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New York alleges music producer canceled festival, failed to refund consumers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a lawsuit Dec. 6 against Buffalomusic producer Cody Conway and his company Buffalove Music Festival LLC for allegedly defrauding music festival consumers out of more than $14,000.

New York settles with real estate group that allegedly victimized low-income tenants

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Nov. 3 a settlement has been reached with a group of real estate defendants that allegedly violated anti-harassment laws at three rent-stabilized buildings in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.

New York secures $42,000 in restitution for consumers victimized by contractor

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Nov. 7 that a Roshester-based contractor named Brian Robinson will pay $42,085 in consumer restitution and $50,000 in penalties and costs after allegations of bilking consumers out of thousands of dollars.

New York targets alleged deceptive Syracuse real estate scheme

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a lawsuit Nov. 15 against Joseph Funding Company Inc. and owners Rebecca Ausby and Joseph Holman for allegations of tricking consumers into signing over ownership of their homes.

New York says health insurance company failed limited English proficiency enrollees

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) —New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Oct. 31 that Molina Health Care of New York (Molina), formerly Total Care of New York (Total Care), will change certain business practices and pay $25,000 in penalties after allegedly violating rules related to limited English proficiency notices.

New York secures refunds for homeowners victimized by contractor scam

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Oct. 25 that Tri-State Paving and its principals, Richard Attenborough, III and Stevee Paige Castle-Lagerquist, will pay $10,000 in state penalties and $33,400 in refunds after allegations of deceptive practices and state law violations.

N.Y. AG's office testifies about Equifax data breach to House committee

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Oct. 25 that his office has testified before the House Financial Services Committee regarding data security and the Equifax data breach.

Buffalo waste management workers to receive $69,000 for alleged living wage violations

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Sept. 27 that Allied Waste Services of North America LLC (Allied), a company that provides commercial waste management services, will pay $69,000 after allegations of failing to pay the city’s living wage to employees.

Walgreens resolves New York anti-competitive concerns, agrees to acquire fewer Rite Aid stores

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Sept. 19 that Walgreens has agreed to restructure its acquisition deal with Rite Aid to address concerns the acquisition could harm competition in the New York City area.

New York attorney general secures $800,000 from Energy Plus in settlement

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Aug. 30 that Energy Plus Holdings LLC and Energy Plus Natural Gas LLC (collectively, “Energy Plus”) will pay $800,000 after allegations of deceiving consumers.

New York secures $945,000 from property group for alleged anti-competitive business practices

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Aug. 21 that Simon Property Group will pay $945,000 to the state to settle allegations of using anti-competitive tactics to thwart the development of competing outlet centers in New York City.

New York attorney general alleges pharmacist defrauded Medicaid

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Aug. 24 that that his office has filed a lawsuit against pharmacist Hin T. Wong and NY Pharmacy Inc. (“NY Pharmacy”) for allegations of defrauding the New York State Medicaid program out of millions of dollars.

New York secures $6.5 million settlement with timeshare building in Manhattan

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Aug. 16 that the owners and operators of the Manhattan Club, a timeshare building in Manhattan, will pay $6.5 million to resolve allegations of making false promises to current share owners.

New York leads coalition alleging EPA is stalling smog designation plan

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Aug. 1 that he is leading a coalition of 16 state attorneys general in a lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Administrator Scott Pruitt.

New York announces penalties for medi-van company charged with Medicaid fraud

BINGHAMTON, New York (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced July 13 that Kenneth Cohn and Sharon Cohn and Yellow Medi-Van and Taxi Inc. have been convicted on Medicaid fraud and related charges.

New York secures $1 million settlement with outsourcing company after allegations of improperly paying workers

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced June 23 that Infosys Corporation, a global outsourcing and consulting company, has agreed to pay $1 million after allegations of not properly compensating hundreds of workers.

New York secures settlement with national high school sports scouting company

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced June 23 that National Scouting Report Inc. (NSR) will pay more than $20,000 and reform its business practices after allegations of lying to clients through improper sales and advertising practices.

New York attorney general leads amicus brief in sexual orientation harassment case

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced June 27 that he has led an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, arguing that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act bars discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation.

New York targets anti-choice protesters in Queens for allegedly harassing patients

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced June 20 that he has filed a federal lawsuit against a group of anti-choice protesters over allegations of harassing, threatening, and menacing patients, families, escorts and clinic staff at the Choices Women’s Medical Center (“Choices”) in Jamaica, Queens.

New York targets local contractors for allegedly defrauding consumers

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a lawsuit June 15 against Tri-State Paving and principals Richard Attenborough, III and Stevee Paige Castle-Lagerquist for allegations of defrauding homeowners.