Delaware Attorney General's Office News

Delaware: Credit services agency to pay $115,000 for allegedly duping consumers

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 9, 2018

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced March 28 that Cornerstone Credit Services, a Wisconsin company, will pay a total $115,000 in restitution to 35 Delawareans victimized by its allegedly unlawful debt management services.

Delaware targets opioid manufacturers, distributors, retailers for roles in epidemic

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 29, 2018

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced Jan. 19 that his office is suing national opioid manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

Delaware accuses pawnshop of racketeering scheme

By Mark Iandolo | Sep 13, 2017

DOVER, Delaware (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matthew Denn announced a lawsuit Sept. 5 against a pawnshop in Middletown for allegations of selling stolen goods and running a criminal enterprise under the state’s racketeering statutes. Denn seeks $6.5 million in civil penalties.

Delaware tells Newark motel operators: Reduce crime or lose property

By Mark Iandolo | Sep 8, 2017

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced that the operators of the Rodeway Inn at 1110 and 1120 South College Ave. in Newark agreed to a settlement after allegations of being a criminal nuisance property.

Delaware to receive $1.45 million portion of 10-state settlement with Volkswagen

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 11, 2017

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced March 31 that the state will receive a $1.45 million portion of a 10-state settlement with Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi.

Twenty AGs allege conspiracy of drug-makers

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 20, 2016

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced Dec. 15 that he had joined with 19 other state attorneys general in filing a federal lawsuit against Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc., Auribindo Pharma USA Inc., Citron Pharma LLC, Mayne Pharma (USA) Inc., Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.

Delaware provides $2 million grant funding for nonprofits battling recidivism

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 22, 2016

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced that the state has set aside $2 million for community-based efforts aimed at reducing recidivism among adults and juveniles released from Delaware correctional facilities. Denn noted that workshops will be held in in August to help nonprofits apply for grants.

Delaware seeks civil penalties from business owner Da Zhong Wang

By Mark Iandolo | May 20, 2016

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Department of Justice is suing Da Zhong Wang of Smyrna for allegedly using massage parlors in the state as fronts for prostitution.

Delaware AG proposes financial crisis settlement funds to be used to build communities

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 5, 2016

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Delaware Attorney General Matt Den, backed by community leaders, has revised his proposal for using funds from the financial crisis settlement on crime prevention, housing, substance abuse treatment, after-school and summer school programs, prisoner re-entry, and education.

LPL Financial LLC alleged faulty practices result in settlement agreement with Delaware Attorney General's Office

By Tia Benton | Oct 23, 2015

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - A Delaware broker-dealer and federally covered investment adviser settled with the Delaware Attorney General’s Investor Protection Unit and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office over its practices regarding leveraged exchange trade funds.

Delaware AG proposes 4 bills to protect online privacy

By Shaun Zinck | Apr 20, 2015

Delaware legislators and Attorney General Matt Denn announced a bill that will strengthen online privacy laws

Ocwen Financial sending payments to Del. consumers

By Mark Payne | Dec 9, 2014

Ocwen Financial has started sending settlement payments to Delaware residents who had their mortgage loans serviced by the company before losing their houses to foreclosure, Attorney General Beau Biden said today.

Delaware AG announces nationwide cybersecurity project

By Dayna DeHaven | Sep 12, 2014

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced on Wednesday that his office’s Investor Protection Unit is participating in a nationwide project to gauge the strength of Delaware’s investment advisors’ cybersecurity systems. “Financial services firms have a responsibility to protect personal data, and the results of these surveys will help our Investor Protect Unit ensure the data is protected as strongly as possible,” Biden said.

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