WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced May 24 that the district and 42 states will receive $33 million after a settlement with Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. related to the sale of allegedly adulterated versions of common over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.
MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced May 25 that a federal court in Minneapolis ruled Wells Fargo is liable for a 20 percent negligence penalty for the $350 million of foreign tax credits it claimed while participating in an alleged abusive tax shelter called the Advantaged Repackaged Securities (STARS).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced May 25 that he has urged the Trump administration to close a loophole that allows highly flammable, highly explosive crude oil to be shipped by freight rail via so-called “bomb trains” through communities in California.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 25 that Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed a proposed rule aimed at postponing the date that companies would need to come under compliance with the effluent limitations guidelines and standards for steam electric power plants (ELG Rule).
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced May 17 that he has been joined by 51 other attorneys general in urging the the Senate Finance Committee to look into an alleged quirk in federal law that prevents states from receiving equitable shares of health care fraud recoveries.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced May 17 that Vopak Terminal Deer Park Inc. and Vopak Logistics Services USA Inc., have agreed to settle allegations of violating federal and state clean air laws.