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New York leads coalition alleging EPA is stalling smog designation plan

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 7:58am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Aug. 1 that he is leading a coalition of 16 state attorneys general in a lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Administrator Scott Pruitt.

New York announces penalties for medi-van company charged with Medicaid fraud

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:38am

BINGHAMTON, New York (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced July 13 that Kenneth Cohn and Sharon Cohn and Yellow Medi-Van and Taxi Inc. have been convicted on Medicaid fraud and related charges.

New York secures $1 million settlement with outsourcing company after allegations of improperly paying workers

Mark Iandolo Jul. 6, 2017, 12:11pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced June 23 that Infosys Corporation, a global outsourcing and consulting company, has agreed to pay $1 million after allegations of not properly compensating hundreds of workers.

New York secures settlement with national high school sports scouting company

Mark Iandolo Jul. 5, 2017, 12:25pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced June 23 that National Scouting Report Inc. (NSR) will pay more than $20,000 and reform its business practices after allegations of lying to clients through improper sales and advertising practices.

New York attorney general leads amicus brief in sexual orientation harassment case

Mark Iandolo Jul. 5, 2017, 10:08am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced June 27 that he has led an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, arguing that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act bars discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation.

New York targets anti-choice protesters in Queens for allegedly harassing patients

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2017, 3:36pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced June 20 that he has filed a federal lawsuit against a group of anti-choice protesters over allegations of harassing, threatening, and menacing patients, families, escorts and clinic staff at the Choices Women’s Medical Center (“Choices”) in Jamaica, Queens.

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.