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Eversource defends rate hike in Massachusetts; AG Healey is opposing

Sara McCleary Feb. 14, 2017, 9:13am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Eversource Energy, which delivers electricity and natural gas to 1.7 million customers throughout Massachusetts, has filed a request with the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities to increase the rates it charges its customers for electricity.

Universal Drywall settles for $500,000 after allegations it misclassified employees

Mark Iandolo Feb. 14, 2017, 9:04am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Feb. 2 that Universal Drywall LLC (Universal) has agreed to a $500,000 settlement after allegations it misclassified employees on multiple public construction projects.

Nearly 4,500 ACI students will receive loan forgiveness after deceptive practices allegations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 24, 2017, 12:24pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Jan. 13 that the U.S. Department of Education will forgive loans for nearly 4,500 student who were allegedly victimized by the now-defunct American Career Institute (ACI) in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts publishes archive of data breaches and personal security violations

John Myers Jan. 17, 2017, 9:08am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts-based victims of data breaches now have a new way to find out about how their personal information and data has been affected, thanks to a new archive published by the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR).

ACS Education Services to pay $2.4 million after allegations of deceptions with student loans

Mark Iandolo Dec. 2, 2016, 8:53am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Nov. 22 that ACS Education Services (ACS) will pay $2.4 million after allegations it failed to properly process struggling Massachusetts students’ applications for federal repayment plans intended to lower monthly payments.

Boston Insulation allegedly violates state wage laws, must pay $111,000 in restitution

Mark Iandolo Dec. 2, 2016, 8:50am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Nov. 22 that Boston Insulation Corporation and its president, Antonio J. Souza Jr., must pay $111,177 after allegations of failing to pay employees the proper prevailing wage, failing to submit accurate certified payroll records and failing to keep accurate general payroll records.

CVS settles in Massachusetts, agrees to stricter opioid dispension management

Mark Iandolo Sep. 14, 2016, 1:27pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a settlement with CVS Pharmacy Inc., the nation's largest pharmacy chain, in which the company agreed to strengthen its policy and procedures concerning the dispensing of opioids.

Bloomin' Brands to pay $210,000 after allegations of improperly paying employees

Mark Iandolo Aug. 25, 2016, 6:53pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that Bloomin’ Brands Inc. will pay $210,000 after allegations it failed to pay more than 2,500 state workers for required training in violation of state law.

Massachusetts contractor fined for failing to pay prevailing wages

Mark Iandolo Aug. 5, 2016, 2:19pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced that On-Time Construction Services Inc. (On-Time) and owner Jonatas Vicente De Brito Barcelos will pay $117,082 for allegedly violating the state’s prevailing wage law and failing to submit true and accurate payroll records.

Massachusetts attorney general urges U.S. to forgive student loans for alleged ACI victims

Mark Iandolo Aug. 2, 2016, 11:42am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a formal application to the U.S. Department of Education, urging immediate cancellation of student loans for those allegedly victimized by the American Career Institute (ACI), a former for-profit school that closed in 2013.

Massachusetts AG takes action against ITT over allegedly misleading students

Mark Iandolo Apr. 9, 2016, 8:48pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has sued ITT Educational Services Inc. for allegedly unfairly misleading students about the quality of its Computer Network Systems program and the success of the program’s graduates in finding jobs.

Boston Electric to pay $48,000 for alleged violations of Mass. prevailing wage laws

Mark Iandolo Mar. 11, 2016, 6:42pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that Boston Electric & Telephone Corp. and its owner, Gerard Cardillo, have agreed to pay $48,000 in restitution and penalties after allegations of violating the state’s prevailing wage laws.

Massachusetts attorney general asks Senate to help stop debt-collection robocalls

Mark Iandolo Feb. 12, 2016, 8:49pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey advised the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to advance legislation that would bar debt-collection robocalls to consumer cellphones.

Healey supports CDC's new guidelines for opioid prescriptions

Mark Iandolo Jan. 15, 2016, 1:36pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced her support for U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines that aim to improve opioid prescribing practices.

Massachusetts convenience store Honey Farms will pay $25,000 to settle discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 7, 2016, 2:31pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that Honey Farms Inc. will pay up to $25,000 to resolve racism allegations.

Massachusetts AG begins to implement new worker sick-time law

Shaun Zinck Apr. 29, 2015, 3:14am

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said on Monday that she has filed draft regulations to provide the framework for the Earned Sick Time law that voters approved in November and that takes effect on July 1. The new law will give nearly 1 million Massachusetts employees access to sick leave, Healey said.

Mass. attorney general sues drug treatment center

Legal News Line Apr. 24, 2015, 11:06am

Suit alleged center illegally profited off patients seeking treatment for opiate addiction.

Mass. insurance company ordered to pay $3.5 million for allegedly overcharging

Shaun Zinck Apr. 20, 2015, 6:46pm

Company and its former agent allegedly padded premiums with hidden fees.

Soltas to pay $330,000 over energy savings allegations

Allyson Beasecker Apr. 14, 2015, 11:05am

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced last week that Soltas Energy Corporation has agreed to pay $330,000 over allegations it caused four central Massachusetts towns and nonprofits to lose thousands of dollars in energy savings.

Mass. joins 8 other states asking DOE to cancel Corinthian student loans

Shaun Zinck Apr. 9, 2015, 7:18pm

For-profit school under fire for allegedly violating law