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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.

New York Attorney General announces settlements with two real estate brokerage firms

Mark Iandolo Jun. 28, 2016, 9:27pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced settlements with two real estate brokerage firms after allegations they engaged in discrimination against prospective New York City tenants using rental assistance vouchers.

Saratoga Springs Nissan settles for $101,986 in case involving alleged illegal fees

Mark Iandolo Jun. 23, 2016, 8:11pm

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Saratoga Springs Nissan LLC has agreed to settle for $101,986 after allegations of charging illegal fees, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.

Community Waste Services agrees to pay restitution for services allegedly not done

Mark Iandolo Jun. 17, 2016, 8:14pm

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Community Waste Services has agreed to pay restitution for consumers who made advance payments for waste services that the company allegedly did not perform, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.

Law360 agrees to stop using non-compete agreements in employee contracts

Mark Iandolo Jun. 17, 2016, 8:06pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Law360, a top legal news website in the country, will stop using non-compete agreements in its employee contracts, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.

Manhattan developer to pay $540,000, New York attorney general announces

Mark Iandolo Jun. 9, 2016, 8:50pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – 165 West 91st Street Holdings LLC will pay $540,000 in penalties after allegations the company converted two rent-controlled apartments in Manhattan into a condominium complex, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said.

New York attorney general lauds federal decision to recall 'Cra-Z-Art' products

Mark Iandolo Jun. 9, 2016, 12:34pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released a statement about the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) announcement it will implement a national recall of “Cra-Z-Art” children’s products because of high levels of lead.

New York AG files suit against Battaglia Demolition for alleged public nuisance

Mark Iandolo Jun. 2, 2016, 4:28pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his office will sue Peter J. Battaglia Jr., owner and operator of Battaglia Demolition Inc., in order to stop allegedly noxious conditions at the company’s South Buffalo demolition debris facility.

New York AG takes action against Domino's for allegedly underpaying employees

Mark Iandolo May 27, 2016, 7:47pm

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his office has taken action against Domino’s Pizza Inc., Domino’s Pizza LLC and Domino’s Pizza Franchising LLC (collectively, Domino’s), suing the chain for allegedly underpaying workers at least $565,000 at 10 stores in New York.

New York attorney general announces contractor scheme to cheat employees

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 1:04pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced Lalo Drywall Inc. and its owner, Sergio Raymundo, have admitted to cheating eight workers at a Harlem housing project out of roughly $800,000 in wages over a 17-month period.

Home Depot, Lowe's settle in separate cases over lawn fertilizer

Mark Iandolo May 20, 2016, 9:22pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that the state has reached separate settlements with Home Depot Inc. and Lowe’s Home Centers LLC after allegations of violating a 2010 state law enacted to reduce water pollution.

New York attorney general urges FERC to examine Constitution's alleged illegal actions

Mark Iandolo May 18, 2016, 2:48pm

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his office has petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to look into Constitution Pipeline Company’s (Constitution) alleged violations of federal law.

New York attorney general reaches settlement with Kost Tire

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2016, 6:10pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his office reached a settlement with Kost Tire Distributors Inc., an upstate automobile service station company, after allegations of breaking New York’s Environmental Conservation Law.

N.Y. attorney general comments on NRC decision to re-analyze Indian Point nuclear facility

Mark Iandolo May 9, 2016, 1:22pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released comments on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) decision to require its staff to conduct a re-analysis of the impacts caused by accidents at the Indian Point nuclear power facility.

New York attorney general reaches $7 million agreement with art collector

Mark Iandolo May 6, 2016, 7:38pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Aby J. Rosen, a contemporary art collector, has agreed to pay $7 million to resolve allegations he failed to pay millions in sales and use taxes on art acquisitions, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.

New York attorney general notes 40 percent increase in data breaches this year

Mark Iandolo May 6, 2016, 7:27pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that so far this year as compared to last year, his office has received a 40 percent increase in data breach notifications.

New York joins national settlement with Olympus over False Claims Act allegations

Mark Iandolo May 4, 2016, 2:26pm

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced a joint settlement with the federal government and a coalition of states that resolves allegations that Olympus Corporation of the Americas paid illegal kickbacks to health care providers.

New York attorney general looks to strengthen state laws to fight ticket bots

Mark Iandolo Apr. 29, 2016, 12:47pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his plan to propose new legislation to fight illegal automated software, or “bots,” to purchase tickets to popular events.