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.
A Pennsylvania court fined the owner of a home-furnishing business nearly $20,000 for defrauding customers, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said on Tuesday. Michael Free, 63, owner of Electra Lighting and Electric Co., will pay about $4,878 to 11 customers and about $15,000 in state penalties and costs.