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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.

New Jersey secures $100,000 for consumers whose children were allegedly victimized by electronics company

By Mark Iandolo | May 15, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced May 8 that Meitu Inc., a software and consumer electronic company based in China, will pay $100,000 after allegations of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA).

Three state AGs support climate change cases after 15 colleagues did the opposite

By Elizabeth Alt | May 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California, New Jersey and Washington have filed a brief to support Oakland and San Francisco’s suits claiming big oil companies need to be held responsible for their part in global warming.

New Jersey secures $499,000 from construction company that underpaid workers

By Mark Iandolo | May 7, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and U.S. attorney Craig Carpenito announced May 2 that Ranco Construction will pay $499,000 after allegedly paying its workers below the standard hourly minimum for work done on public construction projects.

New Jersey alleges auto group used used 'bait-and-switch' tactics against consumers

By Mark Iandolo | May 7, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced a lawsuit May 1 against 21st Century Auto Group Inc. and owner Dmitry Zeldin for allegedly deceiving consumers despite already settling an agreement not to do so.

New Jersey secures $45,000 for assembly worker allegedly fired for having asthma

By Mark Iandolo | May 2, 2018

TRENTON, NJ (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights announced April 24 that Trane U.S. Inc. will pay $45,000 to a former employee after settling allegations it discriminated against an asthmatic worker.

New Jersey attorney general secures $750,000 in alleged nationwide Ponzi scheme

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 23, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced April 16 that Jeffrey Mitchell Isaacs, JB Financial Resources, and related entities will pay $750,000 after allegations of a nationwide Ponzi scheme that specifically involved $7 million in investments for New Jersey participants.

New Jersey seeks explanation from Interior Department why Florida received offshore exemption

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced April 6 that he is urging the U.S. Department of the Interior to better explain its reasoning for allowing Florida to be exempt from offshore drilling but not New Jersey.

New Jersey: Major medical group to pay $417,000 after data breach exposed patients' medical records

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced April 4 that Virtua Medical Group P.A. (VMG) will pay $417,816 after an alleged data breach in which 1,650 patients had their medical records exposed.

New Jersey attorney general joins amicus briefs in LGBT discrimination federal lawsuits

By Marian Johns | Mar 21, 2018

TRENTON — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has joined amicus briefs in two federal lawsuits pertaining to LGBT discrimination, including Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which is currently pending before the U.S Supreme Court.

BP, Shell, Sunoco OK $196.5 settlements for New jersey groundwater contamination

By Marian Johns | Mar 20, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — Three major petroleum companies, Sunoco, Inc., BP, and Shell Oil Company, have reached $196.5 million in settlements with New Jersey for alleged damage to the state's environment and natural resources.

New Jersey joins 20-state coalition urging Education Department to deny accreditation for ACICS

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 27, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced Feb. 20 that he has joined a coalition of 20 state attorneys general in a letter urging the U.S. Department of Education to deny an application for accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

Bureau of Securities halts Bitstrade from selling unregistered securities in New Jersey

By Marian Johns | Feb 14, 2018

NEWARK — The Bureau of Securities recently issued an emergency cease and desist order that prohibits the online cryptocurrency-related investment entity, Bitstrade, from continuing to sell unregistered securities in New Jersey.

New Jersey to back out of multi-state lawsuit against EPA's Clean Power Plan

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 6, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Jan. 30 that the state will withdraw from West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

New Jersey AG: Livingston broker defrauded elderly couple out of $280,000

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 6, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Bureau of Securities within the Division of Consumer Affairs announced on Feb. 1 that Michael Alan Siegel, a Livingston broker, has had his agent registration revoked after allegations of defrauding an elderly couple out of at least $280,000.

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