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FTC issues second Federal Register notice about class action settlement notice programs study

Mark Iandolo Jul. 20, 2017, 9:29am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission announced July 12 that it is issuing a second Federal Register notice to continue its study of the effectiveness of class action settlement notice programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sues oil and gas developer over allegations of age discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:29am

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on June 15 that it had filed a lawsuit against Atlas Resource Partners over allegations of pushing out a 52-year old production worker due to his age.

City Colleges of Chicago to pay $60,000 to settle case of alleged age discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:29am

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on June 14 that City Colleges of Chicago will pay $60,000 over allegations of age discrimination.

New Jersey AG announces $2 million settlement with brewing company over alleged trade practice violations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:29am

New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced on June 12 that Hunterdon Brewing Company LLC will pay $2 million over allegations of trade practice violations.

DOJ secures $1.1 million settlement with Egypt-based contractor that allegedly submitted false claims to USAID

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:29am

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on June 13 that Misr Sons Development (Hassan Allam Sons, “HAS”), a construction company based in Cairo, will pay $1.1 million over allegations of submitting false claims in connection with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contracts.

Federal court permanently bars defendants involved in alleged adulterated drug sales scheme

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:28am

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on June 15 that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Stratus Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Miami; Sonar Products Inc. of Carlstadt, N.J.; and individuals Alberto Hoyo and Juan Carlos Billoch.

Federal Trade Commission bureau directors weigh in on North Carolina legislation on real estate appraisers

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:17am

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on July 6 that the directors of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Competition and Bureau of Economics have issued a comment on the competitive impact of proposed legislation that would affect compensation for real estate appraisers in North Carolina.

DOJ secures settlement from Michigan credit union for allegedly repossessing vehicles of servicemembers

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 10:17am

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on July 6 that COPOCO Community Credit Union in Bay City, Mich. will settle allegations of illegally repossessing four servicemembers’ vehicles.

Massachusetts construction company $160,000 for wage violations on nine public projects in state

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:40am

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced on July 12 that a New Hampshire-based construction company will pay roughly $160,000 for allegations of failing to pay employees the proper prevailing wage and overtime for nine public works projects completed between 2014 and 2015.

EPA reaches agreement with pharmaceutical company over allegations of violating hazardous waste regulations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:40am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on July 13 that it reached an agreement with Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Inc. after allegations that the company had violated hazardous waste regulations at its pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Salisbury, Md.

California AG decries U.S. Department of Education for new proposal related to deceptive practices in education

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:39am

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on July 13 that he criticized the U.S. Department of Education for its proposal setting forth a new rulemaking process for deceptive practices in education. The process would replace two rules that protect students.

New York announces penalties for medi-van company charged with Medicaid fraud

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:38am

BINGHAMTON, New York (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced July 13 that Kenneth Cohn and Sharon Cohn and Yellow Medi-Van and Taxi Inc. have been convicted on Medicaid fraud and related charges.

U.S. secures $35 million settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer over oxycodone allegations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:38am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 11 that Mallinckrodt LLC, a pharmaceutical company that manufactures generic oxycodone, will pay $35 million after allegations of violating the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).

Massachusetts AG leads coalition against Remington in defective rifle trigger case

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:37am

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced on July 7 that her office is leading a coalition of 14 attorneys general in attempting to hold Remington responsible for harm caused by the company’s allegedly defective rifle triggers.

Florida AG secures settlement with Avis over alleged hidden charges to consumers

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:36am

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced on July 11 that Avis Budget Car Rental System LLC, which owns the Avis, Budget and Payless car rental companies, has settled a case involving add-on fees for cashless tolls in Florida and other related add-on charges.

DOJ closes case examining possible Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times merger

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:36am

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division released a statement on July 12 after closing its case examining the potential acquisition of the Chicago Sun-Times by tronc Inc., the owner of the Chicago Tribune.

EPA settles with two Southern California plastic product manufacturers

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:36am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced July 13 that two Southern California plastic product manufacturers will settle allegations of violating the federal Clean Water Act. According to the EPA, both companies already have returned to compliance with the law.

SEC's market abuse unit accuses scientist of insider trading

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:35am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission announced July 12 that it has charged Fei Yan, a research scientist, with insider trading.

FTC settles with four paint companies that allegedly used deceptive ads

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:35am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission announced July 11 that four paint companies have agreed to settle allegations of deceptively promoting their products as emission free or containing zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

FTC obtains court orders against two Md. office supply operations that allegedly tricked consumers

Mark Iandolo Jul. 19, 2017, 9:35am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission announced July 11 that it has obtained court orders against two Maryland-based office supply operations that allegedly tricked small businesses, nonprofit organizations and other consumers into buying overpriced supplies they never actually ordered.