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Pennsylvania attorney general targets defunct Danville furniture store for alleged deception

Mark Iandolo Nov. 18, 2016, 11:34am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced a lawsuit Oct. 19 against Rudy’s Mart, a defunct Danville furniture store, and owner Patricia Robinson for allegations of accepting payment for furniture never delivered.

Allegations of improper fees at housing around Penn State settled

Mark Iandolo Oct. 19, 2016, 2:30pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Hendricks Investments and its owner Rodney Hendricks have settled allegations of charging improper administrative fees and fines to tenants, many of whom were students at Penn State University, Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer has announced.

Pennsylvania attorney general targets Philadelphia woman for allegedly misleading homeowners

Mark Iandolo Oct. 14, 2016, 10:31am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Wanda D. Rogers for allegedly misleading Philadelphia homeowners.  

Pennsylvania settles for $95.9 million with USA Discounters

Mark Iandolo Oct. 13, 2016, 9:41am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer has announced a settlement worth roughly $95.9 million with USA Discounters LTD and related companies after allegations that the companies deceived members of the military and veterans.

Cutler Group allegedly built non-weather-resistant homes

Mark Iandolo Oct. 13, 2016, 9:31am

HARRISBURG (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer has announced a lawsuit against the Cutler Group Inc., a Montgomery County-based homebuilder, for allegedly failing to provide new homes that were weather-resistant as it claimed it would.

Pennsylvania charges local attorney for his role in alleged video gambling scheme

Mark Iandolo Oct. 13, 2016, 9:30am

HARRISBURG (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer has announced that charges have been filed against Louis F. Caputo, a Pittsburgh-area attorney.

Reliant Senior Care Holdings to pay $2 million for allegedly failing to meet nursing home needs

Mark Iandolo Oct. 12, 2016, 9:05am

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.

Two major food retailers agree to divest 76 supermarket stores to complete proposed merger

Mark Iandolo Aug. 25, 2016, 6:50pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Koninklijke Ahold N.V, the owner of Giant-Carlisle and Martin's supermarkets, and Delhaize Group NV/SA, the owner of Food Lion supermarkets, have agreed to settle a case involving competition concerns related to their $28 billion proposed merger.

Exxon Mobile subsidiary to $300,000 penalty for alleged toxic waste discharges

Mark Iandolo Aug. 10, 2016, 11:37am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced that her office has reached an agreement with XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobile Corp., after allegations the company illegally discharged toxic waste from a Marcellus shale gas site.

Hershey Trust, Milton Hershey School agree to operational changes

Mark Iandolo Aug. 5, 2016, 11:51am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — The Hershey Trust Company and the Milton Hershey School have agreed to make significant changes to improve the operation and governance of both entities, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced.

Billing Services Group of North America to pay $53,000 after allegations of 'cramming'

Mark Iandolo Jul. 20, 2016, 12:46pm

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.

Pennsylvania targets Dauphin County man for alleged deceptive auto sale practices

Mark Iandolo Jun. 2, 2016, 12:40pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced her office filed a civil lawsuit against Theodore J. Sopko of Dauphin County for allegedly advertising the sale of more than 30 vehicles throughout the past year without having the proper licenses.

Pennsylvania receives $1.6 million as part of larger civil settlement with Olympus

Mark Iandolo May 4, 2016, 2:16pm

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.

Pennsylvania announces final order for UPMC's acquisition of Jameson Health

Mark Iandolo Mar. 25, 2016, 12:24pm

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced a consent decree relating to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (“UPMC”) acquisition of Jameson Health System Inc.

Federal judge allows Pa. AG’s case alleging illegal payday loan scheme to move forward

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 11, 2016, 1:52pm

Judge J. Curtis Joyner, in an order last month, denied most of the motions to dismiss filed by the defendants in the case.

Pa. court rules state AG’s office can use private counsel to pursue consumer protection lawsuits against nursing homes

Jessica Karmasek Jan. 27, 2016, 2:37pm

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.

PaG&E agrees to $2.3 million settlement

Shaun Zinck Apr. 2, 2015, 10:21am

Electric company allegedly practiced deceptive marketing tactics for its variable rates.

Pennsylvania AG files lawsuit against 3 car dealerships

Shaun Zinck Apr. 1, 2015, 12:16pm

Owner allegedly inflated prices and sold cars that weren't roadworthy.

Pharmaceutical manufacturer to pay $39 million for alleged false claims

Shaun Zinck Mar. 18, 2015, 11:45am

Pennsylvania to receive $90,000 as part of national settlement with Daiichi Sankyo.

Pennsylvania business to pay $20,000 in consumer fraud case

Shaun Zinck Mar. 13, 2015, 2:58am

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.