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Eric T. Schneiderman Esq.


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September 2016: 'The longer version goes this way: On Aug. 25, 2013, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit on behalf of a class of plaintiffs alleging that Trump University and its affiliates were “sham for-profit colleges” that misled consumers about what they would get for their money.'

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2016/09/why_donald_trump_and_pam_bondi_probably_won_t_face_a_corruption_investigation.html

January 2014: "In September, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that nineteen companies agreed to stop writing fake Yelp reviews and pay over $350,000 in fines.Yelp said at the time that it would like to work with law enforcement officials in other states to crack down on the practice."

http://www.webpronews.com/court-orders-yelp-to-identify-anonymous-reviewers-2014-01

May 2012: "The point is, laws are nuanced. But in the United States, it’s just plain difficult to Facebook if you’re on the sex offender registry. For years, state attorneys general have been pushing the issue, which has led to the purging of sex offenders from networks likes Facebook and MySpace. Just recently, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Operation: Game Over. That punnily-named initiative targeted another form of online social networking – game networks. In all, he announced that some high-profile companies likes Microsoft, Apple, E.A., and Disney had expunged over 3,500 registered sex offenders from platforms like Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network."

http://www.webpronews.com/should-sex-offenders-be-allowed-on-facebook-2012-05

February 2012: "More than the dollar figures, the settlement had been held up amid concern by New York’s attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, that it provided too broad of a release for banks for past misdeeds, making future investigations much more difficult."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/business/states-negotiate-25-billion-deal-for-homeowners.html

June 2011: "The New York attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, sent subpoenas to five oil and gas companies ordering them to provide documents relating to the disclosure the companies made to investors about the risks of hydrofracking, according to sources briefed on the investigation."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/29/us/politics/29naturalgas.html

Relationships

RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Student/Trainee (past or present) Amherst College Organization Jul 7, 2011
Student/Trainee (past or present) Harvard University Organization Jul 7, 2011
Organization Executive (past or present) New York (State Government) Organization Jul 7, 2011

Articles and Resources

Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
Sep 08, 2016 Why Donald Trump and Pam Bondi Probably Won’t Face a Corruption Investigation: The Supreme Court’s McDonnell decision seems to have put a chill on prosecutors.

QUOTE: Why is a charity giving money to aid a pol with whom the foundation’s head has pending legal business?....Reading through the court’s language in McDonnell, the easier hurdle is “official acts.” The justices were not certain that McDonnell’s various phone calls and luncheons represented official acts...

Slate
Jan 12, 2014 Court Orders Yelp To Identify Anonymous Reviewers

QUOTE: The Court of Appeals of Virginia ruled on Tuesday that Yelp has to reveal the names of seven reviewers who left anonymous, negative reviews of a business, which maintains that the names are critical in pursuing a defamation case against the reviewers over what it claims were false reviews from non-customers....from a Yelp spokesperson: “We are disappointed that the Virginia Court of Appeals has issued a ruling that fails to adequately protect free speech rights on the internet, and which allows businesses to seek personal details about website users — without any evidence of wrongdoing — in efforts to silence online critics,”

WebProNews
May 31, 2012 Should Sex Offenders Be Allowed On Facebook? The discussion goes beyond that initial repulsive reaction

QUOTE: Many states have laws on the books that put an outright ban on registered sex offenders using social networks. Sometimes these laws extend to things like instant messaging services and the like....there’s a wave of challenges to state laws banning sex offenders’ use of social media, and the American Civil Liberties Union is stepping in to spearhead many of them.

WebProNews
Feb 08, 2012 States Negotiate $26 Billion Deal for Homeowners

QUOTE: After months of painstaking talks, government authorities and five of the nation’s biggest banks have agreed to a $26 billion settlement that could provide relief to nearly two million current and former American homeowners harmed by the bursting of the housing bubble, state and federal officials said. It is part of a broad national settlement aimed at halting the housing market’s downward slide and holding the banks accountable for foreclosure abuses.

New York Times
Jun 28, 2011 Lawmakers Seek Inquiry of Natural Gas Industry

QUOTE: Federal lawmakers called Tuesday on several agencies, including the federal Securities and Exchange Commission, the Energy Information Administration and the Government Accountability Office, to investigate whether the natural gas industry has provided an accurate picture to investors of the long-term profitability of their wells and the amount of gas these wells can produce.

New York Times