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FTC takes action against D-Link for its allegedly insecure wireless routers and internet cameras

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 10:03am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a complaint Jan. 5 against D-Link Corp., a Taiwan-based computer networking equipment manufacturer with a U.S. subsidiary.

EPA reaches agreement with Smith Cove for cleanup of Callahan Mine Superfund Site

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:25am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Jan. 6 that a settlement has been reached to facilitate cleanup of the Callahan Mine Superfund Site in Brooksville, Maine.

Pa. AG suing construction company; Complaints include unfinished work on barn

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:24am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced a civil lawsuit Dec. 20 against Lloyd A. Davis and his company, LD Construction LLC, for allegations of engaging in unfair and deceptive business practices.

Maine AG files suit over Volkswagen's alleged national fraud scheme

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:21am

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) – Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills announced a lawsuit Jan. 6 against Volkswagen AG and its affiliates Audi AG and Porsche AG, as well as their American subsidiaries, for selling diesel automobiles with defeat devices designed to circumvent emissions controls.

Kansas AG joins bipartisan coalition regarding class action settlement with United Healthcare

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:21am

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Dec. 30 that he has joined a bipartisan coalition of 14 state attorneys general in filing a brief in federal court asking for the court to reject a proposed class action settlement with United Healthcare.

DOJ charges former VP of Poseidon Concepts Corp. with securities fraud

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:17am

BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice announced Jan. 6 that Joseph A. Kostelecky has been charged with operating a $100 million securities fraud scheme while acting as the vice president of Poseidon Concepts Corp.

FTC, Schneiderman target marketers of Prevagen

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:16am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Jan. 9 that they have charged the marketers of dietary supplement Prevagen with making false and unsubstantiated claims about the product’s ability to improve memory.

FTC issue paper concludes that consumers are being harmed by resort pricing practices

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:14am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 5 the release of an issue paper authored by an FTC staff economist concluding consumers are likely being harmed by resort price listing practices.

Kansas AG seeks penalties from three roofers

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:13am

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Dec. 16 that three roofing contractors have been banned from doing business in the state due to temporary court orders.

Pa. AG files lawsuit against contractor

Mark Iandolo Jan. 17, 2017, 9:05am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer announced a consumer protection lawsuit Dec. 20 against Shawn Gerety and BuildTREND Construction LLC for allegations of violating the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (HIPCA) and the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.

EEOC targets North Dakota company for allegedly harassing employee due to sexual orientation

Mark Iandolo Jan. 12, 2017, 8:39am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Dec. 22 against Rocky Mountain Casing Company for alleged sexual harassment.

Kevothermal settles with EEOC, resolving allegations of EPA, civil rights violations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 12, 2017, 8:38am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Jan. 3 that Kevothermal, a manufacturer of vacuum insulation panels, will pay $60,000 after allegations of violating the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

EEOC charges Texas Christian camp with civil rights violations regarding pregnancy

Mark Iandolo Jan. 11, 2017, 10:22am

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Dec. 22 alleging Carolina Creek Christian Camp Inc. (CCCC) demoted a worker due to her pregnancy and related medical issues, then fired her for standing up for her rights.

Arkansas attorney general alleges NuCold Refrigeration violated consumer protection laws

Mark Iandolo Jan. 11, 2017, 10:20am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced a consumer-protection lawsuit Dec. 21 against Morrilton-based NuCold Refrigeration Inc. and its owner, Jerry Collins of Plumerville. NuCold also conducts business under the names RV Fridge House and RV Icebox.

CFPB targets Equifax, TransUnion, orders them to pay $23 million in penalties

Mark Iandolo Jan. 11, 2017, 10:20am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Jan. 3 that it took action against Equifax Inc., TransUnion and other subsidiaries for allegedly deceiving consumers about the cost and usefulness of the credit scores it sold.

Mexicali Chicken & Salads agrees to $27,692 settlement to resolve discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 11, 2017, 10:12am

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Dec. 30 that Mexicali Chicken & Salads in El Centro, Calif., will pay $27,692 after allegations a female employee was sexually harassed by her manager and then fired for complaining.

EEOC announces regulations regarding U.S. agencies' role for individuals with disabilities

Mark Iandolo Jan. 11, 2017, 10:12am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced new regulations Jan. 3 regarding how federal agencies engage in affirmative action. The goal is to have these agencies serve as “model employers” for individuals with disabilities.

Diamond Resorts settles with Arizona, to pay $800,000 for alleged customer deception

Mark Iandolo Jan. 10, 2017, 2:40pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has announced Dec. 23 that Diamond Resorts Corporation agreed to settle for $800,000 in a case involving allegations of customer deception.

Arkansas targets Capital Credit Solutions, alleges violations of multiple state laws

Mark Iandolo Jan. 10, 2017, 9:39am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced a consumer-protection lawsuit Dec. 21 against Florida-based Capital Credit Solutions Inc. and Willie J. McKenzie for allegations of deceiving consumers in the state about their credit repair services.

Alabama Supreme Court rules electronic bingo is illegal in state

Mark Iandolo Jan. 10, 2017, 9:38am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced Dec. 23 that the Alabama Supreme Court ruled for the second time this year that electronic bingo is illegal in the state.