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Kansas' Schmidt elected president of National Association of Attorneys General

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2016, 1:29pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The Office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has announced that Schmidt was recently elected president-elect of the National Association of Attorneys General.

Palmco will pay $5.28 million to resolve deceptive marketing practices allegations

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2016, 12:12pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey acting attorney general Christopher S. Porrino has announced Palmco Power NJ LLC and Palmco Energy NJ LLC will pay $5.28 million and revise business practices after allegations of deceptive marketing and failing to provide promised energy rates.

Arkansas attorney general settles on alleged illegal payday loan scheme

Mark Iandolo Jun. 29, 2016, 12:07pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced her office has settled a consumer-protection lawsuit against Western Sky Financial, CashCall Inc., WS Funding, Martin A. Webb and J. Paul Reddam that had alleged the entities conspired to offer illegal payday loans.

Iowa City to make improvements to its landfill after deal with EPA

Mark Iandolo Jun. 28, 2016, 9:41pm

IOWA CITY, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Iowa City, Iowa, after allegations the city violated the Clean Air Act at its sanitary landfill.

Christopher S. Porrino sworn in as New Jersey Acting Attorney General

Mark Iandolo Jun. 28, 2016, 9:38pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The State of New Jersey announced that Christopher S. Porrino has been sworn in as Acting New Jersey Attorney General at a private ceremony held at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton.

Volkswagen to pay up to $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions tests

Mark Iandolo Jun. 28, 2016, 9:34pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice announced that German automaker Volkswagen AG and its related entities, in two related settlements with the United States and the state of California, will spend up to $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions tests and deceiving customers.

Wa Heng barred from distribution of allegedly unadulterated and misbranded soy products

Mark Iandolo Jun. 28, 2016, 9:31pm

SACRAMAENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The Justice Department announced that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has placed a permanent injunction against Wa Heng Dou-Fu & Soy Sauce Corporation (Wa Heng) and the firm’s owners, Peng Xian “Martin” Lin and Yuexiao “Opal” Lin, barring the distribution of allegedly unadulterated and misbranded soy products.

New York Attorney General announces settlements with two real estate brokerage firms

Mark Iandolo Jun. 28, 2016, 9:27pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced settlements with two real estate brokerage firms after allegations they engaged in discrimination against prospective New York City tenants using rental assistance vouchers.

Federal court enjoins U.S. Department of Labor's Persuader Advice Exemption Rule

Mark Iandolo Jun. 28, 2016, 9:24pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced that her request to enjoin the U.S. Department of Labor’s Persuader Advice Exemption Rule was granted; the rule has now been blocked from moving forward nationwide.

Ames Landscaping Services pays $57,000 for allegedly not paying overtime

Mark Iandolo Jun. 28, 2016, 9:19pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that Ames Landscaping Services (ALS) and its owner, Ralph E. Ames III, will pay $57,000 after allegations of failing to pay proper overtime to employees.

FTC approves ProMedica Health System's divestiture of St. Luke's Hospital

Mark Iandolo Jun. 28, 2016, 1:12pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced it has approved ProMedica Health System’s divestiture of former rival, St. Luke’s Hospital, under the provisions of an FTC order and after a public comment period.

Maryland Property Review Board to pay back consumers it allegedly victimized

Mark Iandolo Jun. 28, 2016, 12:53pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has announced Maryland Property Review Board LLC and its owners (MPRB) will pay back consumers and pay a $200,000 civil penalty after allegedly charging more than 450 consumers $99 each to file an appeal of the consumers’ property tax assessment – an act that consumers can do themselves for free.

EEOC targets Nevada Health Centers, Ultracare Las Vegas for alleged sex discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jun. 28, 2016, 12:50pm

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced it has charged Nevada Health Centers Inc. and Ultracare Las Vegas with violations of federal law after allegedly discharging a qualified male ultrasound technician because of his gender.

Lawless Denim to pay up to $20,000 after allegedly ripping off customers

Mark Iandolo Jun. 24, 2016, 12:18pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Lawless Denim, a former Phoenix clothing retailer, will provide up to $20,000 in funds to be used as refunds for consumers allegedly victimized by the company, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has announced.

Jimmy John's agrees to stop including non-compete agreements in hiring packets

Mark Iandolo Jun. 24, 2016, 12:15pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches has agreed to stop including sample non-compete agreements in hiring packets it sends to franchisees, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced.

Trader Joe's agrees to reduce potent greenhouse gas emissions

Mark Iandolo Jun. 24, 2016, 12:08pm

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced Trader Joe’s Company, a national grocery store chain, has agreed to reduce potent greenhouse gas emissions from refrigeration equipment at 453 of its stores.

California attorney general comments on chemical safety bill in Congress

Mark Iandolo Jun. 24, 2016, 12:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has released comments on the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act in the U.S. Congress, which provides reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) in order to limit the number of dangerous chemicals in the environment.

Michigan files suit against Veolia, and LAN for alleged roles in the Flint water crisis

Mark Iandolo Jun. 23, 2016, 8:23pm

FLINT, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – The State of Michigan has filed a lawsuit against Veolia and Lockwood, Andrews & Newman (LAN), Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette stated recently in an announcement, joined by Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton, Special Assistant Attorney General Noah Hall, Special Counsel Todd Flood, Chief Investigator Andy Arena, Chief Deputy Investigator Ellis Stafford and the Flint Investigation Team.

Yuengling to settle in EPA case alleging Clean Water Act violations

Mark Iandolo Jun. 23, 2016, 8:18pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. agreed to settle in a case involving allegations of violating the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced.

Justice Department drops summons enforcement action against UBS

Mark Iandolo Jun. 23, 2016, 8:14pm

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – The Justice Department announced that it has voluntarily dismissed its summons enforcement action against UBS AG.