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D.C. reaches settlement with debt collection company over allegations of illegal collections

Mark Iandolo Apr. 19, 2017, 11:06am

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine announced April 14 that his office has settled with Collect Pros LLC, a California-based debt collection company, and Michael Ross, who owns and manages the company.

D.C. AG launches pilot program to mediate small-sum lawsuits

Mark Iandolo Apr. 6, 2017, 11:22am

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine recently announced that his office has launched a pilot program that utilizes informal mediation to resolve lawsuits against the district government.

D.C. successfully defends inclusionary zoning program after challenge from developer

Mark Iandolo Mar. 2, 2017, 8:31am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Feb. 15 that his office has won a case against a developer that challenged the constitutionality of the district’s inclusionary zoning (IZ) program.

District judge blocks merger of Anthem, Cigna

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

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) —  A Washington, D.C., judge sided with the U.S. Department of Justice in a lawsuit attempting to block Anthem Inc. from acquiring Cigna Corp.

CashCall to repay $1.8 million, forgive $1 million in loans after deal with D.C.

Mark Iandolo Jan. 25, 2017, 8:54am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Karl A. Racine, the attorney general for the District of Columbia, announced Jan. 11 that lender CashCall has agreed to repay more than $1.8 million in debt payments made by district consumers. The company will also forgive more than $1 million in remaining loan debt.

Bristol-Myers Squibb settles with 43 states over Abilify

Mark Iandolo Dec. 13, 2016, 9:54am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced Dec. 8 that California, along with 42 other states and the District of Columbia, reached a $19.5 million settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb over allegations the pharmaceutical company illegally marketed popular atypical antipsychotic drug Abilify. California will receive $1.3 million of the overall settlement.

Washington D.C. attorney general warns consumers of potential DMV-related 'phishing' scams

Legal News Line Oct. 11, 2016, 11:32am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine has announced, according to the District’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), that D.C. residents are being targeted by an alleged “phishing” scam.  

Washington, D.C. AG takes action against Student Aid Center

Mark Iandolo Jun. 3, 2016, 7:58pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced that his office filed a consumer-protection lawsuit against Student Aid Center Inc. and the company's owners, Ramiro Fernandez-Moris and Damien Alvarez, over allegations of scamming consumers.