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California company settles Massachusetts allegations over unlawful fees, misleading consumers

By Marian Johns | Jun 27, 2018

BOSTON — A California loan debt relief company which faced allegations by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey of charging unlawful upfront fees and misleading consumers, has agreed to pay $44,593 and to stop doing business in Massachusetts.

Judge boots global warming cases of San Francisco, Oakland against oil industry

By John O'Brien | Jun 26, 2018

A California federal judge has rejected the efforts of municipal officials who teamed with private lawyers to seek to hold the energy industry liable for the alleged future effects of climate change.

Connecticut reaches $200,000 settlement with Waterbury social worker for alleged Medicaid fraud

By Marian Johns | Jun 26, 2018

HARTFORD — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has reached a $200,000 settlement with a Waterbury licensed clinical social worker and two of his behavioral health practices to resolve a lawsuit alleging long-term Medicaid fraud.

Pennsylvania attorney general reaches $357 million tobacco settlement

By Marian Johns | Jun 26, 2018

HARRISBURG — A settlement reached by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro with various tobacco companies has resolved 20 years of disputed payments from the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement and will bring the state nearly $357 million in settlement funds in addition to its annual $350 million received from tobacco companies.

Connecticut accuses Norwich professional counselor of Medicaid billing fraud, destruction of records

By Marian Johns | Jun 26, 2018

HARTFORD — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has filed a lawsuit against a Norwich licensed professional counselor, alleging the provider billed the state's Medicaid program for services not rendered and for not maintaining or destroying records.

Rhode Island attorney general lauds legislature's passage of bad contractors bill

By Marian Johns | Jun 26, 2018

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has applauded the state legislature's recent passage of a bill that increases penalties for licensed contractors who are convicted of failing to comply with Contractors' Registration and License Board (CRLB) orders.

New York attorney general, governor accuse 3M of environmental contamination

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a lawsuit June 20 against 3M and five other companies after allegations of environmental contamination stemming from toxic chemicals in the companies’ products.

Aldo Group to stop asking about criminal records during initial employment application process

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 19 that Aldo Group Inc., a global shoe and accessories retailer, will stop inquiring about criminal history on initial employment applications.

New York attorney general lauds court's rejection of Charter-Spectrum's motion

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 21 that the she had released a statement commenting on the Appellate Division, First Department's decision to reject Charter-Spectrum’s motion to dismiss her lawsuit.

New York attorney general targets Trump family, Trump Foundation

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 21, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 14 that she has filed a lawsuit against the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and its directors, Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump.

N.Y. attorney general secures 42-state settlement with Citibank over alleged LIBOR manipulations

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 21, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 15 that Citibank will pay $100 million in a 42-state settlement after allegedly manipulating interest rate benchmarks. Specifically, Citibank purportedly engaged in fraudulent conduct involving U.S. Dollar LIBOR.

Massachusetts targets Purdue Pharma for alleged role in opioid crisis

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 21, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced June 12 that she is filing a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP and Purdue Pharma Inc. (Purdue) over allegations of misleading consumers and prescribers about opioid addiction and health risks.

New York's highest court rules for three-year statute of limitations in fraud case against Credit Suisse Securities

By Charmaine Little | Jun 20, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has ruled on the statute of limitations in a fraud case filed by the state Attorney General's Office.

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