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Democratic AGs Seek Review of Sweeping U.S. Postal Service Changes

A group of 20 Democratic AGs, led by New York AG Letitia James and Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro, filed a complaint with the Postal Regulatory Commission urging that it order the U.S. Postal Service (“USPS”) to request an advisory opinion regarding the Postmaster General’s strategic ten-year plan for USPS.

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State Contractor Sentenced for Wage Theft, Pays $20 Million in Employee Compensation

Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro announced that state contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. (“Hawbaker”) pleaded nolo contendere to four counts of theft relating to Hawbaker’s alleged underpayment of more than $20 million to its employees in violation of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act, the federal Davis-Bacon Act, and/or the Davis-Bacon Related Acts.

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State Contractor Criminally Charged for Alleged Underpayment of Fringe Benefits to Prevailing Wage Workers

Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro charged state contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. (“Hawbaker”) with four counts of theft relating to Hawbaker’s alleged underpayment of more than $20 million to its employees in violation of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act and the federal Davis-Bacon Act. The complaint alleges, among other things, that Hawbaker routinely miscalculated and wrongly…

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules that Consumer Protection Law Only Actionable Against Sellers

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a decision constraining the scope of the state’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (“UTPCPL”), resulting in dismissal of UTPCPL claims brought by the Pennsylvania AG’s Office against oil and gas companies. In its 6-1 decision in Commonwealth v. Chesapeake Energy, et. al, No. 81 MAP 2019, the Court…

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