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Illinois AG demands mortgage fees increase be abandoned

Nick Rees Nov. 28, 2012, 5:21pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan sent a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency on Tuesday demanding that a proposal that would unfairly penalize Illinois borrowers by adding higher fees on new mortgages sold in the state be abandoned.

Mo. AG reaches settlement with vehicle breakdown coverage provider

Nick Rees Nov. 28, 2012, 6:13pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced a $399,400 settlement with a St. Peters-based vehicle breakdown coverage service on Tuesday.

Schneiderman reaches $3M settlement with Excellus Bluecross Blueshield

Nick Rees Nov. 29, 2012, 6:57pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $3 million settlement on Wednesday with Excellus Bluecross Blueshield to resolve allegations that it wrongly denied the claims of its members.

N.J. AG announces price gouging suits against 10 businesses

Bryan Cohen Nov. 29, 2012, 7:30pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa and Governor Chris Christie announced a second round of price gouging lawsuits on Wednesday against 10 businesses resulting from the Hurricane Sandy state of emergency.

Mass. AG announces $170k order against East Boston auto repair shop owner

Bryan Cohen Nov. 29, 2012, 7:31pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $170,000 court order on Wednesday against the owner of an East Boston-based auto repair business for allegedly failing to clean up hazardous waste.

N.Y. AG announces safety agreements with two gun show operators

Bryan Cohen Nov. 29, 2012, 8:01pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced agreements on Thursday with two gun show operators to institute new background check procedures at their New York state gun shows.

NFL concussion litigation sparks widespread changes on the field

Jon Campisi Nov. 30, 2012, 5:32pm

Two months before the first lawsuit was filed in what has become a multi-district case docket titled the National Football League Players' Concussion Injury Litigation, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law a bill dubbed the "Safety in Youth Sports Act."

Wash. AG settles with HVAC company

Bryan Cohen Nov. 30, 2012, 6:08pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna announced a settlement on Thursday with a Sumner HVAC company that allegedly engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in violation of the state's Consumer Protection Act.

N.Y. AG announces 12 more price gouging actions

Bryan Cohen Nov. 30, 2012, 6:08pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced 12 more enforcement actions on Thursday against gas stations that allegedly violated the New York State Price Gouging statute following Hurricane Sandy.

Mass. AG announces $100,000 judgment against demolition company

Bryan Cohen Nov. 30, 2012, 6:10pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $100,000 consent judgment on Thursday against a Swampscott demolition company that allegedly engaged in the improper removal and disposal of asbestos-containing waste.

Ark. AG files suits against two immigration assistance businesses

Bryan Cohen Nov. 30, 2012, 6:12pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed two consumer protection lawsuits on Thursday against businesses in Washington County that allegedly advertised immigration assistance the businesses cannot legally provide.

N.Y. AG announces multi-state coalition against proposed gun laws

Bryan Cohen Nov. 30, 2012, 6:14pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a coalition of nine state attorneys general and one attorney general-elect on Friday against two federal gun laws that would nullify strict state firearm laws.