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FTC releases comments on West Virginia APRN legislative proposal

Mark Iandolo Feb. 17, 2016, 2:47pm

CHARLESTON, West Virgnia (Legal Newsline) — Staff from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released comments on the competitive impact of a legislative proposal that would modify the supervision requirements imposed on advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in West Virginia.

Vail Run Community Resort agrees to $1 million deal over harassment allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 17, 2016, 2:43pm

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached a $1,020,000 settlement with Vail Run Community Resort Association Inc. to resolve allegations of sexual harassment, national origin discrimination and retaliation.

EEOC takes action against Sappyann Inc. for discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 17, 2016, 2:24pm

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has charged Sappyann Inc., which operates Yesterday’s Pub & Grille in Sanford, North Carolina, with allegations of discriminating against an HIV-positive applicant.

FTC charges two office supply operations over defrauding non-profits allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 16, 2016, 2:43pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged two different office supply operations, alleging they targeted non-profit organizations and tricked them into overpaying for supplies.

EEOC details 2015 workplace discrimination

Mark Iandolo Feb. 16, 2016, 12:20pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released breakdowns of all 89,385 workplace discrimination charges the agency received during fiscal 2015.

MoneyGram Payment Systems agrees to $13 million deal over fraud allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 14, 2016, 2:37pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — MoneyGram Payment Systems Inc. has agreed to pay $13 million over allegations of customer fraud, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced.

Amphastar to increase naxalone rebates for non-federal government agencies

Mark Iandolo Feb. 14, 2016, 2:34pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) — Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. will increase the company-offered rebate for its Naloxone kits purchased by non-federal government agencies in the state from $4 to $6 per dose, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin recently announced.

Indiana AG opposes new CFPB proposed rule

Mark Iandolo Feb. 12, 2016, 8:57pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions opposing a new rule proposition from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Kansas attorney general settles with K-Designers for $110,000 in telemarketing case

Mark Iandolo Feb. 12, 2016, 8:53pm

TOPKEA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced that Judson Enterprises Inc. (K-Designers) of Gold River, California, will pay $110,000 due to allegations it violated the No-Call Act and the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.

Massachusetts attorney general asks Senate to help stop debt-collection robocalls

Mark Iandolo Feb. 12, 2016, 8:49pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey advised the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to advance legislation that would bar debt-collection robocalls to consumer cellphones.

New York attorney general settles in multiple cases involving fraudulent Internet content

Mark Iandolo Feb. 12, 2016, 8:43pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced agreement deals with Machinima Inc. and three other companies over allegations of posting fraudulent content on the Internet.

New York consumers received $2 million in refunds related to lemon vehicles in 2015

Mark Iandolo Feb. 12, 2016, 8:35pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that more than $2 million was refunded to 53 New York consumers in 2015 who claimed that their cars were lemons.

Arkansas AG opposes proposed Persuader Advice Exemption Rule

Mark Iandolo Feb. 12, 2016, 8:25pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge joined 12 other states in drafting a letter to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to oppose the Obama Administration’s proposed Persuader Advice Exemption Rule.

Boost Software settles with Florida and FTC over allegations of deceptive marketing

Mark Iandolo Feb. 12, 2016, 8:18pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The office of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission, announced a $200,000 settlement with Boost Software over allegations the company deceptively marketed computer software and tech support services.

Morgan Stanley to pay $2.6 billion over allegations related to mortgage backed securities

Mark Iandolo Feb. 12, 2016, 8:12pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $2.6 billion to resolve allegations related to its marketing, sale and issuance of residential mortgage backed securities, the Justice Department announced.

Florida attorney general's office settles with KB HOME over multiple allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 12, 2016, 8:07pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The office of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a multimillion dollar settlement with homebuilder KB HOME and its Florida subsidiaries over allegations the company failed to make certain disclosures to homebuyers about construction issues and denied warranty coverage to some buyers improperly.

St. Luke's Health to transfer hospital ownership back to McCall and Mountain Home districts

Mark Iandolo Feb. 12, 2016, 8:02pm

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced an agreement with St. Luke’s Health System and two hospital districts over ownership and operation issues related to the hospitals in McCall and Mountain Home.

EEOC reaches $25,000 deal with the NFB over religious discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 12, 2016, 4:25pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that the National Federation for the Blind will pay $25,000 and furnish significant equitable relief over allegations of religious discrimination.

FTC takes action against two operators of online high schools

Mark Iandolo Feb. 12, 2016, 4:21pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission has filed charges claiming that two operators of online high schools that claim legitimacy are actually little more than diploma mills.

FTC drafts document on its enforcement of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act

Mark Iandolo Feb. 12, 2016, 4:13pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission staff put together an annual summary on the enforcement of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and delivered it to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.