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New York attorney general urges FERC to examine Constitution's alleged illegal actions

Mark Iandolo May 18, 2016, 2:48pm

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his office has petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to look into Constitution Pipeline Company’s (Constitution) alleged violations of federal law.

New York joins national settlement with Olympus over False Claims Act allegations

Mark Iandolo May 4, 2016, 2:26pm

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced a joint settlement with the federal government and a coalition of states that resolves allegations that Olympus Corporation of the Americas paid illegal kickbacks to health care providers.

Court enjoins Surrealistic Sensations from selling alleged designer drugs

Mark Iandolo Mar. 11, 2016, 6:04pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Surrealistic Sensations, an alleged online designer drug company operated by Michael Jamail, has been permanently enjoined from selling these drugs, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.

Endo to cease alleged misrepresentations of opioid product Opana ER

Mark Iandolo Mar. 9, 2016, 12:30pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Endo Health Solutions Inc. and Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Endo”) have agreed to cease alleged misrepresentations of their Opana ER long-acting opioid, said New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

New York attorney general settles with Pyramid to ensure mall access for disabled

Mark Iandolo Feb. 26, 2016, 2:08pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his office has settled with Pyramid Management Group LLC over issues related to mall access for disabled customers.

Confusing tax laws led to class actions against franchisees, Dunkin' Brands spokesman says

Nick Coston Feb. 25, 2016, 11:59am

“State tax rates and laws are extremely complex, which often leads to confusion, especially for small business owners like our franchisees,” Drake said. “For example, in New Jersey, a consumer must pay tax on a bottled water if purchased at a restaurant like Dunkin' Donuts, but that same bottle of water is not subject to tax if it is purchased at a convenience store.”

Saratoga County man alleges Target did not pay overtime

Robbie Hargett Feb. 6, 2016, 3:50pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A Saratoga County man is suing Target over claims it did not pay him overtime.

Schneiderman reaches settlement with DirectLabs and LabCorp over alleged clinical testing issues

Mark Iandolo Jan. 5, 2016, 12:41pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced agreements with Direct Laboratories LLC (DirectLabs) and Laboratory Corp. of American (LabCorp) that will stop these businesses from giving clinical laboratory testing to New Yorkers without a licensed medical provider’s involvement.

New York AG wins case against East Side Used Auto Parts for alleged toxic chemicals issue

Mark Iandolo Jan. 5, 2016, 12:06pm

HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced a court win over East Side Used Auto Parts for ignoring a court-ordered settlement to remedy environmental damages it allegedly caused.

New York AGs Office reaches agreement with WorkFit Medical over allegations of misleading consumers

Mark Iandolo Dec. 29, 2015, 7:29pm

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman announced an agreement with WorkFitMedical LLC that forces the company to provide better information to consumers about its participation in health plans.

With Sheldon Silver convicted, N.Y. legal reform sees chance at more success

Anna Aguillard Dec. 15, 2015, 9:53am

The conviction of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver could help legal reform efforts in the state.

Newspaper calls out binding arbitration, but forces clause on its own consumers

Jessica Karmasek Nov. 5, 2015, 1:17pm

The New York Times investigation, the first part of which was published Saturday, found that in 2014, alone, judges upheld class action bans in 134 of 162 cases.

Attorney: UFC's lawsuit against New York likely to succeed, leading to 2016 event

Anna Aguillard Oct. 28, 2015, 1:53pm

A lawsuit filed by the UFC with the goal of changing the state’s laws on combative sports looks “likely” to succeed, lawyer and combat sports law consultant Erik Magraken believes.

Professor/whistleblower sues Citigroup for $800 million, plans to donate to charity

Hanna Nakano Oct. 23, 2015, 8:09am

“My ultimate motivations are both justice, and the money that I’ll get, which I will be donating to charity,” Rasmusen said.

UFC fighters battle it out over combat sports law in New York

Hoang Tran Oct. 21, 2015, 12:21pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – UFC fighters are fighting to change New York’s law on combative sports.

N.Y. AG announces settlement with Guardian Industries

Emily Moore Oct. 9, 2015, 9:08am

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the deal will resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act.

Woman sues food business alleging fraudulent marketing practices

Carol Ostrow Sep. 10, 2015, 12:04pm

A woman brought a class action lawsuit on behalf of herself and other New York State consumers against a New Jersey-based food manufacturer doing business in New York, claiming product misrepresentation. Maureen Jones sued John Wm.

Purdue Pharma to make internal program restricting promotion of powerful painkiller permanent

Shaun Zinck Sep. 1, 2015, 1:24pm

An agreement reached by the state of New York and Purdue Pharma will make the manufacturer’s internal program, which looks to prevent the promotion of painkillers to certain health care providers, permanent, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Thursday.

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.

Retailers to pay $300K for allegedly selling toy guns banned by NY state law

Shaun Zinck Aug. 12, 2015, 11:40am

Several major retailers will pay a combined $300,000 to the state of New York for allegedly selling “imitation weapons” that are banned by law, said state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday.