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Massachusetts accuses used car dealership of predatory practices

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced a lawsuit Sept. 26 against used car dealership JD Byrider, alleging predatory practices.

Massachusetts helps draft legislation to better protect consumers from data breaches

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Sept. 25 that her office has updated legislation to better protect consumers from data breaches like the recent one at Equifax.

Dell subsidiary to pay $110,000 after alleged discrimination toward transgender employee

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Sept. 1 that EMC Corporation, a subsidiary of Dell Technologies (collectively, Dell EMC), will pay $110,000 after allegations of discriminating based on sex and gender identity.

DraftKings, FanDuel to each pay $1.3 million to Massachusetts after unfair practices allegations

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Sept. 7 that DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. will pay roughly $2.6 million after allegations of unfair and deceptive practices.

Massachusetts secures $210,000 for Uber drivers allegedly victimized by vehicle leasing agency

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Aug. 30 that Xchange Leasing LLC, a subsidiary of Uber, has reimbursed drivers more than $210,000 after allegations of overcharging the drivers for tolls and other fees.

AGs say electric grid study shows need for clean energy

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Aug. 25 that she has joined a coalition of attorneys general in issuing a statement in response to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) electric grid study.

Massachusetts secures $5.6 million settlement with parking management company

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced July 31 that LAZ Parking Limited LLC will pay $5.6 million after allegations of failing to detect and deter millions of dollars in theft from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).

Massachusetts secures more than $250,000 for workers harmed by alleged improper wage payments

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced July 13 that Healthcare Services Group Inc. (HSG) will pay more than $250,000 after allegations of failing to pay more than 1,900 workers properly.

Massachusetts construction company $160,000 for wage violations on nine public projects in state

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced on July 12 that a New Hampshire-based construction company will pay roughly $160,000 for allegations of failing to pay employees the proper prevailing wage and overtime for nine public works projects completed between 2014 and 2015.

Massachusetts AG leads coalition against Remington in defective rifle trigger case

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced on July 7 that her office is leading a coalition of 14 attorneys general in attempting to hold Remington responsible for harm caused by the company’s allegedly defective rifle triggers.

Massachusetts secures $455,000 in refunds in DeVry settlement

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced July 5 that DeVry University, a for-profit school, will pay $455,000 in refunds after allegations of deceptive job placement rates in the marketing of select online programs.

Massachusetts joins coalition opposing the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced June 7 that she has joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general in opposing a federal bill that would cut the role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Massachusetts settles with three construction companies that allegedly violated wage laws

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced May 15 that three construction companies in the state will pay more than $600,000 for allegations of failing to pay the proper prevailing wage rate to employees for work performed on public projects.

Massachusetts announces cleanup agreement for contaminated Jamaica Plan facility

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced May 10 that her office has entered an agreement for the cleanup and redevelopment of a former automotive and industrial facility in Jamaica Plain.

Massachusetts AG convenes advisory panel to review Community Benefits Program

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 19 that her office convened the first meeting of an advisory task force of health care experts who will examine guidelines for Massachusetts health care institution community benefits.

Massachusetts insurance agent, broker to refund consumers $130,000

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 11 that seniors in the state will receive more than $130,000 in refunds due to a settlement her office has reached with mortgage broker Direct Finance Corp., its employee Daniel Matthews and insurance agent James Moniz.

Massachusetts settles for $150,000 with waste transport company over alleged hazardous waste violations

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 12 that EQ Northeast Inc. will pay $150,000 after allegations of illegally transporting hazardous waste and storing it at an unlicensed facility.

Massachusetts attorney general testifies against Eversource's proposed rate hikes

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 11 that she testified before the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) in support of 200,000 ratepayers in western Massachusetts.

Massachusetts bans digital ad company from geofencing reproductive health facilities

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 4 that Copley Advertising LLC, a digital advertising company, has been banned from using mobile geofencing technology to target women entering reproductive health facilities.

Doctor, wife to pay $13.5 million over alleged deceptive erectile dysfunction treatment

Dr. Kevin Hornsby and his wife, Heidi Hornsby, will pay $13.5 million for alleged deceptive marketing of medications and services for erectile dysfunction at a medical clinic in Framingham, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said March 17.