Massachusetts Attorney General's Office News

Walgreens reaches $2 million settlements to resolve alleged overcharging MassHealth for prescriptions

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

BOSTON — The state of Massachusetts has reached two settlement agreements with Walgreens totaling $2 million to resolve charges the drugstore chain overcharged the state's Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (MassHealth) for prescriptions.

MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AG Healey Reaches Settlements Totaling $2 Million with Walgreens for Overcharging MassHealth for Prescriptions

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

Attorney General Maura Healey announced that Walgreens has entered into two separate settlement agreements to resolve allegations that it overcharged MassHealth for prescriptions.

Massachusetts attorney general targets human trafficking, wage hour laws

By Marian Johns | Feb 6, 2019

BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed several bills with the state legislature that address human trafficking, the competitive electric supply market, wage and hour laws, statewide grand juries and protecting bees and other pollinators from insecticides.

California, Massachusetts lead coalition urging EPA to issue new 'asbestos reporting rule'

By Marian Johns | Feb 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Massachusetts Attorney Maura Healey are leading a 15-state coalition urging the federal government to issue a new "asbestos reporting rule" that would take away exemptions relating to asbestos in the Chemical Data Reporting Rule.

Massachusetts insurance agency that overcharged customers to pay $5.2 million in restitution

By Marian Johns | Feb 4, 2019

BOSTON — A Massachusetts insurance agency will pay nearly $5.2 million in restitution after overcharging small business customers with hidden fees averaging more than $5,000 and some fees reaching 462 percent of the insurance premium, according to the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.

Rite Aid to pay more than $170,000 into Massachusetts' fund for opioid overdose treatment as part of settlement

By Marian Johns | Jan 23, 2019

The State of Massachusetts will receive over $177,000 from Rite Aid as part of a settlement that will help fund the state's Municipal Naloxone Fund, according to the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office

MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Rite Aid Will Pay $177,000 to Naloxone Fund and Will Update Opioid Dispensing Practices in Settlement with AG Healey

By Press release submission | Jan 22, 2019

Rite Aid of Massachusetts will contribute $177,000 to the state’s Municipal Naloxone Fund and correct its procedures to settle allegations that its dispensing of controlled substances, including opioids, failed to follow regulations designed to prevent substance use disorder, Attorney General Maura Healey announced.

Jackson Hewitt reaches settlement with Massachusetts over alleged deceptive advertising

By Marian Johns | Jan 15, 2019

BOSTON — Jackson Hewitt Tax Service has reached a settlement with the state of Massachusetts to resolve allegations the company posted deceiving advertisements regarding discounts on tax preparation services.

Mutual of Omaha settles discrimination claims involving HIV prevention medication

By Marian Johns | Jan 14, 2019

BOSTON — Mutual of Omaha has settled with the state of Massachusetts allegations that the company practiced discrimination by denying life and long-term care insurance to members using an HIV prevention medication.

Connecticut auto lender to pay more than $700,000 for alleged deceptive sales practices

By Marian Johns | Jan 7, 2019

BOSTON — A Connecticut auto lender will pay more than $700,000 to settle charges by the state of Massachusetts over alleged deceptive sales practices including the financing of faulty cars.

MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Auto Lender to Provide More Than $700,000 in Debt Relief and Refunds to Consumers Victimized by Fraudulent Auto Dealerships

By Press release submission | Jan 3, 2019

A Connecticut automobile lender will provide $733,925 in debt relief and refunds to resolve allegations that it facilitated the sale of defective vehicles by certain Massachusetts used car dealerships, Attorney General Maura Healey announced.

Shellpoint mortgage agrees to pay $4 million for 'mishandled' loans

By Marian Johns | Dec 24, 2018

BOSTON — Allegations that a national mortgage servicing company violated Massachusetts state law by not taking any measures to help customers avoid foreclosure have been resolved with a $4 million settlement, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Used Auto Dealership in Westport Agrees to Pay $450,000 for Selling Defective and Unsafe Vehicles

By Press release submission | Dec 19, 2018

A Westport used auto dealership and its former owner will pay $450,000 in restitution and penalties to resolve allegations that the dealership sold unsafe and defective used vehicles and violated Massachusetts laws relating to used auto sales.

MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Telecommunications Contractor to Pay $450,000 for Making False Payment Certifications to MassdDOT and MassTech

By Press release submission | Dec 19, 2018

A Nebraska-based firm that designs, engineers and installs telecommunications infrastructure will pay $450,000 to settle allegations that it failed to pay its subcontractors as required under contracts with the former Massachusetts Highway Department.

Telecommunications company reaches settlement for allegedly failing to pay subcontractors

By Marian Johns | Dec 18, 2018

BOSTON — A Nebraska telecommunications infrastructure company has reached a settlement with the state of Massachusetts to resolve allegations the company failed to pay subcontractors under a contracted project for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).

Aetna agrees to behavioral health care coverage changes after alleged violations in Massachusetts

By Marian Johns | Dec 17, 2018

BOSTON — An investigation by the state of Massachusetts into Aetna Health Insurance Company's coverage of behavioral health care for its members has led to a settlement between the insurer and the state's attorney general's office, which includes changes to mental health care access.

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.

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