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Televised Arizona attorney general debate gives voters some insight into the candidates

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 18, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) and his opponent, January Contreras (D) faced off in a televised debated on Oct.10, discussing some key topics of their platforms.

New Jersey settles allegations Aetna disclosed protected health information through mailing

By Marian Johns | Oct 17, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — The state of New Jersey has reached a settlement with Aetna, Inc., over allegations the company disclosed protected health information including HIV/AIDS status and individuals' participation in medical studies.

Pfizer settles allegations its 'Pay No More Than' coupon program deceived consumers

By Marian Johns | Oct 17, 2018

NEW YORK — Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay more than $2.5 million in penalties to settle charges by the New York State Attorney General's Office of deceptively marketing its co-payment coupon program "Pay No More Than."

Former national cleaning service workers allege they were not paid for travel time

By Marian Johns | Oct 17, 2018

BOSTON — Several former employees of a national cleaning service have alleged they were not compensated for travel time, according to the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.

Massachusetts Realtors, property owners allegedly discriminated against voucher program participants

By Marian Johns | Oct 17, 2018

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office has settled three separate cases involving housing providers, Realtors and rental agents over allegations of income-based discrimination.

12-state coalition argues financial protection board proposal weakens consumer safeguards

By Marian Johns | Oct 17, 2018

CHICAGO — A coalition of 12 state attorneys general is arguing for the federal government to either withdraw or modify a proposal that would allow companies to offer financial products without compliance with federal disclosure laws.

Aetna to sell 1.5 million Medicare Part D plans as part of settlement regarding CVS merger

By Marian Johns | Oct 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO — A settlement reached between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), a multi-state coalition and Aetna regarding the company's merger with CVS Health (CVS) will require the sale of 1.5 million Medicare Part D plans to WellCare Health plans.

Virginia True's un-permitted land clearing allegedly caused environmental issues

By Marian Johns | Oct 16, 2018

RICHMOND — Virginia's attorney general and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are suing Virginia True Corporation, for allegedly clearing un-permitted land and other environmental violations near Fones Cliffs.

Oregon, Tesla Energy reach $13 million settlement over false state tax credits allegations

By Marian Johns | Oct 16, 2018

SALEM, Ore. — The state of Oregon has reached a $13 million settlement with Tesla Energy Solutions (formerly SolarCity) and its accounting firm, resolving allegations of receiving more than $10 million in business tax credits (BETC) by submitting false applications to the state's Department of Energy (ODOE).

Miss. SC protects Fresenius from having to give privileged docs to AG Hood

By Tomas Kassahun | Oct 16, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Mississippi has overturned a chancery court’s order that required a medical company to show privileged documents.

Telecommunications associations seek to enjoin California internet bill

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Four trade associations are seeking to prevent the state of California from enforcing or giving effect to a senate bill regarding broadband internet access services.

AG wins Brnovich-Contreras debate, chamber official says

By Karen Kidd | Oct 12, 2018

Republican incumbent Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich was the clear winner of this week's debate with Democrat challenger, January Contreras, a chamber of commerce official said during a recent interview.

Tennessee alleges it incurred at least $225,000 in response costs over site previously owned by Phillips 66, others

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 12, 2018

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The state of Tennessee is seeking reimbursement of several hundred thousand dollars it alleges was incurred in response to environmental hazards at a Knoxville site.

Arizona AG Brnovich pledges to oppose anti-Israel legislation that is being pushed by federal judge

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 11, 2018

PHOENIX—Arizona's Assistant Attorney General has requested that a federal judge allow the state to continue enforcing prohibition of boycotting Israeli companies through public contracts, despite the judge's ruling that the prohibiting of such action violates First Amendment rights.

Brnovich-Contreras AG debate scheduled today

By Karen Kidd | Oct 10, 2018

Republican incumbent state Attorney General Mark Brnovich is shortly expected to begin debating with his Democrat challenger January Contreras in a live Arizona PBS event.

Credit Suisse to pay $10 million to settle fraudulent trading practices charges

By Marian Johns | Oct 10, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. — Credit Suisse has agreed to pay $10 million to settle charges by the New York State Attorney General's Office of fraudulent electronic trading practices.

Monroe County court orders Rochester home improvement business to pay $102,000 for fraud

By Marian Johns | Oct 10, 2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Monroe County Supreme Court has ordered a Rochester-based home improvement contracting business to pay $52,501 in restitution and $50,150 in penalties for defrauding customers.

Essex Superior Court grants permanent injunction to stop illegal development on Massachusetts wetlands

By Marian Johns | Oct 10, 2018

BOSTON -- A civil complaint filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey against a developer allegedly doing illegal work on wetlands and tidelands property in the state, has resulted in the Essex Superior Court granting a permanent injunction.

Boston salon chain to pay more than $45,000 to settle sick time law allegations

By Marian Johns | Oct 10, 2018

BOSTON — A Boston beauty salon chain has agreed to pay about $45,740 to settle charges by the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office of not paying earned sick time to employees.

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