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AG Shapiro Secures $2.75 Million for Pennsylvania Mortgage Loan Borrowers

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro, as part of a multistate effort, today announced that his office obtained an $86.3 million settlement from Nationstar Mortgage, the country’s fourth-largest mortgage servicer. He is joined by 49 other Attorneys General, the District of Columbia, and other state and federal agencies. The settlement in the form of a consent judgment, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, resolves allegations that Nationstar, which does business as “Mr. Cooper,” violated consumer protection laws. In Pennsylvania, the settlement affected 2,234 loans for a total of $2.75 million in restitution for these borrowers.

AG Shapiro: Senator Casey Joins Call for Police Hiring Reform

HARRISBURG – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey formally joined the coalition formed by Attorney General Shapiro to end the practice of law enforcement agencies unknowingly hiring officers with documented patterns of excessive use of force or other misconduct.

Attorney General Shapiro Announces $6 Million Settlement with Debt-Buying and Debt-Collector Companies

HARRISBURG —Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today that Pennsylvania and 41 other states and the District of Columbia have reached a $6 million settlement with Encore Capital Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries Midland Credit Management, Inc. and Midland Funding, LLC, which collectively form one of the nation’s largest debt buyers. The settlement requires the companies to make key reforms to how they collect consumers’ debts and eliminates over $256,000 in debts owed by 155 Pennsylvanians.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Governor Tom Wolf Announce New Online Tool to Report Suspicious Prescription Drug Activity

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today joined Governor Tom Wolf at the Capitol Building to announce the launch of a new online tool to report suspicious activity regarding prescription drugs.  The suspicious activity report form is fully integrated into the Commonwealth’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Tool (PDMP) and can also be accessed by anyone at 

AG Shapiro: George Smith Towing Violates Agreement, Exploits More Consumers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 17, 2020 HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today that he is seeking restitution for more than 200 consumers and sanctions against a Philadelphia towing company for violating the terms of a previous agreement it had with his Office of Attorney General. The settlement agreement, in the form of […]

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Files Lawsuit to Block Trump Administration’s Attempt to Undermine Affordable Care Act

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s Association Health Plan Rule, which expands the criteria for forming health plans for the purpose of evading consumer protections and undermining the Affordable Care Act. These kinds of health plans have a history and are prone to fraud, mismanagement, and abuse, with millions in unpaid claims for policyholders and providers, often leading to consumer bankruptcies.

Pennsylvania Takes Legal Action against Trump Administration to Protect Pennsylvanians’ Health from Ozone and Smog

PHILADELPHIA —Attorney General Josh Shapiro was joined by Governor Tom Wolf to announce he filed a lawsuit today along with 14 other states challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to delay implementing a rule to reduce levels of ground-level ozone or smog — critical to protecting Pennsylvanians and Americans from dangerous pollution. A recent New York […]

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