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Private Equity Firm to Pay Almost $20 Million to Settle Allegations of Medicaid Fraud

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey reached a settlement with private equity firms H.I.G. Growth Partners, LLC and H.I.G. Capital, LLC (collectively “HIG”), and two former executives of a mental health facility operator, South Bay Mental Health Center, Inc. (“SBMHC”), to resolve allegations that they caused fraudulent claims to be submitted to the state’s Medicaid program, known…

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NAAG Voices Support for Congress’s Hearings on Social Media Platforms’ Targeting of Minors

The National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”) sent a letter to the S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security in support of the Subcommittee’s hearings regarding the use of social media by minors and its impacts.

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DOJ, Seven AGs File Antitrust Suit to Block American Airlines-JetBlue Alliance

A bipartisan group of seven AGs, including Massachusetts AG Maura Healey, and the U.S. Department of Justice sued American Airlines Group Inc. (“American Airlines”) and JetBlue Airways Corporation (“JetBlue”) over allegations that a series of agreements between the airlines, in which they will consolidate their operations in Boston and New York City, will significantly diminish…

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Subprime Auto Lender Settles Allegations of Unfair and Deceptive Practices for $27.2 Million

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey reached a settlement with national subprime auto lender Credit Acceptance Corporation (“CAC”) to resolve allegations that CAC engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in originating, collecting, and securitizing subprime auto loans in violation of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act.

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Debt Collection Company Settles Allegations of Aggressive Collection Tactics for Old Debts

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey reached a settlement with national debt collection company Transworld Systems, Inc. (“Transworld”) to resolve allegations that it used unfair and deceptive debt collection practices in servicing a variety of debts, including student loans, in violation of Massachusetts consumer protection laws and the Massachusetts AG’s Debt Collection Regulations. According to the assurance…

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