New York Attorney General

99 Washington Square
Albany, NY - 12205


New York Attorney General News

New York attorney general, Home Family Care Inc. reach $6 million settlement over fraud claims

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A $6.41 million settlement has been reached to resolve allegations of Medicaid billing fraud and falsifying records against Home Family Care Inc., located in Brooklyn and its president Alexander Kiselev.

Philly judge voids third-party funding in NFL concussion litigation, but company hopes N.Y. colleague disagrees

From
Pennsylvania Record

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia federal judge says agreements in which RD Legal Funding advanced money to plaintiffs in the pending NFL concussion litigation are void, but the attorney representing RD Legal has asked a judge in New York to ignore that finding.

Hilton reaches $700,000 settlement with New York for 2015 data breaches

NEW YORK — The Hilton Domestic Operating Company Inc., has reached a $700,000 settlement with the New York Attorney General’s Office for two data breaches that occurred in 2015 exposing more than 350,000 credit card numbers.

New York attorney general reaches settlement with lumber company for $50,000 In penalties

BUFFALO — In a recent settlement agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, owner Fred DeNormand and his company Classic Fence and Lumber will shut down his company and pay more than $50,000 in penalties, costs and restitution for allegedly defrauding consumers.

Litigation funder spending cash on political candidates like AGs of New York and Pennsylvania

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Companies that fund lawsuits can find themselves in the crosshairs of state regulators, and a recent New York Post article revealed that one such business has given tens of thousands of dollars to one of the nation’s most important public officials – who happens to have sued a competing company.

New York attorney general leads coalition urging House to reject EPA budget cuts

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Dec. 21 that he is leading a coalition of 12 states and the District of Columbia in urging the U.S. House of Representatives to reject budget cuts for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

New York auto dealership group accused of deception claims

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a lawsuit Dec. 20 against Victory Motors LLC (Victory Mitsubishi of Larchmont) and Victory Auto Group LLC (Victory Suzuki of the Bronx) for allegations of deception.

New York continues legal action against leasing company, alleging fraud

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Dec. 6 that his office will continue its lawsuit against Northern Leasing Systems Inc. after New York state Supreme Court Justice Lucy Billings determined Schneiderman’s office had adequately alleged fraud on behalf of the defendants.

New York court sends question in 9/11 responders, NFL players case to Pennsylvania court

A question in a lawsuit against a legal funding company that allegedly scammed 9/11 responders and former NFL players has swapped judges’ hands.

New York, Justice Department secure $4.4 million settlement with health care provider

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and acting U.S. attorney Joon H. Kim announced July 17 that Visiting Nurse Service of New York and its Managed Long-Term Care Plan, VNS Choice, will pay $4,392,150 after allegations of improperly retaining public funds.

New York settles with health industry support company after massive data breach allegations

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced June 15 that CoPilot Provider Support Services Inc. (CoPilot), a company providing support services to the health industry, will pay $130,000 and improve its legal compliance program after allegations of violating the state’s General Business Law.

New York settles with Buffalo landlord who allegedly allowed unruly parties

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a consent decree May 18 with Jeremy Dunn, a landlord who controls a number of properties on Winspear Avenue and Northrup Place in University Heights, a residential neighborhood in Buffalo.

New York settles for $1.25 million with company that allegedly violated environmental laws

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 4 that Momentive Performance Materials Silicones LLC (MPM) will pay $1.25 million to resolve allegations of violating state and federal environmental laws.

New York targets company alleging to be prisoner assistance center

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 2 that he has filed a lawsuit against NYSPAC Inc., operating as the NYS Prisoner Assistance Center or NY Parole Aids, and its owner, Mario Vredenburg, also known as Antonia Barrone.

New York attorney general targets alleged dumping of waste in Brentwood park

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 4 that he has filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to recover damages from companies that allegedly dumped contaminated construction waste in Brentwood on Long Island.

New York urges Trump administration to reconfirm commitment to Paris climate accord

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 25 that he has joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general in urging President Trump to reconfirm the Unites States’ commitment to and cooperation with the Paris Climate Agreement.

New York secures $40 million with Harbert Management in tax fraud settlement

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 18 that Alabama-based Harbert Management Corporation and top executives at the firm will pay $40 million for allegedly perpetrating a scheme to avoid paying millions in New York state tax on performance income.

New York settles with 104 auto dealerships that allegedly sold vehicles under recall for defects

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 21 that his office has reached settlements with 104 auto dealerships that allegedly sold vehicles to consumers in the state without disclosing that the vehicles were under recall for defective and sometimes dangerous issues.

New York attorney general releases report detailing work of Health Care Bureau's Helpline

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 19 that his office has released a report detailing the work of the Health Care Bureau’s Helpline.

New York settles with 3 mobile app developers after allegations of misleading claims

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced March 23 that his office has settled with three health-related mobile applications after allegations of misleading claims and irresponsible privacy practices.