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Lawsuit Seeks to Designate Uber, Lyft Drivers as Employees

BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is asking for a court ruling recognizing Uber and Lyft drivers as employees under the state’s wage and hour laws. The lawsuit, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, challenges the designation of drivers as …

Massachusetts Attorney General Faults Homeowners’ Insurers’ Rate Increases

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says two of the state’s largest homeowners’ insurance companies won excessive and unwarranted rate increases of about 9 percent by taking advantage of last winter’s record snowfall. The Boston Globe reports that Healey’s office found …

New Massachusetts Attorney General Plans to Target Drug Abuse Problem

Attorney General-elect Maura Healey said Monday she was planning a major push against heroin and prescription drug abuse, including plans to expand the Massachusetts program that monitors prescription drug use and to investigate the cost of anti-overdose medication. Healey, a …