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Florida man alleges Hydro Mousse lawn seeder did not grow grass

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 9, 2017, 8:46am

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida consumer alleges that a brand of liquid lawn seeder does not perform as advertised.

Conn. SC: Firefighter’s rule does not extend to cases alleging ordinary negligence

Jessica Karmasek Nov. 6, 2017, 4:22pm

According to the state Supreme Court, the common-law firefighter’s rule provides, in general terms, that a firefighter or police officer who enters private property in the exercise of his or her duties generally cannot bring a civil action against the property owner for injuries sustained as the result of a defect in the premises.

Bottled water company, citing letter from state drinking water program, seeks to dismiss proposed class action

Jessica Karmasek Oct. 23, 2017, 2:19pm

Defendant Nestle Waters North America Inc., based in Stamford, Conn., filed its motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut Oct. 6.

Connecticut targets behavioral health specialist for alleged massive Medicaid fraud scam

Mark Iandolo Oct. 23, 2017, 11:28am

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced a False Claims Act lawsuit Oct. 11 against Waterbury behavioral health provider Elijah Caldwell.

New rules regarding contraception coverage are unconstitutional, Medical Students for Choice claims

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 20, 2017, 8:46am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A group and individuals are challenging the federal government's new rules regarding contraception coverage on the grounds the rules are constitutional.

Connecticut targets dentist who allegedly defrauded Medicaid out of $900,000

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 2:51pm

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced a lawsuit Sept. 21 against a Fairfield dentist over allegations of defrauding the state's Medicaid program.

Conn. SC barring fluctuating workweek method for retail workers won't 'change much'

Kacie Whaley Sep. 26, 2017, 1:23pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Although the Connecticut Supreme Court has stated in a recent opinion that the fluctuating workweek method cannot be used for retail employees, one attorney says the outcome of the case may not be as significant as some may think.

Newspaper, Snapchat sued for allegedly taking, using photos without consent

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 25, 2017, 10:31am

Filed in a Connecticut federal court last week, the lawsuit alleges the photos, taken while the plaintiff was on Miami Beach for spring break, suggest she used drugs and engaged in sexual acts. The plaintiff, a Connecticut college student, contends she never consented to the pictures, which were used in a series of articles about spring break on the defendants’ websites.

Connecticut settles with Hartford Dispensary for $627,000 after alleged False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:40pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced Sept. 7 that the Hartford Dispensary will pay $627,000 after allegations of violating the False Claims Act by falsely certifying to federal and state officials that it had a current medical director.

Proposed class action accuses bottled water company of ‘deceptive business strategy’

Jessica Karmasek Sep. 11, 2017, 2:34pm

A group of plaintiffs filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut last month, accusing Nestle Waters North America Inc. of bottling “common groundwater.”

Will Jerry Brown tilt California Supreme Court against business?

Daniel Fisher Aug. 25, 2017, 12:40pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - At the end of this month, California Supreme Court Justice Kathryn Werdegar is scheduled to retire, giving Gov. Jerry Brown the opportunity to appoint his fourth justice to the highest court in the nation’s most populous state, ending a Republican majority and sealing his influence over the court for decades.

Conn. SC: Private school had duty to warn, protect against insect-borne disease on study abroad trip

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 25, 2017, 11:19am

The state Supreme Court, in a request for guidance by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, also upheld a damages award of $41.5 million to the family of a private school student who contracted tick-borne encephalitis on a school-sponsored trip to China.

Connecticut settles with Palmco Power over allegations of deceiving consumers

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2017, 9:37am

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz announced Aug. 17 that electric supply company Palmco Power CT LLC will pay $5 million to the state of Connecticut after allegations of deceiving consumers about the company’s rates.

Connecticut trial pits trespasser against taxpayer-owned railroad

Daniel Fisher Aug. 16, 2017, 2:54pm

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The facts in Colon v. Metro-North Commuter Railroad are as clear as a jolt from a high-tension power line: Plaintiff Omar Milton Colon trespassed on a railroad right-of-way and illegally climbed high on an electrical pole, where he suffered a shock that left him badly burned and with the loss of both legs below the knees.

Ocean State Job Lot alleged to have falsely advertised 'gray market' batteries

Wadi Reformado Aug. 16, 2017, 9:15am

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges that batteries he purchased at a discount store are not meant for the American market and advertising claims of the batteries' life are false and misleading.

Connecticut AG files lawsuit against family practitioner for alleged Medicaid scam

Mark Iandolo Jul. 17, 2017, 6:54pm

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced on July 13 that his office filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against Dr. Ramil Mansourov and his company, Ramil Mansourov LLC.

GE agrees to divest GE Water to complete transaction with Baker Hughes

Mark Iandolo Jul. 5, 2017, 10:07am

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — Baker Hughes Incorporated and General Electric Company announced June 12 that they have reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to continue their proposed transaction.

Connecticut AG joins bipartisan coalition evaluating drug makers' role in opioid crisis

Mark Iandolo Jun. 27, 2017, 12:54pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced June 15 that he is working with a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general to determine whether pharmaceutical manufacturers engage in unlawful practices while selling prescription opioids.

Connecticut dentist barred from Medicaid participation for 10 years

Mark Iandolo Jun. 14, 2017, 9:32am

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced June 6 that a Stamford-based dentist, Georgy Betser, his wife, Irina Betser, and their companies will forfeit $755,956.30 and be excluded from participation in the state's Medicaid program for 10 years after False Claims Act violation allegations.

Connecticut alleges EPA has failed to act on anti-pollution petition

Mark Iandolo May 22, 2017, 12:57pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced May 17 that his office has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), alleging it is failing to take timely action on a petition from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.