New Jersey Attorney General's Office News

There are bigger problems than PFAS, group for clean water says as Senate attempts regulation

By John O'Brien | Jun 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Last week, a U.S. Senate committee strengthened one of the many bills that attempt to regulate chemicals known as PFAS, as critics continue to fight the idea that enough is known about them to pass legislation.

ExxonMobile faces 6-count suit over alleged industrial contamination at New Jersey site

By Marian Johns | Mar 11, 2019

TRENTON — ExxonMobil faces a six-count lawsuit from the state of New Jersey alleging the company's years of industrial contamination has harmed the state's wetlands and waterways.

New Jersey settles with online brokerage firm accused of using three-time convicted felon

By Marian Johns | Feb 19, 2019

TRENTON — An online brokerage firm accused of being a part of defrauding investors in a scam that lost about $4.5 million in trading within a two-month period has agreed to a settlement with New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs and the Bureau of Securities.

NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Interactive Brokers Agrees to Pay New Jersey Bureau of Securities $100,000 Penalty to Settle Failure to Supervise Findings

By Press release submission | Feb 18, 2019

he Division of Consumer Affairs and the Bureau of Securities (“the Bureau”) announced that online brokerage Interactive Brokers, LLC (Interactive) has agreed to pay a $100,000 civil penalty and, if necessary, to revise its account opening procedures to resolve a Bureau investigation related to a financial scam perpetrated on Interactive’s online trading platform.

New Jersey, Pennsylvania oppose Justice Department's reversal for online gambling

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

TRENTON — New Jersey Attorney General Gubir Grewal is opposing a recent opinion issued by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that reverses the department's nearly decade-old opinion of applying federal criminal law to state-sanctioned online gambling and is investigating the suspected role of lobbying efforts in the DOJ reversal.

New Jersey couple allegedly sold at least $1.9 million in unregistered securities to investors

By Marian Johns | Feb 4, 2019

TRENTON — A New Jersey couple faces a lawsuit by the state's attorney general and Division of Consumer Affairs for allegedly selling loans and at least $1.9 million in unregistered securities to investors throughout five states.

NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AG Grewal: States Reach $575 Million Agreement with Wells Fargo New Jersey to Receive About $17 Million in Settlement

By Press release submission | Jan 3, 2019

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that New Jersey is among the states joining a settlement agreement with Wells Fargo Bank that resolves allegations the company engaged in a variety of sales, lending, and other improper business practices for more than a decade.

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.

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