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Mass. AG praises the U.S. Senate for advancing a bill aimed at reducing toxic chemicals

Mark Iandolo Dec. 22, 2015, 6:16pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Boston Attorney General Maura Healey praised the U.S. Senate for advancing a bill to reduce toxic chemicals.

EZCORP will pay $10 million over alleged illegal debt collection tactics

Mark Iandolo Dec. 22, 2015, 10:25am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – EZCORP Inc., a small-dollar lender, will pay $10 million for alleged illegal debt collection tactics.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau brings cases against T3Leads, other company's owner

Mark Iandolo Dec. 22, 2015, 10:10am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action recently against T3Leads and Eric V. Sancho in separate cases relating to the online trafficking of personal information.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau orders CarHop to pay $6.4 million over alleged illegal activities

Mark Iandolo Dec. 22, 2015, 9:56am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently ordered CarHop and its affiliated financer Universal Acceptance Corp. to cease alleged illegal activities and pay a $6.4 million civil penalty.

Fourth Circuit affirms settlement in class action against LexisNexis

Mark Iandolo Dec. 22, 2015, 8:44am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently upheld a lower court’s ruling that approved a settlement in a case against LexisNexis, which was accused of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

FTC reaches $100 million settlement with LifeLock

Mark Iandolo Dec. 21, 2015, 1:54pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a $100 million agreement with LifeLock over contempt charge allegations.

Dynasplint will pay $10.3 million over False Claims Act violation allegations

Mark Iandolo Dec. 21, 2015, 1:49pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice announced that Dynasplint Systems Inc. will pay $10.3 million over alleged False Claims Act violations.

Department of Justice recovered $3.5 billion in False Claims Act cases in fiscal 2015

Mark Iandolo Dec. 18, 2015, 1:35pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney Benjamin C. Mizer recently announced that the Department of Justice recovered more than $3.5 billion from False Claims Act cases in the 2015 fiscal year.

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).