Martha Coakley News

Top Aide Announces Run for Mass. Attorney General to Succeed Coakley

A former top deputy for Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley on Monday became the first person to formally announce a run for the job. Democrat Maura Healey, 42, who resigned from the office last week to run her campaign, said …

Met P&C Settles With Mass., Will Refund Alleged Overcharges

Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Company (Met P&C) — a unit of MetLife — has settled allegations in Massachusetts concerning auto insurance surcharge premiums. It was alleged that the insurer failed to refund surcharge premiums to some auto policyholders after …

Mass. Motorcyclists to Get $2.8M Refunds From Encompass, Amica Mutual

Massachusetts motorcycle owners will receive more than $2.8 million in insurance refunds as a result of settlements with two insurance companies that allegedly overcharged thousands of policyholders, according to authorities. The settlement was announced today by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha …

Mass. AG to Seek Fines Against Utility for Outages After Storms

National Grid could be facing more than $16 million in fines connected to its response to two major power outages last year. Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Thursday that her office is recommending penalties against the utility for its inadequate …

Mass. AG Coakley Seeks to Close Loophole in State’s Drunk-Driving Law

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and state lawmakers are seeking to close a loophole in the state’s drunk-driving law (Melanie’s Law) that was brought to light in a recent court decision. Responding to a Supreme Judicial Court decision issued last …

Mass. AG Coakley Advises Teenagers: Don’t Text While Driving

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and officials from across the country are advising teen drivers to be mindful of the dangers of texting while driving. “Young adults now spend more time texting, emailing, and accessing data on their phones instead …

Sunoco Will Pay $2.2M to Settle Hazardous Waste Dispute in Mass.

Sunoco, a petroleum and petrochemical manufacturing giant, will pay $2.2 million in Massachusetts to resolve a hazardous waste dispute. The company was alleged to have sought payment from a state fund for hazardous waste cleanup, while at the same time …

AG Coakley Says High Court Case Would Not Affect Massachusetts Law

Attorney General Martha Coakley says the requirement that Massachusetts residents purchase health insurance is unlikely to be altered by any ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on a similar federal provision. The high court began hearing arguments Monday on the …

Mass. AG Coakley Heading to D.C. to Make Case for Health Care Law

Attorney General Martha Coakley is heading to Washington to make a legal case for the national health care law that was modeled after Massachusetts’ own landmark 2006 health care law. On Thursday Coakley will defend the constitutionality of the national …

Mass. AG Calls Proposed Homeowners Premium Hike ‘Illegally Excessive’

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is opposing a recently proposed home insurance rate request for 150,000 consumers, calling it illegally excessive. She made her remarks during her testimony before the commissioner of insurance last week. The rate hikes are proposed …