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Attorneys General from 15 States, D.C. sue to save DACA

September 6, 2017 – A group of attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop the administration from winding down the DACA program, which granted a reprieve from deportation to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. The suit, filed in federal court in… Read more »

U.S. Judge Strikes Down Obama Administration Overtime Pay Rule

August 31, 2017 – A federal judge in Texas on Thursday struck down an Obama administration rule that would have extended mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million U.S. workers, siding with business groups and 21 states that had challenged it. The decision came after the same judge last year blocked the rule from… Read more »

Massachusetts Accuses PHEAA of Unfair Student Loan Servicing Practices

August 23, 2017 – Massachusetts’ attorney general on Wednesday sued one of the largest federal student loan servicers in the United States, accusing it of undermining a program that forgives borrowers’ debts if they work in public service for 10 years. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed the lawsuit against Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, which… Read more »

Mylan and New York Feds Reach $465M Settlement Over EpiPen Charges

August 17, 2017 – An investigation into EpiPen manufacturer Mylan Inc. will see that New York gets $38.5 million returned to its coffers. That’s according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who announced Thursday that New York — which led a coalition of states in an investigation against the Canonsburg, Pennsylvania-based drug company — has agreed… Read more »

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Agrees to $5.5M Settlement Over Data Breach

August 9, 2017 – Nationwide Mutual Insurance company will pay a $5.5 million settlement for the 2012 data breach that exposed personal information for an estimated 1.27 million consumers, state officials said Wednesday. Carried out by computer hackers, the data breach scooped up Social Security numbers, drivers license data, credit scoring information and other personal… Read more »

Missouri Attorney General Fight Backpage.com Lawsuit

August 1, 2017 – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is fighting a lawsuit seeking to block him from investigating Backpage.com. Hawley filed a motion Tuesday against Backpage, arguing its lawsuit is frivolous and should be tossed out. Hawley launched an investigation of the company this year and in May issued civil investigative demands seeking documents… Read more »

AG Healey Announces $1m Settlement with Debt Collector

July 27, 2017 – A debt collection law firm that allegedly used unfair and deceptive practices to collect debts from thousands of Massachusetts consumers will pay $1 million and change its practices under a court settlement, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday. Lustig, Glaser & Wilson, P.C., the largest debt collection law firm in the… Read more »

New York Attorney General says will sue over Obamacare repeal

July 17, 2017 – New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman intends to sue the federal government if Republican lawmakers pass proposed legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, his office said on Monday. Schneiderman’s office said it has identified “multiple constitutional defects” with the Republican healthcare bills. The U.S. Senate is considering legislation to… Read more »

Minnesota Attorney General Sues CenturyLink over billing

July 13, 2017 – Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued CenturyLink on Wednesday as she alleged that the internet, phone and cable television provider frequently billed Minnesota customers at higher rates than its sales agents quoted. Flanked by Minnesotans who have filed some of the “hundreds” of complaints about charges they say they didn’t agree… Read more »