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Massachusetts dentist to return $500,000 to state Medicaid program after alleged false billing

Mark Iandolo Aug. 30, 2017, 7:34am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Aug. 21 that Dr. Annie Watson and her dental practice, Gentle Smiles LLC, will return $500,000 to the state’s Medicaid program (MassHealth) after allegations of improperly billing the program for some of its services.

Massachusetts contractor to pay $100,000 for alleged wage law violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:47am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Aug. 8 that Wilmington Wiring Corporation (WWC) and owner John Garrett will pay more than $100,000 after allegations of intentionally failing to properly pay employees working on a public project for the city of Worcester to repair streetlights.

Massachusetts attorney general secures $6.3 million in refunds for 4,500 homeowners

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:46am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Aug. 11 that American Security Insurance Company will pay $6.3 million in refunds to more than 4,500 homeowners after allegations of improper charges.

Massachusetts health care company owes $750,000 after allegedly forcing consumers to pay bills

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:44am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Aug. 9 that Apria Healthcare LLC (Apria) will pay more than $750,000 to resolve allegations of directly billing people for services covered by the state’s Medicaid program (MassHealth).

Massachusetts AG joins coalition opposing cuts to low-income energy assistance programs

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:01am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced July 31 that she has joined a coalition of 35 attorneys general and state consumer advocate agencies in drafting a letter to Congress about low-income energy assistance programs.

Barclays to pay $32 million to Massachusetts, nonprofits after alleged interest rate scandal

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 7:59am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Aug. 2 that Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital Inc. (Barclays) will pay $32 million after allegations of manipulated interest rates.

Massachusetts joins coalition challenging EPA delay

Mark Iandolo Aug. 1, 2017, 9:32am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced July 25 that she has joined a coalition of 11 attorneys general in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to challenge the agency’s allegedly unlawful delay of a rule providing vital protections to communities living near facilities housing dangerous chemicals.

Massachusetts accuses oil tank removal company of hazardous waste law violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 1, 2017, 9:25am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced a lawsuit July 25 against Commonwealth Tank Inc. (CommTank) and President Kevin Hoag for allegations of illegally generating and storing hazardous waste and discharging pollutants into an unpermitted well at its facility.

Mass. AG: Law firm clogged courts with more than 200K lawsuits

Mark Iandolo Jul. 31, 2017, 2:41pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced July 27 that Lustig, Glaser & Wilson PC and its two principals, Ronald E. Lustig and Kenneth C. Wilson, will pay $1 million in restitution after allegations of widespread consumer abuses that impacted thousands of consumers in the state.

Massachusetts AG announces injunction against debt collection law firm that allegedly harassed consumers

Mark Iandolo Jul. 17, 2017, 6:42pm

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced on July 13 that Robert R. White and his law firm Levy & White have been barred by a Middlesex Superior Court from threatening consumers with arrest or imprisonment for not paying small debts.

Massachusetts AG cites three staffing agencies for role in Unwrapped wage scheme

Mark Iandolo Jun. 27, 2017, 12:54pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced June 12 that her office handed out $80,000 in citations to three staffing agencies that supplied workers to a reusable bag factory in Lowell.

New York, Massachusetts, Kentucky urge FCC to deny 'ringless robocall' petition

Mark Iandolo Jun. 14, 2017, 9:16am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced June 5 that they are urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny a petition requesting that so-called “ringless robocalls” be exempt from consumer protections under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Massachusetts leads 32 attorneys general in opposing administration plan to cut LSC funds

Mark Iandolo Jun. 2, 2017, 8:41am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced May 22 that she is leading a group of 32 attorneys general, along with Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, in opposing the Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate federal funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

Unified Life Insurance to pay $2.8 million in settlement with Massachusetts

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:42pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 4 that Unified Life Insurance Company (ULIC) will pay more than $2.8 million after allegations of using deceptive and unlawful practices to sell health insurance.

Massachusetts to receive $20 million of multistate settlement with Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2017, 3:38pm

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche, as well as their American subsidiaries, will pay $157 million after allegations of violating environmental laws in Massachusetts and nine other states. Massachusetts will receive $20 million.

Santander settles with Massachusetts, will pay $22 million for unfair loans allegations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 4, 2017, 12:36pm

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey recently announced that Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. will pay $22 million after allegations it was involved in facilitating unfair, high-rate auto loans for thousands of car buyers in the state.

Massachusetts AG joins coalition opposing vehicle emissions rollback

Mark Iandolo Mar. 30, 2017, 10:00am

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has joined a coalition of states in opposing President Trump’s action directing federal agencies to reconsider vehicle emission standards.

Defendants settle Massachusetts case involving allegations of illegal disposing of asbestos-containing waste

Mark Iandolo Mar. 29, 2017, 8:42am

Maura Healey, Massachusetts attorney general, announced on March 17 that a group of defendants involved in a sewer pipe replacement project in Framingham will pay a total of $385,000 after allegedly allowing asbestos-containing soil and waste to be illegally disposed of behind a Milford home.

Mass.-based candy store chain to pay $37,363 for alleged labor law violations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 29, 2017, 8:41am

Three Total Sugar stores and the candy store chain's only corporate officer will pay $37,363 in restitution and penalties after allegedly violating labor laws in the state, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced.

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.