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Massachusetts joins coalition opposing the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017

Mark Iandolo Jun. 14, 2017, 9:16am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced June 7 that she has joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general in opposing a federal bill that would cut the role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Massachusetts settles with three construction companies that allegedly violated wage laws

Mark Iandolo May 23, 2017, 8:52am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced May 15 that three construction companies in the state will pay more than $600,000 for allegations of failing to pay the proper prevailing wage rate to employees for work performed on public projects.

Massachusetts announces cleanup agreement for contaminated Jamaica Plan facility

Mark Iandolo May 17, 2017, 9:06am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced May 10 that her office has entered an agreement for the cleanup and redevelopment of a former automotive and industrial facility in Jamaica Plain.

Massachusetts AG convenes advisory panel to review Community Benefits Program

Mark Iandolo Apr. 28, 2017, 9:34am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 19 that her office convened the first meeting of an advisory task force of health care experts who will examine guidelines for Massachusetts health care institution community benefits.

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.