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State sues home security company, alleging widespread deceptive business practices

State sues home security company, alleging widespread deceptive business practices By Andy Rosen, Globe Staff | November 27, 2019 It’s being described as the company that wouldn’t go away. Invited into homes and businesses to provide monitoring services, Safe Home Security allegedly ignored customers’ requests to cancel, billing many of them hundreds of dollars for what state officials say were services that were not wanted [...]

November 27th, 2019|

AG Healey Reaches $4 Million Settlement With Debt Collector

AG Healey Reaches $4 Million Settlement With Debt Collector By Simón Rios, WBUR Staff | November 11, 2019 Attorney General Maura Healey’s office has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with a debt collection firm she said was illegally targeting the elderly, people with disabilities and others whose income is exempt from debt collection liabilities. Portfolio Recovery Assets “lied to consumers,” Healey said. “It knew that they were [...]

November 11th, 2019|

Attorney General Maura Healey Brings Sandy Hook Promise Program To Massachusetts

Attorney General Maura Healey Brings Sandy Hook Promise Program To Massachusetts By Joe Mathieu and Craig LeMoult, Morning Edition | October 31, 2019 Students in 50 school districts across the state are learning about mental health and violence prevention through a program run by the organization Sandy Hook Promise. The group was started by families in Newtown, Connecticut after the school shooting there in 2012, and [...]

October 31st, 2019|

ExxonMobil is about to discover how formidable Maura Healey is

ExxonMobil is about to discover how formidable Maura Healey is By Scott Lehigh, Globe Columnist | October 31, 2019 Chutzpah, thy name is ExxonMobil. Everyone knows the oft-cited example of that brazen quality: the fictional fellow who murders both his parents and then begs the court for mercy because he is an orphan. But ExxonMobil has just offered a real-world classic of its own in [...]

October 31st, 2019|

AG: Former leader of nonprofit for special needs kids, adults stole thousands

AG: Former leader of nonprofit for special needs kids, adults stole thousands By WCVB | October 16, 2019 REVERE, Mass. — The former president of a nonprofit was indicted in connection with an embezzlement scheme in which she stole thousands of dollars from the organization for personal use, Attorney General Maura Healey said. Michelle DeMauro, 48, of Revere, was indicted Monday by a Suffolk County [...]

October 16th, 2019|

OPINION Bankruptcy isn’t for Sackler billionaires

OPINION Bankruptcy isn’t for Sackler billionaires By Maura Healey  | October 9, 2019 Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are back in court this week seeking to halt the lawsuits that would hold them accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic. The Sacklers made billions of dollars selling OxyContin, while thousands of Americans became addicted, overdosed, and died. The Massachusetts state court [...]

October 9th, 2019|

Maura Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President

Maura Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 Friends- I wanted you to be the first to know that I’m proudly endorsing Elizabeth Warren for President. I’ve been lucky to work with Elizabeth since well before she became our Senator. During the 2008 financial crisis, as a lawyer in the Attorney General’s Office, Elizabeth was instrumental in helping us navigate how to stop foreclosures and keep families [...]

September 12th, 2019|

AG Maura Healey plans to sue feds to protect wildlife

AG Maura Healey plans to sue feds to protect wildlife BY KATIE LANNAN | STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON – The Trump administration on Monday rolled out plans to change the implementation of the Endangered Species Act, prompting Attorney General Maura Healey to announce she will sue over the move, saying it would dismantle important protections for at-risk wildlife and their habitats. “By gutting key [...]

August 15th, 2019|

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sues Environmental Protection Agency over continued use of pesticide, says residue can be a danger to children

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sues Environmental Protection Agency over continued use of pesticide, says residue can be a danger to children By Tim Jones | Masslive.com Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has joined attorney generals from five other states to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the agency failed to ban a widely-used pesticide despite evidence of dangers to children. [...]

August 9th, 2019|

Attorney General Maura Healey says unregulated e-cigarette flavors getting a new generation hooked on nicotine

Attorney General Maura Healey says unregulated e-cigarette flavors getting a new generation hooked on nicotine By Steph Solis | July 16, 2019 | Masslive.com Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey called on state lawmakers to move forward with legislation that bans flavored tobacco products, including vapes, from retailers across the commonwealth. “The research is clear: flavor in tobacco products increases their appeal to young people and [...]

July 16th, 2019|

LATEST NEWS

State sues home security company, alleging widespread deceptive business practices

State sues home security company, alleging widespread deceptive business practices By Andy Rosen, Globe Staff | November 27, 2019 It’s being described as the company that wouldn’t go away. Invited into homes and businesses to provide monitoring services, Safe Home Security allegedly ignored customers’ requests to cancel, billing many of them hundreds of dollars for what state officials say were services that were not wanted — and in some cases were no longer being provided. The office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is suing the Connecticut company, alleging in court filings that Safe Home Security uses “unfair and deceptive business practices affecting thousands of Massachusetts consumers.” In Suffolk Superior Court on Wednesday, Judge Brian A. Davis said he would likely enter [...]

November 27th, 2019|

AG Healey Reaches $4 Million Settlement With Debt Collector

AG Healey Reaches $4 Million Settlement With Debt Collector By Simón Rios, WBUR Staff | November 11, 2019 Attorney General Maura Healey’s office has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with a debt collection firm she said was illegally targeting the elderly, people with disabilities and others whose income is exempt from debt collection liabilities. Portfolio Recovery Assets “lied to consumers,” Healey said. “It knew that they were on Social Security, it knew that they were receiving disability, and instead of not collecting on this, [the company] pressured these folks into paying these debts, using that exempt income, using their Social Security money, their disability money. “That’s a problem.” The Delaware-based firm does not admit to any violations charged under the Consumer Protection Act, court [...]

November 11th, 2019|

Attorney General Maura Healey Brings Sandy Hook Promise Program To Massachusetts

Attorney General Maura Healey Brings Sandy Hook Promise Program To Massachusetts By Joe Mathieu and Craig LeMoult, Morning Edition | October 31, 2019 Students in 50 school districts across the state are learning about mental health and violence prevention through a program run by the organization Sandy Hook Promise. The group was started by families in Newtown, Connecticut after the school shooting there in 2012, and Attorney General Maura Healey recently brought the program to Massachusetts. Healey and Sandy Hook Promise Co-founder Mark Barden visited one of those schools on Wednesday. As about 20 students from Garfield Middle School in Revere learned about the program, they shared their concerns about gun violence in schools and talked about how they might prevent future incidents [...]

October 31st, 2019|

ExxonMobil is about to discover how formidable Maura Healey is

ExxonMobil is about to discover how formidable Maura Healey is By Scott Lehigh, Globe Columnist | October 31, 2019 Chutzpah, thy name is ExxonMobil. Everyone knows the oft-cited example of that brazen quality: the fictional fellow who murders both his parents and then begs the court for mercy because he is an orphan. But ExxonMobil has just offered a real-world classic of its own in response to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s announcement that she will sue the corporation for allegedly misleading investors about its internal financial calculations regarding climate change — and consumers about the warming effects of its petroleum products. “The Massachusetts attorney general’s office has filed a baseless complaint three years after announcing its politically motivated investigation, during which they have [...]

October 31st, 2019|

AG: Former leader of nonprofit for special needs kids, adults stole thousands

AG: Former leader of nonprofit for special needs kids, adults stole thousands By WCVB | October 16, 2019 REVERE, Mass. — The former president of a nonprofit was indicted in connection with an embezzlement scheme in which she stole thousands of dollars from the organization for personal use, Attorney General Maura Healey said. Michelle DeMauro, 48, of Revere, was indicted Monday by a Suffolk County grand jury on two counts of larceny over $1,200 by single scheme, tax evasion, failure to collect or pay tax, keep records or supply information and two counts of obtaining a signature under false pretenses. "Very bad bookkeeping. Very, very bad bookkeeping," she said of the allegations after her arraignment Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court. Healey's office [...]

October 16th, 2019|

OPINION Bankruptcy isn’t for Sackler billionaires

OPINION Bankruptcy isn’t for Sackler billionaires By Maura Healey  | October 9, 2019 Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are back in court this week seeking to halt the lawsuits that would hold them accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic. The Sacklers made billions of dollars selling OxyContin, while thousands of Americans became addicted, overdosed, and died. The Massachusetts state court recently denied efforts by Purdue and the Sacklers to dismiss our office’s case. Now, they are asking a bankruptcy court to freeze our lawsuit and those brought by dozens of other states and hundreds of American cities and towns. Our actions to enforce the law should be allowed to go forward. Massachusetts was the first state to [...]

October 9th, 2019|

Maura Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President

Maura Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 Friends- I wanted you to be the first to know that I’m proudly endorsing Elizabeth Warren for President. I’ve been lucky to work with Elizabeth since well before she became our Senator. During the 2008 financial crisis, as a lawyer in the Attorney General’s Office, Elizabeth was instrumental in helping us navigate how to stop foreclosures and keep families in their homes. In the last five years, we’ve spent hours working together to help students, veterans and workers -  people who needed a champion. What I’ve come to know is that Elizabeth Warren is laser focused on how we help families in this state and across this country. She also knows that you can’t just tell people [...]

September 12th, 2019|

AG Maura Healey plans to sue feds to protect wildlife

AG Maura Healey plans to sue feds to protect wildlife BY KATIE LANNAN | STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON – The Trump administration on Monday rolled out plans to change the implementation of the Endangered Species Act, prompting Attorney General Maura Healey to announce she will sue over the move, saying it would dismantle important protections for at-risk wildlife and their habitats. “By gutting key components of the Endangered Species Act, one of our country’s most successful environmental laws, the Trump administration is putting our most imperiled species and our vibrant local tourism and recreation industries at risk,” Healey said in a statement. “We will be taking the administration to court to defend federal law and protect our rare animals, plants, and [...]

August 15th, 2019|

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sues Environmental Protection Agency over continued use of pesticide, says residue can be a danger to children

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sues Environmental Protection Agency over continued use of pesticide, says residue can be a danger to children By Tim Jones | Masslive.com Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has joined attorney generals from five other states to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the agency failed to ban a widely-used pesticide despite evidence of dangers to children. The multi-state lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday, claims the EPA allowed continued use of chlorpyrifos on food crops despite evidence of risks. “Chlorpyrifos acts by inhibiting an enzyme that is key to the proper development and functioning of the central nervous system and brain,” read a statement from Healey’s [...]

August 9th, 2019|

Attorney General Maura Healey says unregulated e-cigarette flavors getting a new generation hooked on nicotine

Attorney General Maura Healey says unregulated e-cigarette flavors getting a new generation hooked on nicotine By Steph Solis | July 16, 2019 | Masslive.com Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey called on state lawmakers to move forward with legislation that bans flavored tobacco products, including vapes, from retailers across the commonwealth. “The research is clear: flavor in tobacco products increases their appeal to young people and promotes initiation,” Healey said during the Joint Committee on Public Health heading Tuesday afternoon. “The good news is we know what works. We’ve fought Big Tobacco before and won.” Healey testified after teens and pediatricians who shared their concerns about flavor e-cigarettes and urged lawmakers to approve the bills S.1279 and H.1902. She was surrounded by ardent [...]

July 16th, 2019|