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U.S. files charge against Toyota, $1.2B penalty

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday and filed a criminal charge alleging the company defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The penalty ...

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NY settles probe of generic drug makers

ALBANY — New York’s attorney general announced a settlement with generic drug manufacturers Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA intended to ensure they don’t collude to restrict competition. According to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the settlement ends their 2010 agreement ...

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State reaches settlement with health insurer

After an investigation uncovered widespread violations of New York law requiring health insurers to offer young adults continuation health coverage on their parents’ policies, the state has reached a settlement with EmblemHealth Inc. EmblemHealth is a health insurance company that ...

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$18M settlement for RNC arrests lawsuits in NYC

NEW YORK — New York City has agreed to pay $18 million to settle dozens of lawsuits filed by protesters, journalists and bystanders who said they were wrongly arrested at the 2004 Republican National Convention, lawyers said Wednesday. The settlement, ...

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State reaches settlement with Rochester business

A settlement has been reached between the state and L. Woerner Inc., which does business as Home Care of Rochester. The settlement resolves an investigation into false billings, including billing Medicaid for more than 6,500 hours of services provided by ...

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AmEx will pay at least $75.7M in settlement

NEW YORK — American Express has agreed to pay at least $75.7 million to end an investigation by regulators into some discontinued card products. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation said Tuesday that American Express led consumers to believe that an ...

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State settles with Buffalo debt collector

A settlement has been reached by the state with Joseph Bella, operator of several debt collection companies in the Buffalo area. Bella will pay $165,000 in restitution and penalties for illegally collecting on payday loans, violating the privacy of consumers ...

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