State AG Monitor

Monthly Archives: September 2011

State AGs in the News

Posted in Consumer Protection, For-Profit Colleges, Mortgages/Foreclosures, State AGs in the News, States v. Federal Government

States vs. Federal Government 26 States Ask the U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up Constitutionality of Federal Healthcare Law 26 states have filed a petition for writ of certiorari asking the Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the Obama Administration’s healthcare law. According to the filing, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

Posted in Antitrust, Consumer Protection, Environment, Medicaid Fraud, Mortgages/Foreclosures, State AGs in the News, States v. Federal Government

Antitrust Enforcement Seven States Join U.S. Department of Justice to Block AT&T’s $39 Billion Acquisition of T-Mobile New York, California, Illinois, Washington, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania have joined the Department of Justice to block AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile. The Department of Justice has alleged that the proposed acquisition would violate U.S. antitrust… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

Posted in Consumer Protection, Contingency Fee Counsel, Environment, Medicaid Fraud, Mortgages/Foreclosures

Medicaid Fraud Forty-two State AGs and the Federal Government Settle Fraud Allegations Against Maxim Healthcare Maxim Healthcare Services, a Columbia, MD-based provider of home healthcare, agreed to a $150 million multi-jurisdictional settlement to resolve the allegations that it defrauded the Medicaid and Veterans Affairs healthcare benefits programs. The allegations include fraudulent billings and false statements… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

Posted in Consumer Protection, Environment, State AGs in the News, States v. Federal Government

States v. Federal Government: Healthcare Reform Fourth Circuit Blocks Suits Challenging Constitutionality of President Obama’s 2010 Health Care Law The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals issued two opinions yesterday in which it concluded that neither the Commonwealth of Virginia nor Liberty University had legal standing to sue the government in an attempt to block the… Continue Reading

State AGs in the News

Posted in Data Privacy, Environment, Medicaid Fraud, Mortgages/Foreclosures, State AGs in the News, States v. Federal Government

Data Breach California Amends Its Data Breach Law On August 31, 2011, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law SB 24, which contains important changes to California’s data breach notification law. SB 24 requires the inclusion of certain content in data breach notifications, including a general description of the incident, the type of information breached,… Continue Reading