HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced a consumer protection lawsuit Dec. 20 against Shawn Gerety and BuildTREND Construction LLC for allegations of violating the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (HIPCA) and the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced Jan. 3 that his office has filed 29 legal actions against individuals and automobile businesses that allegedly engaged in unlicensed car sales, selling un-roadworthy vehicles and publishing deceptive advertisements.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer has announced a settlement with Reliant Senior Care Holdings Inc. and related companies for $2 million, after allegations the nursing home chain misled consumers by failing to provide basic services to elderly and vulnerable residents.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced Billing Services Group North America Inc. has agreed to a civil settlement after allegations of placing unauthorized charges on consumers’ telephone bills using a practice commonly called “cramming.” The company will pay $53,000 in restitution.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — The Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced it has joined with other states and the federal government in a $306 million civil settlement with Olympus America Inc. to resolve allegations of illegal kickbacks. Pennsylvania will receive $1.6 million as part of the settlement.
Pa. court rules state AG’s office can use private counsel to pursue consumer protection lawsuits against nursing homes
A majority of the court sided with Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office in a ruling this month, allowing for increased use of outside attorneys. A group of nursing home operators filed their lawsuit last year, trying to kill plaintiffs law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC’s apparent deal with Kane’s office.