AUSTIN — The Texas attorney general is asking the U.S. district court in San Antonio to dismiss a federal lawsuit that is challenging the Electoral College System and the state's "winner-take all" practice for awarding electors.
BOSTON — A Florida debt buyer that purchased student loans from an online study guide and education provider has agreed to forgive the debt as part of a settlement with the state of Massachusetts that resolves allegations the education provider offered ineffective and expensive study materials to students.
ALBANY — A 21-state coalition of attorneys general is asking the federal government to abandon recent proposals that the coalition argues would give financial services companies immunity from certain regulatory and licensing requirements.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — Illinois Attorney Kwame Raoul has joined a 13-state coalition urging the federal government to ensure small loan borrowers are protected from high interest and abusive lending and that lenders comply with state laws regarding small-dollar loans.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — LPL Financial LLC has reached a settlement agreement with the state of Maryland that could result in more than $26 million in civil penalties and will resolve allegations the company's policies and actions resulted in unregistered, non-exempt securities sales.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) — Eleven lawsuits filed by the state of Mississippi against several government contractors that allege bribery and kickbacks of a former Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) commissioner have resulted in $26.6 million in recoveries.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — The state of New York has reached a settlement with two previous New York City cooperative corporations over charges they avoided the state's rent stabilization laws by operating their buildings as "for-profit rental buildings."
SACRAMENTO — A California man who operated a $4 million mortgage fraud scheme throughout the southern part of the state has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison and must pay more than $200,000 in restitution, according to the California Attorney General's Office.
PHILADELPHIA —The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office has announced its filing of a lawsuit against Verizon Communications Inc. over allegations the company did not provide promised incentives to customers.
TRENTON — An online brokerage firm accused of being a part of defrauding investors in a scam that lost about $4.5 million in trading within a two-month period has agreed to a settlement with New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs and the Bureau of Securities.
ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, along with the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG), has proposed new state legislation that would require organizations that have been formed specifically to give money or property to government agencies to abide by the Inspection of Public Records Act and Open Meetings Act.
NEW YORK — The state of New York is suing a managing agent of a Brooklyn cooperatively owned apartment building for allegedly defrauding elderly co-op shareholders through the "below market sale" of apartments and hiding a $100,000 commission.
SACRAMENTO — California's attorney general is asking 17 health insurance companies to do away with requirements for prior authorization for opioid abuse disorder patient's medication assisted treatment (MAT), arguing the requirements place a burden on those trying to get treatment.
CHICAGO — The state of Illinois has filed a lawsuit against a Delaware company following a 200,000-gallon oil leak from the company's storage tank in Downstate Granite City, according to the Illinois Attorney General's Office.
OLYMPIA — Fifty corporate chains with more than 100,000 locations throughout the country have agreed to do away with "no-poach" clauses in their franchise agreements which prevent employees from moving to other stores within the chain, according to the Washington state Attorney General's Office.
OLYMPIA —Washington state is threatening to join a legal battle involving the U.S. Navy's pollution of Washington State's Puget Sound due to the scrapping of the hull on a decommissioned aircraft carrier, according to the state's attorney general.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Cuban-themed restaurant and bar in the District of Columbia's Chinatown area has settled allegations of blocking a transgender customer from using the restroom corresponding with her gender identity.
DES MOINES — A telemarketer and the Alabama-based telemarketing firm he works for have agreed to settle allegations by the Iowa Attorney General's Office that the solicitor lied about being blind and about sales of products helping those who are disabled.
TALLAHASSEE — Dollar Thrifty car rental companies have reached an agreement with the state of Florida over allegations of not disclosing additional fees added to rental charges for the state's "cashless tolls" and misleading customers regarding other fees and charges.