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  • trump

    Donald Trump and a Trump University textbook

    A Manhattan state Supreme Court judge found Donald Trump personally liable for knowingly running his now-defunct Trump University without a license.

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a $40 million lawsuit against Trump over the university. That case is still ongoing. [more]

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  • Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

    Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

    UPDATED October 16, 10:30 a.m.: Almost three quarters of the city’s Airbnb rentals are in violation of zoning or other laws, according to a report that will be released today by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

    According to the report, commercial operators — rather than residents trying to make ends meet — manage more than a third of the units and account for more than a third of the revenue, according to the New York Times. The report found that 6 percent of the hosts made 37 percent of the revenue. [more]

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  • mirada

    Eric Schneiderman and 161 East 110th Street in Harlem

    The developers of the Mirada condominium in Harlem have been barred from selling condo or co-op units as part of a settlement over fraud charges, according to a spokesperson for the New York Attorney General’s office. [more]

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  • ESB-and-Leona

    Empire State Building and Leona Helmsley

    The New York Attorney General’s office has delayed a $100 million payout being sought by the executors of real estate heiress Leona Helmsley’s estate amid an investigation.

    In June, the four men requested $25 million apiece for seven years of service, including management of a portfolio of 84 buildings in 17 states and the settlement of several lawsuits. Schneiderman has assigned a charity division to review documents showing how the executors handled $5.4 billion in assets over the next several months. The executors and Schneiderman are expected to meet again in court in November. [more]

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  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    The New York state Attorney General’s office is taking a second look at rules designed to protect new-condominium buyers after the real estate industry balked at a set of directives the AG sent out earlier this year.

    In August, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office circulated a memo to developers providing guidance as to how the office interpreted state laws requiring sponsors to hold buyers’ deposits in escrow until a building is completed. About seven weeks later, however, the AG’s office pulled an about-face and suspended the memo’s prescriptions. [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

    Lawyers for Airbnb this week asked a Manhattan Supreme Court judge to partially dismiss claims filed by a group of hosts seeking to block the handover of personal data by the short-term rental site. [more]

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  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    Eric Schneiderman

    From the South Florida site: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accused a Miami law firm and its Brooklyn affiliate with running a fraudulent mortgage rescue scheme.

    The lawsuit names Miami-based Litvin, Torrens & Associates, Brooklyn-based Litvin Law Firm and attorney Gennady Litvin, according to the South Florida Business Journal. Litvin has denied all the allegations. [more]

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  • reg

    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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