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Cost of Opioid Crisis ‘Dwarfs’ Drugmakers’ Resources, N.Y. Says

The public cost of coping with the opioid crisis in the U.S. “dwarfs” the combined resources of the companies sued for allegedly causing the epidemic, including OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, a lawyer for New York State told a judge. …

Sackler Family Sued by New York Over Opioid `Catastrophe’

Purdue Pharma LP and its billionaire owners, the Sackler family, were sued by New York state for triggering an addiction epidemic with their marketing of the Oxycontin painkiller, just two days after they agreed to pay $270 million to settle …

New York AG Named Prosecutor of the Year by Fraud Association

Cited for an aggressive campaign to counter auto and healthcare insurance fraud scams, the Office of Attorney General in New York was honored with the “Prosecutor of the Year” award by the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud, a state …

New York Attorney General Recommends Tougher Data Security Law

New York’s data security law is weak and should be overhauled to require businesses to protect the personal information of consumers and employees, the state’s top law enforcement official said Wednesday. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that in …

New York Attorney General Announces Arrests in Staged Auto Accident Ring

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the arrests of five individuals for their alleged roles staging automobile accidents in Nassau and Suffolk counties to fraudulently receive insurance payouts totaling more than $100,000. The defendants, including alleged ringleader Jean …

New York Settlement With Insurer on Lead Screening

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office has reached a settlement with Excellus BlueCross BlueShield that requires the health insurer to process claims for routine childhood screenings for lead and provide refunds to consumers who paid for tests …