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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.

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.