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Vermont Supreme Court reverses ruling over MyWebGrocer phantom shares

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 13, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Vermont has reversed a trial court ruling in a dispute between a man and his former employer over the payment of phantom shares.

Internet service providers seek to stop two state Senate bills in Vermont

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 31, 2018

BURLINGTON — Internet service companies have filed a class-action lawsuit against public officials, citing alleged imposition of an unconstitutional state Senate bill in Vermont.

Investors in projects at Jay Peak and Q Burke ski resorts allege they were damaged by scheme

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 30, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Investors in projects at ski resorts in the state allege they were damaged by a scheme and are seeking to recover their losses.

VERMONT OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Vermont to Receive $600,000 in Settlement With Uber Over Data Breach

By Press release submission | Sep 30, 2018

Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced that Vermont and 49 states and the District of Columbia have reached an agreement with California-based ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber).

Nonprofit alleges storm water from New Hampshire facility is polluted with heavy metals

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 29, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization focused on protecting New England's environment alleges a sand and gravel facility in New Hampshire is unlawfully discharging polluted stormwater.

STATE OF VERMONT OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General T.J. Donovan Kicks Off 2nd Annual Lawyers Fighting Hunger Food Drive

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced the start of the 2nd Annual “Lawyers Fighting Hunger Food Drive,” a collaboration between the Office of the Attorney General, the Vermont Bar Association, and the Vermont Foodbank.

Nonprofit alleges Massachusetts resort is discharging wastewater without permit

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 3, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization concerned with protecting New England's environment alleges a resort in Cape Cod, Massachusetts is discharging pollutants into U.S. waters.

Vermont enacts toughest auto-renewal law in country, branded 'superfluous' by attorney

By John Breslin | Jul 31, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont has enacted the toughest law in the country related to the automatic renewal of goods and services, a move called "superfluous" by one attorney specializing in the field.

Massachusetts storm sewer system alleged to not have permit

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 29, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit environmental advocacy organization alleges a storm sewer system in Massachusetts is discharging storm water without authorization.

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

By Karen Kidd | Apr 10, 2018

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.

Federal judge joins others, says bankruptcy court not allowed to impose punitive sanctions

By David Hutton | Jan 17, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. district court judge has overturned a bankruptcy court ruling that level $375,000 in punitive sanctions against PHH Mortgage Corp. in three Chapter 13 cases pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Vermont.

Vermont data breach results in $264K settlement

By Kathy Adams | Oct 25, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) -- A settlement has been reached in the breach of 660 Vermont Health Connect users' Social Security numbers, according to the Vermont attorney general.

Vermont to receive $4.2 million as part of 10-state settlement with Volkswagen

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 11, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced March 31 that the state will receive $4.2 million as part of a 10-state settlement with Volkswagen Auto Group.

Billing Tree Inc. to refund Vermont consumers

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 2, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) — Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell has announced Billing Tree Inc., an Arizona company that processes electronic payments, has agreed to pay $178,000 to settle allegations of violating state consumer protection laws.

Haskins Gas to pay $45,600 after allegedly violating Vermont consumer protection laws

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 2, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) — Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell has announced Haskins Gas Service Inc., a Vermont company, will pay $45,600 to 96 consumers in the state and $15,000 in civil penalties after allegations of violating state consumer protection laws.

Vermont attorney general comments on Google's advertising decision

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 2, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) — Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell recently commented on Google’s decision to ban advertising for high-interest personal loans, which are sometimes called “payday loans.”

Haskins Gas Service Inc. to pay relief to 96 Vermont consumers

By Mark Iandolo | May 3, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell announced that Haskins Gas Service Inc. will pay $45,600 to 96 Vermont consumers and $15,000 in civil penalties to the state due to allegations it violated consumer protection laws.

Vermont attorney general releases guidelines for solar industry businesses

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 14, 2016

The state Attorney General’s Office and Department of Public Service has followed up on its December guidance to solar projects by releasing additional guidance to companies dealing in renewable energy projects in Vermont.

Keurig sued over alleged Securities Exchange Act violations

By Robbie Hargett | Feb 7, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – A man is suing a coffeemaker and specialty coffee company over claims it damaged shareholders.

Vermont AG adopts new rules on genetically engineered food labels

By Shaun Zinck | Apr 20, 2015

Attorney general files rules with Secretary of State's office

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