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New York settles with 104 auto dealerships that allegedly sold vehicles under recall for defects

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:50am

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 21 that his office has reached settlements with 104 auto dealerships that allegedly sold vehicles to consumers in the state without disclosing that the vehicles were under recall for defective and sometimes dangerous issues.

New York attorney general releases report detailing work of Health Care Bureau's Helpline

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:49am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 19 that his office has released a report detailing the work of the Health Care Bureau’s Helpline.

New York settles with 3 mobile app developers after allegations of misleading claims

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2017, 3:49pm

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced March 23 that his office has settled with three health-related mobile applications after allegations of misleading claims and irresponsible privacy practices.

N.Y. heating oil firm accused of defrauding customers

Mark Iandolo Mar. 30, 2017, 9:56am

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit alleging fraudulent activities against Champion Fuel and Service Corp., its owners, David DeSilva Sr. and Patrick Terminello, and DeSilva’s son, David DeSilva Jr., who managed the company.

New York attorney general comments on case related to West Carthage's village justice

Mark Iandolo Mar. 17, 2017, 8:29am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Feb. 24 that Delmar House, the former village justice for the village of West Carthage Court in Jefferson County, entered a guilty plea in court after allegations of abusing his position as a judge by trading lenient treatment in exchange for sexual favors.

New York settles with third-party sellers that allegedly sold prohibited toy guns

Mark Iandolo Mar. 15, 2017, 10:02am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 8 that his office has obtained seven settlements with online third-party sellers that allegedly used Amazon to sell prohibited toy guns to New Yorkers.

Defendants in allegedly illegal prescription buy-back scheme receive sentencing

Mark Iandolo Mar. 15, 2017, 10:02am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 2 that two pharmacy owners and a supervising pharmacist have been sentenced for their alleged roles in defrauding several government-funded health care programs.

New York continues case against Domino's, settles with 3 franchisees for $480,000

Mark Iandolo Mar. 14, 2017, 8:47am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced settlements March 9 with three Domino’s Pizza franchises for a total of $480,000 in restitution after allegations of committing wage and labor violations at 10 franchise locations.

Oxford Health to refund thousands of consumers after allegedly improperly denying claims

Mark Iandolo Mar. 7, 2017, 8:49am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Feb. 23 that Oxford Health Plans (NY) and Oxford Health Insurance Inc. (together, “Oxford”), have agreed to provide refunds to hundreds of small group plan members in New York State after allegedly improperly denying coverage of infusion services.

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.