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Campaign finance complaint filed against Washington State lawmaker

Mark Iandolo Apr. 7, 2017, 2:22pm

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his office has filed complaints in Thurston County Superior Court against state Sen. Sam Hunt and against the Thurston County Democratic Central Committee, alleging deficient campaign finance reports.

Massachusetts targets local business, alleging wetland protection violations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 7, 2017, 1:58pm

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey recently announced that her office has sued Sean Blair, the operator of a construction, excavation and septic installation business, for allegations of altering and filling protected wetlands in violation of state law.

EEOC, ValleyLife OK $100,000 deal to settle discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 7, 2017, 8:56am

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced that ValleyLife, a disability support services company, will pay $100,000 over allegations of disability discrimination.

EEOC: Rite Way Service Inc. to pay $70,000 for alleged unlawful retaliation

Mark Iandolo Apr. 6, 2017, 3:57pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced that Rite Way Service Inc. will pay $70,000 to a former employee over allegations of unlawful retaliation.

King-Lar settles EEOC discrimination allegations with $350,000 penalty

Mark Iandolo Apr. 6, 2017, 3:53pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced that King-Lar, a custom sheet metal and HVAC work company based in Decatur, Ill., will pay $325,000 over allegations of federal discrimination.

FTC order imposes $350,000 penalty on debt collection agency

Mark Iandolo Apr. 6, 2017, 11:55am

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that American Municipal Services Corporation and its owners, Lawrence Bergman and Gregory Pitchford, have agreed to stop engaging in allegedly illegal collection tactics.

Para Health Professionals, Examination Preparation Institute students eligible for refunds

Mark Iandolo Apr. 6, 2017, 11:47am

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently announced that select students will be eligible to receive up to $60,000 in refunds after a settlement with Para Health Professionals Inc. and Examination Preparation Institute Inc.

D.C. AG launches pilot program to mediate small-sum lawsuits

Mark Iandolo Apr. 6, 2017, 11:22am

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine recently announced that his office has launched a pilot program that utilizes informal mediation to resolve lawsuits against the district government.

Electroimpact to pay Wash. $485,000 after allegations of discriminating against Muslims

Mark Iandolo Apr. 6, 2017, 11:20am

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently announced that Mukilteo-based aerospace company Electroimpact will pay $485,000 after allegations of discrimination and retaliation, as well as unfair and deceptive advertising.

Sherwin-Williams to pay $14 million, cover EPA oversight expenses for Route 561 dump site

Mark Iandolo Apr. 6, 2017, 11:12am

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that the Sherwin-Williams Company has agreed to pay $14 million to clean up lead and arsenic contaminated soil and sediment at the Route 561 Dump site in Gibbsboro, N.J. The company also will cover the expenses involved.

New York settles with 3 mobile app developers after allegations of misleading claims

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2017, 3:49pm

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced March 23 that his office has settled with three health-related mobile applications after allegations of misleading claims and irresponsible privacy practices.

EPA administrator signs order denying petition to ban pesticide chlorpyrifos

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2017, 3:47pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced March 29 that Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed an order denying a petition to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide currently used in U.S. agriculture.

California joins coalition to oppose Trump's potential rollback of Clean Power Plan

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2017, 3:40pm

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced March 28 that he has joined a multistate coalition in opposing President Donald Trump’s executive order rolling back the country’s Clean Power Plan rule.

Massachusetts to receive $20 million of multistate settlement with Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2017, 3:38pm

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche, as well as their American subsidiaries, will pay $157 million after allegations of violating environmental laws in Massachusetts and nine other states. Massachusetts will receive $20 million.

N.J. AG: state Bureau of Securities orders man to pay $1 million for alleged fraud

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2017, 3:36pm

New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced March 28 that the state’s Bureau of Securities has ordered Edge Trading LLC and its president, Mark J. Moskowitz, to pay $1 million in penalties after allegations of selling unregistered fraudulent securities.

FTC approves final order settling Enbridge, Spectra Energy merger case

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2017, 11:33am

The Federal Trade Commission announced March 24 that, following a public comment period, it has approved a final order settling charges that the proposed merger of Enbridge Inc. and Spectra Energy Corp. would harm competition.

FCN Corporation to pay nearly $155,000 to car wash employees after allegations of improper wages

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2017, 11:19am

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced March 23 that FCN, a company that operated 5 Star Car Wash in Elmont, N.Y., and manager Christopher Conte will pay $154,951 in restitution after allegations of underpaying employees.

Rhode Island settles in principle with tobacco companies in MSA dispute

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2017, 11:15am

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said his office has reached a settlement with various tobacco companies.

Alabama federal court dismisses CSX's lawsuit over diesel fuel sales taxes

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2017, 11:10am

Alabama Attorney General Steven T. Marshall and Revenue Commissioner Julie P. Magee recently announced that a federal court has dismissed CSX Transportation’s lawsuit against the state, which had challenged Alabama’s 4 percent sales tax to CSX’s purchase of diesel fuel.

Massachusetts AG urges DPU to reject Eversource rate increase request

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2017, 11:06am

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said she has delivered testimony to the Department of Public Utilities on behalf of 1.4 million Eversource customers.