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

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 2:59pm

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

Mark Iandolo Sep. 29, 2017, 8:57am

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

Mark Iandolo Sep. 7, 2017, 9:23am

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

Mark Iandolo Aug. 28, 2017, 3:29pm

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

Mark Iandolo Aug. 28, 2017, 3:26pm

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

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2017, 9:26am

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

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 7:58am

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

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:38am

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

Mark Iandolo Jul. 6, 2017, 12:11pm

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

Mark Iandolo Jul. 5, 2017, 12:25pm

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

Mark Iandolo Jul. 5, 2017, 10:08am

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

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2017, 3:36pm

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

Mark Iandolo Jun. 19, 2017, 1:25pm

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.

New York, Massachusetts, Kentucky urge FCC to deny 'ringless robocall' petition

Mark Iandolo Jun. 14, 2017, 9:16am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced June 5 that they are urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny a petition requesting that so-called “ringless robocalls” be exempt from consumer protections under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

New York secures settlement with company that sells Bluetooth-enabled doors, padlocks

Mark Iandolo May 31, 2017, 9:09am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 22 that Safetech Products LLC and owner Ryan Hyde have agreed to settle allegations of selling insecure wireless door and padlocks.

New York settles with two Buffalo property owners after lead-based paint hazard allegations

Mark Iandolo May 24, 2017, 9:05am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 18 that two Buffalo-area property owners have agreed to settle allegations of lead-based paint hazards at apartment complexes in Buffalo.

New York settles with nonprofit housing organization after allegations of discrimination

Mark Iandolo May 24, 2017, 9:04am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a settlement agreement May 17 with the German American Settlement League (GASL) after allegations the nonprofit organization committed housing discrimination on the basis of race and national origin.

New York taxi driver allegedly took advantage of refugees fleeing U.S.

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:38am

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 10 that Northern Taxi and its owner and operator, Christopher Crowningshield, will pay $2,500 in penalties and costs and make business practices changes after allegations of repeatedly violating state and local laws.

New York settles with townhome operator that allegedly charged service personnel illegal fees

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:35am

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 10 that he has settled with LeRay 300 LLC, a Virginia-based company that operates a community of 150 duplex-style townhomes near Fort Drum.

New York settles with companies that allegedly harassed rent-regulated tenants

Mark Iandolo May 8, 2017, 12:53pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 4 that he has reached a settlement with several companies controlled by Sassan “Sami” Mahfar and Sina Mahfar.