Attorney General Eric Schneiderman http://wamc.org en NYS AG Announces Agreement With Bookseller Over Breastfeeding http://wamc.org/post/nys-ag-announces-agreement-bookseller-over-breastfeeding <p>The New York State attorney general has announced an agreement with a major bookseller to strengthen protections for mothers who breastfeed in its stores.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:42:29 +0000 Allison Dunne 94454 at http://wamc.org NYS AG Announces Agreement With Bookseller Over Breastfeeding Primary Hotline To Help Voters With Disabilities Vote http://wamc.org/post/primary-hotline-help-voters-disabilities-vote <p>New York has a hotline to help voters cast their ballots during the Tuesday's federal primary elections. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:44:49 +0000 Patrick Garrett 93307 at http://wamc.org Primary Hotline To Help Voters With Disabilities Vote NY Settles Probes Of 2 Debt Collectors http://wamc.org/post/ny-settles-probes-2-debt-collectors <p>The New York attorney general has settled investigations of two debt collectors with civil penalties and agreements they stop pursuing default judgments on claims that are legally too old to collect.</p><p>New York's statute of limitations to collect is generally six years.</p><p>Authorities say nearly 3,000 improper judgments for about $16 million will be vacated.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 89993 at http://wamc.org NY Settles Probes Of 2 Debt Collectors Local Police Department In Albany County Is First To Receive Naloxone Funds http://wamc.org/post/local-police-department-albany-county-first-receive-naloxone-funds <p>New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman visited Guilderland Police Department headquarters today to announce the first round of awards for the Community Overdose Prevention (COP) Program, which will provide 39 law-enforcement agencies across the state with funds to equip their officers with naloxone and train them to use the life-saving heroin antidote.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 22:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 89820 at http://wamc.org Local Police Department In Albany County Is First To Receive Naloxone Funds NY AG Sues FedEx Over Cigarettes http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-sues-fedex-over-cigarettes <p>The New York state attorney general says FedEx Corp. has cost the state more than $10 million by unlawfully shipping contraband cigarettes to consumers.&nbsp; Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman made the allegation Monday.</p><p>The A.G. &nbsp;announced the state has joined a federal lawsuit that New York City officials brought against the high-speed mail carrier in December.</p><p>The revised lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleges FedEx made nearly 33,000 illegal shipments of cigarettes to consumers in New York state between 2006 and 2012.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:58:53 +0000 Dave Lucas 87112 at http://wamc.org NY AG Sues FedEx Over Cigarettes Troy Housing Authority Employees Guilty http://wamc.org/post/troy-housing-authority-employees-guilty <p></p><p></p><p>New York State officials have announced guilty pleas by former Troy Housing authority employees.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:54:14 +0000 Dave Lucas 86046 at http://wamc.org Troy Housing Authority Employees Guilty NY AG Schneiderman Announces Legislation To Kill "Zombie" Properties http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-schneiderman-announces-legislation-kill-zombie-properties <p>New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was in Troy with several other Capital Region Democrats today to discuss new ways to help homeowners facing foreclosure across the state.</p><p> Attorney General Schneiderman joined local and state officials and housing advocates at the Troy Rehabilitation &amp; Improvement Program, Inc. to announce two pieces of legislation aimed at aiding homeowners facing foreclosure and helping municipalities deal with vacant properties.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:03:06 +0000 Lucas Willard 85709 at http://wamc.org NY AG Schneiderman Announces Legislation To Kill "Zombie" Properties NY A-G: Insurance Company Must Refund Students And Colleges http://wamc.org/post/ny-g-insurance-company-must-refund-students-and-colleges <p></p><p>New York officials say they've reached a settlement with Markel Insurance Co. that will result in $2.75 million in restitution to college students who were overcharged for insurance.</p><p>The Attorney General's office and Department of Financial Services say the health, accident and sports accident insurance plans resulted in nearly 3 million dollars in overcharges to about 22,000 students, including many attending SUNY schools.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:11:34 +0000 Dave Lucas 79123 at http://wamc.org NY A-G: Insurance Company Must Refund Students And Colleges Ex-US Rep. Gabby Giffords Attends NY Gun Show http://wamc.org/post/ex-us-rep-gabby-giffords-attends-ny-gun-show <p>Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords visited a gun show in New York over the weekend.</p><p>Giffords and her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, toured the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair on Sunday with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.</p><p>Giffords was there to highlight a voluntary agreement that closely monitors gun show sales in New York. It&#39;s part of her national campaign for stricter gun control.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:52:35 +0000 Jaired Crofut 75511 at http://wamc.org Ex-US Rep. Gabby Giffords Attends NY Gun Show Trump Lawyer Denies NY AG's Lawsuit Claims http://wamc.org/post/trump-lawyer-denies-ny-ags-lawsuit-claims <p>Donald Trump's attorney is accusing New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of trying to extort campaign contributions from the real estate mogul through his investigation of Trump University.</p><p>Trump attorney Michael D. Cohen tells The Associated Press that Schneiderman's lawsuit against Trump and Trump University filed Saturday is filled with falsehoods. Cohen says Trump and his university never defrauded anyone.</p><p>Cohen says Trump won't be extorted by anyone, including the attorney general.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 12:22:25 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72209 at http://wamc.org Trump Lawyer Denies NY AG's Lawsuit Claims