New York Attorney General News

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.

Democrat AGs add fourth to latest brief supporting climate change lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Jun 12, 2018

New York State's new attorney general, who recently took over when her predecessor resigned following an abuse scandal, has joined three Democratic colleagues in support for New York City’s climate change lawsuit.

New York leads coalition urging consumer board to keep public database of consumer complaints

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 11, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 5 that she is leading a coalition of 14 attorneys general in drafting a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), urging it to keep its public database of consumer complaints.

New York attorney general takes action against company that didn't show up for testimony

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced May 25 that her office instituted an order against Walker’s Manufactured Housing Inc. and its owner, Stanley Hall, mandating that they "explain their failure to sit for testimony" required by Underwood’s subpoena.

New York accuses pet store chain of rampant abuse while selling puppies

By Mark Iandolo | May 25, 2018

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York acting attorney general Barbara D. Underwood announced a lawsuit May 16 against Bell Pet Company LLC and owners Theodore and Sheila Bell for allegedly selling puppies without having had the dogs examined by a veterinarian, which is mandated under state law.

New York court backs attorney general in Niagara County hazardous waste case

By Mark Iandolo | May 7, 2018

BUFFALO (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced May 1 that a state court has sided with them over FMC Corporation in a hazardous waste case involving waste in the village of Middleport, Niagara County.

New York attorney general writes open letter to Weinstein Company bankruptcy participants

By Mark Iandolo | May 7, 2018

BUFFALO (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 30 that he has written an open letter to those participating in the Weinstein Company bankruptcy cases.

New York joins multistate coalition opposing Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act

By Mark Iandolo | May 1, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 19 that he has joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general in submitting a letter to the Congress asking it to oppose the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act of 2018.

New York lauds federal court decision to block administration's fuel efficiency standards delay

By Mark Iandolo | May 1, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 23 that a federal court has blocked the Trump administration’s attempted delay of a rule updating penalties for automakers that fail to comply with federal fuel efficiency standards.

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