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UnWrapped, president to pay $1.2 million to settle multiple wage, labor violations allegations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 16, 2017, 8:48am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced March 10 that UnWrapped Inc. and President Steven Katz will pay roughly $1.2 million after allegations of numerous wage and hour law violations and retaliation against employees.

Massachusetts wins preliminary injunction against tax preparer for alleged fraud

Mark Iandolo Mar. 14, 2017, 8:47am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced March 6 that her office’s request for preliminary injunction against Samuel M. Dangaiso and his unregistered company Tax Enterprises has been granted.

S&R Construction, A&S Electrical to pay $420,000 for allegedly violating Massachusetts False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Mar. 7, 2017, 8:47am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Feb. 24 that S&R Construction Enterprise, its president Stephen Early, and subcontractor A&S Electrical LLC and its manager Gregory Lane will pay $420,000 after allegations of submitting false and inflated payment requests for construction on a Massachusetts public project.

Massachusetts settles three cases related to disability-based housing discrimination

Mark Iandolo Mar. 7, 2017, 8:30am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Feb. 28 three separate settlements related to disability-based housing discrimination against tenants.

Massachusetts joins amicus brief in Supreme Court case related to debt buyers

Mark Iandolo Mar. 7, 2017, 8:29am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Feb. 27 that she has joined a multistate amicus brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court. In the brief, the attorneys general argue that debt buyers that purchase defaulted consumer debt and attempt to collect it should be subject to federal laws related to debt collection.

HealthDrive dental practice to pay $1.5 million after allegedly overbilling MassHealth for nursing home visits

Mark Iandolo Feb. 27, 2017, 8:07am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Feb. 17 that dental provider Dr. Alec H. Jaret, doing business as HealthDrive Dental Group, and its billing agent, HealthDrive Corp., will pay $1.5 million after allegations of overbilling MassHealth for nursing home visits.

NE Diving to pay $64,000 for allegedly violating Massachusetts wage laws

Mark Iandolo Feb. 17, 2017, 8:24am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Jan. 26 that Northeast Diving Services LLC (NE Diving) and owner Richard B. Spring will pay $64,000 in restitution and penalties after allegations of failing to pay employees the prevailing wage rate for work on the town of Falmouth Long Pond Water Treatment Facility public works project.

Supreme Systems to pay restitution after allegedly violating state wage laws

Mark Iandolo Feb. 8, 2017, 8:47am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Supreme Systems, Inc. will pay more than $32,000 in restitution and penalties following allegations that the company failed to pay employees proper wages in accordance with state laws.

Massachusetts to fight Eversource's proposed rate hike

Mark Iandolo Feb. 3, 2017, 9:32am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Jan.17 that her office will oppose Eversource electric company’s request to increase its customers’ rates by $96 million. Healey’s office's action is part of a larger effort to fight unjustified utility profits at the expense of customers.

Massachusetts Medicaid Fraud Division recovered more than $80 million in 2016

Mark Iandolo Jan. 31, 2017, 9:17am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Jan. 11 that during 2016 her office recovered more than $80 million for the state’s Medicaid program.

Massachusetts seeks dismissal of lawsuit from cab companies against it, Uber

Kristin Regula Jan. 26, 2017, 8:36am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – With technology giving rise to Uber, it means the states have had to draft new legislation in order to accommodate such a unique business model.

Tennessee Gas to pay $640,000 for conservation land it bought to build pipeline

Mark Iandolo Jan. 10, 2017, 9:34am

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy and Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton announced Dec. 29 that Tennessee Gas Pipeline LLC will pay $640,000 to compensate for conservation land acquired to build a pipeline in Berkshire County.

Adobe settles 2013 data breach case with 15 states

Michelle de Leon Jan. 4, 2017, 9:35am

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Adobe Systems Inc. has settled its data breach case with several states following a lengthy legal battle that started in 2013.

Mosquito Shield, Massachusetts franchisees to change advertising practices

Mark Iandolo Jan. 4, 2017, 9:09am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Dec. 19 that Mosquito Shield LLC has agreed to change its advertising practices and pay penalties after allegations of misrepresenting the potentially harmful effect of its products.

Massachusetts fines Olympia General Construction $27,000 for alleged wage issues

Mark Iandolo Jan. 4, 2017, 9:03am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Dec. 19 that Olympia General Construction Corp. and its president, Marcelo Cardoso Queiroz, have been cited $27,611 for allegedly failing to pay overtime wages to employees.

Auto Number One to cease operations in Massachusetts after allegations it sold unsafe cars

Mark Iandolo Dec. 13, 2016, 9:51am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Dec. 7 that Auto Number One Inc. and its owner Mark Hanna will cease operations and pay restitution for allegedly selling unsafe and unreliable cars, failing to make repairs that were promised or required under warranties and operating in unlicensed locations.

Massachusetts real estate association agrees to change membership requirements

Mark Iandolo Nov. 29, 2016, 9:32am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Nov. 14 that the Nantucket Association of Real Estate Brokers Inc. (NAREB) has agreed to resolve allegations that its current membership requirements unfairly exclude competitors from the brokerage market.

Massachusetts attorney general backs Labor Department's Persuader Rule interpretation

Mark Iandolo Nov. 18, 2016, 11:31am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Oct. 13 she has led a group of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of the U,S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) revised interpretation of the Persuader Rule, a longstanding provision of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).

Massachusetts attorney general cites M&G Drywall for allegedly failing to pay employees

Mark Iandolo Nov. 2, 2016, 10:54am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced last week that M&G Drywall Corp. and owner Miguel Guzman of Brockton were cited $22,875 for failing to pay their employees.

Bayer CropScience to pay $75,000 after allegations it misled consumers about pesticides

Mark Iandolo Nov. 2, 2016, 9:40am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced last week that Bayer CropScience, the world's largest agrochemical company, will pay $75,000 and change advertising practices after allegations it misled consumers about the potential risk its pesticides pose to bees and the environment.