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Massachusetts Septic Hauler to Pay Fine to Settle Illegal Dumping Lawsuit

A Massachusetts septic hauling company has agreed to pay up to $500,000 to settle allegations that it dumped waste into a local town’s sewer system to avoid paying disposal fees. State Attorney General Maura Healey said Friday that as part …

Apartment Builders Settle Claims of Illegal Asbestos Work in Massachusetts

The builders of an apartment complex have agreed to pay $335,000 to settle allegations that workers improperly handled asbestos-containing material during the redevelopment of a former manufacturing site in Lawrence, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said Tuesday. The agreements settle …

Purdue Pharma to Plead Guilty Over Opioid Practices; Critics Balk at Terms

Purdue Pharma LP agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription opioid OxyContin, in a deal with U.S. prosecutors that effectively sidestepped paying billions of dollars in penalties and stopped short of criminally charging …

Massachusetts Law Firm Sued by Attorney General Over Illegal Kickback Scheme

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed a lawsuit against a Massachusetts law firm, alleging it accepted tens of thousands of dollars in illegal kickbacks from a pharmacy in exchange for referring hundreds of its personal injury clients to the …

Cable Appointed Chief of New Data Privacy and Security Division in Mass. AG’s Office

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced the creation of the Data Privacy and Security Division within her office to protect consumers from threats to the privacy and security of their data. Healey has also named Sara Cable as chief …

Exxon Argues Massachusetts AG’s Climate Lawsuit Amounts to Improper Retaliation

Exxon Mobil Corp. will argue that a consumer and investor fraud lawsuit filed by the Massachusetts attorney general amounts to improper retaliation against the company over its views on climate change. The company will seek to dismiss the suit under …

Massachusetts Sues Company Over Sale of Flavored Vapes

An online e-cigarette company continued to sell flavored tobacco products to Massachusetts consumers, and failed to protect against delivery of their products to minors, in violation of state law, state Attorney General Maura Healey said in a lawsuit. The complaint …

Utility to Pay $56 Million to Resolve Deadly Massachusetts Gas Blasts Probe

NiSource Inc. will pay $56 million to resolve a probe into Massachusetts gas explosions in 2018 linked to a utility it owns that killed one person and destroyed multiple buildings, the state’s attorney general said last Thursday. Massachusetts Attorney General …

Property Services Company Agrees to $550K Settlement in Massachusetts

A property services company has agreed to pay $550,000 and change its business practices to settle allegations that it violated state consumer protection laws by illegally profiting from Massachusetts homeowners facing foreclosure, the state attorney general’s office announced Thursday. The …

Massachusetts Begins Phased Reopening, Implements Safety Standards for Workplaces

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has implemented mandatory safety standards for workplaces to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmissions as the state begins its phased reopening of businesses. All businesses in Massachusetts must develop a written plan for how they will …