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Tim Eyman, company reimburse Washington attorney general, allowing campaign finance case to continue

Mark Iandolo Sep. 23, 2016, 8:22pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that Tim Eyman and his for-profit company have reimbursed the attorney general’s office $10,000.

Louisiana AG cancels outside legal contracts in case involving drywall damages

Mark Iandolo Sep. 23, 2016, 8:15pm

BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has cancelled the outside legal contracts related to the State of Louisiana, ex rel. James D. (“Buddy”) Caldwell v. Knauf Gips KG et al. lawsuit.

Texas settles with 21 convenience stores that allegedly sold contact lenses without prescriptions

Mark Iandolo Sep. 23, 2016, 8:06pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced settlements with 21 convenience and dollar stores in the San Antonio area that allegedly violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Texas Optometry Act by selling contact lenses without requiring a prescription upon purchase.

Montana and ExxonMobil reach settlement in case related to 2011 oil spill

Mark Iandolo Sep. 23, 2016, 8:03pm

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Attorney General Tim Fox, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Interior have announced a proposed $12 million settlement with ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. after a Yellowstone River oil spill in 2011.

Whole Foods to pay $3.5 million over alleged hazardous waste violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 23, 2016, 7:55pm

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – Whole Foods Inc. will pay $3.5 million and promote hazardous waste compliance after allegations of improperly identifying or mishandling hazardous waste at company facilities in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

SEC announces fraud charges in case involving illegal stock sales for marijuana business

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2016, 11:38am

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced fraud charges against William J. Sears, Scott M. Dittman and Cliffe R. Bodden for their alleged scheme involving illegal stock sales and false financial filings of a company that makes containers for growing marijuana.

Security giant Guardsmark to pay $115,000 after discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2016, 11:37am

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that security giant Guardsmark will pay $115,000 after allegations of retaliation discrimination.

EEOC targets Laquila for alleged racial harassment

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2016, 11:35am

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a lawsuit against New York excavation and construction company Laquila for allegations of racial harassment.

EEOC announces $81,500 settlement with Mayflower Seafood after sexual harassment allegations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2016, 11:34am

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that Mayflower Seafood in Goldsboro, N.C., will pay $81,500 after allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation.

Court keeps motion in place to ban E-Racer Tech from doing business in Florida

Mark Iandolo Sep. 21, 2016, 8:39am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has announced a decision by the Fourth District Court of Appeals that keeps in place Bondi’s motion to enjoin E-Racer Tech LLC and owner James N. Veser from doing business in Florida and freezing assets.

FTC delivers final order in case involving Teva's acquisition of Allergan

Mark Iandolo Sep. 20, 2016, 8:57am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced, following a public comment period, it approved a final order in the Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. case.

Renna Optical in New York to pay $24,000 for allegedly violating Medicaid billing rules

Mark Iandolo Sep. 20, 2016, 8:57am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced a settlement agreement with John Renna, who does business as Renna Optical, after allegations he caused Medicaid to pay for eyewear in violation of Medicaid billing rules.

EEOC alleges casino violated federal disability discrimination laws

Mark Iandolo Sep. 20, 2016, 8:56am

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a lawsuit against M.G. Oil Company, operators of Happy Jack’s Casino in South Dakota, for allegations for disability discrimination.

Oregon, Oracle agree to settlement in health care exchange case

Mark Iandolo Sep. 20, 2016, 8:54am

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) — Oregon Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum has announced the state of Oregon, Oracle America Inc. and Oracle reseller Mythics Inc. have agreed to a settlement in the Oregon health care exchange case.

EEOC targets MedStar Harbor Hospital for allegations of disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 20, 2016, 8:53am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a lawsuit against MedStar Harbor Hospital for allegations of disability discrimination.

Self-proclaimed 'stock trading whiz kid' to pay nearly $1.5 million to resolve fraud allegations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 20, 2016, 8:52am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced Manuel E. Jesus and his newsletter company Wealthpire Inc. will pay close to $1.5 million after allegations of defrauding subscribers through false statements and misrepresentations.

FTC, Justice Department urge U.S. Court of Appeals not to hear Texas Medical Board plea

Mark Iandolo Sep. 20, 2016, 8:50am

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice recently joined forces in an amicus brief that urges the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to dismiss a Texas Medical Board appeal.

Florida seeks to ban Palm Beach jeweler from doing business after alleged deception

Mark Iandolo Sep. 20, 2016, 8:48am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has announced a lawsuit against Christopher Kaufmann and his jewelry store for alleged deceptive jewelry consignment practices.

QBE agrees to refund Massachusetts homeowners after allegations of improper insurance policies

Mark Iandolo Sep. 15, 2016, 3:50pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced that QBE Insurance (QBE) agreed to refund state homeowners to whom it allegedly charged improper force-placed insurance policies.

CFPB orders Bridgepoint Education to refund students after allegations of deception

Mark Iandolo Sep. 15, 2016, 3:50pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has taken action against Bridgepoint Education Inc., a for-profit college chain, for allegations of deceiving students into loans that cost more than advertised.