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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.