Waste Connections of Nebraska, Inc. Settlement; Syracuse Mayor Pleased

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson today announced a settlement with Waste Connections of Nebraska, Inc., resolving an investigation that focused on recycling services in Syracuse, Nebraska.  The State had concerns that at times during 2012 and 2013, Waste Connections failed to properly handle consumers’ curbside recycling materials.  The State alleged that Waste Connections treated some recycling materials and garbage from Syracuse in the same manner, transporting at least some materials to a landfill, instead of recycling those materials.   Waste Connections denies that any recycling was mishandled in Syracuse during 2012 or 2013, or any time thereafter.  Waste Connections has handled garbage hauling and disposal in Syracuse since 2002. 

AG Peterson Announces Outreach Effort to Nebraskans Qualifying for Student Loan Forgiveness

Lincoln - Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson today announced that his office would begin outreach to connect with Nebraskans who may qualify for complete discharge of their federal student loans. Students who attended a program at Corinthian Colleges, including Everest, WyoTech, and Heald College online or on-campus programs, may be eligible for complete forgiveness of their federal student loans under a program run by the US Department of Education. Approximately 380 Nebraskans may still be eligible for loan forgiveness.  The amount forgiven regarding those students is to be determined.  Students need only fill out a simple attestation form in order to apply.  

AG Peterson Announces Cephalon Settlement

Attorney General Douglas J. Peterson today announced a $125 million, 48-state settlement with Cephalon and affiliated companies (“Cephalon”). The settlement ends a multistate investigation into anticompetitive conduct by Cephalon to protect the monopoly profits it earned from its landmark wakefulness drug, Provigil.  Cephalon’s conduct delayed generic versions of Provigil from entering the market for several years. 

 

Settlement Announcement with Florida-Based Businesses for Postcard Scheme

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson today announced a settlement with Florida-based businesses United Business Services, LLC and Corporations Filing Service, LLC, as well as their principals James L. Beard and Sean M. Shaughnessy, resolving an investigation and lawsuit which focused on the operation of a postcard mailing campaign and related telephone support. Nebraska entities were solicited to purchase labor law posters and certificates of existence, but the State alleged the Defendants falsely represented that business entities needed to obtain these products in order to comply with state and federal law and to avoid fees or penalties.  Furthermore, the State alleged that the postcards intentionally appeared as though they originated from an official governmental entity, which they did not, and that the postcards were sent from a local address in Lincoln, Nebraska, which they were not.