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Texas attorney general responds to DraftKings' court action

Mark Iandolo May 4, 2016, 12:50pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a response to DraftKings' lawsuit challenging the legality of paid daily fantasy sports in the state.

Ohio attorney general seeks customer refunds from Red Fitness

Mark Iandolo May 4, 2016, 12:27pm

TOLEDO, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a lawsuit against Red Fitness in Toledo to seek restitution for consumers after allegations the gym closed without providing refunds to customers.

FTC, Simple Pure Supplements marketers reach settlement agreement

Mark Iandolo May 3, 2016, 6:53pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed stipulated court order against Danelle Miller, Jason Miller and 42 corporations the couple controlled after allegations of violating the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act, the FTC Act, the Commission’s Telemarketing Sales Rule and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act.

Haskins Gas Service Inc. to pay relief to 96 Vermont consumers

Mark Iandolo May 3, 2016, 6:47pm

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell announced that Haskins Gas Service Inc. will pay $45,600 to 96 Vermont consumers and $15,000 in civil penalties to the state due to allegations it violated consumer protection laws.

Wells Fargo to pay $8 million to resolve allegations against predecessor Acordia

Mark Iandolo May 3, 2016, 6:43pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – Wells Fargo has agreed to an $8 million settlement over allegations that its predecessor, Acordia, violated the state’s Antitrust Act and its Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

West Virginia AG takes action against contractors for alleged violations of consumer laws

Mark Iandolo May 3, 2016, 6:40pm

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently took action against Frederick Tarmon Sr. and Frederick Tarmon Jr., doing business as both Tarmon and Sons and Complete Handyman Service, suing for allegations of violating the state’s Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

FTC takes action against companies for allegedly deceptive subscription notices

Mark Iandolo May 3, 2016, 6:34pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it charged the operators of dozens of companies with allegations of deceiving consumers into purchasing inflated newspaper subscription prices.

EEOC alleges Mission Hospital violated federal laws regarding religious freedoms

Mark Iandolo Apr. 30, 2016, 8:43pm

ASHVILLE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it has sued Mission Hospital Inc. for allegedly violating federal law by failing to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs.

Mass. attorney general announces 29 civil citations against construction companies

Mark Iandolo Apr. 30, 2016, 8:28pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the issuance of 29 civil citations against construction companies from January to March.

FTC settles with Gigats.com in case involving alleged internet misrepresentation

Mark Iandolo Apr. 30, 2016, 8:18pm

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has settled a case against the operators of Gigats.com after allegations the company claimed it was “pre-screening” job applicants for hiring employers yet was actually gathering information for lead generation for other reasons.

EEOC takes action against Country Fresh for alleged sex discrimination

Mark Iandolo Apr. 30, 2016, 8:14pm

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it has sued Country Fresh, a milk and juice manufacturer and division of Dean Foods, over allegations of subjecting female employees to sex discrimination.

DOJ files lawsuit against 25 Miami-area defendants for alleged Medicare fraud

Mark Iandolo Apr. 30, 2016, 8:09pm

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice filed lawsuits against 25 Miami-area defendants in three separate cases for alleged schemes to defraud Medicare of roughly $26 million in false claims through the Medicare Part D program.

Hollister and Byram Healthcare Centers settle in alleged kickback scheme case

Mark Iandolo Apr. 30, 2016, 8:03pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Hollister Inc., a company that manufactures disposable health care products, and Byram Healthcare Centers Inc., a company that supplies medical products, will pay $11.44 million and $9,372,882.50 to resolve allegations of paying and receiving unlawful kickbacks, the Justice Department announced.

New York attorney general looks to strengthen state laws to fight ticket bots

Mark Iandolo Apr. 29, 2016, 12:47pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his plan to propose new legislation to fight illegal automated software, or “bots,” to purchase tickets to popular events.

Seven New York health insurance companies to revise hepatitis C coverage policies

Mark Iandolo Apr. 29, 2016, 12:37pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Seven health insurance companies have agreed to revise their coverage policies for chronic hepatitis C treatment, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced.  

California Court bans Kun Wo from distributing allegedly adulterated rice noodles

Mark Iandolo Apr. 29, 2016, 12:22pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Kun Wo Food Products Inc. (Kun Wo) that bars the company from distributing adulterated rice noodles.

New York ticket brokers to pay $2.76 million to settle illegal practice allegations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 29, 2016, 12:09pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Six ticket brokers have agreed to settle with the office of New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman over allegations of illegally reselling hundreds of thousands of tickets in the state since 2011.

Z Gallerie settles for $15 million after allegedly evading customs duties on imports

Mark Iandolo Apr. 28, 2016, 10:05pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Z Gallerie LLC will pay $15 million after allegations it conducted a scheme to evade customs duties on wooden bedroom imports from the People’s Republic of China, the Justice Department announced.

Invibio to settle after allegations it hindered competition in its industry

Mark Iandolo Apr. 28, 2016, 10:02pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Invibio has agreed to settle in a case involving allegations it violated federal antitrust law by using long-term exclusive contracts to maintain a monopoly.

Judge grants summary judgment in FTC's lawsuit against Amazon

Mark Iandolo Apr. 28, 2016, 9:55pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that a federal judge granted its request for a summary judgment in the agency’s lawsuit against Amazon for allegations of billing consumers for unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children.