New York Attorney General News

New York accuses 9 student debt loan relief companies of running scam

By Marian Johns | Sep 24, 2018

NEW YORK — The state of New York has filed a lawsuit against nine student debt loan relief companies along with their financing company and two of the companies' leaders, alleging they defrauded thousands of consumers nationwide.

Illinois approves settlement regarding WeWork's non-compete agreements

By Marian Johns | Sep 24, 2018

CHICAGO — The state of Illinois has reached a settlement with a company providing a network of shared spaces for rent and associated services to clients across the globe to resolve allegations of the company's use of overly broad and unfair non-compete agreements.

NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL: A.G. Underwood Announces $1.65 Million Joint State-Federal Settlement With Centers Plan For Healthy Living Over False Medicaid Billing

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced today a joint state-federal settlement with Centers Plan for Healthy Living LLC (“Centers Plan”) over allegations that its managed long-term care plan (“Centers Plan MLTCP”) submitted fraudulent requests to New York’s Medicaid program for monthly premiums, violating the state and federal False Claims Acts.

New York nonprofit alleged to have exposed clients' personal information online to pay $200,000

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York attorney general has reached a settlement with a Buffalo nonprofit, The Arc of Erie County, to resolve allegations the charity exposed the personal information of clients online for several years.

NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL: A.G. Underwood Announces Arrest Of WWJ Construction, Inc. Owner For Failure To Pay Workers Over $29K In Wages

By Press release submission | Sep 5, 2018

Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced the arrest and arraignment of Shing Tung Wong, 63, of Queens, owner of WWJ Construction, Inc. for allegedly failing to pay five construction workers for hourly work.

NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL: A.G. Underwood Announces Indictment Of Former CEO Of Global Crowdsourcing Company For $600K Securities Fraud Scheme

By Press release submission | Aug 28, 2018

Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced a felony indictment charging the former CEO of Springleap, Inc., Eran Eyal, 43, of Brooklyn, with allegedly stealing $600,000 from investors by fraudulently soliciting investors to purchase convertible notes through false representations of his company.

New York officials accuse Purdue Pharma of deceptive marketing of opioids

By Marian Johns | Aug 23, 2018

NEW YORK — New York's attorney general and governor have filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP Purdue), alleging the company deceptively marketed opioid products including OxyContin for decades.

NYC Bar: Lawyers shouldn't split fees with litigation funders

By John Breslin | Aug 22, 2018

New York City's bar association has decided that it is unethical for lawyers to enter into agreements with companies that finance lawsuits in exchange for a percentage of the recovery.

N.Y. attorney general accuses Rochester home improvement contractors of writing fake online reviews

By Marian Johns | Jul 30, 2018

ROCHESTER — New York state Attorney General Barbara Underwood has filed a lawsuit against two Rochester home improvement contractors and their company for defrauding consumers with fake reviews and failing to perform services promised.

New York reaches settlement with Brooklyn car dealership for alleged deceptive practices

By Marian Johns | Jul 11, 2018

BROOKLYN — New York state Attorney General Barbara Underwood has reached a settlement agreement with a Brooklyn Honda dealer for more than $423,000 to resolve allegations the dealership targeted non-English speaking customers on which to use deceptive practices.

New York, FTC seek to halt Buffalo area 'debt collection scheme'

By Marian Johns | Jul 3, 2018

BUFFALO — New York state has joined the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in filing a lawsuit against two debt collection companies and their owners who allegedly ran a "debt collection scheme" in the Buffalo area.

New York attorney general, governor accuse 3M of environmental contamination

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a lawsuit June 20 against 3M and five other companies after allegations of environmental contamination stemming from toxic chemicals in the companies’ products.

Aldo Group to stop asking about criminal records during initial employment application process

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 19 that Aldo Group Inc., a global shoe and accessories retailer, will stop inquiring about criminal history on initial employment applications.

New York attorney general lauds court's rejection of Charter-Spectrum's motion

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 21 that the she had released a statement commenting on the Appellate Division, First Department's decision to reject Charter-Spectrum’s motion to dismiss her lawsuit.

New York attorney general targets Trump family, Trump Foundation

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 21, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 14 that she has filed a lawsuit against the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and its directors, Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump.

N.Y. attorney general secures 42-state settlement with Citibank over alleged LIBOR manipulations

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 21, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 15 that Citibank will pay $100 million in a 42-state settlement after allegedly manipulating interest rate benchmarks. Specifically, Citibank purportedly engaged in fraudulent conduct involving U.S. Dollar LIBOR.

New York's highest court rules for three-year statute of limitations in fraud case against Credit Suisse Securities

By Charmaine Little | Jun 20, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has ruled on the statute of limitations in a fraud case filed by the state Attorney General's Office.

New York attorney general: CityMD to pay $883,000 to resolve false claims allegations

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 12, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 5 that City Practice Group of New York LLC (CityMD) will pay $883,000 after allegedly submitting false claims to New York’s Empire Plan, which covers local and state government employees and their dependents.

New York settles with health care company that misled men about low testosterone diagnoses

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 12, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 1 that Ageless Men’s Health P.C. has agreed to settle allegations it misled consumers about the way it diagnosed and treated low testosterone in men.

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