Emily Moore News

Berkshire to pay $5 million in agreement with Healey and DOER

By Emily Moore | Nov 16, 2015

Approximately 39,000 affected customers and state alternative heating programs will receive $500 million from Iberdola and UIL Holdings Corp., the parent company of Berkshire Gas Co. (Berkshire) in an agreement announced by Attorney General Maura Healey and the Department of Energy Resources.

Settlement reached in multi-state lawsuit against UPS after allegations of illegal delivery practices

By Emily Moore | Nov 13, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a $4 million settlement has been reached with United Parcel Service (UPS) amidst allegations the company was overcharging certain government customers for inaccurate delivery of premium next-day packages.

Aspen Dental Management to pay settlement amid false advertising claims

By Emily Moore | Nov 13, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (Legal Newsline) – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced that a settlement has been reached with Aspen Dental Management after a suit was filed following 73 consumer complaints in Indiana about false advertising and unfair promotion tactics.

Arkansas Attorney General voices concerns about proposed BLM oil and gas rules

By Emily Moore | Nov 9, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued a letter to the director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Neil Kornze voicing concerns over proposed rules for onshore oil and gas operations.

Boeing agrees to $19 million settlement over military billing

By Emily Moore | Nov 2, 2015

Boeing will pay $19 million as part of a recent settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations that it improperly charged the Air Force labor costs for maintenance and repair of C-17 Globemaster aircrafts.

N.Y. construction firm allegedly lied about being veteran-owned

By Emily Moore | Nov 2, 2015

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently filed a complaint against a Western New York contracting company alleging it was falsely claiming eligibility for federal contracts for service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses.

Ohio hospital will pay $4.1 million settlement in Medicare/Medicaid fraud case

By Emily Moore | Oct 31, 2015

West Chester Memorial in Cincinnati has agreed to a $4.1 million settlement after allegations of billing federal health care programs for medically unnecessary spinal surgeries, the U.S. Department of Justice recently announced.

Maine alleges EPA is setting double standard for water quality in state

By Emily Moore | Oct 31, 2015

Maine will amend a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to challenge alleged unlawful actions creating a double standard regarding water quality protections in the state.

NuVasive reaches $13.5 million settlement with Maryland, other states

By Emily Moore | Oct 31, 2015

Allegations by six states against medical device company NuVasive for improperly marketing a spinal surgery product and providing illegal kickbacks have been settled for $13.5 million, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh recently said.

Frosh: Prohibit arbitration clauses in long-term care contracts

By Emily Moore | Oct 31, 2015

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh was among 14 state attorneys general who recently told the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that arbitration agreements should be prohibited in long-term care contracts.

Kentucky AG asks makers of Four Loko to lower alcohol content

By Emily Moore | Oct 31, 2015

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway recently joined 16 other state attorneys general in writing a letter to Phusion Projects asking that the alcohol content in its malt beverage product Four Loko be lowered.

Alaska, Justice Department won't seek additional damages in Exxon Valdez settlement

By Emily Moore | Oct 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) -- The Department of Justice and the state of Alaska have announced they will not seek additional damages under the 1991 Exxon Valdez oil spill settlement.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds arbitration clauses violate consumer’s rights, proposes ban

By Emily Moore | Oct 23, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing a ban on arbitration clauses that are generally hidden in financial service contracts between consumers and financial institutions offering student loans, credit cards and other products.

$26.75M multi-state settlement reached with waste disposal company amid alleged false claim acts violations

By Emily Moore | Oct 23, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A $26.75 million multi-state settlement has been reached with waste disposal company Stericycle after allegations of violating false claims acts in 12 states, announced Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's office.

N.Y. AG announces settlement with Guardian Industries

By Emily Moore | Oct 9, 2015

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the deal will resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act.

Settlement reached with defense contractor amid claims of False Claims Act violations

By Emily Moore | Oct 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) - A defense contractor has agreed to pay a $4.63 million settlement after allegations that they were overcharging for labor hours charged for independent contractors at military Continental U.S. Replacement Centers (CRC), announced the Department of Justice.

Mass. AG wants regional electricity needs evaluated before pipeline is approved

By Emily Moore | Oct 7, 2015

Attorney General Maura Healey presented the Federal Regulatory Commission with a letter asking for a full review.

Pa. AG has filed more than 100 consumer protection actions so far this year

By Emily Moore | Oct 6, 2015

According to Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the office's Bureau of Consumer Protection receives more than 30,000 complaints a year.

Va. AG settles with company for alleged false advertising

By Emily Moore | Oct 6, 2015

Florida-based Annual Business Services allegedly violated state law by sending advertisements that appear to come from a government source.

N.Y. AG urges FDA to protect children from e-cigarette dangers

By Emily Moore | Oct 6, 2015

Eric Schneiderman wants the federal agency to require child-resistant packaging and health warnings on e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine.

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