Attorneys General Continue to Address Alleged COVID-19-Related Fraud and Abuse

  • Florida AG Ashley Moody reached a settlement with Sunshine Community Rx d/b/a PrecisionMed Pharmacy (“PrecisionMed”) to resolve allegations that it marketed and sold COVID-19 test kits by falsely promoting them as appropriate for at-home use. Under the terms of the settlement, PrecisionMed will fully refund its customers’ purchases of the kits, pay $5,000 in civil penalties, and cease selling the test for at-home use.
  • New York AG Letitia James sued wholesale grocery distributor Quality King Distributors, Inc. and its CEO (collectively “Quality King”) for allegedly selling Lysol products at an increased price to retailers in violation of New York’s anti-price-gouging laws. The complaint seeks injunctive relief, restitution, disgorgement, civil penalties, and attorneys’ costs, among other things.
  • Washington AG Bob Ferguson reached a settlement with property management company JRK Residential Group Inc. (“JRK”) to resolve allegations that it knowingly violated the state’s emergency eviction moratorium by sending eviction notices and other allegedly harassing communications demanding rent to tenants. Under the terms of the consent decree, JRK will pay nearly $300,000 to affected tenants and $50,000 to the state for attorneys’ fees and costs, and will be enjoined from violating the emergency eviction moratorium, among other things.