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Auto Parts Manufacturer Agrees to Pay $4 Million for Contamination Cleanup

New York AG Letitia James and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) reached a settlement with auto parts manufacturer American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. (“American Axle”) to resolve allegations that its manufacturing site in Tonawanda, New York, was contaminated with chemicals and petroleum in violation of the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) and state environmental laws.

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“Help! I’ve Fallen, and I Can’t Get Out of This Contract!”: Life Alert Allegedly Failed to Alert Consumers to Their Cancellation Rights

New York AG Letitia James reached a settlement with personal emergency response company Life Alert Emergency Response, Inc. (“Life Alert”) to resolve allegations that it failed to provide customers with service contract cancellation options required by law, in violation of New York consumer protection laws. According to the assurance of discontinuance, Life Alert required customer…

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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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Debt Collector Reaches Settlement Over Data Breach Exposing Personal Information of Up to 21 Million Consumers

A bipartisan group of 41 AGs, led by Connecticut AG William Tong, Indiana AG Todd Rokita, New York AG Letitia James, and Texas AG Ken Paxton, reached a settlement with debt collection agency Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau d/b/a American Medical Collection Agency (“AMCA”) over allegations that it failed to protect the personal information of millions of consumers in a 2019 data breach in violation of the states’ respective consumer protection laws.

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