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Illinois well drilling company alleged to have taken thousands from customers without providing services

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – The Illinois attorney general filed a lawsuit Aug. 29 against a residential well drilling company who allegedly took thousands of dollars from Illinois residents for well drilling services that were never completed.

District of Columbia attorney general alleges auto businesses failed to prevent oil spills

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine has filed a lawsuit against five automotive companies alleging they violated the District's environmental laws through a decade of toxic oil spills.

Louisiana company who charged Iowa truckers for updating their USDOT information to issue refunds

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – Owners of Iowa trucking companies will receive funds from a Louisiana company who charged truckers $99 to update their bi-annual information with the U.S. Department of Transportation, which can be done for free on a federal government website.

Florida attorney general files suit against Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group over toll fees

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Florida State Attorney's Office filed legal action in the 4th Judicial Circuit Court of Duval County on Aug. 29 against a rental automotive group who allegedly charged customers highly inflated fees for tolls and misrepresented the state's cashless toll system.

California attorney says comment period on proposed Clean Car Standard rollbacks should be extended

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is asking the Trump Administration to extend the comment period on a proposed rollback of a 2010 unified national program designed to set greenhouse gas emission and fuel efficiency standards.

Florida company allegedly sold customers mortgage audits to falsely protect them from foreclosure

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a lawsuit against a Jacksonville company accused of defrauding consumers across the country out of more than $160,000 through deceptive marketing and the selling of mortgage and foreclosure relief services.

Twenty-state coalition comments on U.S. Department of Education's efforts to change borrower defense regulations

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) – California's attorney general is the latest to join a 20-state coalition of attorneys general criticizing the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for their proposal to change borrower defense regulations designed to protect defrauded students.

Arkansas attorney general alleges Alert America closed doors without paying third parties for services

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The state of Arkansas and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge have filed a consumer-protection lawsuit against a company that allegedly sold third-party alarm monitoring and then closed its business without returning money customers had prepaid for services.

Closed Illinois refinery reaches settlement to clean up contaminated soil, groundwater

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

CHICAGO — Premcor Refining Group Inc., has agreed to clean up contaminated soil and groundwater at its closed Illinois refinery site as part of a settlement with the state, bringing years of litigation to a close.

Florida targets closed travel agency that owes over $3 million to customers

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — The state of Florida has filed legal action against a closed travel agency that still owes more than $3 million to customers nationwide after failing to deliver trips or refunds.

12-state attorneys general coalition seeks to block new association health plans rule

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the latest to join a 12-state coalition filing an expedited judgment in an effort to block the Trump administration's rule that would allow nationwide employers to group together in Association Health Plans (AHPs).

Arkansas attorney general lauds Trump's rollback of Clean Power Plan

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has praised the Trump administration's recent rollback of the Clean Power Plan, a law aimed at lowering carbon dioxide emissions.

Arkansas circuit court finds auto dealer liable for nearly 60 violations

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — A circuit court judge has found an Arkansas auto dealer liable for nearly 60 violations of the state's Deceptive Trade Practices Act and $590,000 in civil penalties.

Ohio seeks to recover public funds from Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow

By Marian Johns | Aug 31, 2018

COLUMBUS — The state of Ohio has filed a lawsuit against the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) and its affiliated companies and officers in an effort to recover public funds, according to the state's attorney general.

Settlement helps Nevada health foundation recover more than $600,000 from Deutsche Bank

By Marian Johns | Aug 31, 2018

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A Nevada health care network has recovered more than $600,000 in restitution stemming from a multistate deceptive trade practices settlement with Deutsche Bank led by Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt.

Missouri attorney general backs stricter consumer privacy protections

By Marian Johns | Aug 31, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — As the Missouri Public Service Commission prepares to consider rules on the using and sharing of customer information, state Attorney General Josh Hawley is urging the commission to implement stricter privacy protections for the state's consumers.

Massachusetts pharmacy to pay $340,000 for allegedly receiving illegal Medicaid payments

By Marian Johns | Aug 31, 2018

BOSTON — A Massachusetts pharmacy has agreed to pay $340,000 to settle claims over an unauthorized automatic refill program that it billed and received payments for from the state's Medicaid program (MassHealth).

Texas AG finds county violated state law in request for opioid lawyers' billing records

By Dan Fisher | Aug 31, 2018

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has found that a Texas County has violated state law by refusing to comply with a request for the billing records of private attorneys the county hired to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors

Arkansas attorney general applauds FDA warning on unwashed poppy seeds

By Marian Johns | Aug 27, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is applauding a recent warning by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding unwashed poppy seeds and online sales.

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