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NYC grocery store law seen as part of anti-employer trend

Michael Carroll Mar. 17, 2016, 2:53pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York’s mayor and City Council see recently passed legislation such as the Grocery Worker Retention Act as a way to help hard-working employees deal with economic instability, but many employers see the new laws as a reflexive government overreach into private industry.

Contractor being sued over its alleged mismanagement of CityTime project wants lawsuit transferred

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 27, 2015, 10:23am

SFN Group Inc., formerly known as Spherion Corp., filed papers to have a lawsuit filed by one of its former consultants on the timekeeping system project moved to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

New York to help tech start-ups, government entities assist each other

Shaun Zinck Apr. 29, 2015, 3:44am

The New York Attorney General's Office has teamed up with two technology clinics in the state to bring technology start-ups and government entities together so that each realm can learn how the other operates, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Friday. Schneiderman and New York City Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter unveiled the partnership with the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic, which is run out of the Brooklyn Law School, and the Tech Startup Clinic, which is operated throug

UPS sued by New York over alleged shipment of untaxed cigarettes

Legal News Line Feb. 20, 2015, 9:53am

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) was sued by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday over allegations that the package delivery company shipped approximately 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes in the state. 

UPS sued for allegedly shipping untaxed cigarettes

Mark Payne Feb. 19, 2015, 12:15pm

UPS sued over allegations that the package delivery company shipped untaxed cigarettes in New York.

N.Y. AG wants to defend EPA settlement against West Virginia's lawsuit

Bryan Cohen Sep. 3, 2014, 1:51pm


New York AG leads coalition to defend 2010 EPA settlement

Bryan Cohen Sep. 3, 2014, 1:28pm

Story CopyNEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that his office filed a motion to intervene in a court challenge to a 2010 settlement agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Medical imaging company pays $6.2M to settle whistleblower's tax evasion allegations

Bryan Cohen Mar. 18, 2014, 2:12pm


N.Y. high court nominee would be first African-American woman to serve

Jessica M. Karmasek Apr. 8, 2013, 1:30pm

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday nominated Sheila Abdus-Salaam, an associate justice of the appellate division of the New York State Supreme Court, to serve on the state's Court of Appeals.

'Operation Pay Care' defendant sentenced

Michael P. Tremoglie Aug. 17, 2012, 7:00am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- A former New York City employee was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to two years of probation for her role in a bribery scheme involving a ring of day care centers.

D.C. Circuit affirms EPA standards on greenhouse gases

Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 27, 2012, 1:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court this week upheld the federal government's regulations limiting the emissions of greenhouse gas air pollutants.

N.Y. companies face lawsuit over roll-your-own cigarettes

Bryan Cohen Mar. 13, 2012, 1:49pm

Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and New York City Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo jointly filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against two cigarette companies for allegedly evading taxes.

Ohio AG sues bank for alleged improper trades

Jessica M. Karmasek Mar. 13, 2012, 12:20pm

DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Bank of New York Mellon for allegedly making improper foreign exchange trades on behalf of the state's two retirement funds.

Bank seeks to dismiss N.Y. AG's lawsuit

Jessica M. Karmasek Dec. 19, 2011, 3:46pm

Schneiderman MANHATTAN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - The Bank of New York Mellon last week filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over the bank's foreign currency exchange transactions.

Coakley settles with health insurer

Bryan Cohen Apr. 25, 2011, 1:56am

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Monday that a health insurance company will pay restitution and payments to the commonwealth as part of a consent judgment for selling unauthorized health insurance.

Public nuisance makes a comeback in global warming suits

John O'Brien Oct. 29, 2009, 3:18pm

Gifford WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - University of Maryland law professor Donald Gifford said Wednesday that it is time to start paying attention to public nuisance global warming lawsuits again.

U.S. SC will hear online tobacco sales case

John O'Brien May 5, 2009, 3:00pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if tobacco distributors can be sued by the City of New York for not paying the City's taxes when they ship mail orders.

Oil refineries going unchecked by EPA, group of AGs claims

John O'Brien Aug. 25, 2008, 4:16pm

Cuomo WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) - Twelve states led by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo are suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency for failing to control emissions from oil refineries.

Five states threaten to sue EPA over lack of greenhouse regulations

Chris Rizo Aug. 1, 2008, 5:00am

Hardy Myers (D) SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers has joined with four other states to pressure the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt regulations aimed at reducing pollution from planes, ships and off-road vehicles.

AGs file lawsuit over federal smog rules

Chris Rizo May 27, 2008, 9:12pm

Richard Blumenthal HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline)- A coalition of state attorneys general filed suit Tuesday against the U.S. government, trying to overturn federal smog rules, which the AGs see as too lax.