State of New York News

Taxicab owners allege New York law does not require ride-sharing services to adhere to local regulations

By Mike Torres | Jul 25, 2017

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Taxicab owners have filed a suit against the state of New York over a law regarding ride-share services such as Uber.

New York state, commissioner allege company is polluting environment

By Mike Torres | Jun 2, 2017

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York state and the state's environmental commissioner are suing New York companies, alleging violation of federal law.

Egg distributor dealing with litigation after obtaining injunction

By Christopher Knoll | Nov 16, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A New York state-based egg distributor is facing a lawsuit from the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) over its claims that its eggs are pasture-raised, though it has obtained an injunction in a different case involving similar allegations.

New York attorney general urges FERC to examine Constitution's alleged illegal actions

By Mark Iandolo | May 18, 2016

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his office has petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to look into Constitution Pipeline Company’s (Constitution) alleged violations of federal law.

New York joins national settlement with Olympus over False Claims Act allegations

By Mark Iandolo | May 4, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced a joint settlement with the federal government and a coalition of states that resolves allegations that Olympus Corporation of the Americas paid illegal kickbacks to health care providers.

Court enjoins Surrealistic Sensations from selling alleged designer drugs

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 11, 2016

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Surrealistic Sensations, an alleged online designer drug company operated by Michael Jamail, has been permanently enjoined from selling these drugs, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.

Endo to cease alleged misrepresentations of opioid product Opana ER

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 9, 2016

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Endo Health Solutions Inc. and Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Endo”) have agreed to cease alleged misrepresentations of their Opana ER long-acting opioid, said New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

New York attorney general settles with Pyramid to ensure mall access for disabled

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 26, 2016

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his office has settled with Pyramid Management Group LLC over issues related to mall access for disabled customers.

Confusing tax laws led to class actions against franchisees, Dunkin' Brands spokesman says

By Nick Coston | Feb 25, 2016

“State tax rates and laws are extremely complex, which often leads to confusion, especially for small business owners like our franchisees,” Drake said. “For example, in New Jersey, a consumer must pay tax on a bottled water if purchased at a restaurant like Dunkin' Donuts, but that same bottle of water is not subject to tax if it is purchased at a convenience store.”

Saratoga County man alleges Target did not pay overtime

By Robbie Hargett | Feb 6, 2016

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A Saratoga County man is suing Target over claims it did not pay him overtime.

Schneiderman reaches settlement with DirectLabs and LabCorp over alleged clinical testing issues

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 5, 2016

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced agreements with Direct Laboratories LLC (DirectLabs) and Laboratory Corp. of American (LabCorp) that will stop these businesses from giving clinical laboratory testing to New Yorkers without a licensed medical provider’s involvement.

New York AG wins case against East Side Used Auto Parts for alleged toxic chemicals issue

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 5, 2016

HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced a court win over East Side Used Auto Parts for ignoring a court-ordered settlement to remedy environmental damages it allegedly caused.

New York AGs Office reaches agreement with WorkFit Medical over allegations of misleading consumers

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 29, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman announced an agreement with WorkFitMedical LLC that forces the company to provide better information to consumers about its participation in health plans.

With Sheldon Silver convicted, N.Y. legal reform sees chance at more success

By Anna Aguillard | Dec 15, 2015

The conviction of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver could help legal reform efforts in the state.

Newspaper calls out binding arbitration, but forces clause on its own consumers

By Jessica Karmasek | Nov 5, 2015

The New York Times investigation, the first part of which was published Saturday, found that in 2014, alone, judges upheld class action bans in 134 of 162 cases.

Attorney: UFC's lawsuit against New York likely to succeed, leading to 2016 event

By Anna Aguillard | Oct 28, 2015

A lawsuit filed by the UFC with the goal of changing the state’s laws on combative sports looks “likely” to succeed, lawyer and combat sports law consultant Erik Magraken believes.

Professor/whistleblower sues Citigroup for $800 million, plans to donate to charity

By Hanna Nakano | Oct 23, 2015

“My ultimate motivations are both justice, and the money that I’ll get, which I will be donating to charity,” Rasmusen said.

UFC fighters battle it out over combat sports law in New York

By Hoang Tran | Oct 21, 2015

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – UFC fighters are fighting to change New York’s law on combative sports.

N.Y. AG announces settlement with Guardian Industries

By Emily Moore | Oct 9, 2015

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the deal will resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act.

Woman sues food business alleging fraudulent marketing practices

By Carol Ostrow | Sep 10, 2015

A woman brought a class action lawsuit on behalf of herself and other New York State consumers against a New Jersey-based food manufacturer doing business in New York, claiming product misrepresentation. Maureen Jones sued John Wm.

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