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.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced March 1 that it has issued a request for information (RFI) to secure public comments about how the bureau conducts its public reporting of consumer complaints.
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.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced March 7 that it has issued a request for information (RFI) about the way it conducts its rulemaking process, and it is seeking comments from businesses and the general public.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced March 8 that Home Depot U.S.A. (Home Depot) will pay $27.84 million for allegedly allowing the disposal of hazardous waste at many of its stores and facilities in California.
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.
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.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced March 7 that General Motors LLC will pay up to $6.28 in restitution to Arizona consumers after a settlement involving ignition switches in its vehicles.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced March 7 that he has issued a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in which he opposed HUD’s suspension of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule.
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – The Missouri Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to not review a talcum powder case against Johnson & Johnson, leaving vacated a once-$72 million verdict signals that the "Show-Me State is now a less tort-friendly place," a mass tort litigator says.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was a vocal critic of the aggressive litigation tactics her Democratic colleagues used against the oil industry over climate change. But she’s taken a different approach toward the opioid crisis.
CAMDEN, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Representatives for the Department of Justice and a group of state attorneys general showed up to a New Jersey courtroom March 19 to voice concerns with a controversial class action settlement that initially paid plaintiffs attorneys $1.7 million while providing $2 per bottle-sold coupons to class members.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced March 7 that National Grid will pay $7 million to resolve allegations of improperly charging $50 service fees to 53,000 customers.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced March 6 that it has charged the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and two affiliates exchanges with regulatory failures.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a lawsuit March 7 against Future Income Payments LLC; FIP LLC; and their owner, Scott Kohn (collectively, "FIP"), for allegations of charging consumers illegal loans with interest rates as high as 183 percent annually.
MONTGOMERY — Colonial Pipeline has entered into an agreement with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall to resolve allegations involving the company's 2016 gasoline pipeline ruptures and releases.
BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is opposing the Trump administration's and the Department of Interior's proposal of offshore oil and gas drilling along the coast of the state and is threatening legal actions in an effort to fight the proposed drilling.
TRENTON, N.J. — Three major petroleum companies, Sunoco, Inc., BP, and Shell Oil Company, have reached $196.5 million in settlements with New Jersey for alleged damage to the state's environment and natural resources.
While the number of new asbestos cases in hotspot jurisdictions across the country is declining overall - and in all types of diseases - the docket in St. Clair County is surging almost exclusively with lung cancer cases.