BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy recently joined the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and the Low-Income Weatherization and Fuel Assistant Program Network in reaching an agreement with Liberty Utilities Corp., which reduces its rate proposed rate increase by $3.5 million.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York recently joined up to 47 states and the federal government in an agreement with Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc. over allegations of unlawful labeling practices, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.
SEATTLE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the U.S. Department of Energy recently filed the last of the materials in the state’s lawsuit regarding nuclear waste cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Justice Department has announced that 32 hospitals across 15 states will pay the United States a total of more than $28 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations related to kyphoplasty billing.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has developed a qualitative survey method of learning about consumer experiences in buying and financing automobiles at dealerships and it currently seeks public comment on it.
HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced a court win over East Side Used Auto Parts for ignoring a court-ordered settlement to remedy environmental damages it allegedly caused.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced an agreement with American Handicapped & Disadvantaged Workers Inc. that will force the company to refund consumers for alleged deceptive activities.
DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Delaware Attorney General Matt Den, backed by community leaders, has revised his proposal for using funds from the financial crisis settlement on crime prevention, housing, substance abuse treatment, after-school and summer school programs, prisoner re-entry, and education.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued a letter that urges the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to adopt regulations that would help protect consumers from harmful payday and small-dollar lending practices.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Tri-State Pawn of Texarkana Inc. has come to an agreement with Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, resolving allegations it charged consumers excessive interest rates on title loans, a violation of Arkansas law.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced agreements with Direct Laboratories LLC (DirectLabs) and Laboratory Corp. of American (LabCorp) that will stop these businesses from giving clinical laboratory testing to New Yorkers without a licensed medical provider’s involvement.
The House Committee on Rules is set to take up H.R. 1927 -- now the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2015 -- Wednesday afternoon and then send it to the House floor for a vote.