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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attorney general files rules with Secretary of State's office

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

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

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

Company owner also ordered to surrender his business license.

Main Street Power Mail settles suit with Vt.

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

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

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

Dollar Tree to pay settlement for toxic jewelry

Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., will pay the government of Vermont $42,500 and will no longer sell jewelry in the state as part of a settlement announced by Attorney General William Sorrell on Tuesday.

Internet loan lender to pay settlement for allegedly violating Vt. consumer laws

A-1 Premium Budget, Inc., an Internet loan company, will pay a settlement after it allegedly violated Vermont's lending and consumer protection laws, Attorney General William Sorrell announced on Thursday.

Vermont AG settles with J.C. Penney, Texas-based discount membership program

Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell reached a settlement on Tuesday with J.C. Penney Co. and a company that sells discount membership programs following allegations that the two businesses violated the state's 2012 Discount Membership Program Act.

Active.com to refund Vermont consumers

A Texas-based company has agreed to pay more than $160,000 to Vermont consumers who signed up for races and other recreation events on its website as part of a settlement reached by Attorney General William H. Sorrell on Monday.

Vermont dairy farm fined for dumping manure-laden water into stream

A Franklin County dairy farm has agreed to pay $40,000 in fines after it allegedly dumped its manure discharge into a local stream, Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell said on Thursday.