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Time to resist bad federal policies, says NY Attorney General Schneiderman

“I view it as my job to protect New Yorkers and to stand up to the federal government whenever it does something that hurts the people I represent,” Schneiderman said in Rye Brook.

Simon Property Group agrees to narrow Woodbury Common’s exclusive territory

Essentially, the attorney general says, Simon has monopoly power for outlet centers in the New York City area.

New Rochelle Nissan dealer agrees to reimburse customers for bogus anti-theft...

In many instances, the manager simply added Total Loss Protection to the bill without the buyer’s knowledge.

Hudson Valley used car dealers agree to disclose safety defects

Dealers must provide a loaner car for up to five days if repairs will take longer than a day.

New York offering data to combat blight in cities

Cities can use the code enforcement records, tax liens, and fire and police records to develop strategies to revitalize neighborhoods.

Threat of jail hangs over Port Chester restaurateur

Elisa Parto was arrested in 2014 for failure to pay the minimum wage and overtime to cooks, cleaners and cashiers.

Newburgh land bank gets $2 million to provide affordable housing

The attorney general is funding state land banks with money from settlements with large banks implicated in the housing crisis.

Peekskill company accused in home fuel oil shorting scheme

Even before a 2014 court order was issued, the DeSilvas and Terminello allegedly concocted a second scheme designed to circumvent the order.

Astorino names running mate as GOP convention kicks off

Gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino names Christopher Moss, an upstate sheriff and SAFE Act critic, as his running mate a day before the state GOP convention.

Westchester station owner fined for Sandy price gouging

Sammy Eljamal, owner of four gas stations in Westchester, agreed to pay $20,000 in penalties for excessively hiking up gas prices after Hurricane Sandy.

New Rochelle Toyota agrees to $135K settlement

Dealership had charged a $499 "administrative fee" to used car buyers.

Attorney general names chief of Investor Protection Bureau

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman last week chose Chad Johnson to serve as chief of the Investor Protection Bureau

Sears pays fine over refund policy

Customers who participated in promotion received reduced refund amounts.

Ridge Hill developer settles parking meter suit

Forest City Ratner Companies L.L.C. operated 113 unauthorized parking meters on Ridge Hill streets between October 2011 and January 2013.

Yonkers stations shell out for price gouging

Several Westchester gas stations have reached settlements with the state for price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.