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D.C. secures $210,000 for residents, settles with companies allegedly engaged in illegal rental scheme

Mark Iandolo Oct. 10, 2017, 10:02am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Sept. 27 that Daro Management Services LLC and Daro Realty LLC will pay $210,000 to long-term residents of two rent-controlled apartment buildings.

District of Columbia obtains judgment against debt relief company that allegedly duped consumers

Mark Iandolo Aug. 30, 2017, 7:34am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Aug. 24 that his office has obtained a judgment against Student Aid Center Inc. and the company’s owners, Ramiro Fernandez-Moris and Damien Alvarez, for allegations of unlawfully marketing student debt relief services to district consumers.

District of Columbia secures settlement with Florida debt relief company, owner

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:43am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Aug. 8 that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Office of Consumer Protection has reached a settlement agreement with YF Solution LLC, a Florida debt relief company, and its owner, Grace de Paz.

D.C. to receive $5.5 million in 33-state settlement with Nationwide after data breach

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:24am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Aug. 9 that his office has secured $5.5 million from Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and a subsidiary as part of a 33-state settlement in a data breach case.

D.C. joins coalition suing drug manufacturers for alleged price fixing

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2017, 9:09am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced July 18 he has joined four other states in a lawsuit against a group of generic drug manufacturers over allegations of conspiring to fix drug prices, thwart competition and engage in illegal and anti-competitive trade practices.

District of Columbia joins attorneys general coalition seeking to ban pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Mark Iandolo Jul. 12, 2017, 9:49am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced July 6 that, as part of a coalition of six state attorneys general, he has intervened in a lawsuit to force the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to effectively ban Chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide.

District of Columbia settles with in-home cleaning company

Mark Iandolo Jul. 5, 2017, 12:20pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced June 28 that his office has obtained restitution for consumers after a settlement with Handy Technologies.

D.C. joins 35-state coalition opposing cable industry group petition to stop Internet laws enforcement

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2017, 9:53am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced June 20 that he has joined a bipartisan coalition of 35 state attorneys general opposing a petition by cable and telecom industry groups to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

District of Columbia, 14 state attorneys general intervene in Clean Air Council v. Pruitt case

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2017, 9:19am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced June 22 that he has joined a coalition of 14 state attorneys general and the city of Chicago in intervening in Clean Air Council v. Pruitt.

D.C. attorney general supports fiscal year 2018 budget

Mark Iandolo Jun. 19, 2017, 1:22pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced June 14 that the district council has unanimously passed a fiscal year 2018 (FY18) budget for the district that that includes more funds for the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

District of Columbia joins 42 states in $33 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson

Mark Iandolo May 31, 2017, 9:10am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced May 24 that the district and 42 states will receive $33 million after a settlement with Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. related to the sale of allegedly adulterated versions of common over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.

District of Columbia settles with financial group that allegedly duped cash-strapped consumers

Mark Iandolo May 30, 2017, 11:40am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced May 23 that his Office of Consumer Protection has settled with Burlington Financial Group LLC (Burlington) and its owner and manager, Sang Yi, for allegations of falsely promising to reduce consumer debt.

D.C. targets real estate company for allegations of property neglect

Mark Iandolo May 1, 2017, 3:10pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced April 25 a lawsuit against the owners and managers of an apartment building at 2724 11th St NW for allegations of neglect and forcing tenants to live in a place with long-term infestations of vermin and mold.

D.C. attorney general targets real estate company for allegedly violating rent control laws

Mark Iandolo May 1, 2017, 3:10pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced April 25 a lawsuit against a real estate company that allegedly circumvents district rent-control laws and operates apartments like hotel rooms.

District of Columbia settles with lawyer accused of notario fraud for $250,000

Mark Iandolo Apr. 24, 2017, 8:47am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced April 18 that Unlimited Technology and Solutions Corporation (UTS) and owner Mardoqueo M. Sanchez will pay $250,000 in restitution to settle allegations of unlawful immigrant-consultant services.

D.C. reaches settlement with debt collection company over allegations of illegal collections

Mark Iandolo Apr. 19, 2017, 11:06am

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine announced April 14 that his office has settled with Collect Pros LLC, a California-based debt collection company, and Michael Ross, who owns and manages the company.

D.C. AG launches pilot program to mediate small-sum lawsuits

Mark Iandolo Apr. 6, 2017, 11:22am

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine recently announced that his office has launched a pilot program that utilizes informal mediation to resolve lawsuits against the district government.

D.C. successfully defends inclusionary zoning program after challenge from developer

Mark Iandolo Mar. 2, 2017, 8:31am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Feb. 15 that his office has won a case against a developer that challenged the constitutionality of the district’s inclusionary zoning (IZ) program.

District judge blocks merger of Anthem, Cigna

Mark Iandolo Feb. 15, 2017, 9:25am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) —  A Washington, D.C., judge sided with the U.S. Department of Justice in a lawsuit attempting to block Anthem Inc. from acquiring Cigna Corp.

CashCall to repay $1.8 million, forgive $1 million in loans after deal with D.C.

Mark Iandolo Jan. 25, 2017, 8:54am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Karl A. Racine, the attorney general for the District of Columbia, announced Jan. 11 that lender CashCall has agreed to repay more than $1.8 million in debt payments made by district consumers. The company will also forgive more than $1 million in remaining loan debt.