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EPA settles with 3 companies that allegedly violated Kansas RRP Rule

Mark Iandolo Feb. 9, 2017, 1:09pm

LENEXA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 15 that three companies will pay civil penalties after allegedly violating the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule at the Kansas City Power & Light (KCPL) building in Kansas City, Missouri.

U.S. announces $6.96 million penalty for Las Vegas Sands after alleged FCPA violations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 9, 2017, 1:09pm

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Jan. 19 that Las Vegas Sands Corp. (Sands), a Nevada-based gaming and resort company, will pay $6.96 million after allegations of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with business transactions in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Macao.

EPA finalizes saftey measures to protect consumers from herbicide paraquat hazards

Mark Iandolo Feb. 9, 2017, 1:08pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 15 the finalization of safety measures created to prevent poisonings caused by ingestion of the herbicide paraquat. Paraquat can cause severe injuries or death from skin or eye exposure.

Tauber Oil Company settles EPA Clean Air Act violations with $700,000 penalty

Mark Iandolo Feb. 9, 2017, 1:08pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Jan. 18 that Tauber Oil Company has agreed to pay $700,000 and stop selling unregistered fuel additive after Clean Air Act violation allegations.

Breathometer settles FTC allegations, cannot make claims without evidence

Mark Iandolo Feb. 9, 2017, 1:04pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Breathometer, Inc. and founder and CEO Charles Michael Yim agreed Jan. 23 to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) allegations the company lacked scientific evidence to back up advertising claims.

Hospman settles racial discrimination charges

Mark Iandolo Feb. 8, 2017, 8:51am

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Hospman LLC will pay $35,000 to settle allegations of racial discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said.

Coal companies settle suit alleging they excluded women from working in mines

Mark Iandolo Feb. 8, 2017, 8:49am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has resolved two lawsuits against coal mining companies that allegedly conducted hiring practices that excluded women from working in mines.

Papa John's to pay $125,000 in discrimination settlement

Mark Iandolo Feb. 8, 2017, 8:49am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — The owners of a Farmington, Utah, Papa John's will pay $125,000 to settle allegations of disability discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said.

Acer to pay $115,000 in data breach settlement

Mark Iandolo Feb. 8, 2017, 8:48am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Acer Service Corp. will pay $115,000 to settle allegations of a data breach on its website that exposed more than 35,000 credit card numbers.

Massachusetts dentist to pay $475,000 for allegations of improperly billing Medicaid

Mark Iandolo Feb. 8, 2017, 8:47am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Jan. 25 that Newton dentist Dr. Julia Faigel and her 21 corporations will pay a total of $475,000 following allegations of improperly billing the state’s Medicaid system.

Supreme Systems to pay restitution after allegedly violating state wage laws

Mark Iandolo Feb. 8, 2017, 8:47am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Supreme Systems, Inc. will pay more than $32,000 in restitution and penalties following allegations that the company failed to pay employees proper wages in accordance with state laws.

CallCall to pay $15 million in settlement for charging high interest rates on loans

Mark Iandolo Feb. 8, 2017, 8:44am

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Consumers in Virginia will receive $15.33 million in restitution and debt relief as part of a settlement with CashCall Inc. and its president and CEO Paul Reddam.

iSpring Water Systems agrees to stop making allegedly misleading claims

Mark Iandolo Feb. 7, 2017, 8:51am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — iSpring Water Systems, LLC has agreed to stop claiming its products are made in the United States following a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

FTC to send refund checks to consumers who received third-party charges on T-Mobile bills

Mark Iandolo Feb. 7, 2017, 8:51am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will refund checks totaling close to $20 million to more than 617,000 T-Mobile consumers who had third-party charges added to mobile bills, allegedly without consent.

Syfrett Feed didn't properly label medicated animal feed, claim says

Mark Iandolo Feb. 7, 2017, 8:50am

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — A complaint has been filed against Syfrett Feed Company Inc. (Syfrett Feed) of Okeechobee, Florida; Charles B. Syfrett I, owner and president; Melissa S. Montes De Oca, vice president; and Charles B. Syfrett II, operations manager, citing adulteration and misbranding of medicated animal feed, violating of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).

Washington state AG pushes bill to raise age for tobacco purchases to 21

Mark Iandolo Feb. 7, 2017, 8:50am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Jan. 23  went before the state’s Health Care & Wellness Committee to support an increase of the legal age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21.

Greenacres Motors to pay fines, adopt non-discrimination policies

Mark Iandolo Feb. 7, 2017, 8:48am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Greenacres Motors has agreed to accept fines and penalties totaling $280,000 following allegations of a pattern of sexual harassment by former owner and employee Monte L. Masingale.

Massachusetts to fight Eversource's proposed rate hike

Mark Iandolo Feb. 3, 2017, 9:32am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Jan.17 that her office will oppose Eversource electric company’s request to increase its customers’ rates by $96 million. Healey’s office's action is part of a larger effort to fight unjustified utility profits at the expense of customers.

EEOC targets Walmart for alleged violations of Americans with Disabilities Act

Mark Iandolo Feb. 3, 2017, 9:32am

MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Jan. 18 against Walmart, alleging violation of federal laws by failing to accommodate and firing a longtime employee due to her disability.

Bandit Industries to pay $3 million to settle EPA allegations of violating Clean Air Act

Mark Iandolo Feb. 3, 2017, 9:31am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Jan. 18 that Bandit Industries Inc. has agreed to settle allegations of violating the Clean Air Act when selling non-road diesel engines and equipment used in wood processing that failed to meet government standards.