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SEC charges Halliburton with violating Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Mark Iandolo Jul. 31, 2017, 2:35pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced July 27 that it has charged Halliburton Company with allegations of violating the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

EEOC accuses Mississippi hospital of disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 31, 2017, 2:34pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 26 against Wesley Health System LLC, which does business as Merit Health Wesley and operates a general medical and surgical hospital in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for allegations of failing to provide reasonable accommodation to a disabled employee.

EEOC targets Delaware nonprofit, alleging disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 27, 2017, 3:05pm

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 17 against Connections CSP Inc., a non-profit company providing health care, housing and employment opportunities, for allegations of denying reasonable accommodation to a class of employees with disabilities.

EEOC alleges Capstone Logistics refused to hire applicant due to deafness

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2017, 9:25am

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 14 against Capstone Logistics LLC, a provider of supply chain solutions to distribution centers, over allegations of refusing to hire an applicant due to his deafness.

EEOC targets global paint supply company, alleging disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2017, 9:24am

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 14 against PPG Industries Inc., a global paint supply company based in Pittsburgh, over allegations of terminating an employee for a disability.

Ohio health care companies to pay $19.5 million to settle charges of false claims

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2017, 9:24am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 17 that Ohio-based Foundations Health Solutions Inc. (FHS), Olympia Therapy Inc. (Olympia), and Tridia Hospice Care Inc. (Tridia), and their executives, Brian Colleran (Colleran) and Daniel Parker (Parker), will pay roughly $19.5 million to resolve allegations of false claims to Medicare.

Muslim says employer made him shave beard in retaliation

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2017, 9:23am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 20 against MVM Inc., a diversified security services firm with headquarters in Ashburn, Virginia, for allegations of failing to accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs and then retaliating against him for complaining of racial harassment.

Nevada announces $1.2 million in funding for new UNR Med OB/GYN department

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2017, 9:21am

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) — Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced July 17 that $1.2 million has been allocated to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) for a new OB/GYN department based in Reno with UNR Med community and hospital partners.

U.S. seeks $144 million from Nigerian businessmen who allegedly laundered money

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2017, 9:20am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 14 that it has filed a civil complaint against Nigerian businessmen, seeking the forfeiture and recovery of roughly $144 million in assets that are purportedly proceeds stemming from foreign corruption laundered through the United States.

D.C. joins coalition suing drug manufacturers for alleged price fixing

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2017, 9:09am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced July 18 he has joined four other states in a lawsuit against a group of generic drug manufacturers over allegations of conspiring to fix drug prices, thwart competition and engage in illegal and anti-competitive trade practices.

Georgia targets adventure activity company, alleging misleading advertising, sales practices

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2017, 9:09am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced July 19 that he has filed an action to stop Marvelay LLC, which operates under the names “Spot Reservation” and “Rushcube,” from defrauding consumers through allegedly misleading internet advertising and unfair and deceptive sales practices.

California attorney general opposes FCC's proposal to repeal net neutrality rules

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2017, 9:07am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced July 17 that he opposes the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to repeal net neutrality rules.

California attorney general seeks to protect consumers from potential gas price spikes

Mark Iandolo Jul. 26, 2017, 9:06am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced July 20 that his office took action against a proposed asset sale that he believes could cause retail gas price spikes for Northern California consumers.

EEOC targets major sporting goods retailer for alleged racial harassment

Mark Iandolo Jul. 25, 2017, 10:29am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 20 against Big 5 Sporting Goods, one of the largest retailers of sporting goods in the western United States, over allegations of allowing ongoing racial harassment.

Lawyer sentenced for role in $550 million social security fraud scheme

Mark Iandolo Jul. 25, 2017, 10:29am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 14 that a Social Security disability lawyer was sentenced in federal court over his alleged role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $550 million in federal disability payments from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Michigan alleges retail gas station company violated Weights and Measures Act

Mark Iandolo Jul. 25, 2017, 10:29am

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced July 21 that his office has filed a lawsuit against retail gas station Great Lakes Gas & Mart LLC (Great Lakes) for allegations of repeatedly violating the state’s Weights and Measures Act.

Washington attorney general alleges Seattle company deceived nonprofit customers

Mark Iandolo Jul. 25, 2017, 10:28am

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced July 20 that his office has filed a lawsuit against Blue Utopia, a company providing campaign and non-profit fundraising services located in Seattle, alleging it used new donations to cover old debts to other campaigns.

EEOC alleges Hershey failed to accommodate disabled employee

Mark Iandolo Jul. 25, 2017, 10:28am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 19 against the Hershey Company for allegedly refusing to accommodate and later firing a disabled employee.

EEOC accuses Tim Horton's franchisee of religious discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 25, 2017, 10:11am

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 19 against Sleneem Enterprises LLC, a franchise operator of Tim Horton's Café and Bake Shop in Romulus, Michigan, for allegations of refusing to accommodate a sincerely held religious belief.

EEOC targets Houston manufacturing company for allegations of systematic discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 25, 2017, 10:10am

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 20 against Champion Fiberglass Inc., a manufacturing company based in Houston, over allegations of systematic discrimination against non-Hispanic applicants.