HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced April 27 that New Era Rehabilitation Center and its co-founders and owners, Dr. Ebenezer Kolade and Dr. Christina Kolade, will pay $1,378,533 after allegations of false claims.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. government wants a seat at the table as lawyers for hundreds of municipalities and other plaintiffs negotiate a potentially multibillion-dollar settlement of lawsuits over the opioid addiction crisis, citing its “substantial financial stake” in the matter and need to recover its own costs.
HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced March 15 that he has submitted testimony to the General Assembly’s Banks Committee in support of legislation that would ban the three major credit rating agencies in the U.S. from charging fees to place or remove credit security freezes.
Court denies dismissal request by A.V.M. Enterprises in TCPA fax case; No business relationship existed, judge rules
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut denied a dismissal request submitted on Feb. 2 by Tennessee corporation A.V.M. Enterprises Inc. in a lawsuit brought by Gorss Motels Inc., a Connecticut company, over allegations A.V.M. sent unsolicited advertisements to the motel business between June 2015 and May 2016.
HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced Dec. 8 that APT Foundation Inc. (APT), a behavioral health and substance use disorder services provider, and its chief executive officer Lynn Madden, will pay $883,859 after allegations of submitting improper claims for payment to the state’s Medicaid Program.
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.
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.