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Arkansas AG releases comments about EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 10:32am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge presented comments to the Environmental Protection Agency about its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) supplemental findings on cost.

Mondelez to pay $750,000 over allegations of illegal lead levels in cookies

Mark Iandolo Jan. 28, 2016, 12:31pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — Mondelz International Inc., formerly Kraft Foods, will pay $750,000 to resolve allegations it sold ginger snap cookies containing lead in excess of California limits without the warning required by California’s Proposition 65, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced.

CenterLight Healthcare to pay $47 million over charge it fraudently billed Medicaid

Mark Iandolo Jan. 26, 2016, 2:34pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — CenterLight Healthcare will pay $47 million to resolve allegations it fraudulently billed Medicaid for services it did not actually provide, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced.

Virginia attorney general announces $63 million recovery from 11 banks in fraud case

Mark Iandolo Jan. 26, 2016, 2:27pm

RICHMOND (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced the recovery of more than $63 million from 11 banks, settling allegations the banks misled the commonwealth of Virginia and the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).

Montana attorney general urges BLM to cancel mining land withdrawal proposal

Mark Iandolo Jan. 26, 2016, 2:21pm

HELENA, Montana (Legal Newsline) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has asked the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to cancel a proposal that would see nearly 1 million acres of public land withdrawn from potential mineral exploration and mining.

Arizona attorney general targets Sticks n Strings in fraud case

Mark Iandolo Jan. 26, 2016, 2:15pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Sticks N Strings Inc. and its owner, Anthony Bernard, after complaints the company failed to deliver purchased musical instruments.

Pennsylvania attorney general takes action against Consignments on Centre

Mark Iandolo Jan. 26, 2016, 1:09pm

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced the filing of a legal action that seeks to help consumers recover financial losses from the owners of Consignments on Centre, which had filed for bankruptcy.

Washington attorney general discusses environmental review of crude oil terminal

Mark Iandolo Jan. 26, 2016, 12:40pm

OLYMPIA, Washington (Legal Newsline) — In a review of a proposed crude oil terminal in Vancouver, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office cited its concerns about train derailment and first responder readiness for potential oil spills.

EEOC can proceed with sex discrimination lawsuit against Mach Mining

Mark Iandolo Jan. 26, 2016, 12:34pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can proceed with its sex discrimination action against Mach Mining, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois ruled by relying on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case.

Wash. attorney general reaches $74,435 settlement with Rairdon's Dodge Chrysler Jeep

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 6:00pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Rairdon’s Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Kirkland has agreed to pay $74,435 to resolve allegations of deceptive advertising practices, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently announced.

N.Y. attorney general reaches settlement with developer of stalled Wall Street condo project

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 5:49pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently reached a settlement with Africa Israel Investments Limited to resolve defect claims for a building it’s been developing in Manhattan.

EEOC seeks public input on its discrimination retaliation enforcement guidelines

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 5:38pm

WASHINGTON D.C. (Legal Newsline)—The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will seek input from the public on its proposed enforcement guidelines addressing retaliation and similar issues under federal employment discrimination laws.

Department of Justice reaches $1.6 million settlement with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 5:30pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline)—The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Corporation (Big Brothers) will pay the United States $1.6 million to resolve allegations of false claims for funds.

FTC announces changes to various monetary thresholds under the Clayton Act

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 5:10pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)—The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently revised the monetary threshold that determines when companies must notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction.

Deluxe Financial Services will pay $115,000 to resolve sex discrimination, harassment allegations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 3:56pm

PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline)—The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced a settlement with Deluxe Financial Services Corp. that will see the Shoreview, Minnesota-based company pay $115,000 to resolve sex discrimination and harassment allegations.

Colorado used car dealer agrees to $700,000 settlement over alleged abusive financing practices

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 3:34pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)—Herbies Auto Sales in Greeley, Colorado will pay $700,000 in restitution to consumers because of allegations its financing schemes were abusive, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced recently.

Ohio attorney general and Ohio EPA put restraining order on Warren Steel

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 11:59am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that his office and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency have requested and received a temporary restraining order against Warren Steel, which recently shut down while allegedly leaving hazardous chemicals and wastewater onsite.

Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen settles EEOC age discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 11:50am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline)—The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that Coatesville Chicken LLC, which does business as Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen in Coatesville, Pennsylvana, has agreed to pay $36,000 and provide significant equitable relief to resolve a federal age discrimination lawsuit.

Big Lots, Marshalls to remove criminal history inquiries from employment applications

Mark Iandolo Jan. 22, 2016, 3:43pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Big Lots Stores and Marshalls–major retailers in New York–have agreed to remove questions about criminal history on initial employment applications, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced.

West Virginia urges FCC to uphold restrictions on commercial text messages

Mark Iandolo Jan. 22, 2016, 3:36pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined 18 other states in a federal Communications Commission (FCC) request to maintain restrictions on commercial text messages.