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Pennsylvania attorney general creates Consumer Financial Protection Unit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced July 20 that he is creating a Consumer Financial Protection Unit that will work to keep state consumers protected from financial scams.

Pennsylvania settles with Vivint after company allegedly violated multiple state laws

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced Jan. 11 that Vivint Inc., more commonly known as APX Alarm Security Solutions Inc., has agreed to settle allegations of violating the commonwealth’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.

Pennsylvania reaches agreement for fees, expenses related to BuckleySander e-mail audit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced Jan. 11 that his office has reached an agreement with the law firm BuckleySander LLP that resolves the final amount owed to the firm for work reviewing emails captured on Office of Attorney General (OAG) servers.

Pa. AG suing construction company; Complaints include unfinished work on barn

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced a civil lawsuit Dec. 20 against Lloyd A. Davis and his company, LD Construction LLC, for allegations of engaging in unfair and deceptive business practices.

Pa. AG files lawsuit against contractor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced a consumer protection lawsuit Dec. 20 against Shawn Gerety and BuildTREND Construction LLC for allegations of violating the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (HIPCA) and the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.

Pennsylvania targets auto business for allegedly selling unlicensed vehicles

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced Jan. 3 that his office has filed 29 legal actions against individuals and automobile businesses that allegedly engaged in unlicensed car sales, selling un-roadworthy vehicles and publishing deceptive advertisements.

Pennsylvania attorney general targets defunct Danville furniture store for alleged deception

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced a lawsuit Oct. 19 against Rudy’s Mart, a defunct Danville furniture store, and owner Patricia Robinson for allegations of accepting payment for furniture never delivered.

Allegations of improper fees at housing around Penn State settled

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Hendricks Investments and its owner Rodney Hendricks have settled allegations of charging improper administrative fees and fines to tenants, many of whom were students at Penn State University, Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer has announced.

Pennsylvania attorney general targets Philadelphia woman for allegedly misleading homeowners

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Wanda D. Rogers for allegedly misleading Philadelphia homeowners.  

Pennsylvania settles for $95.9 million with USA Discounters

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer has announced a settlement worth roughly $95.9 million with USA Discounters LTD and related companies after allegations that the companies deceived members of the military and veterans.

Cutler Group allegedly built non-weather-resistant homes

HARRISBURG (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer has announced a lawsuit against the Cutler Group Inc., a Montgomery County-based homebuilder, for allegedly failing to provide new homes that were weather-resistant as it claimed it would.

Pennsylvania charges local attorney for his role in alleged video gambling scheme

HARRISBURG (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer has announced that charges have been filed against Louis F. Caputo, a Pittsburgh-area attorney.

Reliant Senior Care Holdings to pay $2 million for allegedly failing to meet nursing home needs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer has announced a settlement with Reliant Senior Care Holdings Inc. and related companies for $2 million, after allegations the nursing home chain misled consumers by failing to provide basic services to elderly and vulnerable residents.

Two major food retailers agree to divest 76 supermarket stores to complete proposed merger

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Koninklijke Ahold N.V, the owner of Giant-Carlisle and Martin's supermarkets, and Delhaize Group NV/SA, the owner of Food Lion supermarkets, have agreed to settle a case involving competition concerns related to their $28 billion proposed merger.

Exxon Mobile subsidiary to $300,000 penalty for alleged toxic waste discharges

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced that her office has reached an agreement with XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobile Corp., after allegations the company illegally discharged toxic waste from a Marcellus shale gas site.

Hershey Trust, Milton Hershey School agree to operational changes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — The Hershey Trust Company and the Milton Hershey School have agreed to make significant changes to improve the operation and governance of both entities, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced.

Billing Services Group of North America to pay $53,000 after allegations of 'cramming'

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced Billing Services Group North America Inc. has agreed to a civil settlement after allegations of placing unauthorized charges on consumers’ telephone bills using a practice commonly called “cramming.” The company will pay $53,000 in restitution.

Pennsylvania targets Dauphin County man for alleged deceptive auto sale practices

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced her office filed a civil lawsuit against Theodore J. Sopko of Dauphin County for allegedly advertising the sale of more than 30 vehicles throughout the past year without having the proper licenses.

Pennsylvania receives $1.6 million as part of larger civil settlement with Olympus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — The Office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced it has joined with other states and the federal government in a $306 million civil settlement with Olympus America Inc. to resolve allegations of illegal kickbacks. Pennsylvania will receive $1.6 million as part of the settlement.

Pennsylvania announces final order for UPMC's acquisition of Jameson Health

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced a consent decree relating to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (“UPMC”) acquisition of Jameson Health System Inc.