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Third-party litigation funding a topic of discussion at plaintiffs lawyer seminar

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiff lawyers and those in legal marketing and funding businesses gathered last week in Las Vegas for an annual mass tort conference.

New York attorney general releases 'critical information' on mutual fund fees

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 5 that his office has released a new report on mutual fund fees and that 13 major mutual fund firms agreed to voluntarily publish information about their fees to retail investors.

N.Y. attorney general criticizes Trump administration decision to roll back fuel economy standards

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a statement April 2 following the Trump administration's decision to roll back national fuel economy and pollution standards for automobiles.

Buffalo demoliition company ordered shut down after allegedly operating without permit

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 2 that Peter J. Battaglia Jr. and affiliated corporations have been ordered by a state Supreme Court to close down an allegedly illegal concrete crushing and demolition processing facility in South Buffalo.

New York secures $6.36 million as part of state-federal settlement with CenterLight

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 28 that CenterLight Health System Inc. and CenterLight Healthcare Inc. (together, CenterLight) will pay $10.3 million in a joint state-federal settlement resolving allegations of false Medicaid billing. New York will receive $6.36 million in restitution and penalties.

New York leads coalition opposing Trump administration's census-related citizenship plan

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 3 that he is leading a coalition of 18 attorneys general, six cities and the bipartisan U.S. Conferences of mayors in suing the Trump adminstration after its decision to demand citizenship information in the 2020 decennial census.

N.Y. attorney general shuts down telemarketing company that worked for sham charity

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 26 that Menacola Marketing Inc., a telemarketing company working on behalf of a sham charity called the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation (NVVF), will shut down after a settlement.

New York attorney general secures $42 million from Bank of America Merrill Lynch

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 23 that Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) will pay $42 million after allegations of fraudulent electronic trading services.

New York attorney general secures $230 million from UBS for role in financial crisis

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 21 that UBS will pay $230 million to resolve allegations of misconduct in the lead-up to the financial crisis.

N.Y. specialty pharmacy company to pay $375,000 after allegedly failing to deliver basic services

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 22 that Accredo Health Group Inc., a specialty pharmacy company, will pay $375,000 to settle allegations it failed to provide basic services to its consumers.

New York to open case examining death of student in Rochester district

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced March 19 that they will open a case regarding the death of Trevyan Rowe, a student in the Rochester City School District.

New York accuses fake grant writer of allegedly stealing $200,000 from Buffalo churches, nonprofits

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a lawsuit May 15 against fake grant writer Christina Sanford Gordon who allegedly stole more than $200,000 from Buffalo churches and nonprofits.

Report details New York Health Care Bureau hotline's success in helping consumers

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 19 that his office has released a report about its Health Care Bureau’s hotline, a free service that resolves consumer complaints related to health care.

New York secures $363,000 from luxury lingerie brand that allegedly duped consumers

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 20 that Adore Me Inc. will pay $300,000 in penalties as well as $63,000 in consumer restitution after allegations it deceptively marketed its VIP membership program for a $39.95 monthly fee.

New York, Colorado lead opposition to legislation restricting oversight of student loan fraud

NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has joined Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman in leading a group of 30 attorneys generals to oppose legislation aimed at obstructing states from preventing and fighting student loan servicing fraud.

Long Island pediatrics practice to pay $750,000 for alleged False Claims violations

HOLBROOK, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 7 that Freed, Kleinberg, Nussbaum, Festa & Kronberg M.D LLP, a pediatrics practice on Long Island, will pay $750,000 in a joint settlement with New York and the United States after allegations of submitting false claims to Medicaid.

New York: Royal Bank of Scotland to pay $500 million to resolve role in financial crisis

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 6 that Royal Bank of Scotland will pay $500 million after allegations of deceptive practices and misleading conduct in in the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) in the lead-up to the financial crisis.

New York secures $575,000 settlement from EmblemHealth after consumer security mishap

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 6 that EmblemHealth and wholly owned subsidiary Group Health Incorporated (“EmblemHealth”) will pay $575,000 and implement a corrective action plan after allegations that 81,122 Social Security numbers were accidentally disclosed on a mailing due to a mailing error.

New York leads coalition opposing EPA's potential replacement for Clean Power Plan

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Feb. 27 that he is leading a coalition of 25 states, counties and cities in opposing the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its creation of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (advanced notice) on a “potential” replacement for the Clean Power Plan.

NYU Law sending free help to 10 Dem AGs for environmental causes; Marcellus Shale group 'alarmed' at message

From
Pennsylvania Record

NEW YORK – Democratic state attorneys general, like Pennsylvania's Josh Shapiro, are getting free help from New York University School of Law to bolster their environmental causes, though a Commonwealth business advocacy group worries this results in important work being outsourced to an out-of-state entity.