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Eric Schneiderman

High-Speed Trading Firms Issued Subpoenas

AP | By MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An official familiar with the investigation said the New York Attorney General's Office has issued subpoenas to six firms and se...

Gerry Smith

Smartphone Industry Promises 'Kill Switch' To Reduce Thefts

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology

After months of resisting the idea, the smartphone industry says it is ready to introduce new anti-theft technology that could reduce the rising numbe...

Dave Jamieson

Domino's Franchisees Admit They've Been Shorting Workers On Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

The owners of 23 Domino's Pizza locations in New York agreed Thursday to pay workers nearly half a million dollars to settle a wage-theft investigatio...

Sketchy Wall St. Practice Under Scrutiny

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

March 18 (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether U.S. stock exchanges and alternative tradi...

Dave Jamieson

More Bad News For McDonald's

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business

New York state has reached a settlement with the owner of seven McDonald's franchises that will give nearly $500,000 to fast-food workers who claimed ...

U.S. Attorneys General Urge Retailers To Stop Selling Tobacco

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

By Phil Wahba March 17 (Reuters) - A group of 28 U.S. attorneys general has urged Walmart and four other big retailers...

24 States Pressure Walmart, Walgreens To Stop Selling Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business

Attorney Generals from 24 states, Washington D.C., and three U.S. territories sent letters to the country's biggest pharmaceutical retailers Monday, i...

Amanda Terkel

Major League Soccer Steps Up Efforts To Protect Gay Players

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.13.2014 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) announced Wednesday that Major League Soccer was launching an effort to protect current ...

Officials: Pharmacists Used HIV Patients To Make Millions

| Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime

By Gustavo Solis and Mathew Katz FORDHAM — Police arrested the owners of a Bronx pharmacy, along with its head pharmacist, for bilking million of...

The Wire

David Crisanti | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
David Crisanti

On Friday the NYS attorney general's office announced that the news-release company Business Wire would stop selling direct access to corporate earnings reports. The idea is to prevent some market participants from having market moving information before others.

At the Scene of a History-Making Cockfight Raid

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

These arrests and the enormous number of animal seized should open some eyes to the modern face of this abhorrent crime -- it's both more prevalent and more savage than most dare to think.

Elizabeth Warren: 'It Hurts... It Just Makes Me Madder Than Hell'

Mike Lux | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Some political leaders turn from talking about "me" and instead talk about "we." They believe in building a movement that will change things rather than just bragging about themselves and furthering their own careers, and because of that they do actually start changing things. That's what Elizabeth Warren does; that is who she is.

Cuomo, Schneiderman Reach Crucial Agreement

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business

Jan 21 (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman, the state's attorney general, have reached an agreement on how to divide a ...

Trump Accuses NY Attorney General Of Ethics Breach

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 12.23.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Celebrity developer Donald Trump has filed two ethics complaints against state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, accusing him ...

It's Time to Investigate Pearson in Texas, Too

Jason Stanford | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Jason Stanford

There's ample evidence that state officials have put the lazy in laissez faire when it comes to providing effective oversight of Pearson's massive contract.

Domino's Workers Get Jobs Back After Protesting Unfair Wages

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2013 | Business

Twenty five Domino's employees who were fired for calling out what they described as illegal labor conditions have been given their jobs back, New Yor...

New Report Should Put the Freeze on Bloomberg's Hot Air About the Efficacy of Stop-and-Frisk

Nahal Zamani | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Nahal Zamani

Attorney General Schneiderman's report adds to the body of evidence showing that Mayor Bloomberg is simply wrong in asserting that stop and frisk is an effective crime-fighting tactic.

JPMorgan Announces Historic Settlement

Posted 11.20.2013 | Business

JPMorgan Chase has reached a $13 billion agreement with the U.S. government settling claims that the nation's largest bank by assets misrepresented th...

Only Half Of Stop-And-Frisk Arrests Yield Convictions, Report Says

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

By Chris Francescani NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - About half of New York City's police arrests using the controversial stop-and-frisk ...

$13 Billion and Counting

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Big bank executives are finally starting to sweat. Having gotten away for many years with relatively tiny, slap-on-the-wrist fines where they got exemption from any future legal action, a big $13 billion fine with no criminal side settlement is a different ballgame entirely.

Airbnb Petition Asks Users To Help Block Subpoena

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 10.15.2013 | New York

Following a subpoena issued by New York state demanding Airbnb fork over confidential user records, the popular tech company used for short-term renta...

Long Arm of the Law Catches Up to High-Speed Trading: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

James Grundvig | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
James Grundvig

At the Bloomberg Link Markets 50 Summit, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made a point that he has set out to level the playing field...

NY Probing "World Trade Center' Naming Rights Sale

AP | DAVID PORTER and MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 10.07.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is expanding its probe nationwide into the 1980s sale of the rights to the name "World Trade Center" to...

New York Goes After Major Bank

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business

ALBANY, N.Y. -- ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's attorney general says he's suing Wells Fargo to force compliance with terms of last year's national ...

Zach Carter

Another Whopping JPMorgan Chase Legal Settlement Under Discussion

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.26.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Federal and state authorities are discussing an $11 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase that would resolve numerous allegations of mo...