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N.H. AG announces $205,000 agreement with Catholic Medical Center

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster and Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Thomas Burack announced a $205,000 settlement Friday with Catholic Medical Center to resolve allegations of hazardous waste violations.

Indiana AG files lawsuit against construction company

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced a lawsuit Friday against a Hamilton County home improvement company that allegedly collected homeowners' payments but failed to provide promised services.

Iowa AG warns consumers about tech support scam

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller warned Iowans on Friday about a scam in which criminals pose as Microsoft technical support employees and seek access to computers and personal information.

Kansas AG announces orders against two companies for no-call violations

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced orders Friday against two out-of-state companies forcing them to pay close to $1 million in combined penalties and fees for alleged telemarketing law violations.

Illinois AG files lawsuit against Delaware telecom company

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Friday against a Delaware telecommunications company that allegedly scammed Illinoisans by billing them for long-distance service they never authorized.

Attorneys find 'formidable' opponent in Kelmar

WAKEFIELD, Mass. (Legal Newsline) -- Marlys Bergstrom and Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik, two attorneys at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan who advise companies on unclaimed property issues, aren't shy about sharing their experience with Kelmar Associates LLC.

Louisiana AG warns consumers of medical alert scam

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's Consumer Protection Section warned Louisiana seniors Tuesday about a scam promising free medical alert devices.

Arizona AG announces $250,000 judgment against telemarketing firms

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced a $250,939.01 settlement Tuesday with two Arizona telemarketing companies to resolve allegations of consumer fraud related to a credit card debt reduction scheme.

Indiana AG helps to launch anti-smurfing awareness campaign

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller helped launch a statewide public awareness campaign Tuesday to warn individuals who buy certain medicines for the purpose of making methamphetamine.

Conn. AG announces settlement with Connecticut Water

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Katz announced a settlement Tuesday with Connecticut Water Co. that will reduce rates for the utility's customers.

North Carolina AG announces $2.28M judgment against real estate developers

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced a consent judgment Tuesday against coastal real estate developers and marketers who allegedly overvalued lots at two developments in Carteret and Onslow counties.

Koster sides with governor, says tax cut bill could trigger refunds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says a tax cut bill would allow residents to retroactively benefit from a tax reduction.

AGs 'disappointed' by agency's lack of response to letter over health care exchange concerns

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) -- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Wednesday he is disappointed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' lack of response to a letter he and 12 other state attorneys general sent last month.

Amazon explains benefits of eBook price-fixing settlements

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) -- Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, began sending emails to its Kindle customers last week, explaining the benefits of electronic book price-fixing settlements.

S&P says DOJ filed suit 'in retaliation' for ratings drop

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) -- The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. and its subsidiary Standard & Poor's Rating Services argue, in a federal court filing this week, that the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit against the ratings agency was filed "in retaliation" for its downgrade of the nation's credit rating in 2011.

Arkansas AG announces $20,000 settlement with telecommunications company

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced a settlement Tuesday with a Nevada-based telecommunications company that allegedly billed consumers after they cancelled their long-distance telephone services with the provider.

N.H. AG announces lawsuit against Shell Oil

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) - New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster announced a lawsuit Tuesday against Shell Oil Company to resolve allegations that Shell should have been financially responsible for cleanup at Shell-owned sites.

Ohio AG files lawsuit against Heath used car dealer

NEWARK, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Clark Motor Company of Heath and its principals for allegedly failing to deliver motor vehicle titles as required by law.

Texas AG announces $5 million recovery of Medicaid funds

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that the state of Texas and the federal government jointly settled with Major Pharmaceuticals Inc. to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud.

Mass. AG announces $8.9 million settlement with Columbia Gas

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced an $8.9 million settlement Wednesday with Columbia Gas to resolve allegations the utility company failed to refund ratepayers for an undisclosed contract payment.