New Jersey Attorney General's Office News

New Jersey files 8 lawsuits against alleged polluters as part of 'environmental justice initiative'

By Marian Johns | Dec 10, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently filed eight lawsuits as part of what they call their "environmental justice initiative" designed to target polluters in low-income and minority areas.

New Jersey nursing home settles charges of repeatedly hanging up on deaf women

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

TRENTON — Atrium Post Acute Care of New Jersey, which allegedly kept hanging up the phone on a deaf women using a relay service, has agreed to settle the charges, according to the New Jersey Attorney General's Office.

New Jersey accuses Johnson & Johnson subsidiary of deceptively marketing opioids

By Marian Johns | Nov 23, 2018

TRENTON — The state of New Jersey is suing Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, following an investigation by the state's Attorney General's Office alleging deceptive marketing practices of known highly addictive opioid drugs.

New Jersey to pay $2.4 million, officially recognize Nanticoke-Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation

By Marian Johns | Nov 19, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — The state of New Jersey will pay the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation $2.4 million according to a settlement regarding the state's official acceptance of the 3,000-member American Indian Tribe, said the state's Attorney General's Office.

NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Defunct Georgia Vendor Responsible for Exposing Virtua Medical Group Patient Files Online Agrees to $200,000 Settlement

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced a $200,000 settlement with a now-defunct Georgia company responsible for a 2016 security lapse that allowed the public to view online patient records belonging to more than 1,650 individuals treated by doctors associated with Virtua Medical Group (“VMG”), a southern New Jersey network of medical and surgical practices.

New Jersey attorney general blasts IRS' elimination of longtime donor reporting rule

By Marian Johns | Oct 30, 2018

TRENTON — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is calling on the Trump administration to explain its recent elimination of a 47-year donor reporting rule requiring social welfare organizations to identify their donors and any so called "dark money" spent on political activity to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

New Jersey settles allegations Aetna disclosed protected health information through mailing

By Marian Johns | Oct 17, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — The state of New Jersey has reached a settlement with Aetna, Inc., over allegations the company disclosed protected health information including HIV/AIDS status and individuals' participation in medical studies.

Software developer settles charges it exposed personal information data

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

NEWARK — The state of New Jersey has reached a settlement agreement with a data management software developer to resolve charges that the company allowed unauthorized public Internet access to a database of more than 100 auto dealerships customers' and employees' personal information.

New Jersey trucking company settles charges it fired employee for sleep apnea

By Marian Johns | Aug 15, 2018

TRENTON — A New Jersey trucking company, P. Judge & Sons, Inc., accused of firing an employee diagnosed with sleep apnea despite having medical clearance to continue his job duties, has been ordered to pay a $30,000 settlement.

NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Company Must Pay Ex-Worker with Sleep Apnea for Failing to Reinstate Him Despite Medical Clearance

By Press release submission | Aug 11, 2018

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights announced that a New Jersey trucking company must pay an ex-employee with sleep apnea $30,000 to resolve allegations it fired the man despite repeated medical examinations certifying him as fit for duty.

Teen fashion website resolves allegations of improperly collecting minors' personal information

By Marian Johns | Aug 8, 2018

NEWARK — A California company will shut down its fashioned-theme teen website to resolve allegations by New Jersey officials that the company improperly collected personal information from more than 2,500 children in the state, which was then compromised in a data breach.

New Jersey joins multistate coalition brief seeking reversal of HFC decision

By Marian Johns | Aug 6, 2018

TRENTON — The state of New Jersey has become the latest to join a multistate coalition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision by D.C. Circuit Court on banning hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

New Jersey seeks to halt firearm developer's plans to publish printable gun computer files

By Marian Johns | Jul 31, 2018

TRENTON — The state of New Jersey has issued a cease and desist order to a firearm developer with plans to publish printable gun computer files allowing the creation of firearms using a 3-D printer, according to state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.

NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Third-Party Energy Supplier IDT Energy, Inc. Enters into $1.36 Million Settlement with the State to Resolve Allegations It Preyed on Consumers During the Harsh Winter of 2014

By Press release submission | Jun 23, 2018

Third-party energy supplier IDT Energy, Inc. (“IDT Energy”) has agreed to pay $1.36 million, including $1.2 million in restitution to consumers, and has agreed to significantly revise its business practices in order to resolve the State’s allegations that it engaged in unfair and deceptive business practices that saddled consumers with sky-high energy bills during the harsh winter of 2014.

Democrat AGs add fourth to latest brief supporting climate change lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Jun 12, 2018

New York State's new attorney general, who recently took over when her predecessor resigned following an abuse scandal, has joined three Democratic colleagues in support for New York City’s climate change lawsuit.

New Jersey AG asks IRS not to enact new law that could undermine New Jersey tax law

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced May 24 that he has asked the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to not enact a new law that he claims would undermine a recent New Jersey law.

New Jersey attorney general settles two disability discrimination cases involving support dogs

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 1, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights announced May 23 that they settled two separate disability discrimination cases that involved residents who were denied medically-prescribed support dogs by their housing complexes.

New Jersey attorney general to create group to target data privacy, cybersecurity

By Mark Iandolo | May 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced May 7 that his office plans to open a new branch that will be called the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity (DPC) Section and will handle civil enforcement of data privacy laws.

New Jersey attorney general urges Congress to opposed Securities Fraud Act bill

By Mark Iandolo | May 15, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Bureau of Securities Chief Christopher W. Gerold announced May 7 that they will urge Congress to oppose a bill could allegedly weaken states’ rights when it comes to protecting investors from securities fraud.

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