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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

Republican Governor's Association to pay $40,000 to Vt.

By Shaun Zinck | Apr 1, 2015

Group allegedly violated state's campaign finance laws during 2010 gubernatorial race.

Vt. pesticide company fined $70,000 for using banned chemical

By Legal News Line | Mar 12, 2015

Company owner also ordered to surrender his business license.

Main Street Power Mail settles suit with Vt.

By Mark Payne | Jan 30, 2015

Main Street Power Mail, Inc. will pay a $90,000 settlement to Vermont for allegedly violating direct mail marketing laws, Attorney General William Sorrell said on Thursday.

Fired-Up Tobacco allegedly violated Vt. laws

By Mark Payne | Jan 16, 2015

The owner of Fired-Up Tobacco, Inc., in Barre Town, Vermont, reached a settlement with Attorney General William Sorrell on Thursday for alleged violations of the state's tobacco laws.

Vt. dairy farm admits to violating agriculture, pollution laws

By Mark Payne | Jan 9, 2015

Nelson Farms, Inc. recently reached a settlement with Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell over allegations that it violated state agricultural and water pollution laws.

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