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Four charitable organizations agree to pay $10 million in superstorm Sandy assistance

By Nick Rees | Oct 25, 2013

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Four charitable organizations agreed Thursday to provide approximately $10 million of assistance to communities still struggling to recover from superstorm Sandy, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced.

New York hotel settles over superstorm Sandy price gouging

By Nick Rees | Oct 25, 2013

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, as part of an ongoing probe of high consumer prices following Hurricane Sandy, announced a settlement of more than $40,000 Thursday with a Delaware-based corporation operating a Holiday Inn Express hotel in Brooklyn.

Conn. AG initiates snow removal antitrust lawsuit

By Nick Rees | Oct 25, 2013

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen initiated an antitrust lawsuit Thursday against three snow removal and snowplowing companies and key executives following allegations that they engaged in an illegal boycott and bid-rigging conspiracy for the town of Southbury.

Miss. AG warns consumers of Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation scams

By Nick Rees | Oct 25, 2013

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood warned consumers on Wednesday of persons or organizations offering to aid in filing claims in the Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Texas duo charged for fraudulent medical billing scheme

By Nick Rees | Oct 24, 2013

McALLEN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Two Mission, Texas, residents were charged in a federal indictment this week over allegations of their roles in a scheme meant to defraud Medicare and Texas Medicaid through fraudulent billings.

Mass. companies to pay over fair housing violations

By Nick Rees | Oct 24, 2013

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Wednesday that an Arlington property management company and a Boston real estate firm will pay a total of $11,200 and implement new policies to avoid future fair housing violations.

North Carolina AG files suit over Do Not Call violations

By Nick Rees | Oct 24, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper filed a suit Wednesday against an alarm system company that allegedly made illegal robocalls to numbers listed on the Do Not Call Registry.

Iowa AG permanently bars telemarketer from the state

By Nick Rees | Oct 24, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Tuesday that an Arizona telemarketing company will permanently cease telephone calls to Iowans.

Mississippi AG warns of lottery winnings scam

By Nick Rees | Oct 23, 2013

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood recently warned residents to be wary of phone marketers promising lottery winnings or bogus checks in the mail declaring that they have been selected as a grand prize winner.

Wisconsin AG announces settlement with Kmart

By Nick Rees | Oct 23, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (Legal Newsline) - Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced an agreement Tuesday with Kmart Corp. settling allegations that it submitted false claims and false statements throughout its Kmart Pharmacy Centers to the federal government, state governments and territories for payments relating to partial fills of prescriptions.

Kansas AG files suit against asphalt paving operation

By Nick Rees | Oct 23, 2013

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Tuesday that his office filed a lawsuit against a door-to-door asphalt paving operation.

Iowans to receive refunds from buying club membership scam

By Nick Rees | Oct 22, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced on Monday that two companies affiliated with JCPenney will pay customers who were enrolled in buying club memberships more than $2.7 million.

Fundraiser barred from Iowa for five years

By Nick Rees | Oct 22, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Monday that a professional fundraising company from Massachusetts has been barred from seeking charitable solicitations in the state for a minimum of five years.

Ohio AG warns of dangers of decorative contact lenses

By Nick Rees | Oct 22, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently teamed with Prevent Blindness Ohio and the Ohio Optical Dispensers board to warn consumers about the dangers of decorative contact lenses.

Virginia to receive $37 million in pharmaceutical settlement

By Nick Rees | Oct 21, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced Friday that Virginia will receive $37 million as part of a settlement with one of the largest pharmaceutical wholesalers in the country.

Washington AG: Grocery Manufacturers Association agrees to disclose financing

By Nick Rees | Oct 21, 2013

SEATTLE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Friday the Grocery Manufacturers Association will disclose the financing of its campaign opposing Initiative 522.

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