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DOJ wants dismissal of lawsuit alleging uncertainty over Mulvaney's CFPB appointment

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to maintain that a New York credit union shouldn’t be able to file a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s appointment of Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Whitney M. Young Health Center to pay $1.25 million to resolve improper billing allegations

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Jan. 12 that the Whitney M. Young Health Center will pay $1.25 million to resolve allegations of improper billing by its Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program.

New York City nursing home operator allegedly shut down two facilities without warning

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Jan. 5 that Allure Group will pay roughly $2 million in penalties after allegations of improperly handling facility closures.

New York: Johnson Controls self-reports False Claims Act violations, will pay $341,000

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Jan. 9 that Johnson Controls will pay $341,000 to resolve allegations of submitting falsified training certifications when bidding for state contracts in the Albany area.

Intel Corp. computer processor alleged to have security flaws

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges a computer processor has security flaws.

New York alleges Buffalo-Niagara home improvement contractor violated court order

BUFFALO — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against a Buffalo-Niagara area home improvement contractor, alleging violation of a court order by operating illegally under a different business name.

General Electric Co. alleges New York individual has misappropriated trade secrets

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – General Electric alleges a current or former employee residing in New York misappropriated its trade secrets.

New York attorney general seeks further consumer protection against data breaches

NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has put forward legislation designed to further protect New Yorkers from data breaches and close gaps in the state’s current security laws.

Hilton reaches $700,000 settlement with New York for 2015 data breaches

NEW YORK — The Hilton Domestic Operating Company Inc., has reached a $700,000 settlement with the New York Attorney General’s Office for two data breaches that occurred in 2015 exposing more than 350,000 credit card numbers.

New York attorney general reaches settlement with lumber company for $50,000 In penalties

BUFFALO — In a recent settlement agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, owner Fred DeNormand and his company Classic Fence and Lumber will shut down his company and pay more than $50,000 in penalties, costs and restitution for allegedly defrauding consumers.

Panel: Chapter 15 eases the way for cross-border bankruptcy proceedings

SANTA MONICA (Legal Newsline) – A panel of experts on Chapter 15 cross-border bankruptcy proceeding indicated the increasing use of the legal option allows a greater harmony and coordination between foreign and U.S. courts.

Litigation funder spending cash on political candidates like AGs of New York and Pennsylvania

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Companies that fund lawsuits can find themselves in the crosshairs of state regulators, and a recent New York Post article revealed that one such business has given tens of thousands of dollars to one of the nation’s most important public officials – who happens to have sued a competing company.

Consumer alleges Inglehoffer Stone Ground Mustard is falsely advertised

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer claims a brand of mustard is falsely advertised as having no preservatives.

Consumer claims California Baby products are falsely advertised as natural

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against the makers of products for children over allegations the products are misrepresented as natural.

New York attorney general leads coalition urging House to reject EPA budget cuts

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Dec. 21 that he is leading a coalition of 12 states and the District of Columbia in urging the U.S. House of Representatives to reject budget cuts for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

New York high court rules on notification of class settlements

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has affirmed that even if class actions are settled before the class is certified, potential class members must be sent notices of the settlement.

North American Butterfly Association seeks to enjoin construction of proposed border wall

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The owner of a butterfly center in South Texas alleges that the proposed border wall would cut off two-thirds of its property.

New York secures $8 million for Tenant Restitution Fund in settlement with major landlord

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Dec. 20 that Steve Croman, a major landlord in New York City, has agreed to settle allegations of illegal business practices.

New York auto dealership group accused of deception claims

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a lawsuit Dec. 20 against Victory Motors LLC (Victory Mitsubishi of Larchmont) and Victory Auto Group LLC (Victory Suzuki of the Bronx) for allegations of deception.

Consumer files suit over alleged amount of slack-fill in Herbal Zen Nutrition protein powder container

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims a brand of protein powder is sold in a container with 41 percent slack-fill.