R.I. AG Peter Kilmartin better hope Rhode Island courts import California’s concept of public nuisance law, since the last time a Rhode Island AG tried this tactic, over lead paint, the state Supreme Court rejected the claim entirely.
ANCHORAGE — Alaska, along with 13 other states, has partnered to defend the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent decision for no additional bonding requirements for hazardous gas release under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).
TALLAHASSEE — An operation aimed at stopping scams which target small businesses led by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and other state and federal agencies has resulted in 24 actions.
CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in an effort to stop the proposed merger of the Tribune Media Company and Sinclair Broadcasting Group Inc., which she alleges will limit consumer choice and diversity.
PHOENIX — A group of 42 state attorneys general has reached a $100 million settlement with Citibank over allegations of fraudulently manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) which impacts trillions of dollars in financial instruments' worth as well as the global market.
BOSTON — Consent judgments recently were entered in the Suffolk Superior Court for the settlement of a complaint by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey against Russell land owners and three companies who allegedly dumped solid waste and altered wetlands.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) Energy Corp., has agreed to a $64 million rate reduction settlement which Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is touting as an historic event that will result in lower utility bills for OG&E customers starting this summer.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is vowing to fight Purdue Pharma's recent attempt to transfer Oklahoma's lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company to an Ohio federal court and calling it an abuse of the legal system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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 (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 (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.