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EEOC targets Mine Rite, alleges veteran subjected to hostile work environment

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2017, 9:29am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit March 31 against Mine Rite Technologies LLC for allegations of subjecting a veteran to a hostile work environment based on his disability.

Massachusetts bans digital ad company from geofencing reproductive health facilities

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2017, 9:25am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 4 that Copley Advertising LLC, a digital advertising company, has been banned from using mobile geofencing technology to target women entering reproductive health facilities.

Justice Department orders Danone to divest Stonyfield Farms before completing WhiteWave deal

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2017, 9:24am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) —The U.S. Department of Justice announced April 3 that Danone S.A. must divest its Stonyfield Farms business in order to complete a $12.5 billion acquisition of the WhiteWave Foods Company Inc.

New Jersey announces charges against insurance agent for alleged fraud, money laundering

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2017, 9:22am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced charges April 5 against a local insurance agent, Arthur Sinuk, for alleged insurance fraud, money laundering and theft by deception.

New York joins coalition urging Congress to support CFPB's Final Rule on prepaid cards

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2017, 9:21am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 5 that he has joined a coalition of attorneys general in urging Congress to oppose three resolutions that could strike down the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Final Rule regarding prepaid cards.

Jeweler Zale allegedly violated ADA, to pay $30,000 penalty

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2017, 9:21am

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 4 that Zale Delaware Inc., doing business as Piercing Pagoda, will pay $30,000 after allegations of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

EPA to delay implementation of Risk Management Program amendments

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2017, 9:17am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced March 31 that Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed a proposed rule that will further delay the EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) Amendments. This decision allows the EPA to have more time in completing the amendment process.

Hawaii joins coalition urging Congress to oppose Trump's proposed EPA budget cuts

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2017, 9:16am

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) — Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin announced March 31 that he has joined a coalition of attorneys general in sending a letter to the U. S. House and Senate Appropriations committees. In the letter, the coalition expressed opposition to legislative and budgetary measures that would reduce the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) funding.

California urges EPA not to withdraw information collection request for oil companies' methane emissions

Mark Iandolo Apr. 12, 2017, 9:16am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 3 that he has joined eight attorneys general in sending a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Miami pizza chain settles federal immigrant-hiring complaint

Mark Iandolo Apr. 11, 2017, 10:09am

Pizzerias LLC, a pizza restaurant franchisee with 31 locations in Miami, has agreed to settle allegations related to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and pay a $140,000 civil penalty, the U.S. Justice Department announced.

Stores to pay $540,000 in soldier fraud case

Mark Iandolo Apr. 11, 2017, 10:09am

Freedom Stores Inc. and Freedom Acceptance Corp. will pay $540,000 over allegations of fraudulently charging hundreds of New York service members who purchased their goods, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said.

Appeals court backs Texas' stay of EPA power plant rule

Mark Iandolo Apr. 11, 2017, 10:08am

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has lauded a ruling made by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which leaves intact Texas’ stay of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Regional Haze Rule.

Texas challenges federal rule on underground gas storage facilities

Mark Iandolo Apr. 11, 2017, 9:39am

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a petition challenging a final rule imposed by the federal Department of Transportation’s Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

New York AG says proposed EPA budget cuts would be devastating

Mark Iandolo Apr. 11, 2017, 9:39am

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has warned that President Trump's proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would be disastrous for New York State.

FTC OKs final orders with CarMax, Asbury Automotive Group, West-Herr Automotive Group

Mark Iandolo Apr. 11, 2017, 9:19am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 31 that, following a public comment period, it has approved final consent orders with CarMax, Asbury Automotive Group and West-Herr Automotive Group.

Wisconsin lighting company settles EEOC allegations of violating ADA

Mark Iandolo Apr. 11, 2017, 9:18am

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 5 that Orion Energy Systems, a lighting company in Manitowoc, Wis., will settle allegations of retaliating against an employee who objected to the company’s wellness program.

Kentucky attorney general warns consumers about door-to-door sales scam

Mark Iandolo Apr. 11, 2017, 9:17am

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced April 3 a possible ring of door-to-door scammers is targeting the Louisville area.

Washington AG targets politician, alleging campaign finance fraud

Mark Iandolo Apr. 11, 2017, 9:13am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced March 31 that his office has filed a campaign finance lawsuit against Tim Eyman for allegations of improperly using $308,000 in contributions made to political committees, concealing contributions totaling $490,185 and conducting misleading campaign finance reporting.

NetSpend Corporation to settle FTC allegations of deceiving consumers about prepaid cards

Mark Iandolo Apr. 11, 2017, 9:11am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 31 that NetSpend Corporation, a prepaid card company, will settle allegations of deceiving consumers about access to funds deposited on debit cards.

Delaware to receive $1.45 million portion of 10-state settlement with Volkswagen

Mark Iandolo Apr. 11, 2017, 9:11am

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced March 31 that the state will receive a $1.45 million portion of a 10-state settlement with Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi.