Monthly Archives: August 2017

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 »

Oklahoma Attorney General Sues Pharmaceutical Companies

June 30, 2017 – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter sued more than a dozen pharmaceutical companies Friday — accusing them of making fraudulent marketing claims that greatly understated the addictive risks of opioid painkillers while overstating the treatment benefits. “We’ve had almost 3,000 overdose deaths in the last three years in Oklahoma,” Hunter said. “We… Read more »