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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Nov 17, 2014

Contractors settle on driveway paving claims

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has obtained a judgment against home improvement contractors who repeatedly ripped off customers in the Southern Tier and Central New York by going door-to-door seeking to pave and repair driveways. The contractors performed shoddy and incomplete work, intimidated customers into paying more than the negotiated price and failed to abide […]

Jun 25, 2014

Unlicensed optometrist pays back $117K

A western New York man who practiced optometry without a license for 13 years has paid $117,000 in restitution. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says 45-year-old Shamil Tadros of Tonawanda also has completed 150 hours of community service after pleading guilty in January to fraud. Authorities say Tadros attended optometry school but hadn’t passed the state […]

May 21, 2014

State settles lawsuit with Internet lenders

ALBANY (AP) — State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said New Yorkers charged illegally high interest rates by three Internet lenders his office sued last year can file refund claims. The lawsuit claimed Western Sky Financial LLC, CashCall Inc. and WS Funding LLC and their owners charged annual interest rates for personal loans at rates ranging […]

May 2, 2014

State, insurance provider reach mastectomy deal

ALBANY (AP) — Patients who see out-of-network plastic surgeons for breast reconstruction will be covered under an agreement reached between the state and insurance provider Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday that Empire members who undergo the surgery following a mastectomy will be covered if an in-network surgeon isn’t available […]

Apr 18, 2014

AG reaches agreement with GrubHub over tips

ALBANY (AP) — Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reached an agreement with the online food delivery company GrubHub Inc. to ensure that the tips it collects from customers will be given to the workers they were intended for. Schneiderman said Wednesday the investigation into GrubHub, which merged with Seamless last year, found that the company […]

Apr 17, 2014

NY AG reports $298,000 in income

ALBANY (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reported income of $297,836 in his third year as the state’s top lawyer, including nearly $43,000 from dividends and $98,000 in capital gains on investments. Schneiderman, who investigated the 2008 collapse of mortgage-backed securities that contributed to the recession, invests in mutual funds handled by financial […]

Mar 19, 2014

Official: Marketwired to limit trader sales

ALBANY (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Marketwired has agreed to stop selling to high-frequency traders direct feeds of the information it distributes for clients. He said that will end unfair advantages for those traders and follows a similar agreement last month by Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary. The attorney general’s […]

Mar 5, 2014

Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

ALBANY — Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users selling illegal guns or offering weapons for sale without background checks. A similar policy will be applied to Instagram, the company’s photo-sharing network, Facebook said. The measures will be put into effect over the next few weeks and will […]

Jan 17, 2014

NY AG reports $6M in campaign fund

ALBANY — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reported raising more than $2 million in campaign donations over the past six months, with nearly $6 million on hand for a fall re-election campaign. The Manhattan Democrat, a former state senator, reported $322,000 in campaign expenses since July. Schneiderman beat Republican Dan Donovan, Staten Island’s […]

Jan 10, 2014

AG: BlackRock agrees to stop analyst surveys

NEW YORK — New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said asset manager BlackRock has agreed to put a stop to a program that surveyed stock analysts. Schneiderman announced the agreement Thursday. He said it stemmed from an investigation into Wall Street practices by his office. The office investigated how analyst information can be released […]

Dec 24, 2013

Trump accuses AG of ethics breach

ALBANY — Celebrity developer Donald Trump has filed two ethics complaints against state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, accusing him of misconduct. Trump says the Democratic attorney general solicited campaign donations from Trump’s daughter even as Schneiderman’s office was investigating the real estate mogul’s “Trump University,” according to the complaints. Schneiderman hasn’t[...]

Dec 20, 2013

Ill.-based co. in $330K settlement with state

ALBANY — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said US Foods will pay a $330,000 settlement for overcharging dozens of institutions across the state by failing to pass on cost savings from manufacturers. Schneiderman announced Wednesday that the Rosemont, Ill.-based food distributor will pay $200,000 to 67 state and local organizations and another $130,000 to […]

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