Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley News

Mass. Motorcycle Owners to Receive $14.6M in Refunds From Commerce

Thousands of Massachusetts motorcycle owners will receive a total of $14.6 million in insurance refunds as a result of a settlement with Commerce Insurance Company after allegedly being overcharged on their policies. The settlement was announced by Massachusetts Attorney General …

Mass. AG Sues Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Over Foreclosure Law

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is suing the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for allegedly violating the state’s 2012 foreclosure prevention law. The lawsuit alleges the federal housing regulators and the …

Mass. AG Coakley Sues Drywall Company for Allegedly Misclassifying Workers

A New Hampshire drywall company and its owner have been sued for allegedly misclassifying employees as independent contractors, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office announced today. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Suffolk Superior Court, alleges that Universal Drywall, LLC and …

Financing Firm to Pay $200K for Prematurely Cancelling Auto Policies in Mass.

An Illinois-based premium financing provider has agreed to pay $200,000 to resolve allegations that it illegally and prematurely cancelled certain financed auto insurance policies affecting nearly 200 Massachusetts customers. The agreement was announced Thursday by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s …

AG Coakley Testifies in Support of Flood Insurance Bill in Massachusetts

Concerned that increased insurance rates caused by new flood zone maps will “tip the balance” for homeowners who weathered the economic downturn but are still feeling its effects, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley testified Thursday in support of proposed state …

Mass. AG Voices Support for Federal Legislation to Address Patent Trolls

Alleging that patent trolls stifle innovation and harm the economy, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley joined 41 other states Monday in submitting a letter to two Senate committees voicing support for federal legislation that will address frivolous and abusive patent …

USAA Covers Massachusetts Same-Sex Spouses Earlier Denied

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says United Services Automobile Association will offer insurance coverage to people who had previously been denied after their same-sex Massachusetts marriages to eligible policy-holders ended. The agreement announced on Jan. 3 also calls for USAA …

Mass. AG Coakley Urges Greater Transparency for Auto Insurance Surcharges

In an effort to implement greater protections and transparency for drivers who face auto insurance surcharges, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is urging the state legislature to implement changes to the law that would prevent consumers from paying unwarranted costs. …

Mass. AG Files Federal Brief Urging Court Action on Flood Insurance

In support of a Mississippi lawsuit that alleges the new FEMA flood insurance rates are arbitrary and unlawful, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has filed an amicus brief in federal court arguing that FEMA failed to collect accurate data before …

Massachusetts AG Coakley Takes Aim at ‘Patent Trolls’

Citing the emerging trend of frivolous patent lawsuits filed against startups and technology companies, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced that her office is exploring ways to end baseless patent trolling.Patent trolling is the practice of legal shell companies, which …