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Texas attorney general requests stay to prevent EPA's new regional haze rule

Mark Iandolo Mar. 23, 2016, 12:26pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has requested a stay that would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from imposing new regional haze rules until after Paxton’s lawsuit gets a ruling in court.

Barrios Street Realty settles case of alleged discrimination against U.S. workers

Mark Iandolo Mar. 23, 2016, 12:23pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — Barrios Street Realty Inc. has agreed to settle a case involving allegations it discriminated against U.S. employees, the Department of Justice has announced.

LA Investors ordered to pay more than $3.6 million for alleged consumer scam

Mark Iandolo Mar. 23, 2016, 12:19pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced LA Investors LLC has been ordered to pay more than $3.6 million by a Thurston County judge after allegations it scammed new Washington property owners into buying overpriced deeds.

Omron to pay $4.55 million regarding rigged auto parts sales allegations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 23, 2016, 12:11pm

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice has announced Omron Automotive Electronics Co. Ltd agreed to a $4.55 million fine for allegedly conspiring to rig bids on power window switches in Honda Civics sold to U.S. consumers.

EEOC and Windings Inc. settle for $19,500 in case of alleged race discrimination

Mark Iandolo Mar. 22, 2016, 8:44pm

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled with Minnesota-based Windings Inc. for $19,500, resolving a race discrimination lawsuit.

Justice Department reaches deal with German shipping companies charged with illegal oil dumping

Mark Iandolo Mar. 20, 2016, 7:56pm

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The Justice Department has announced that the German shipping companies Briese Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG and Briese Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG MS “Extum,” who owned and operated the cargo ship M/V BBC Magellan, agreed to pay $1.25 million over allegations of failing to maintain an accurate oil record book.

Central Regional Dental Testing Service will pay $70,000 for alleged illegal document dumps

Mark Iandolo Mar. 20, 2016, 7:53pm

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Central Regional Dental Testing Service Inc. will pay a $70,000 civil penalty and reimburse the attorney general’s costs after allegations it illegally dumped personal documents, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced.

New Rhode Island bill could mandate insurance companies cover substance abuse disorders

Mark Iandolo Mar. 19, 2016, 8:23pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that Sen. Elizabeth A. Crowley, D-District 16-Central Falls, Pawtucket, is sponsoring a bill that would mandate insurance companies must cover at least 90 days of residential or inpatient services for medical health and substance abuse disorders.

New York AG settles with landlord after allegations of mishandling security deposits

Mark Iandolo Mar. 19, 2016, 8:11pm

POTSDAM, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that Karl H. Schreyer, a St. Lawrence County residential landlord, has agreed to reform his business practices after allegations of mishandling tenant security deposits.

Maryland AG praises government decision to shelve Atlantic Ocean drilling plans

Mark Iandolo Mar. 19, 2016, 8:07pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh praised the U.S. Department of the Interior’s motion to shelve oil drilling plans in the Atlantic Ocean Outer Continental Shelf in a recent statement.

Florida AG strikes deal with You Fit over allegedly failing to disclose hidden fees

Mark Iandolo Mar. 19, 2016, 8:05pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office announced an assurance of voluntary compliance with You Fit LLC after allegations the company conducted false marketing and advertising.

Texas AG claims federal government mishandled state boundary survey

Mark Iandolo Mar. 19, 2016, 7:59pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that a district court has allowed Texas to intervene in a case that would establish what Texas believes is its rightful boundary for land near the Red River.

Manhattan restaurateur to pay $15,000 for allegedly keeping tips meant for employees

Mark Iandolo Mar. 19, 2016, 7:56pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Wallace Lai, the owner of two Manhattan restaurants, will pay $15,000 for alleged wage underpayments, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.

FTC files amicus brief in case of alleged-reverse payment agreement

Mark Iandolo Mar. 18, 2016, 12:31pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, asking the court to correct legal errors in an antitrust analysis of an alleged reverse-payment agreement between GlaxoSmithLine, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Anchen Pharmaceuticals.

FTC settles with Lilly Management and Marketing after alleged robocall scheme

Mark Iandolo Mar. 18, 2016, 12:18pm

ORLANDO, Florida. (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced it has settled with Lilly Management and Marketing and its owner, Kevin Lawrence, in a case involving allegations the company made millions of illegal robocalls.

BNSF Railway to pay $95,000 to resolve disability discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 18, 2016, 12:13pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced Texas-based BNSF Railway Co. has been mandated by a Washington federal court to pay $95,000 to a qualified applicant denied hire due to a back injury.

Court reinstates EEOC's lawsuit against GEO Group

Mark Iandolo Mar. 18, 2016, 12:09pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court has reinstated EEOC’s lawsuit against GEO Group Inc. for alleged sexual harassment against female employees.

EEOC reaches $300,000 deal with Niemann foods over sexual harassment allegations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 17, 2016, 10:45pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that Niemann Foods Inc., which does business as County Market Store No. 224, will pay $300,000 over allegations of sexual harassment.

Arizona AG's office takes action against ProSolutions for alleged consumer fraud

Mark Iandolo Mar. 16, 2016, 9:08pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The office of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich took action against ProSolutions LLC and its owners, Ruben Diaz and Rodrigo Diaz, by filing an Arizona Consumer Fraud and Civil Racketeering lawsuit alleging the company preyed on Spanish-speaking families trying to buy homes.

California AG asks Senate to consider Supreme Court nominee

Mark Iandolo Mar. 16, 2016, 9:02pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris joined with attorneys general from 19 other states and the District of Columbia to draft a letter to the U.S. Senate, asking it to act promptly in filling the Supreme Court vacancy.