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New York targets local contractors for allegedly defrauding consumers

Mark Iandolo Jun. 19, 2017, 1:25pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a lawsuit June 15 against Tri-State Paving and principals Richard Attenborough, III and Stevee Paige Castle-Lagerquist for allegations of defrauding homeowners.

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).

New York secures settlement with company that sells Bluetooth-enabled doors, padlocks

Mark Iandolo May 31, 2017, 9:09am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 22 that Safetech Products LLC and owner Ryan Hyde have agreed to settle allegations of selling insecure wireless door and padlocks.

New York settles with two Buffalo property owners after lead-based paint hazard allegations

Mark Iandolo May 24, 2017, 9:05am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 18 that two Buffalo-area property owners have agreed to settle allegations of lead-based paint hazards at apartment complexes in Buffalo.

New York settles with nonprofit housing organization after allegations of discrimination

Mark Iandolo May 24, 2017, 9:04am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a settlement agreement May 17 with the German American Settlement League (GASL) after allegations the nonprofit organization committed housing discrimination on the basis of race and national origin.

New York taxi driver allegedly took advantage of refugees fleeing U.S.

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:38am

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 10 that Northern Taxi and its owner and operator, Christopher Crowningshield, will pay $2,500 in penalties and costs and make business practices changes after allegations of repeatedly violating state and local laws.

New York settles with townhome operator that allegedly charged service personnel illegal fees

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:35am

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 10 that he has settled with LeRay 300 LLC, a Virginia-based company that operates a community of 150 duplex-style townhomes near Fort Drum.

New York settles with companies that allegedly harassed rent-regulated tenants

Mark Iandolo May 8, 2017, 12:53pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 4 that he has reached a settlement with several companies controlled by Sassan “Sami” Mahfar and Sina Mahfar.

New York attorney general warns consumers about scammers using gift cards to commit fraud

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:45am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 21 a consumer alert to warn consumers about scammers that use gift cards to commit fraud, usually against senior citizens.

New York AG announces $20 million program to repair foreclosure crisis properties

Mark Iandolo Apr. 21, 2017, 8:51am

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently announced his office has organized a new program that will provide local governments with technology addressing and transforming properties that fell into disrepair during the foreclosure crisis.

New York attorney general unveils legislation to combat tenant harassment

Mark Iandolo Apr. 18, 2017, 8:49am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 12 that his office has unveiled new legislation that would hold New York City’s most unscrupulous landlords accountable for harassing tenants.

New York joins coalition urging Congress to support CFPB's Final Rule on prepaid cards

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2017, 9:21am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 5 that he has joined a coalition of attorneys general in urging Congress to oppose three resolutions that could strike down the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Final Rule regarding prepaid cards.

Stores to pay $540,000 in soldier fraud case

Mark Iandolo Apr. 11, 2017, 10:09am

Freedom Stores Inc. and Freedom Acceptance Corp. will pay $540,000 over allegations of fraudulently charging hundreds of New York service members who purchased their goods, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said.

New York AG says proposed EPA budget cuts would be devastating

Mark Iandolo Apr. 11, 2017, 9:39am

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has warned that President Trump's proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would be disastrous for New York State.

New York joins coalition opposing Trump's efforts to stall Clean Power Plan case

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

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 5 that he has filed a petition with a coalition of states and localities to oppose the Trump administration’s request to delay court proceedings regarding the Clean Power Plan in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

FCN Corporation to pay nearly $155,000 to car wash employees after allegations of improper wages

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2017, 11:19am

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced March 23 that FCN, a company that operated 5 Star Car Wash in Elmont, N.Y., and manager Christopher Conte will pay $154,951 in restitution after allegations of underpaying employees.

N.Y. vacation home firm sued over deception allegations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 30, 2017, 1:09pm

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman  has filed a lawsuit against Henry Dean and his company, FLGH LLC, seeking a permanent injunction barring them from the vacation rental home business.

New York targets David Barton Gyms for allegedly failing to refund customers after closing

Mark Iandolo Feb. 24, 2017, 8:13am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a lawsuit Feb. 15 against Club Ventures Investments LLC,doing business as David Barton Gyms (DBG), and related entities that own and operate four David Barton Gyms in New York City.

Cigna agrees to comply with New York mental health coverage laws

Mark Iandolo Jan. 27, 2017, 9:56am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Jan. 23 that Cigna has agreed to comply with New York mental health coverage laws.

New York supports EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Update Rule

Mark Iandolo Jan. 27, 2017, 9:51am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Jan. 19 that his office has filed a motion in District of Columbia.District Court seeking to intervene in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Cross-State Air Pollution Update Rule.