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Healey sues global advertising firm for marketing addictive opioids

Healey sues global advertising firm for marketing addictive opioids By Shira Schoenberg | May 6, 2021 ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY, who has been one of the country’s strongest legal crusaders against opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma, has now filed a lawsuit against marketing firm Publicis Health for its role helping Purdue market addictive opioid pain medication.  “Today’s lawsuit reveals important new information about the misconduct that [...]

May 6th, 2021|

AGs Healey and Ellison have forged a bond in pushing for justice

AGs Healey and Ellison have forged a bond in pushing for justice By Adrian Walker, Globe Columnist  | May 4, 2021 Not long after his office won a guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison got a phone call. It came from his Massachusetts counterpart and good friend Maura Healey. She wasn’t just offering congratulations, though that [...]

May 4th, 2021|

24 States Mount Legal Fight To Block Sackler Bid For Opioid Immunity

24 States Mount Legal Fight To Block Sackler Bid For Opioid Immunity By Brian Mann  | May 3, 2021 For months, members of the Sackler family that owns Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, have portrayed their bid for immunity from future opioid lawsuits as a kind of fait accompli, a take-it-or-leave-it fix to a legal morass. In exchange for what amounts to a legal firewall [...]

May 3rd, 2021|

Mass. Attorney General taking action against pet leasing companies

Mass. Attorney General taking action against pet leasing companies By Ryan Trowbridge and Audrey Russo | April 28, 2021 (WGGB/WSHM) -- The Massachusetts Attorney General reached out to Western Mass News first about new developments in stopping predatory dog leasing in the Bay State. Companies that offer these dog leasing agreements generally aren’t advertising to temporarily lend someone a pet. In fact, the attorney general [...]

April 28th, 2021|

Attorney General Healey secures $89K from for-profit online school

Attorney General Healey secures $89K from for-profit online school April 28, 2021 BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey has secured $89,000 in payments to students from an online for-profit school offering coding boot camps to resolve allegations that the school used high pressure enrollment tactics and failed to provide proper disclosures about the program, in violation of the AG’s For-Profit School Regulations. The assurance of discontinuance, filed [...]

April 28th, 2021|

AG Healey visits Springfield to celebrate Earth Day

AG Healey visits Springfield to celebrate Earth Day By Adam Strzempko | April 22, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The city of Springfield held a tree planting ceremony Thursday to commemorate Earth Day. READ MORE ON WWLP.COM By Adam Strzempko | April 22, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The city of Springfield held a tree planting ceremony Thursday to commemorate [...]

April 22nd, 2021|

Fake coronavirus vaccine cards: Maura Healey, 41 other AGs sound alarm about third-party site

Fake coronavirus vaccine cards: Maura Healey, 41 other AGs sound alarm about third-party site By Rick Sobey  | April 21, 2021 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and 41 other AGs are sounding the alarm about fake COVID vaccine cards being sold on a third-party website, and demanded the site immediately stop the sales. Those who run the third-party site, OfferUp, say they “actively remove” the posts [...]

April 21st, 2021|

Coalition of Attorneys General ask Congress to increase public housing funding

Coalition of Attorneys General ask Congress to increase public housing funding By Amy Phillips  | April 19, 2021 BOSTON (WWLP) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general asking Congress to increase the funding by $30 billion for the nation’s public housing system as part of President Biden’s infrastructure plan. READ MORE ON WWLP.COM By Amy [...]

April 19th, 2021|

AG Healey speaks to essential women workers about wage theft

AG Healey speaks to essential women workers about wage theft By Laura Crimaldi, Globe Staff | April 17, 2021 The women said they came to Massachusetts to escape poverty, police corruption, and the aftermath of natural disasters in their hometowns. But when they went to work in private homes, the food and restaurant industry, and cleaning office buildings, the women said they were exposed to [...]

April 17th, 2021|

AG Maura Healey Reminds Public ID, Other Info. Not Required For Vaccine

AG Maura Healey Reminds Public ID, Other Info. Not Required For Vaccine By WBZ NewsRadio | April 15, 2021 BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — As more people become eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine in Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey said she wants to remind the public and vaccine providers about what is not required to get the shot. In a statement, Healey said ID cards, Social Security [...]

April 15th, 2021|

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Healey sues global advertising firm for marketing addictive opioids

Healey sues global advertising firm for marketing addictive opioids By Shira Schoenberg | May 6, 2021 ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY, who has been one of the country’s strongest legal crusaders against opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma, has now filed a lawsuit against marketing firm Publicis Health for its role helping Purdue market addictive opioid pain medication.  “Today’s lawsuit reveals important new information about the misconduct that caused the opioid crisis, and it’s another step towards getting accountability for the families around Massachusetts who have been hurt,” Healey said at a virtual press conference.  Publicis Health is the latest company to be swept up in legal attempts to hold companies accountable for their role in the national epidemic of opioid addiction. Facing numerous lawsuits, the Sackler [...]

May 6th, 2021|

AGs Healey and Ellison have forged a bond in pushing for justice

AGs Healey and Ellison have forged a bond in pushing for justice By Adrian Walker, Globe Columnist  | May 4, 2021 Not long after his office won a guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison got a phone call. It came from his Massachusetts counterpart and good friend Maura Healey. She wasn’t just offering congratulations, though that was part of the reason for her call. Healey was looking for advice about what to say about the verdict — to the public, and also to her own staff, which had been watching the trail with rapt attention. “I wanted help in my messaging — in messaging what I knew wasn’t justice,” Healey said. “He told [...]

May 4th, 2021|

24 States Mount Legal Fight To Block Sackler Bid For Opioid Immunity

24 States Mount Legal Fight To Block Sackler Bid For Opioid Immunity By Brian Mann  | May 3, 2021 For months, members of the Sackler family that owns Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, have portrayed their bid for immunity from future opioid lawsuits as a kind of fait accompli, a take-it-or-leave-it fix to a legal morass. In exchange for what amounts to a legal firewall for the Sacklers and their remaining empire, members of the family have offered to forfeit control of their bankrupt drug company and pay $4.2 billion from their private fortunes. Judge Robert Drain, who is presiding over the case in White Plains, N.Y., has suggested that such a deal may be desirable and achievable along these broad lines. [...]

May 3rd, 2021|

Mass. Attorney General taking action against pet leasing companies

Mass. Attorney General taking action against pet leasing companies By Ryan Trowbridge and Audrey Russo | April 28, 2021 (WGGB/WSHM) -- The Massachusetts Attorney General reached out to Western Mass News first about new developments in stopping predatory dog leasing in the Bay State. Companies that offer these dog leasing agreements generally aren’t advertising to temporarily lend someone a pet. In fact, the attorney general said they often target people who can’t afford the one time cost of a pet. However, the finance charges on these lease agreements can be so high, Maura Healey said people often fall behind on payments after growing attached to the pet and that’s when, she said, the companies threaten to repossess the animal. That’s exactly what [...]

April 28th, 2021|

Attorney General Healey secures $89K from for-profit online school

Attorney General Healey secures $89K from for-profit online school April 28, 2021 BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey has secured $89,000 in payments to students from an online for-profit school offering coding boot camps to resolve allegations that the school used high pressure enrollment tactics and failed to provide proper disclosures about the program, in violation of the AG’s For-Profit School Regulations. The assurance of discontinuance, filed on Monday in Suffolk Superior Court against Flatiron School LLC alleges that between March 2016 and February 2020, Flatiron violated the state’s for-profit and occupational school regulations designed to curb deceptive and unfair practices and increase protections for prospective students. Under the terms of the settlement, Flatiron, located in New York City, will pay $89,000, which will provide relief [...]

April 28th, 2021|

AG Healey visits Springfield to celebrate Earth Day

AG Healey visits Springfield to celebrate Earth Day By Adam Strzempko | April 22, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The city of Springfield held a tree planting ceremony Thursday to commemorate Earth Day. READ MORE ON WWLP.COM By Adam Strzempko | April 22, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The city of Springfield held a tree planting ceremony Thursday to commemorate Earth Day. READ MORE ON WWLP.COM RECENT NEWS

April 22nd, 2021|

Fake coronavirus vaccine cards: Maura Healey, 41 other AGs sound alarm about third-party site

Fake coronavirus vaccine cards: Maura Healey, 41 other AGs sound alarm about third-party site By Rick Sobey  | April 21, 2021 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and 41 other AGs are sounding the alarm about fake COVID vaccine cards being sold on a third-party website, and demanded the site immediately stop the sales. Those who run the third-party site, OfferUp, say they “actively remove” the posts from its platform. A spokesperson said on Wednesday the posts are usually found and taken down in less than an hour. The National Association of Attorneys General recently wrote a letter to the company, saying they learned that some users on the OfferUp platform are marketing and selling blank or fraudulently completed COVID vaccine cards. The cards [...]

April 21st, 2021|

Coalition of Attorneys General ask Congress to increase public housing funding

Coalition of Attorneys General ask Congress to increase public housing funding By Amy Phillips  | April 19, 2021 BOSTON (WWLP) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general asking Congress to increase the funding by $30 billion for the nation’s public housing system as part of President Biden’s infrastructure plan. READ MORE ON WWLP.COM By Amy Phillips  | April 19, 2021 BOSTON (WWLP) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general asking Congress to increase the funding by $30 billion for the nation’s public housing system as part of President Biden’s infrastructure plan. READ MORE ON WWLP.COM RECENT NEWS [...]

April 19th, 2021|

AG Healey speaks to essential women workers about wage theft

AG Healey speaks to essential women workers about wage theft By Laura Crimaldi, Globe Staff | April 17, 2021 The women said they came to Massachusetts to escape poverty, police corruption, and the aftermath of natural disasters in their hometowns. But when they went to work in private homes, the food and restaurant industry, and cleaning office buildings, the women said they were exposed to harsh working conditions and didn’t receive wages they were owed. On Saturday, a half dozen women, some of them immigrants, described their workplace experiences at a virtual news conference organized by the Matahari Women Workers’ Center in Boston to call attention to wage theft and its impact on essential workers. The event included a recorded message from [...]

April 17th, 2021|

AG Maura Healey Reminds Public ID, Other Info. Not Required For Vaccine

AG Maura Healey Reminds Public ID, Other Info. Not Required For Vaccine By WBZ NewsRadio | April 15, 2021 BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — As more people become eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine in Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey said she wants to remind the public and vaccine providers about what is not required to get the shot. In a statement, Healey said ID cards, Social Security numbers, health insurance information, and other forms of identification are not required to get the vaccine. She added, people cannot be turned away because they don't have them. "Our most vulnerable populations, including immigrants, have been hard hit by COVID-19 infections, yet they often face the greatest barriers to accessing the vaccine,” Healey said. The federal government [...]

April 15th, 2021|

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