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Vermont to receive $4.2 million as part of 10-state settlement with Volkswagen

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

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced March 31 that the state will receive $4.2 million as part of a 10-state settlement with Volkswagen Auto Group.

FTC seeks public comment on Sycamore's proposed sale of assets to Dollar General

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:43pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 5 that it will seek public comment on Sycamore Partners II L.P.’s application to sell to assets it acquired under a 2015 FTC settlement to Dollar General Corporation.

Televangelist's Ohio restaurant ordered to pay nearly $400,000 in back wages

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:42pm

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — The U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced April 4 that Cathedral Buffet and its owner, televangelist Ernest Angley, have been ordered by a federal judge to pay $388,507 in back wages and damages to 235 “volunteers” who worked at the Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, restaurant.

EPA announces comments from agriculture organizations after Pruitt denies ban on chlorpyrifos

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:42pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced April 5 that numerous institutions in the agriculture community have delivered comments on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s decision to deny a ban on chlorpyrifos, a pesticide used in agriculture.

FTC, Amazon to drop appeals in 2016 mobile app case

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:42pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 4 that Amazon Inc. and the commission will end appeals related to last year’s court findings about mobile applications targeting children.

Unified Life Insurance to pay $2.8 million in settlement with Massachusetts

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:42pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 4 that Unified Life Insurance Company (ULIC) will pay more than $2.8 million after allegations of using deceptive and unlawful practices to sell health insurance.

New York joins coalition opposing Trump's efforts to stall Clean Power Plan case

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:42pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 5 that he has filed a petition with a coalition of states and localities to oppose the Trump administration’s request to delay court proceedings regarding the Clean Power Plan in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Lab research firm fined $1.8 million for overcharges

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:39pm

Charles River Laboratories International Inc. agreed to pay $1.8 million over False Claims Act violation allegations related to improper charges on National Institutes of Health (NIH) contracts, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

IT firm to pay $45 million in False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:39pm

A New York information technology firm will pay $45 million over allegations of violating the False Claims Act by making false statements and claims while negotiating and administering a General Services Administration (GSA) contract, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Magnolia Health to pay $325,000 to resolve EEOC complaint

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:39pm

Magnolia Health Corp., a health care and assisted-living facility company, agreed to pay $325,000 and furnish other relief after allegations of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said.

Cleaning firm to pay $16,000 to settle disability bias complaint

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:39pm

New Image Building Services Inc., a Michigan company that provides cleaning services for corporate clients in commercial buildings, agreed to pay $16,000 over allegations of disability discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said.

Management services firm to pay $12,500 in bias complaint involving male janitor

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:39pm

Executive Management Services Inc. (EMS), a commercial cleaning and facility management services company headquartered in Indiana, will pay $12,500 to settle allegations of sex discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said.

Nestlé to pay $300,000 to settle EEOC sex bias complaint

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:38pm

Nestlé Waters North America, the largest bottled water company in the world, agreed to pay $300,000 over allegations of sex discrimination against a female employee, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said.

Justice Department sues to block dietary supplement sales

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:38pm

The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado has entered a permanent injunction against EonNutra LLC, two related companies and owner Michael Floren to block the sale of allegedly adulterated and misbranded dietary supplements.

Sage Automotive Group, to pay $3.6 million in FTC settlement

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:38pm

A group of auto dealerships, holding and management companies and two individuals will pay roughly $3.6 million in restitution after facing allegations of using deceptive and unfair business practices.

Georgia AG applauds DOJ brief that faults CFPB's governing structure

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:37pm

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has expressed support for a recent Department of Justice amicus brief taking issue with the governing structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Doctor, wife to pay $13.5 million over alleged deceptive erectile dysfunction treatment

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:37pm

Dr. Kevin Hornsby and his wife, Heidi Hornsby, will pay $13.5 million for alleged deceptive marketing of medications and services for erectile dysfunction at a medical clinic in Framingham, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said March 17.

Idaho AG won't oppose the sale of St. Joseph hospital to for-profit firm

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:36pm

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will not oppose the proposed sale of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, a nonprofit hospital in Lewiston, to a for-profit subsidiary of Tennessee-based health care provider.

Arizona AG claims success in fighting 'drive-by' lawsuits

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:33pm

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said his office has been turning the tide in the fight to protect small businesses in the state from “drive-by” litigation alleging violations of laws protecting the disabled.

Experian fined $3 million for alleged deceptive use of credit scores

Mark Iandolo Apr. 10, 2017, 12:32pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has fined Experian and its subsidiaries $3 million for allegedly deceiving consumers about the use of credit scores sold to consumers.