Maura Healey News

Equifax to Pay $18M Over Data Breach Affecting Nearly Three Million Mass. Residents

One of the largest consumer credit reporting agencies in the country has agreed to pay $18.2 million and undertake significant injunctive relief following a massive data breach in 2017 that compromised the personal information of nearly three million Massachusetts residents, …

Mass. Attorney General Calls on Division of Insurance to Lower Auto Premiums

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office has called on the Massachusetts Division of Insurance (DOI) to direct all auto insurance companies doing business in the state to lower premiums during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter sent Monday to Massachusetts …

Exxon Loses Jurisdiction Fight in Massachusetts Climate Suit

Exxon Mobil Corp. suffered a setback in a climate change case when a federal judge ruled that a consumer protection lawsuit filed by Massachusetts should go back to state court. U.S. District Judge William G. Young in Boston on Tuesday …

Wendy’s Pays $400K to Resolve Child Labor Law Allegations in Massachusetts

Fast-food chain Wendy’s has agreed to pay $400,000 to resolve allegations that it violated child labor laws by having teenage employees at dozens of Massachusetts restaurants work later and longer than allowed, the state attorney general’s office announced Tuesday. The …

Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Asbestos Safety, Enforcement Report

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has released a report highlighting her office’s ongoing efforts to protect children, families and workers from the health risks posed by exposure to asbestos. The report highlights the work of AG Healey’s “Healthy Buildings, Healthy …

Massachusetts Sues Exxon for Misleading Investors, Consumers About Climate Change

The state of Massachusetts sued Exxon Mobil Corp on Thursday, accusing the oil giant of misleading investors and consumers for decades about the role fossil fuels play in climate change. Attorney General Maura Healey filed the lawsuit shortly after Exxon …

Massachusetts Cleaning Company Owner Sentenced for $74K Insurance Fraud

The owner of a Malden, Mass.-based cleaning company pleaded guilty and was sentenced to jail in connection with an insurance fraud scheme that involved worker misclassification, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced. Marcello Pompa, age 41, of Saugus, Mass., pleaded …

Massachusetts Man Indicted for $45K Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Salem, Mass., man was indicted in connection with a scheme to set up a shell company to fraudulently collect benefits under a long-term care insurance policy, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced. Benjamin Johnson, 47, was indicted by a …

Massachusetts, New York Signal Purdue Faces Stiff Court Fight

The attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York gave Purdue Pharma LP a preview of the opposition it’s facing in bankruptcy court as the embattled maker of the OxyContin painkiller seeks approval of a roughly $10 billion settlement stemming from …

Massachusetts Construction Company, Owner to Pay $123K for Wage Law Violations

A Massachusetts construction company and its owner will pay $123,430 in restitution and penalties to settle allegations that it violated Massachusetts wage and hour laws, Attorney General Maura Healey announced. The AG’s Office issued two citations against WCP Construction Corp. …