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On April 12, New York Attorney General (AG) Letitia James announced that her office has reached a settlement with Northwell Health, New York’s largest health care network, related to allegations of misleading billing practices involving COVID-19 testing.Continue Reading New York Secures $1M Settlement With Northwell Health Related to COVID-19 Testing Charges

Recently, a matter involving North Carolina Attorney General (AG) Josh Stein made headlines when it was announced that Affiliated Monitors Inc. would take over monitorship of HCA Healthcare. This relates to HCA’s compliance with the conditions set forth in an asset purchase agreement involving six North Carolina hospitals it acquired when it purchased Misson Health System in 2019 for $1.5 billion.[1] In addition to approving the asset purchase agreement, Stein sued HCA in a separate matter at the end of 2023 based on allegations of mismanagement, including inadequate staffing and lack of sterile equipment among other cost-cutting measures. While HCA is seeking dismissal of the lawsuit, in the asset purchase matter, both HCA and Stein consented to the use of a monitor, as well as this change. Stein stated, “[a] strong, independent and transparent monitor will go a long way in ensuring that HCA upholds it commitments” and “ensur[ing] that the people of western North Carolina have access to high-quality health care.”Continue Reading Monitorships – A Resource for AGs and Regulated Businesses Alike

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein led a bipartisan coalition of eight state AGs, including Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, and Texas, in requesting the District Court in the Southern District of Texas to amplify measures against John Caldwell Spiller, a repeat offender of federal and state telemarketing and telephone privacy laws.Continue Reading Eight AGs Urge Court to Intensify Measures Against Repeat Telemarketing Violator

Blake Christopher, former senior counsel and director of legal policy for the Kentucky Attorney General’s (AG) Office, has joined Troutman Pepper’s Regulatory Investigations, Strategy + Enforcement (RISE) practice and nationally recognized State AG team.Continue Reading Troutman Pepper Welcomes Former Senior Counsel and Director of Legal Policy for the Kentucky AG’s Office

California Attorney General (AG) Rob Bonta and the California Air Resources Board (the Board) have reached a $46 million agreement with engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. to settle alleged violations of California’s engine emission control and certification requirements.Continue Reading California AG Settles Alleged Violations of Engine Emission Control and Certification Requirements

New York Attorney General (AG) Letitia James is suing JBS USA Food Company and JBS USA Food Company Holdings under New York’s consumer protection laws for allegedly attempting to boost consumer sales by making sustainability claims in its advertising that it had “no viable plan” for achieving.Continue Reading New York AG Sues Top Beef Producer for Alleged False “Net-Zero” Claims and Deceptive Trade Practices

New Jersey Attorney General (AG) Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs (Division) took action against the popular dating app company, Bumble, Inc., for alleged violations of the state’s consumer protection and internet dating safety laws.Continue Reading New Jersey AG Cracks Down on Bumble for Allegedly Misrepresenting Criminal Background Checks Policy

New York Attorney General (AG) Letitia James filed a lawsuit on March 5 against Yellowstone Capital, its founder David Glass, and a network of 30 other affiliated companies and individuals. James alleges that Yellowstone Capital, acting through a myriad of different company names, engaged in an orchestrated predatory lending scheme. James’ lawsuit is among a wave of recent enforcement actions targeting alleged deceptive financial practices.Continue Reading New York AG Sues Yellowstone Capital Over Alleged “Fraudulent Loans” Targeting Small Businesses