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Realty companies accuse New York state, city officials of violating law

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York realty companies are suing New York City and New York state officials, alleging violation of state and federal law.

NYC grocery store law seen as part of anti-employer trend

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York’s mayor and City Council see recently passed legislation such as the Grocery Worker Retention Act as a way to help hard-working employees deal with economic instability, but many employers see the new laws as a reflexive government overreach into private industry.

Contractor being sued over its alleged mismanagement of CityTime project wants lawsuit transferred

SFN Group Inc., formerly known as Spherion Corp., filed papers to have a lawsuit filed by one of its former consultants on the timekeeping system project moved to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

New York to help tech start-ups, government entities assist each other

The New York Attorney General's Office has teamed up with two technology clinics in the state to bring technology start-ups and government entities together so that each realm can learn how the other operates, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Friday. Schneiderman and New York City Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter unveiled the partnership with the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic, which is run out of the Brooklyn Law School, and the Tech Startup Clinic, which is operated throug

UPS sued by New York over alleged shipment of untaxed cigarettes

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) was sued by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday over allegations that the package delivery company shipped approximately 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes in the state. 

UPS sued for allegedly shipping untaxed cigarettes

UPS sued over allegations that the package delivery company shipped untaxed cigarettes in New York.

N.Y. AG wants to defend EPA settlement against West Virginia's lawsuit


New York AG leads coalition to defend 2010 EPA settlement

Story CopyNEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that his office filed a motion to intervene in a court challenge to a 2010 settlement agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Medical imaging company pays $6.2M to settle whistleblower's tax evasion allegations


N.Y. high court nominee would be first African-American woman to serve

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday nominated Sheila Abdus-Salaam, an associate justice of the appellate division of the New York State Supreme Court, to serve on the state's Court of Appeals.

'Operation Pay Care' defendant sentenced

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) -- A former New York City employee was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to two years of probation for her role in a bribery scheme involving a ring of day care centers.

D.C. Circuit affirms EPA standards on greenhouse gases

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court this week upheld the federal government's regulations limiting the emissions of greenhouse gas air pollutants.

N.Y. companies face lawsuit over roll-your-own cigarettes

Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and New York City Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo jointly filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against two cigarette companies for allegedly evading taxes.

Ohio AG sues bank for alleged improper trades

DeWine COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Bank of New York Mellon for allegedly making improper foreign exchange trades on behalf of the state's two retirement funds.

Bank seeks to dismiss N.Y. AG's lawsuit

Schneiderman MANHATTAN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - The Bank of New York Mellon last week filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over the bank's foreign currency exchange transactions.

Coakley settles with health insurer

Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Monday that a health insurance company will pay restitution and payments to the commonwealth as part of a consent judgment for selling unauthorized health insurance.

Public nuisance makes a comeback in global warming suits

Gifford WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - University of Maryland law professor Donald Gifford said Wednesday that it is time to start paying attention to public nuisance global warming lawsuits again.

U.S. SC will hear online tobacco sales case

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if tobacco distributors can be sued by the City of New York for not paying the City's taxes when they ship mail orders.

Oil refineries going unchecked by EPA, group of AGs claims

Cuomo WASHINGTON, D.C. (Legal Newsline) - Twelve states led by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo are suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency for failing to control emissions from oil refineries.

Five states threaten to sue EPA over lack of greenhouse regulations

Hardy Myers (D) SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline)-Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers has joined with four other states to pressure the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt regulations aimed at reducing pollution from planes, ships and off-road vehicles.