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FTC, Schneiderman target marketers of Prevagen

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:16am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Jan. 9 that they have charged the marketers of dietary supplement Prevagen with making false and unsubstantiated claims about the product’s ability to improve memory.

All American Home Care agrees to $25,000 fine after allegations of privacy rule violations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 10, 2017, 9:31am

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Dec. 23 that All American Home Care, a home care services agency, has agreed to a $25,000 fine after allegations the company obtained personal contact information from a competing agency and used the information in commercial marketing efforts.

True Entertainment to pay $411,000 after allegations of not paying employees overtime

Mark Iandolo Dec. 28, 2016, 8:18am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Dec. 19 that True Entertainment LLC, a television production company, has agreed to pay $411,000 in restitution to hundreds of employees who allegedly failed to receive overtime pay despite routinely working more than 40 hours per week.

N.Y. AG secures additional $20 million in funding for Homeowner Protection Program

Mark Iandolo Dec. 20, 2016, 10:08am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Dec. 14 that his office has secured an additional $20 million in funding for the fifth year of the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP).

New York consent order bans local business from conducting legal document preparation

Mark Iandolo Dec. 20, 2016, 9:35am

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Dec.14 that a consent order and judgment has banned Derek Distenfield and his businesses from conducting legal document preparation business for New York consumers unless certain consumer protection conditions are met.

York Furniture settles for $10,000 in deceptive business tactics case

Mark Iandolo Dec. 6, 2016, 9:30am

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Dec. 1 that York Furniture Inc. will pay $10,000 after allegations it engaged in deceptive acts and made false statements in advertisements.

New York's highest court affirms licensing requirement for Indian Point nuclear power facility

Mark Iandolo Dec. 2, 2016, 8:56am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released a statement Nov. 21 regarding the New York Court of Appeals’ decision to affirm a licensing requirement for the Indian Point nuclear power facility.

Zwanger & Pesiri Radiology settles allegations of submitting false claims to Medicare

Mark Iandolo Nov. 29, 2016, 9:36am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers announced Nov. 16 that Zwanger & Pesiri Radiology Group LLP, Zwanger Radiology P.C. and Dr. Steven Mendelson will pay $8,153,727 after allegations of submitting false claims to Medicare and Medicaid.

American Hope Group to pay $1.6 million to resolve fraudulent mortgage scam allegations

Mark Iandolo Nov. 11, 2016, 10:56am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — American Hope Group Inc. and its principal, Mauricio Villamarin Martinez (collectively “American Hope Group”), have agreed to a $1.6 million settlement after allegations involving a fraudulent mortgage scam, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced.

Amazon delivery contractor to pay $100,000 after allegations of underpaying employees

Mark Iandolo Nov. 8, 2016, 7:46am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Amazon delivery contractor Cornucopia Logistics LLC will pay $100,000 to workers whose wages were allegedly deducted for lunch breaks they never received due to back-to-back deliveries, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Oct. 28.

Court orders Exxon and outside auditor to provide documents to N.Y. attorney general

Mark Iandolo Nov. 1, 2016, 9:25am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) ­– New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced last week that a judge ordered ExxonMobil (Exxon) and its outside auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), to comply with a subpoena issued by Schneiderman’s office in a case involving potential law violations by Exxon.

New York attorney general to introduce legislation aimed at curbing misuse of non-compete agreements

Mark Iandolo Nov. 1, 2016, 9:24am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) ­— New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced last week the introduction of legislation meant to curb the rampant misuse of non-compete agreements.

Citizens United loses fight in donor disclosure dispute

Quinten Plummer Oct. 21, 2016, 11:36am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- Charitable organizations must still disclose donor's names, address and the amount of total contributions in order to solicit funds in New York after a U.S. district judge dismissed a complaint filed by Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced earlier this month.

New York charges Bronx business with false representations

Mark Iandolo Oct. 12, 2016, 9:05am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his office has charged Edwin Rivera, the operator of a Bronx accounting office formerly known as “Inmigracion Hoy News Today,” with falsely representing himself as an attorney.

Armor Health Services to pay $350,000 in settlement with New York after alleged contract breach

Mark Iandolo Oct. 12, 2016, 9:04am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Armor Correctional Health Services (Armor) will settle allegations that it failed in its contractually obligated duties at the Nassau County Correctional Center (NCCC), which placed inmates’ health in jeopardy.

Bennett Surgical Supply owner admits to fraudulently billing Medicaid

Mark Iandolo Oct. 12, 2016, 9:04am

HAUPPAUGUE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced that Katia Donnelly and her durable medical equipment and supply store, Bennett Surgical Supply Inc., have admitted to stealing more than $2 million from Medicaid using customers’ Medicaid identification numbers.  

New York attorney general accuses contractor of consumer scams

Mark Iandolo Oct. 11, 2016, 11:36am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against Phillip Fox, a Western New York home improvement contractor who allegedly scammed dozens of consumers.

Attorney: N.Y. AG's action against direct marketers to have ripple effect in industry

Katelyn Kivel Aug. 19, 2016, 8:35am

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Direct marketing companies are facing legal challenges over allegedly deceptive marketing practices in New York.

Tristar Products, Product Trend settle allegations of deceptive advertising to NY consumers

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 9:30pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Tristar Products LLC and Product Trend LLC have settled after allegations of deceptive advertising practices, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.

Medford Multicare Center for Living to pay $28 million after alleged fraud

Mark Iandolo Jul. 1, 2016, 9:26pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Medford Multicare Center for Living Inc. will pay $28 million after allegations its owners looted the corporation and committed fraud and illegality in operating a business, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.