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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.

NECC owes $225,000 after allegedly overbilling MassHealth, state Medicaid system

Mark Iandolo Oct. 28, 2016, 8:55am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey recently announced ADH Seller LLC (formerly New England Adult Day Health, LLC) doing business as New England Community Care LLC (NECC) will pay more than $200,000 after allegations of inappropriately billing the state’s Medicaid (MassHealth) for services not provided.

Massachusetts attorney general releases report highlighting health care spending disparities

Mark Iandolo Oct. 21, 2016, 8:44am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced this week a report examining how health care spending is distributed in the commercial insurance market in Massachusetts shows that after controlling for health status, more money is spent on patients in higher income communities.

National Grid to credit 4,500 Mass. customers after allegedly overcharging them

Mark Iandolo Oct. 20, 2016, 9:33am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Oct. 12 that National Grid will pay more than $1.5 million back to thousands of consumers who were allegedly charged the wrong price for residential gas services.

Massachusetts attorney general concerned NEIA is mistreating students

Mark Iandolo Oct. 17, 2016, 2:09pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced she has asked the state’s Board of Higher Education to hold a hearing to discuss the performance of New England Institute of Art’s (NEIA) current teach-out plan.

Two Massachusetts companies settle with state after allegations of illegal debt collection

Mark Iandolo Oct. 17, 2016, 2:06pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced two medical companies that allegedly operated unlicensed dermatology clinics in Brookline and West Roxbury will write off more than $1 million in alleged debts owed by state consumers.

QBE agrees to refund Massachusetts homeowners after allegations of improper insurance policies

Mark Iandolo Sep. 15, 2016, 3:50pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced that QBE Insurance (QBE) agreed to refund state homeowners to whom it allegedly charged improper force-placed insurance policies.

CDM Smith to pay $5.5 million after allegations of botching Plum Island water, sewer system

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2016, 8:49am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced CDM Smith Inc. (CDM) will pay $5.5 million after allegations it failed in its obligations to properly oversee construction of Plum Island’s water and sewer systems.

Massachusetts continues actions against student lending industry, settles with Libre Technology

Mark Iandolo Sep. 12, 2016, 12:07pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a settlement with Libre Technology Inc. for allegations of charging Massachusetts borrowers unlawful upfront fees, among other charges. The settlement comes as part of Healey’s ongoing effort to curb student lending industry abuses.

Two Florida medical clinics to pay $17 million to settle deceptive marketing allegations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 24, 2016, 11:38am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced that two Florida companies will pay $17 million after allegations of deceptive marketing related to erectile dysfunction medications and services.

FAIR Plan to pay $350,000 after allegations of impermissibly canceling homeowners insurance policies

Mark Iandolo Jul. 29, 2016, 5:24pm

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association (FAIR Plan) will pay $350,000 after allegations of impermissibly canceling homeowners insurance policies between January 2010 and February 2014.

SSR Construction, owner OK $27,000 settlement after allegations of violating wage laws

Mark Iandolo Jul. 15, 2016, 12:00pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced SSR Construction Inc. and its owner Peter Slivka will pay more than $27,000 in restitution and penalties after allegations of violating the state’s prevailing wage laws.