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New York, Illinois lead coalition supporting federal protections for higher education students

Mark Iandolo Feb. 27, 2017, 8:08am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Feb. 22 that he joined with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and a coalition of other attorneys general in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Education Secretary and leaders in Congress.

IWLA to settle allegations about business practices

Mark Iandolo Feb. 27, 2017, 8:05am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Feb. 22 that The International Women’s Leadership Association (IWLA) agreed to settle allegations that it has misrepresented the methods it used to select recipients for a business networking program.

JFK Courtyard settles price-gouging allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 24, 2017, 8:18am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Feb.13 that Granite JFK LLC and Crossroads Hospitality Company, which own and operate, respectively, the Courtyard by Marriott New York JFK Airport hotel, have agreed pay $48,000 to settle allegations of illegal price gouging during the Jonas ice storm in January 2016.

New York attorney general joins opposition to Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act

Mark Iandolo Feb. 24, 2017, 8:14am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Feb. 15 that his office has joined 10 other attorneys general in writing a letter to Sens. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Charles Schumer of New York, asking for them to oppose to the Commercial Vessel Incidental Discharge Act. 

New York settles with multiple app developers that allegedly failed to disclose data collection practices

Mark Iandolo Feb. 24, 2017, 8:12am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Feb. 9 that his office has reached settlements with mobile application developers AB Mobile Apps LLC and Bizness Apps LLC for alleged failures to disclose data collection practices in privacy policies.

Attorney: Teamwork necessary for CFPB, N.Y. attorney general to sue RD Legal Funding

David Hutton Feb. 22, 2017, 9:28am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A company accused of scamming 9/11 heroes and NFL concussion victims is facing an uphill legal battle, according to one lawyer.

New York attorney general issues alert to help consumers pick internet plans

Mark Iandolo Feb. 15, 2017, 9:21am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has issued a consumer alert to help New Yorkers pick the best internet service plan options.

Officials say legal funding company scammed 9/11 heroes, NFL concussion victims

Mark Iandolo Feb. 14, 2017, 8:39am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Feb. 7 that, along with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, it has filed a lawsuit against RD Legal LLC, two related entities and Roni Dersovitz, the companies’ founder and owner, for allegedly scamming 9/11 heroes and NFL concussion victims out of money.

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.