Inc. and Grand Incentives Inc.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox asks the EPA to reconsider its carbon emission ruling

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 11:54am

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reconsider a ruling on carbon emission adopted back in August.

Oklahoma Attorney General seeks to sue Colorado over marijuana laws

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 11:50am

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has announced that he will continue his pursuit of suing Colorado over its marijuana laws by bringing the issues to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kansas Attorney General requests the Supreme Court to look at Department of Labor regulations

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 11:40am

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court’s decision upholding the new Department of Labor regulations, which his office believes threaten the availability of home health care services in Kansas.

Department of Justice announces an agreement with AMC that will let AMC complete its $172M acquisition of SMH Theatres

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 11:24am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice announced that AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. will divest movie theaters in Connecticut and New Jersey to complete its $172 million acquisition of SMH Theatres Inc. (Starplex Cinemas).

New York Attorney General announces that Rome Finance Co. finished its compensation payments

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 10:59am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced that Rome Finance Co. Inc. and related entities have given partial compensation from a victim fund to more than 3,000 victims after an alleged debt relief scandal. The total compensation is $3.7 million.

Healey pursuing lawsuit against the Lustig Firm over its business tactics

Mark Iandolo Dec. 31, 2015, 10:53am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is suing Lustig, Glaser & Wilson PC (the Lustig Firm) over allegations the company repeatedly filed lawsuits against consumers for debts they did not owe.

Healey comes out in support of Vermont in challenging the NRC over radioactive waste issues

Mark Iandolo Dec. 30, 2015, 7:30pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced a brief filing in support of Vermont’s call on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to make sure that it would use funds for decommissioning to clean up radioactive waste at closed power plants.

California Attorney General announces upgrades to state's controlled substance program

Mark Iandolo Dec. 30, 2015, 7:23pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, in partnership with the California Department of Consumer Affairs, announced the universal launch of a program called the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES 2.0).

Washington Attorney General announces final audit report approval for the state's Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Dec. 30, 2015, 10:42am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that the Joint Legislative Audit Review Committee (JLARC), in a unanimous, bipartisan vote, approved the final audit report for the renewal of Washington’s Medicaid Fraud False Claims Act (FCA).

Ohio Attorney General requests public hearing over U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' dredging proposal

Mark Iandolo Dec. 30, 2015, 10:17am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced recently that his office has filed for a public hearing over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposition to take dredged material from Cleveland Harbor and put it directly into Lake Erie.

Washington AG urges the state's Supreme Court to uphold discrimination ruling against Arlene's Flowers

Mark Iandolo Dec. 30, 2015, 9:43am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – In a brief filed with the state’s Supreme Court, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson urged the justices to uphold a Benton County Superior Court decision that would force Arlene’s Flowers to stop its alleged discrimination against gay and lesbian customers.

New York AGs Office reaches agreement with WorkFit Medical over allegations of misleading consumers

Mark Iandolo Dec. 29, 2015, 7:29pm

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman announced an agreement with WorkFitMedical LLC that forces the company to provide better information to consumers about its participation in health plans.

Truong-Thinh Market will pay more than $100,000 for allegedly improperly paying employees

Mark Iandolo Dec. 29, 2015, 7:22pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that Truong-Thinh Market Inc. and its president, Joseph Pham, will pay more than $100,000 over allegations it violated state wage laws.

Texas AG alleges that the EPA's new ozone standards rule is flawed

Mark Iandolo Dec. 29, 2015, 7:11pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Ken Paxton, attorney general for the state of Texas, announced a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the new ozone standards rule.

California AG reaches $100,000 agreement with Pratibha Syntex over allegations of unfair competitive advantage

Mark Iandolo Dec. 29, 2015, 7:06pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – In the first ever legally enforceable judgment by a state against a foreign company, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has secured a $100,000 settlement with India-based Pratibha Syntex LTD over unfair competitive advantage allegations.