SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced March 6 that he had issued a statement following a decision by the U.S., District Court for the Northern District of California to deny the federal government’s motion to dismiss and the state’s motion for preliminary injunction in a case involving federal funding for state law enforcement.
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.
HOLBROOK, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 7 that Freed, Kleinberg, Nussbaum, Festa & Kronberg M.D LLP, a pediatrics practice on Long Island, will pay $750,000 in a joint settlement with New York and the United States after allegations of submitting false claims to Medicaid.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 6 that Royal Bank of Scotland will pay $500 million after allegations of deceptive practices and misleading conduct in in the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) in the lead-up to the financial crisis.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 6 that EmblemHealth and wholly owned subsidiary Group Health Incorporated (“EmblemHealth”) will pay $575,000 and implement a corrective action plan after allegations that 81,122 Social Security numbers were accidentally disclosed on a mailing due to a mailing error.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced March 7 that S.H. Bell Co. must monitor and take measures to reduce manganese emissions from its 92-acre raw products storage and handling facility along border of Pennsylvania and Ohio in Ohioville, Pennsylvania. and East Liverpool, Ohio.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - The broadest study yet of consumer litigation finance – money forwarded to lawsuit plaintiffs in anticipation of a victory in court or a legal settlement – found a “very complicated and circuitous” system in which some borrowers appear to subsidize others and the median interest rate exceeds 40%.
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - A New York judge has refused to stay lawsuits by a number of New York counties against opioid manufacturers and distributors, rejecting arguments that the Food and Drug Administration hasn’t yet determined whether narcotic painkillers are unnecessarily dangerous - a central question in any litigation.