WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 24 that a federal court, per an FTC request, has ordered Timothy L. Ford to pay $2 million in civil penalties for allegedly violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Ford is the president of Commercial Recovery Systems Inc. (CRS).
California joins multistate coalition opposing Education Department's rollback of student loan reforms
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 24 that he has joined a multistate coalition in calling out the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). The coalition alleges the DOE is abdicating its responsibility to millions of student loan borrowers. “
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 27 that he has joined New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas in suing the U.S. Department of the Interior for delaying the implementation of a rule designed to help taxpayers receive fair royalties from companies that extract oil, gas, and coal from federal lands.
Consumer board settles with auto lender for $1.25 million after allegations of violating consent order
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced April 26 that it has ordered Security National Automotive Acceptance Company (SNAAC), an auto lender specializing in loans to service members, to pay $1.25 million and make good on a previous consent order after the company allegedly violated a CFPB consent order.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced April 24 that Braden Partners L.P., doing business as Pacific Pulmonary Services, will pay $11.4 million to settle allegations that it and its general partner, Teijin Pharma USA LLC, violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims for reimbursement to Medicare.
NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced April 26 that the Division of Civil Rights has issued a warning letter to roughly 30 property managers in the state about posting advertisements that, he says, discourage applicants from paying with federal Section 8 assistance vouchers.
SPOKANE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced April 26 that he has filed a lawsuit against Horning Brothers LLC, a Quincy-based agricultural company, for allegations of violating Title VII of the federal 1964 Civil Rights Act 1964 and the Washington Law Against Discrimination.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Florida Office of Financial Regulation Commissioner Drew J. Breakspear announced April 20 a lawsuit against Ocwen Financial Corporation of West Palm Beach and its subsidiaries, Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC and Ocwen Mortgage Servicing Inc., for alleged mortgage servicing misconduct.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced April 25 a lawsuit against the owners and managers of an apartment building at 2724 11th St NW for allegations of neglect and forcing tenants to live in a place with long-term infestations of vermin and mold.