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NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL: A.G. Underwood Announces Arrest Of WWJ Construction, Inc. Owner For Failure To Pay Workers Over $29K In Wages

By New York Attorney General | Sep 5, 2018

Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced the arrest and arraignment of Shing Tung Wong, 63, of Queens, owner of WWJ Construction, Inc. for allegedly failing to pay five construction workers for hourly work.

INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AG Curtis Hill joins bipartisan group of AGs supporting legislation aimed at curtailing overdoses

By Indiana Attorney General's Office | Aug 28, 2018

Attorney General Curtis Hill this week joined 51 other state and territorial attorneys general in a letter urging Congress to pass legislation aimed at curtailing overdoses caused by use of fentanyl analogues.

WASHINGTON STATE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Court orders estate-planning company to immediately halt deceptive "Trust Mill" practices

By Washington State Attorney General | Aug 28, 2018

CLA Estate Services, Inc. and CLA USA, Inc. made millions deceptively selling estate-planning services, annuities in a scheme targeting Washington seniors.

NEW YORK ATTORNEY GENERAL: A.G. Underwood Announces Indictment Of Former CEO Of Global Crowdsourcing Company For $600K Securities Fraud Scheme

By New York Attorney General | Aug 28, 2018

Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced a felony indictment charging the former CEO of Springleap, Inc., Eran Eyal, 43, of Brooklyn, with allegedly stealing $600,000 from investors by fraudulently soliciting investors to purchase convertible notes through false representations of his company.

KANSAS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Derek Schmidt: Kansas Supreme Court clarifies scope of open records law

By Kansas Office of the Attorney General | Aug 28, 2018

In a first-of-its-kind decision, the Kansas Supreme Court on Friday decided that a corporation contracting with a county to operate a county hospital is an “instrumentality” of the county that is covered by the Kansas Open Records Act, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: FTC Returns more than $14 Million to Consumers Deceived by Misleading Light Bulb Claims

By U.S. Federal Trade Commission | Aug 28, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is mailing 499,105 checks totaling more than $14.4 million to people who bought Lights of America brand LED light bulbs.

BUTLER SNOW: Sixth Circuit Offers Perspective on Federal Removal and Wrongful Foreclosure in Mortgage Litigation

By Butler Snow | Aug 28, 2018

In Beasley v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2018 WL 3478882 (6th Cir. July 19, 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit provided clarification on certain aspects of removing a case from state court to federal court, and on pleading a claim for wrongful foreclosure under Tennessee law.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: CMS Proposes Redesign of Medicare Shared Savings Program

By Bradley Arant Boult Cummings | Aug 28, 2018

On August 9, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would redesign the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Josh Stein Files suit against Contractors over deceptive Trade Practices

By North Carolina Office of the Attorney General | Aug 28, 2018

Attorney General Josh Stein filed a suit against Randy Briel, Glenn Dunnam, Signature Sun Decks, and Decks Patios and Porches over a contractor scheme in the Charlotte area.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Autonation-Owned Dealerships to Pay $150,000 To Settle EEOC Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Aug 28, 2018

AutoNation-owned dealership, Abraham Chevrolet-Miami, Inc., which does business in Coral Gables, Fla. under the name "AutoNation Chevrolet Coral Gables," will pay $150,000.00 to its former assistant parts manager to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Three Indicted for Alleged Scheme to Defraud MassHealth

By Massachusetts Attorney General's Office | Aug 28, 2018

Three people were indicted in connection with a scheme to fraudulently bill the state’s Medicaid Program (MassHealth) for personal care attendant (PCA) services that were not provided, Attorney General Maura Healey announced.

NEBRASKA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Nebraska Wins Multistate Obamacare Tax Lawsuit

By Nebraska Office of the Attorney General | Aug 28, 2018

Attorney General Doug Peterson is pleased by announcement of the decision from the U.S. District Court ordering the Internal Revenue Service to repay Nebraska and five other states more than $839 million because of an unlawful Obamacare tax on state Medicaid programs.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Otto Candies to Pay $165,000 to Resolve EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Aug 28, 2018

Otto Candies, LLC has agreed to pay a former employee $165,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Home Depot to Pay $100,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Aug 24, 2018

Home Depot, the large national home improvement retailer, has agreed to pay a former employee $100,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced.

MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL JOSH HAWLEY: AG Hawley Announces Medicaid Investigation Leads to Guilty Plea in DeBrodie Case

By Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley | Aug 24, 2018

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that a joint- state and federal investigation led to the guilty plea of Melissa Denise DeLap, 49, of Columbia, Mo. DeLap plead guilty in federal court to health care fraud.

MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL JOSH HAWLEY: AG Hawley Files Lawsuit Against the St. Louis Housing Authority

By Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley | Aug 24, 2018

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit against the St. Louis Housing Authority and McCormack Baron Management, Inc., challenging the conditions of the Clinton-Peabody Housing Complex in St. Louis.

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU: Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protection Settles With Defendants In Hydra Group Payday Lending Case

By Consumer Financial Protection Bureau | Aug 16, 2018

A federal district court in the Western District of Missouri entered an Order effectuating a settlement between the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) and Richard Moseley, Sr., Richard Moseley, Jr., and 20 interrelated corporate entities controlled by Moseley, Sr. and Moseley, Jr., in the Bureau’s lawsuit regarding the unlawful origination and servicing of short-term, small-dollar online loans to consumers nationwide.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Southeast Food Services / Wendy’s Settles EEOC Retaliation Charge For $20,000

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Aug 16, 2018

Southeast Food Services, a large franchisee formerly operating over 30 restaurants as Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers, will pay $20,000 to settle a retaliation charge filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Updates Regulation P To Implement Legislation Amending Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

By Consumer Financial Protection Bureau | Aug 16, 2018

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) finalized amendments to implement legislation that allows financial institutions that meet certain requirements to be exempt from sending annual privacy notices to their customers.

GEORGIA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Carr Reaches Settlement with Title Pawn Company to Resolve Allegations of Unlawful Practices

By Georgia Office of the Attorney General | Aug 16, 2018

Attorney General Chris Carr announced that Complete Cash Holdings LLC and its owner Kent Popham (together, “Complete Cash”) have entered into a settlement with the State of Georgia in response to allegations that it engaged in unlawful practices that violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act and the Georgia Pawn Shop Act.

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