Massachusetts Attorney General's Office News

Attorneys general ask Senate to deny McNamee post on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

By Marian Johns | Dec 10, 2018

BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is the latest to join a group of state attorneys general who are calling on the U.S. Senate to deny Bernard McNamee's confirmation to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Massachusetts reaches settlement with adult day health provider accused of false Medicaid billing

By Marian Johns | Dec 3, 2018

BOSTON — The State of Massachusetts has reached a half million dollar settlement with three adult day health facilities accused of not complying with the state's Medicaid program (MassHealth) regulations through false billing.

Comcast reaches settlement with Massachusetts over alleged false advertising

By Marian Johns | Nov 20, 2018

BOSTON — Allegations of false advertising for its long-term cable contracts by the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office has led Comcast to reach a settlement in which it will pay more than $500,000 in refunds to customers.

Lord & Taylor to review theft prevention procedures after racial profiling allegations

By Marian Johns | Nov 20, 2018

BOSTON — Lord & Taylor has agreed to a settlement with the state of Massachusetts to resolve charges by the state's Attorney General's Office that the company's theft prevention actions led to the racial profiling of black and Hispanic customers.

MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AmerisourceBergen to Pay More than $490,000 to MassHealth over Allegations of Distributing Contaminated Drugs

By Press release submission | Nov 16, 2018

One of the largest drug wholesalers in the country will pay the state’s Medicaid program (MassHealth) more than $490,000 to resolve allegations that the company sold misbranded and adulterated drugs in Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey announced.

Massachusetts attorney general releases guidelines for those affected by Columbia Gas explosions

By Marian Johns | Nov 13, 2018

BOSTON — As a result of the Columbia Gas explosions, which took place in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley in September, state Attorney General Maura Healey has released guidelines on the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords affected by the accident.

Massachusetts home health company to pay $272,000 to workers not compensated for travel

By Marian Johns | Oct 31, 2018

BOSTON — A Worcester, Massachusetts, home health company that allegedly failed to pay workers travel time and kept inaccurate payroll records has agreed to a $272,000 settlement with the state.

Massachusetts alleges Starion Energy overcharged residents by $30 million

By Marian Johns | Oct 24, 2018

BOSTON — The state of Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court against Starion Energy, alleging the company overcharged residents by $30 million through deceptive sales tactics.

Former national cleaning service workers allege they were not paid for travel time

By Marian Johns | Oct 17, 2018

BOSTON — Several former employees of a national cleaning service have alleged they were not compensated for travel time, according to the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.

Massachusetts Realtors, property owners allegedly discriminated against voucher program participants

By Marian Johns | Oct 17, 2018

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office has settled three separate cases involving housing providers, Realtors and rental agents over allegations of income-based discrimination.

Essex Superior Court grants permanent injunction to stop illegal development on Massachusetts wetlands

By Marian Johns | Oct 10, 2018

BOSTON -- A civil complaint filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey against a developer allegedly doing illegal work on wetlands and tidelands property in the state, has resulted in the Essex Superior Court granting a permanent injunction.

Boston salon chain to pay more than $45,000 to settle sick time law allegations

By Marian Johns | Oct 10, 2018

BOSTON — A Boston beauty salon chain has agreed to pay about $45,740 to settle charges by the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office of not paying earned sick time to employees.

Two Massachusetts companies allegedly involved in illegal asbestos work

By Marian Johns | Oct 3, 2018

BOSTON — A consent judgment entered into a Suffolk Superior Court settles Worcester's allegations against two Massachusetts companies charged with allowing illegal asbestos work during renovation of two multifamily homes.

Massachusetts attorney general seeks Columbia Gas' restoration plans following explosion

By Marian Johns | Oct 3, 2018

BOSTON — The fires and explosions that took place in Massachusetts' Merrimack Valley last month have prompted state Attorney General Maura Healey to request Columbia Gas' plans for the safe restoration of gas and compensation for the residents affected.

Massachusetts home care company reaches settlement for allegedly failing to pay for overtime, travel

By Marian Johns | Sep 24, 2018

BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has reached a settlement with a home care company, which her office charges failed to pay 175 employees for overtime and travel time for three years.

Massachusetts reaches settlement with health care systems accused of exposing personal information

By Marian Johns | Sep 24, 2018

BOSTON — A consent judgment has been filed in Massachusetts' Suffolk Superior Court to settle claims by the state Attorney General Maura Healey that two health care systems' data breaches resulted in exposing 15,000 Massachusetts residents personal and health information.

Massachusetts negotiates deal with Columbia Gas to reduce $11 million in proposed rates

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

BOSTON — The state of Massachusetts has negotiated an agreement with Bay State Gas Company, doing business as Columbia Gas, to reduce more than $11 million in proposed rates for customers and prevents the company from further rate increases during the next three years.

MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Insurance Company Refunding More Than $2.4 Million to Massachusetts Homeowners Over Improper Charges

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

Attorney General Maura Healey announced that QBE Insurance (QBE) will pay more than $2.4 million in refunds to more than 2,100 Massachusetts homeowners who were improperly charged for property insurance.

MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Partners, Massachusetts Eye and Ear to Pay $175,000 to Settle Allegations of Deceptive Billing Practices

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

Partners HealthCare System Inc. and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary will pay $175,000 to settle allegations that they violated Massachusetts’ consumer protection law by failing to adequately disclose to patients billing information for certain health care services, Attorney General Maura Healey announced.

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