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New Jersey attorney general targets contractor that allegedly defrauded Sandy victims

Mark Iandolo Oct. 21, 2016, 8:45am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced charges this week against Richard R. Woodard of Clearwater, Fla., and his company, Willwood Builders Corporation (Willwood Builders).

Clifton Taxi to pay $42,000 after allegedly violating New Jersey discrimination law

Mark Iandolo Oct. 11, 2016, 11:31am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — Clifton Taxi and Limousine Inc. will pay $42,000 after allegations of ignoring a deaf woman’s attempts to hire a cab using a telecommunications relay service, New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino has announced.

New Jersey contractor fined $100,000 for allegations of consumer fraud

Mark Iandolo Sep. 15, 2016, 3:47pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced that Harbor View Restoration Limited Liability Corporation (Harbor View), owner Frank A. Hoffman Sr. and his wife, Joan Hoffman, will pay $100,000 after allegations of consumer fraud.

New Jersey attorney general alleges Just Pups misled customers about dogs' health

Mark Iandolo Aug. 25, 2016, 6:44pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Acting New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs announced a lawsuit against Just Pups LLC and owner Vincent LoSacco for allegations of misleading customers about the health of puppies sold at his store.

New Jersey attorney general targets couple who allegedly deceived Sandy victims

Mark Iandolo Aug. 25, 2016, 11:38am

Newark, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs have announced a lawsuit against Jeffrey Colmyer and Tiffany A. Cimino and their companies Rayne Construction Management Services LLC (RCMS) and Colmyer and Sons Construction LLC (Colmyer and Sons).

Luxury Haus of New Jersey settles case involving deceptive practices allegations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 17, 2016, 11:57am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Chistopher S. Porrino has announced the Division of Consumer Affairs has reached an agreement with the Luxury Haus Inc. over allegations of defrauding customers. Luxury Haus will pay $20,000 and update its business practices.

Contractor banned from working in New Jersey, ordered to pay $1.1 million

Mark Iandolo Jul. 8, 2016, 12:47pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — The office of acting New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino has announced a Superior Court judge has banned Leroy N. Brown, an unregistered home improvement contractor, from working on homes in New Jersey. Brown also has been ordered to pay $1.1 million after allegedly violating the state’s consumer protection laws and regulations on at least 410 occasions.

Palmco will pay $5.28 million to resolve deceptive marketing practices allegations

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2016, 12:12pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey acting attorney general Christopher S. Porrino has announced Palmco Power NJ LLC and Palmco Energy NJ LLC will pay $5.28 million and revise business practices after allegations of deceptive marketing and failing to provide promised energy rates.

Christopher S. Porrino sworn in as New Jersey Acting Attorney General

Mark Iandolo Jun. 28, 2016, 9:38pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The State of New Jersey announced that Christopher S. Porrino has been sworn in as Acting New Jersey Attorney General at a private ceremony held at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton.

Walker Cancer Research Institute to make voluntary payment to resolve investigation

Mark Iandolo Jun. 17, 2016, 8:36pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Office of New Jersey Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced that the Division of Consumer Affairs concluded a case against Walker Cancer Research Institute.

Clifton Taxi alleged to have violated New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Act

Mark Iandolo Jun. 17, 2016, 8:11pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Clifton Taxi and Limousine Inc. has allegedly violated the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Act (LAD), according to New Jersey Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy and the state’s Division on Civil Rights in a recent complaint in Superior Court.

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs terminates center's ability to print prescription blanks

Mark Iandolo Jun. 2, 2016, 5:14pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced that his Division of Consumer Affairs has terminated Downtown Printing Center’s ability to print prescription blanks for physicians after allegations the company failed to follow security requirements.

New Jersey Division of Affairs gives Notices of Violation to 51 contractors

Mark Iandolo May 27, 2016, 7:53pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced that it issued Notices of Violation to 51 contractors in the first quarter of 2016, which could lead to $844,477 in consumer restitution and civil penalties.

Diamond Staffing to pay $7,900 to resolve allegations of pregnancy discrimination

Mark Iandolo May 20, 2016, 9:16pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Diamond Staffing agreed to pay $7,900 to resolve allegations of pregnancy discrimination, New Jersey Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy and the Division of Civil Rights announced.

Trolice Consulting Services mandated to pay $2.5 million civil penalty

Mark Iandolo May 6, 2016, 7:48pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Trolice Consulting Services LLC and president James R. Trolice have been mandated by the New Jersey Bureau of Securities to pay a $2.5 million civil penalty for allegations of selling unregistered securities to investors.

NJ to seek revocation of health care service registration from firm

Daniel Daw Apr. 19, 2016, 5:42pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Acting Attorney General for the state of New Jersey Robert Lougy’s office announced this week that the state’s Division of Consumer Affairs is seeking revocation of a business in Ocean City.

New Jersey AG details local woman's alleged scheme to swindle elderly citizens

Mark Iandolo Apr. 15, 2016, 8:25pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced that Jan Van Holt, the owner of an in-home senior care company in Atlantic County, plead guilty to allegedly participating in a scheme with her sister and a lawyer to steal millions of dollars from elderly clients.

New Jersey rules $158,000 in penalties against 20 local health clubs

Mark Iandolo Apr. 1, 2016, 12:45pm

NEWARK, New Jersey (Legal Newsline) — The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has announced administrative actions against 20 health clubs for allegedly breaking consumer protection laws.

AutoZone to revise business practices after alleged pricing controversies

Mark Iandolo Apr. 1, 2016, 12:36pm

NEWARK, New Jersey (Legal Newsline) — AutoZone Inc. will pay $47,500 and revise its business practices after allegedly failing to plainly mark total selling prices on certain merchandise at many of its New Jersey stores, the office of New Jersey acting Attorney General Robert Lougy has announced.

New Jersey alleges Kearny Auto Spa guilty of harassment

Mark Iandolo Mar. 16, 2016, 1:11pm

TRENTON, New Jersey (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, in conjunction with the state’s Division on Civil Rights, has announced a lawsuit against Kearny Auto Spa, alleging the Hudson County auto detailing business tolerated workplace sexual harassment of an employee and wrongfully fired her.