Maura Healey News

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. …

Massachusetts Man Charged in Connection with Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

The owner of a Revere, Mass.-based contracting company has been indicted in connection with a workers’ compensation insurance fraud scheme, according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Anner Valentin Amaya of Revere, Mass., was indicted by a Suffolk County Grand …

Mass. Insurance Agency to Pay $5M Restitution for Agent Overcharging Customers

A Peabody, Mass.-based insurance agency has been ordered by a Massachusetts judge to pay more than $5 million in restitution to its small business customers after they were overcharged for insurance products. The final judgment, entered by Suffolk Superior Judge …

Family Behind Purdue Pharma Pushed Opioid Marketing, Massachusetts Says

Members of the wealthy Sackler family behind Purdue Pharma LP pushed it to boost sales of OxyContin and other opioids even as questions emerged about the extent its painkillers were being abused, Massachusetts’ attorney general alleged on Tuesday. Attorney General …

Former Students Sue Massachusetts College that Abruptly Closed

Students who attended a Massachusetts college that abruptly shut its doors filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against the school and former administrators and trustees, alleging they were victims of fraud, misrepresentation and invasion of privacy. The suit, filed in U.S. …

Mass. Medical Transportation Business Cited $460K for Wage Law Violations

A Massachusetts medical transportation business and its managers has been cited $460,945 in restitution and penalties for violating workers’ rights and state wage laws. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office began investigating Watertown, Mass.-based Quantum Transportation LLC and its managers, …

Boston to Sue Drug Companies Over Opioids Epidemic

Boston is retaining a law firm to sue pharmaceutical companies for damages from the deadly opioid epidemic. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh announced Tuesday he’s tapped Motley Rice and expects the South Carolina law firm will file litigation by the fall. …

Massachusetts Sues Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma, Executives

Massachusetts on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of illegally promoting the use of opioids, and became the first state to sue the drugmaker’s executives and directors to hold them responsible as well. The …

Massachusetts Holds 7th Annual National Cyber Crime Conference

More than 700 law enforcement officers, prosecutors and investigators from across the U.S. and Canada recently attended the seventh annual National Cyber Crime Conference hosted by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. The three-day conference serves as the largest of its …

Massachusetts Top Court Rules Against Exxon in Climate Change Probe

Massachusetts’ top court on Friday rejected Exxon Mobil Corp’s bid to block the state’s attorney general from obtaining records to investigate whether the company for decades concealed its knowledge of the role fossil fuels play in climate change. The Massachusetts …