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Billing Tree Inc. to refund Vermont consumers

Mark Iandolo Jun. 2, 2016, 1:11pm

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) — Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell has announced Billing Tree Inc., an Arizona company that processes electronic payments, has agreed to pay $178,000 to settle allegations of violating state consumer protection laws.

Haskins Gas to pay $45,600 after allegedly violating Vermont consumer protection laws

Mark Iandolo Jun. 2, 2016, 12:08pm

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) — Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell has announced Haskins Gas Service Inc., a Vermont company, will pay $45,600 to 96 consumers in the state and $15,000 in civil penalties after allegations of violating state consumer protection laws.

Vermont attorney general comments on Google's advertising decision

Mark Iandolo Jun. 2, 2016, 12:04pm

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) — Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell recently commented on Google’s decision to ban advertising for high-interest personal loans, which are sometimes called “payday loans.”

Haskins Gas Service Inc. to pay relief to 96 Vermont consumers

Mark Iandolo May 3, 2016, 6:47pm

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell announced that Haskins Gas Service Inc. will pay $45,600 to 96 Vermont consumers and $15,000 in civil penalties to the state due to allegations it violated consumer protection laws.

Vermont attorney general releases guidelines for solar industry businesses

Mark Iandolo Apr. 14, 2016, 12:40pm

The state Attorney General’s Office and Department of Public Service has followed up on its December guidance to solar projects by releasing additional guidance to companies dealing in renewable energy projects in Vermont.

Vermont AG adopts new rules on genetically engineered food labels

Shaun Zinck Apr. 20, 2015, 7:15pm

Attorney general files rules with Secretary of State's office

Republican Governor's Association to pay $40,000 to Vt.

Shaun Zinck Apr. 1, 2015, 12:04pm

Group allegedly violated state's campaign finance laws during 2010 gubernatorial race.

Vt. pesticide company fined $70,000 for using banned chemical

Legal News Line Mar. 12, 2015, 12:09pm

Company owner also ordered to surrender his business license.

Main Street Power Mail settles suit with Vt.

Mark Payne Jan. 30, 2015, 11:55am

Main Street Power Mail, Inc. will pay a $90,000 settlement to Vermont for allegedly violating direct mail marketing laws, Attorney General William Sorrell said on Thursday.

Fired-Up Tobacco allegedly violated Vt. laws

Mark Payne Jan. 16, 2015, 11:43am

The owner of Fired-Up Tobacco, Inc., in Barre Town, Vermont, reached a settlement with Attorney General William Sorrell on Thursday for alleged violations of the state's tobacco laws.

Vt. dairy farm admits to violating agriculture, pollution laws

Mark Payne Jan. 9, 2015, 11:20am

Nelson Farms, Inc. recently reached a settlement with Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell over allegations that it violated state agricultural and water pollution laws.

Dollar Tree to pay settlement for toxic jewelry

Mark Payne Jan. 7, 2015, 1:42pm

Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., will pay the government of Vermont $42,500 and will no longer sell jewelry in the state as part of a settlement announced by Attorney General William Sorrell on Tuesday.

Internet loan lender to pay settlement for allegedly violating Vt. consumer laws

Mark Payne Dec. 5, 2014, 11:53am

A-1 Premium Budget, Inc., an Internet loan company, will pay a settlement after it allegedly violated Vermont's lending and consumer protection laws, Attorney General William Sorrell announced on Thursday.

Vermont AG settles with J.C. Penney, Texas-based discount membership program

Mark Payne Nov. 26, 2014, 11:17am

Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell reached a settlement on Tuesday with J.C. Penney Co. and a company that sells discount membership programs following allegations that the two businesses violated the state's 2012 Discount Membership Program Act.

Active.com to refund Vermont consumers

Mark Payne Nov. 25, 2014, 2:11pm

A Texas-based company has agreed to pay more than $160,000 to Vermont consumers who signed up for races and other recreation events on its website as part of a settlement reached by Attorney General William H. Sorrell on Monday.

Vermont dairy farm fined for dumping manure-laden water into stream

Mark Payne Nov. 21, 2014, 10:48am

A Franklin County dairy farm has agreed to pay $40,000 in fines after it allegedly dumped its manure discharge into a local stream, Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell said on Thursday.

Vermont sues Moretown Landfill operator for pollution violations

Ashley Perry Nov. 7, 2014, 11:46am

Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell recently filed a lawsuit suit against Moretown Landfill Inc. for alleged violating numerous state regulations in operating the Moretown Landfill.

Settlement reached against Green Tree Servicing for illegal debt collection, late property tax payments

Ashley Perry Oct. 31, 2014, 10:52am

Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell has reached a settlement with Green Tree Servicing, LLC, a residential loan servicing company, to pay $176,750 to the State and $55,250 in restitution to consumers for delayed payment of property taxes and illegal debt collection practices.

Republican Governors Association accused of improper campaign contributions.

Ashley Perry Oct. 22, 2014, 11:16am

A decision was issued in the Vermont Superior Court to resolve allegations against the Republican Governors Association (RGA) and its acceptance of over $2,000 in contributions to the 2010 campaign fund which violated state law.

Marketing firm to pay $90,000 in restitution to Vermont consumers

Ashley Perry Oct. 21, 2014, 11:12am

Lead Concepts Inc. has reached a $90,000 settlement with Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell following allegations that the Texas-based company illegally obtained sales leads from senior citizens in the state between 2010 and 2013.