Latest New York Attorney General's Office News

NY sues student loan servicer over program management

Oct. 3, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday against a loan servicer that handles a student loan forgiveness program for public service workers over how the program has been managed. Attorney General Letitia James’ suit filed in federal court in Manhattan against the...

Lawsuit filed against Dunkin' Donuts over security breaches

Sep. 26, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dunkin' Donuts failed to notify almost 20,000 customers across the U.S. about cyberattacks on their accounts in 2015 and inadequately warned more than 300,000 customers about another hacking attack in 2018, New York's attorney general said in a lawsuit announced Thursday. "Dunkin' failed to...

Lawsuits target ICE arrests in New York state courts

Sep. 25, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general joined the Brooklyn district attorney and several immigrant advocates' groups Wednesday in filing two separate federal lawsuits challenging Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses. The plaintiffs said ICE arrests in courthouses have...

NY finds $1B in hidden transfers by family behind OxyContin

Sep. 13, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York's attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. New York — asking a judge to enforce subpoenas of companies, banks and advisers to Purdue...

The Latest: Sackler spokesperson defends oversea transfers

Sep. 13, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Purdue Pharma's Swiss bank transfers (all times local): 10:15 p.m. A spokesperson for Mortimer D.A. Sackler has defended $1 billion in previously unknown transfers from OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to his family, saying they were "perfectly legal and appropriate in every...

Attorneys general warn about 'at-home rape kit' companies

Sep. 12, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two companies are under fire for saying they want to sell do-it-yourself rape kits to sexual assault survivors. Attorneys general in several states have sent cease-and-desist letters to the MeToo Kits Company, based in New York City, and the New Jersey-based The Preserve Group, saying the...

NY attorney general targets companies selling DIY rape kits

Sep. 12, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general has sent cease-and-desist letters to two companies that are selling do-it-yourself rape kits to sexual assault survivors. State Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, says the products being marketed by MeToo Kit and Preserve Group raise concerns because the...

Tentative opioids settlement falls short of nationwide deal

Sep. 11, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the...

As feds loom, states hit Facebook, Google with new probes

Sep. 6, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two groups of states are targeting Facebook and Google in separate antitrust probes, widening the scrutiny of Big Tech beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations into their market dominance. Facebook and Google are two of the world's largest and most ubiquitous tech...

Markets Right Now: Slight gains send S&P 500 higher for week

Sep. 6, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks eked out some narrow gains on Wall Street, enough to give the S&P 500 index its second weekly gain in a row. The market shook off an early stumble Friday thanks largely to gains in health care stocks and...