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Feds, State Sue Maine Firm Over Alleged False Advertising for Health Supplements

February 22, 2017 – Federal and state authorities have sued XXL Impressions, a South Portland-based supplement company, and others they claim used false advertising to sell health supplements that promised joint pain relief and memory improvements. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Maine attorney general’s office on Tuesday filed the lawsuit and settlement agreements with… Read more »

Google’s future depends on Trump’s FTC pick

February 17, 2017 – Alphabet believes it has a lot riding on whom President Trump picks to lead the Federal Trade Commission, several sources close to the situation told The Post. The federal regulator has the power to investigate antitrust issues and could be a thorn in the side of the tech giant. For example,… Read more »

Scott Pruitt to face Senate approval hearing Wednesday

February 1, 2017 – Today, lawmakers in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee are expected to vote on President Donald Trump’s nomination Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s state attorney general whom Trump chose to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. In his current position, Pruitt has frequently sued the agency he hopes to lead, including a multi-state… Read more »

Moody’s settles with AG, to pay Connecticut $31.5 million

January 16, 2017 – A lawsuit originated by the state attorney general’s office in 2010 against one of the villains in “The Big Short,” the book-and-movie depiction of the factors behind the 2008 market collapse, ended Friday with an $864 million national settlement that will bring Connecticut’s general fund $31.5 million. Moody’s, the nation credit… Read more »

Morrisey files lawsuit against Metro Properties Management

January 12, 2017 – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that Metro Property Management charged its tenants numerous fees in violation of state consumer protection laws. Metro, the state’s largest residential landlord, primarily caters to students in Morgantown and other campus communities throughout the state. Metro is accused of charging… Read more »

AG files lawsuit against Raleigh County pharmacy

January 5, 2017 – The attorney general’s office filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a Raleigh County pharmacy for allegedly dispensing millions of prescription painkillers over a seven year period despite significant competition. According to the lawsuit, Crab Orchard Pharmacy Inc. in Crab Orchard, provided customers with 4.6 million doses of hydrocodone and oxycodone. Crab Orchard… Read more »