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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.

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.