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    Ed Josephson and 2401 Davidson Avenue in the Bronx

    New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today that his office has reached a settlement with Colonial Management over the company’s maintenance of 42 rent-regulated buildings in New York City – and its treatment of tenants at those properties. [more]

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  • Airbnb will not release user info to AG

    September 06, 2014 05:15PM
    From left: Airbnb founders (Photo: Business Insider) and Eric Schneiderman

    From left: Airbnb founders (Photo: Business Insider) and Eric Schneiderman

    Following a lawsuit involving more than two dozen New York Airbnb hosts, Airbnb has decided not to disclose personal information about its users to the Attorney General’s office. [more]

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  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    Home Affordable Direct, a Farmingdale, N.Y., firm, is facing allegations by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that it defrauded struggling homeowners in a scheme to collect advance fees as part of a home loan modification business.

    The attorney general, in a petition filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, asked the court to block Home Affordable Direct from doing business until it deposits $2 million in escrow, hands over customer files and pays restitution to customers. [more]

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  • Bank of America and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    Bank of America and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    New York will receive an $800 million chunk of a national $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today.  [more]

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  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    Three New York City brokerages agreed to pay penalties and change their policies to settle an investigation by the New York attorney general’s office into their alleged rejection of clients and applicants who receive government assistance.

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the settlement today with Absolute Properties, Brownstone Real Estate and Destination Real Estate. [more]

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  • Eric Schneiderman

    Eric Schneiderman

    The New York state Attorney General’s office and New York City Tax Department are seeking to dismiss a class action lawsuit that alleges city and state property tax laws are discriminatory against African Americans and Latinos.

    Plaintiffs filed the suit in February in a bid to overturn the property tax laws, which they say benefit owners of co-ops, condos and single-family homes and places an unequal tax burden on renters. A disproportionate number of New York City renters are black and Latino. [more]

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  • State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and Steven and Harriet Croman

    State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and Steven and Harriet Croman

    WEEKENDEDITION State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating allegedly illegal tactics used by Manhattan landlord Steven Croman to force out rent stabilized tenants.  [more]

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  • eichner-ag

    From left: Ian Bruce Eichner, 200 West 56th Street and Eric Schneiderman

    New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today that his office obtained a court order barring sales at the Manhattan Club, a 286-unit luxury timeshare hotel in midtown from billionaire investor Ian Bruce Eichner.

    Schneiderman launched an investigation into the 200 West 56th Street time share property in April, amid complaints from consumers who paid tens of thousands of dollars to become “owners” at the club, but have been unable to book a reservation, according to the attorney general. [more]

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  • airbnb-founders

    From left: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb’s founders

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today reached an agreement with Airbnb over the state’s investigation into the listings at the controversial short-term apartment rental site.

    Schneiderman had issued a subpoena demanding the records of more than 15,000 host users to help determine whether the site was in compliance with a law that bans the use of apartments for transient hotel guests. [more]

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  • airbnb-founders

    From left: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb’s Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

    New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman vowed to continue his attempts to investigate Airbnb users on Tuesday after a state Supreme Court judge threw out the subpoena he issued the roomsharing startup. [more]

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  • From left: Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

    From left: Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

    New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s subpoena of Airbnb hosts is really about a battle between established industry players and one of many new companies angling to disrupt traditional ways of doing business, according to Zachary Karabell’s recent Slate column. [more]

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  • From left: Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

    From left: Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman blasted short-term rental site Airbnb in his first public remarks about the site Thursday. [more]

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  • Airbnb's New York neighborhood guide

    Airbnb’s New York neighborhood guide

    The room-sharing startup Airbnb said it removed thousands of New York City-based listings from its site, after New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed an affidavit Monday in support of his subpoena attempting to identify users who are illegally renting apartments on the site. [more]

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  • From left: Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

    From left: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb’s Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

    Short-term rental site Airbnb is gearing up for a Tuesday court appearance in Albany, at which point the startup will contest the state attorney general’s subpoena for users’ personal data. [more]

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  • 15-broad

    From left: 15 Broad Street, Shaya Boymelgreen and Eric Schneiderman

    A state Supreme Court judge fully restored an earlier restraining order against Africa Israel, the co-developer at 15 Broad Street, the luxury condominium in Lower Manhattan that is the subject of an investigation by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. [more]

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  • airbnb-founders (1)

    Airbnb founders

    Home-rental startup Airbnb is close to talks for funding that would value the company at $10 billion.

    TPG Capital, a private-equity firm based in both Texas and California, is expected to be the dominant investor. The round of fundraising could reach $500 million. Dropbox and Chinese cell-phone manufacturer Xiaomi were the biggest of the 21 companies that raised new funds in the last year that pegged their valuation at $1 billion or more, the Wall Street Journal reported. The value for Airbnb has grown four-fold in a two-year period. [more]

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  • From left: Shaya Boymelgreen, Eric Schneiderman and Lev Leviev

    From left: Shaya Boymelgreen, Eric Schneiderman and Lev Leviev

    UPDATED, 5:22 p.m., Feb. 28: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that developers Jeshayahu “Shaya” Boymelgreen and Africa Israel Investments Ltd., led by billionaire Lev Leviev,have been temporarily banned by a Manhattan Supreme Court order from transacting any coop and condo sales. The ban was put in place pending a fraud investigation into dealings at the Downtown Condominium at 15 Broad Street. [more]

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  • mirada-schneiderman

    161 East 110th Street and Eric Schneiderman

    The developers of the Mirada condominium in Harlem have reached an agreement with State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to avoid a contempt charge — if they make the required repairs and obtain a permanent certificate of occupancy at the property.

    The developers, Joseph Scarpinito and Shiraz Sanjana, have agreed to deposit $200,000 into an escrow account and make repairs to stop flooding and other defects at the 161 East 110th Street condo, which are required to obtain a certificate of occupancy from the city Department of Buildings. [more]

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  • From left: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, JPMorgan Chase and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    From left: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, JPMorgan Chase and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s move to dole out at his own discretion the Empire State’s portion of a $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase has sparked criticism from the governor. [more]

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  • From left: Eric Schneiderman and Donald Trump

    From left: Eric Schneiderman and Donald Trump

    WEEKENDEDITION Donald Trump has emerged victorious from a $40 million court battle with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. In true Trump fashion, the developer took to twitter following the Manhattan Supreme Court judge’s ruling, calling Schneiderman as a “lightweight” who “just got his ass kicked.”  [more]

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