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Eric Schneiderman

Following the Garner Case, We Need to Restore Confidence in Our Justice System Now

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 12.09.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

We cannot wait months for the legislature to act. We can, and must, act now. Existing state law authorizes the governor to supersede any local district attorney on any criminal matter by appointing the attorney general to investigate and prosecute the case.

Chokehold Case Stirs Debate On Special Prosecutors

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases...

Spot the Scammers, Save Your Home

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 12.05.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

Every day struggling New Yorkers who are behind on their mortgages -- facing foreclosure, and desperate to keep their heads above water -- are bombarded with TV and radio ads promising lower interest rates or a reduction in their mortgage principal if they "call now!"

Gatorade's 'War on Water' Dampened by the New York State Attorney General

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

I sent a letter of complaint about the game's deceptive messaging to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office in the hopes that he would take action against the misleading campaign. Fortunately, he did.

It's Time for Action on Climate Change

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Eric T. Schneiderman

The bottom line is clear: Climate change is a reality, and it is having a real impact. While the need for a response is urgent in communities across the country, our leaders in Washington have failed to find a way past partisan gridlock and get something done.

On Climate and the Environment, New York Is Leading Where Washington Fails

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 11.04.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

Late last month, a stalled weather front dumped more than 13.5 inches of rain in a few hours on Long Island, flooding over 1,000 homes and businesses, opening massive sinkholes, and forcing hundreds to evacuate. That's almost as much rain as Long Island typically gets in an entire summer.

Map Illustrates Bank's Alleged Racist Mortgage Policies

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- New York state filed suit on Tuesday against a Buffalo-based bank for allegedly not making home loans in black neighborhoods. Evans Ban...

New York Set To Accuse Evans Bank Of Racist 'Redlining'

The New York Times | Jessica Silver-Greenberg | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business

Drawn in thick marker along the map of upstate New York, the line snaked down the Niagara River and zigzagged east to outline a swath of Buffalo and i...

Bank Of America Deal A Victory For New York Families

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

This settlement sends a strong message that banks that prey on customers and investors will be held accountable. I will continue to investigate financial institutions that bend the rules for their own benefit, and pursue equal justice for all New York families.

Sharing is Caring. But Not in the Sharing Economy.

Brad Chase | Posted 09.24.2014 | Technology
Brad Chase

The sharing economy is taking the world by storm -- creating multi-billion dollar companies overnight and inspiring millennial entrepreneurs to squeeze cash out of anything and everything they have lying around the house.

Fighting Back Against 'Hobby Lobby'

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 09.16.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

New York State has long been a leader in advancing women's equality, stretching back to the Seneca Falls Convention 166 years ago this weekend. Sadly, as we mark this important anniversary, hard-won victories by the women's rights movement are being threatened by a radical right wing that seeks to roll back the progress we've made.

10 Firms Targeted In High-Speed Trading Probe

Posted 07.17.2014 | Business

(Refiles to correct spelling of Allston in fourth paragraph) By John McCrank NEW YORK, July 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Comm...

Airbnb Forced To Hand Over Anonymous User Records

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 05.23.2014 | Technology

Airbnb has announced it will turn over user data -- anonymized, for now -- to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. But if Schneiderman sus...

High-Speed Trading Firms Issued Subpoenas

AP | By MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 06.16.2014 | 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 05.18.2014 | 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 05.17.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | Business

Attorneys General 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 04.28.2014 | 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.