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New York, Justice Department secure $4.4 million settlement with health care provider

Mark Iandolo Jul. 25, 2017, 10:08am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and acting U.S. attorney Joon H. Kim announced July 17 that Visiting Nurse Service of New York and its Managed Long-Term Care Plan, VNS Choice, will pay $4,392,150 after allegations of improperly retaining public funds.

New York settles with health industry support company after massive data breach allegations

Mark Iandolo Jun. 19, 2017, 1:22pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced June 15 that CoPilot Provider Support Services Inc. (CoPilot), a company providing support services to the health industry, will pay $130,000 and improve its legal compliance program after allegations of violating the state’s General Business Law.

New York settles with Buffalo landlord who allegedly allowed unruly parties

Mark Iandolo May 22, 2017, 1:07pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a consent decree May 18 with Jeremy Dunn, a landlord who controls a number of properties on Winspear Avenue and Northrup Place in University Heights, a residential neighborhood in Buffalo.

New York settles for $1.25 million with company that allegedly violated environmental laws

Mark Iandolo May 10, 2017, 11:18am

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 4 that Momentive Performance Materials Silicones LLC (MPM) will pay $1.25 million to resolve allegations of violating state and federal environmental laws.

New York targets company alleging to be prisoner assistance center

Mark Iandolo May 9, 2017, 8:53am

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 2 that he has filed a lawsuit against NYSPAC Inc., operating as the NYS Prisoner Assistance Center or NY Parole Aids, and its owner, Mario Vredenburg, also known as Antonia Barrone.

New York attorney general targets alleged dumping of waste in Brentwood park

Mark Iandolo May 8, 2017, 12:54pm

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 4 that he has filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to recover damages from companies that allegedly dumped contaminated construction waste in Brentwood on Long Island.

New York urges Trump administration to reconfirm commitment to Paris climate accord

Mark Iandolo May 1, 2017, 3:12pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 25 that he has joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general in urging President Trump to reconfirm the Unites States’ commitment to and cooperation with the Paris Climate Agreement.

New York secures $40 million with Harbert Management in tax fraud settlement

Mark Iandolo Apr. 26, 2017, 11:21am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 18 that Alabama-based Harbert Management Corporation and top executives at the firm will pay $40 million for allegedly perpetrating a scheme to avoid paying millions in New York state tax on performance income.

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.