New York Attorney General News

'Military-themed' jewelry retailer allegedly deceived service members with illegal financing

By Marian Johns | Nov 7, 2018

ALBANY — New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood has filed a lawsuit against a national "military-themed" jewelry retailer, alleging it mislead military service members with illegal financing and other illegal acts.

New York reaches settlement with Buffalo developer who allegedly sold condos with bad pipes

By Marian Johns | Oct 31, 2018

BUFFALO — New York state has reached a settlement with a Buffalo-area developer who allegedly failed to disclose leaking and corroding water pipes to buyers purchasing condos.

New York attorney general: Marathon Petroleum divestiture ensures fair, competitive fuel prices

By Marian Johns | Oct 31, 2018

NEW YORK — Marathon Petroleum Corp. has agreed to divest five of its New York state gas stations after an investigation by the state's attorney general raised concerns over the company's acquisition of several retail fuel stations and its impact on fair and competitive fuel prices in upstate New York's local market.

New York sues Exxon over climate change disclosures; Move called 'waste of taxpayer dollars' by legal reform group

By John O'Brien | Oct 24, 2018

​​​​​NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Years in the making, the New York Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday sued ExxonMobil, alleging the company misled investors regarding climate change.

New York state settlement leads to reform of manufactured home park rent-to-own practices

By Marian Johns | Oct 23, 2018

NEW YORK — A New York Attorney General's Office industry-wide investigation into the manufactured home park's rent-to-own practices has led to a settlement and reform including from some of the largest manufactured home park owners in the United States.

Pfizer settles allegations its 'Pay No More Than' coupon program deceived consumers

By Marian Johns | Oct 17, 2018

NEW YORK — Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay more than $2.5 million in penalties to settle charges by the New York State Attorney General's Office of deceptively marketing its co-payment coupon program "Pay No More Than."

Credit Suisse to pay $10 million to settle fraudulent trading practices charges

By Marian Johns | Oct 10, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. — Credit Suisse has agreed to pay $10 million to settle charges by the New York State Attorney General's Office of fraudulent electronic trading practices.

Monroe County court orders Rochester home improvement business to pay $102,000 for fraud

By Marian Johns | Oct 10, 2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Monroe County Supreme Court has ordered a Rochester-based home improvement contracting business to pay $52,501 in restitution and $50,150 in penalties for defrauding customers.

New York reaches settlement with online directory to reform attorney rating system

By Marian Johns | Oct 2, 2018

NEW YORK — New York state Attorney General Barbara Underwood has reached an agreement with an online legal directory to reform its attorney rating system and improve its disclosures to consumers.

New York state alleges basketball recruiting business mislead customers

By Marian Johns | Oct 2, 2018

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The state of New York has filed a lawsuit against a high school and post-graduate basketball recruiting business and its principals, alleging they mislead customers with false claims regarding their program and services.

Coalition opposes U.S. government's efforts to limit state's role in oversight of student loan abuse

By Marian Johns | Oct 2, 2018

NEW YORK — A coalition of 16 attorneys general has filed an amicus brief relating to Student Loan Servicing Alliance v. Stephen C. Taylor, et al., in which the attorneys general oppose the federal government's efforts to govern abuses by student loan servicers and limit states' roles in protecting students who are victims of servicer misconduct.

New York investment manager reaches $30 million settlement for tax evasion allegations

By Marian Johns | Oct 2, 2018

NEW YORK - New York-based investment manager Harbinger Capital Partners Offshore Manager LCC (Offshore Manager) has reached a $30 million settlement with the state of New York to resolve allegations the corporation avoided state and New York City taxes.

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.

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