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AG James Leads Coalition Demanding Action on Baby Food Contaminants

New York AG Letitia James led a coalition of 22 AGs in calling for the FDA and USDA to take swift action to address elevated levels of  toxic and heavy metals in baby food, including lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury. According to AG James, the FDA has set or proposed limits on toxic metals in a wide…

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Verizon Resolves New York AG’s Claims Over Alleged Cooling Tower Violations

New York AG Letitia James reached a settlement with Verizon New York, Inc. to resolve allegations that Verizon failed to maintain its cooling towers in compliance with state and New York City laws and regulations. Cooling towers are mechanical systems on top of buildings that are used to cool industrial processes, indoor air, or energy…

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New York AG James Recovers Over $36 Million for Gift Card Fraud

New York AG Letitia James reached a settlement with global retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz, L.P. and whistleblower William S. French to resolve allegations that H&M improperly retained unused gift card balances that should have been transferred to the New York State Abandoned Property Fund, and falsely claimed that the funds had been transferred out of…

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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 James Takes a Bite Out of Pizzeria Chain Over Alleged Wage Issues

New York AG Letitia James reached a settlement with corporate entities for three New York City-based Gotham Pizza restaurants and their owner Michael Shamailov to resolve allegations that Gotham Pizza failed to pay its employees the required minimum and overtime wages in violation of the Minimum Wage Order and New York labor laws.

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