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FLSA Rising: Ever-shifting wage, hour standards promise to keep employers, lawyers struggling to keep up with law

Aug. 31, 2015, 9:53am by Stephanie Grimoldby

Chicago attorney says issues surrounding wage and hour lawsuits make it expensive to have employees, while new revisions to FLSA could lead to even more litigation. more...

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Massachusetts gas company to reduce proposed rate increase by $13M

Aug. 27, 2015, 12:26pm by Shaun Zinck

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts will reduce its proposed rate increase by more than $13 million in an agreement with the state, said Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Aug. 20.

Massachusetts race track owner and builder to pay $250K for allegations of damaging protected wetlands

Aug. 27, 2015, 11:54am by Shaun Zinck

- Palmer Motorsports Park and J. Read Corp., the owner and builder of a sports car race track in Massachusetts, will pay the state $250,000

Arkansas allowed to intervene in EPA lawsuit involving Clean Air Act

Aug. 27, 2015, 11:45am by Shaun Zinck

A federal court in Arkansas on Monday granted the state's motion to intervene in a case involving a power plant and the U.S.

Contractor being sued over its alleged mismanagement of CityTime project wants lawsuit transferred

Aug. 27, 2015, 10:23am by Jessica Karmasek

SFN Group Inc., formerly known as Spherion Corp., filed papers to have a lawsuit filed by one of its former consultants on the timekeeping system project moved to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Conservative group sends out memo urging others to reject proposed patent reforms

Aug. 26, 2015, 2:14pm by Jessica Karmasek

The Conservative Action Project released its “Memo for the Movement” on Friday, arguing that current suggested reforms -- including the House’s Innovation Act -- are unwarranted and the result of “crony corruption.”

Class actions start to mount in federal courts following Ashley Madison data breach

Aug. 26, 2015, 10:19am by Jessica Karmasek

So far, three class action complaints have been filed against Avid Life Media, the owner of the website that was designed to facilitate affairs, in federal courts in California and Texas.

Springstone Financial to pay $700,000 to customers for alleged deceiving loan program

Aug. 25, 2015, 1:54pm by Shaun Zinck

Springstone Financial, in Massachusetts, will pay $700,000 in restitution to victims for allegedly deceiving them through one of their lending programs, said the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Aug. 19.

U.S. PTO releases new proposed rules governing PTAB proceedings

Aug. 25, 2015, 1:01pm by Jessica Karmasek

PTO Director Michelle K. Lee says the changes were proposed in response to concerns from some patent owners that they are disadvantaged by certain current rules.

Makers of Copper Fit sued over effectiveness claims of products

Aug. 25, 2015, 11:00am by Shaun Zinck

The makers of the Copper Fit athletic compression products are being sued for making false representations of the effectiveness of its products.

Sears sued for allegedly charging for service it never completed

Aug. 25, 2015, 9:52am by Shaun Zinck

Sears Holdings Corp. is being sued in California court for allegedly charging an installation fee for an HVAC system and never performing the work.