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Massachusetts insurance agent, broker to refund consumers $130,000

Mark Iandolo Apr. 18, 2017, 8:51am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 11 that seniors in the state will receive more than $130,000 in refunds due to a settlement her office has reached with mortgage broker Direct Finance Corp., its employee Daniel Matthews and insurance agent James Moniz.

Massachusetts settles for $150,000 with waste transport company over alleged hazardous waste violations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 18, 2017, 8:48am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 12 that EQ Northeast Inc. will pay $150,000 after allegations of illegally transporting hazardous waste and storing it at an unlicensed facility.

Massachusetts attorney general testifies against Eversource's proposed rate hikes

Mark Iandolo Apr. 18, 2017, 8:48am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 11 that she testified before the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) in support of 200,000 ratepayers in western Massachusetts.

Massachusetts bans digital ad company from geofencing reproductive health facilities

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2017, 9:25am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 4 that Copley Advertising LLC, a digital advertising company, has been banned from using mobile geofencing technology to target women entering reproductive health facilities.

Doctor, wife to pay $13.5 million over alleged deceptive erectile dysfunction treatment

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:37pm

Dr. Kevin Hornsby and his wife, Heidi Hornsby, will pay $13.5 million for alleged deceptive marketing of medications and services for erectile dysfunction at a medical clinic in Framingham, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said March 17.

Massachusetts targets local business, alleging wetland protection violations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 7, 2017, 1:58pm

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey recently announced that her office has sued Sean Blair, the operator of a construction, excavation and septic installation business, for allegations of altering and filling protected wetlands in violation of state law.

Massachusetts AG urges DPU to reject Eversource rate increase request

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2017, 11:06am

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said she has delivered testimony to the Department of Public Utilities on behalf of 1.4 million Eversource customers.

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.