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Subcontractor Nabbed Submitting Invoices with Inflated Work Hours, Pays $1.875 Million to Settle with Three States

New York AG Letitia James, Massachusetts AG Maura Healey, and New Jersey AG Gurbir Grewal reached a settlement with public works contractor V.J. Associates Inc. and its affiliates (collectively “VJA”) to resolve allegations that it submitted inflated time-and-expense reports on state projects.

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Democratic Attorneys General Urge Universal Federal Student Loan Relief

A group of 17 Democratic AGs, led by Massachusetts AG Maura Healey and New York AG Letitia James, sent a letter to the U.S. Congress urging the adoption of the House and Senate resolutions calling on the Biden administration to cancel up to $50,000 in federal student debt for every federal student loan borrower. The…

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Student Loan Servicer Settles Allegations of Interfering with Borrowers’ Ability to Seek Loan Forgiveness

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey reached a settlement with federal student loan servicer Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency d/b/a FedLoan Servicing (“PHEAA”) over allegations that it deprived eligible student borrowers of relief they were entitled to under federal programs that offered loan forgiveness and grants for public-service jobholders in violation of state and federal consumer protection laws.

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Car Dealer Pays $1 Million to Settle Allegations It Improperly Took Advantage of Unemployment Insurance

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey reached a settlement with car dealer Colonial Automotive Group, Inc. (“Colonial”) to resolve allegations that it improperly took advantage of the state’s unemployment benefits in violation of the Massachusetts False Claims Act.

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Defunct Travel Agency To Refund Travelers Who Paid Twice for Their Lodgings

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey reached a settlement with online travel agency BookIt Operating LLC d/b/a BookIt.com and its CEO (collectively “BookIt”) to resolve allegations that it knowingly collected money from consumers for travel made impossible by COVID-19 in violation of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act.

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