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FTC charges online marketing operation with negative option scam

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:30am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Aug. 7 that it has charged an online marketing operation with allegations of deceptively luring consumers into an expensive negative option scam.

Texas reaches agreement with dental supply company over anti-competition allegations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:29am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Aug. 7 that his office has reached an agreement with Henry Schein Dental over anti-competitive conduct allegations.

Justice Department settles with contractor that allegedly violated False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:29am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 10 that ADS Inc. and its subsidiaries will pay $16 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

Georgia medical center to pay $2.55 million after alleged false claims violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:25am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia G.F. “Pete” Peterman announced Aug. 4 that the Medical Center of Central Georgia Inc., more commonly known as the Medical Center, Navicent Health (Navicent), will pay $2,549,742 after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

D.C. to receive $5.5 million in 33-state settlement with Nationwide after data breach

Mark Iandolo Aug. 15, 2017, 9:24am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Aug. 9 that his office has secured $5.5 million from Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and a subsidiary as part of a 33-state settlement in a data breach case.

FTC finalizes Sherwin-Williams divestiture agreement

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:31am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced July 28 that, following a public comment period, it approved a final order resolving concerns that the Sherwin-Williams Company’s acquisition of the Valspar Corporation would likely be anti-competitive.

EEOC accuses Ohio company of sex-based discrimination

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:31am

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Aug. 2 against R&L Carriers Inc. and R&L Shared Services LLC, companies based in Wilmington, Ohio, for allegations of refusing to hire qualified females as dockworkers and loaders.

EEOC secures $160,000 settlement with Taylor Shellfish in racial harassment case

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:31am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced July 31 that Taylor Shellfish, the largest producer of farmed shellfish in the United States, will pay $160,000 after allegations of racial harassment.

EEOC targets Honolulu car company, alleging disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:30am

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 31 against Cutter Mazda of Honolulu for allegations of disability discrimination.

EEOC alleges Guam resort discharged employee due to gestational diabetes

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:29am

TAMUNING, Guam (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 27 against Verona Resort & Spa, a hotel resort and spa in Tamuning , for allegations of discharging a pregnant employee with a disability after failing to provide her with an accommodation.

EEOC targets parking management company, alleging gender, age discrimination

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:28am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Aug. 2 against Eagle Parking LLC, a full-service parking management company, for allegations of gender and age discrimination in employment.

FTC developing initiative to help cut down unwanted, illegal robocalls

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:28am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Aug. 1 that it is working on an initiative to help industry efforts to stop unwanted robocalls before they reach consumers.

EEOC alleges CSX Transportation guilty of company-wide sex-based discrimination

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:27am

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Aug. 2 against CSX Transportation for allegations of sex-based discrimination in employment.

SEC secures $800 million settlement with alleged overseas stock manipulator

Mark Iandolo Aug. 9, 2017, 7:25am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Aug. 2 that Joe Yiu Cheung, an alleged overseas stock manipulator, will pay close to $800,000 and be barred from the penny stock industry.

Massachusetts secures $5.6 million settlement with parking management company

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:04am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced July 31 that LAZ Parking Limited LLC will pay $5.6 million after allegations of failing to detect and deter millions of dollars in theft from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).

Washington AG sides with agricultural workers in case against Dovex Fruit

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:02am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Aug. 1 that his office has filed a “friend of the court” brief supporting agricultural workers in Carranza and Martinez v. Dovex Fruit Company.

Massachusetts AG joins coalition opposing cuts to low-income energy assistance programs

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:01am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced July 31 that she has joined a coalition of 35 attorneys general and state consumer advocate agencies in drafting a letter to Congress about low-income energy assistance programs.

Justice Department intervenes in complaint against Los Angeles, alleging fraudulent use of HUD funds

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:01am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 1 that it has filed a complaint to intervene against the city of Los Angeles and the CRA/LA (formerly the Community Redevelopment Agency of the city of Los Angeles) alleging the fraudulent securing of millions of dollars in housing grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

U.S. secures settlement with Harcros to audit 28 facilities for potential Clean Air Act violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 8:00am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 31 that Harcros Chemicals Inc. has agreed to settle allegations of violating provisions of the Clean Air Act.

Barclays to pay $32 million to Massachusetts, nonprofits after alleged interest rate scandal

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2017, 7:59am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Aug. 2 that Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital Inc. (Barclays) will pay $32 million after allegations of manipulated interest rates.