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Feb 13, 2018

State attorneys general: No citizenship question on census

NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of state attorneys general on Monday urged the U.S. Department of Commerce to not add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, saying it could lower participation among immigrants and cause a population undercount. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and California Attorney […]

Oct 24, 2017

New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. As part of the investigation, the prosecutor’s office issued a subpoena seeking company records on harassment complaints and legal settle[...]

Aug 17, 2017

Attorney general warns Lake Ontario homeowners of scammers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general has issued a consumer alert warning to homeowners impacted by flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says people should be wary of scammers looking to make some money on storm damage repairs. The state is dedicating up to $15 million […]

Apr 19, 2017

New York AG settles hedge fund tax evasion case

The New York Attorney General’s Office has announced a $40 million settlement with Alabama-based Harbert Management Corp. and the firm’s top executives to resolve whistleblower allegations of millions of dollars of unpaid taxes on performance income for several years. Harbert Management was the fund sponsor for Harbinger Capital Partners, a $26 billion hedge fund based […]

Feb 22, 2017

AG provides guidance to ‘sanctuary cities’

“Sanctuary cities” in New York state are getting lots of free legal advice and support from New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Last month, in anticipation of concerns about the policies of President Donald Trump, Schneiderman’s staff prepared a 20-page guide for municipalities on the topic. The guide is intended to assist local elected […]

Feb 20, 2017

Schneiderman has a plan for Trump presidency

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has a plan to address the policies of President Donald Trump that he anticipates may pose a threat to New Yorkers. “It probably won’t come as a huge shock to you that I have some differences of opinion with the new administration in Washington,” Schneiderman said. Schneiderman most […]

Feb 15, 2017

Group urges NY AG to put Trump out of business by revoking charter

A liberal advocacy group is urging New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, already a foe of President Donald Trump, to investigate and consider revoking Trump’s business charter in New York for business practices that it argues have run afoul of state law. Free Speech for People, one of the backers of a nascent campaign to […]

Feb 2, 2017

New York AG joins lawsuit challenging Trump’s immigrant ban

NEW YORK — New York’s top law enforcement officer on Thursday joined a federal lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., arguing the policy unfairly targets followers of Islam, violates federal laws and harms New York’s schools, businesses, hospitals and economy. The 32-page filing by[...]

Feb 1, 2017

NY AG Schneiderman sues internet provider over speed claims

ALBANY — New York’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Charter Communications alleging that the cable and internet provider failed to deliver on promised internet speeds and reliability. Charter’s subsidiary, Spectrum, was previously known as Time Warner Cable. The lawsuit claims the company failed to address network problems that led to slower-than-promised speeds. It [&he[...]

Dec 20, 2016

Six retailers agree to stop using on-call shift scheduling

Six retailers have agreed to stop using on-call shift scheduling following an inquiry by a coalition of nine attorneys general. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says an estimated 50,000 workers nationwide will benefit from the agreement. On-call shift scheduling requires employees to call work prior to a scheduled shift to find out if they […]

Nov 22, 2016

NY’s Schneiderman might find himself questioned over climate change probe

A federal judge in Texas is giving Exxon Mobil Corp. an unprecedented chance to question a state law-enforcement officer who is investigating whether the energy company hid damaging data about climate change from investors. U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade in Dallas last week ordered Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to appear in the city on […]

Oct 3, 2016

Attorney general to Trump Foundation: Stop fundraising in NY

ALBANY — The New York attorney general’s office has ordered Donald Trump’s charitable foundation to immediately stop fundraising in the state, saying it isn’t registered to do so. The head of the attorney general’s Charities Bureau, James Sheehan, wrote in a letter to a lawyer for the Republican presidential nominee’s foundation that the failure to […]

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