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AG Healey Leads Coalition Filing Anti-Discrimination Brief

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey, leading a coalition of nineteen states and the District of Columbia, filed an amicus curiae brief defending the constitutionality of New York’s anti-discrimination law in an appeal to the Second Circuit of a case brought by a New York wedding photographer against New York AG Letitia James and others. In the brief, the amici states argue that New York State’s public accommodation law does not violate the photographer’s First Amendment rights and asks the Court to affirm the decision below dismissing the wedding photographer’s complaint.

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AG Healey Settles With Home Health Agency Over Purportedly Unauthorized Services

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey settled with home health agency Integrity Home Care Solutions, LLC, and its owners and officers (collectively, “Integrity”) to resolve alleged violations of MassHealth regulations. According to the AG’s office, Integrity allegedly failed to obtain physician authorization to confirm that services are medically necessary before submitting claims to MassHealth. Under the terms…

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AG Healey Settles With Housing Software Companies over Alleged Discrimination

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey has settled with two software companies, Buildium LLC and Tenant Turner, Inc., to resolve allegations that the two companies sold tenant-screening software for landlords marketed as “fair housing-compliant” when, in fact, the software facilitated discrimination against certain prospective tenants. In the Assurances of Discontinuance, it was alleged that the software companies’…

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Massachusetts AG Healey Settles With Nursing Homes Over Claimed Patient Care Lapses

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey has settled with five nursing homes in the Commonwealth over allegations of patient neglect, insufficient staff training, and inadequate care, which in some situations involved deaths of nursing home residents. The settlements, which include financial penalties ranging from $30,000 to $81,500, total over $250,000, most of which will go to the…

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Ruff Day for Dog Leasing Company in Massachusetts Settlement

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey reached a settlement with California-based Monterey Financial Services, LLC to resolve allegations that the company illegally purchased and serviced leases for dogs to Massachusetts customers in violation of Massachusetts consumer protection laws. According to the AG’s Office, Monterey Financial allegedly purchased and collected on leases for dogs, which is illegal in…

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