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U.S. District Court resolves Hanford Nuclear Reservation case in Washington state

Mark Iandolo Mar. 16, 2016, 8:58pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The office of Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that a U.S. District Court judge has resolved the state’s lawsuit against the federal government in the case of nuclear waste cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Arizona AG bars family from the auto and paving businesses in state

Mark Iandolo Mar. 16, 2016, 8:52pm

TUSCON, Ariz. (Legal Newsline) – According to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Tucson family comprised of Richard Stevens, Anthony Stevens and David Stevens has been permanently barred from automobile repairs and paving activities in Arizona because of allegations it violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act.

FTC takes action against alleged telemarketing scheme

Mark Iandolo Mar. 16, 2016, 1:17pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken action against Francisco Salvat and his companies, bringing a federal court action to stop the alleged telemarketing scheme.

New Jersey alleges Kearny Auto Spa guilty of harassment

Mark Iandolo Mar. 16, 2016, 1:11pm

TRENTON, New Jersey (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman, in conjunction with the state’s Division on Civil Rights, has announced a lawsuit against Kearny Auto Spa, alleging the Hudson County auto detailing business tolerated workplace sexual harassment of an employee and wrongfully fired her.

EEOC takes action against EMS over allegations of gender-based discrimination

Mark Iandolo Mar. 15, 2016, 10:14pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has charged Executive Management Services Inc. (EMS) with allegations of violating federal law by failing to hire a qualified male applicant because of his gender.

EEOC announces $80,000 settlement with FYC International

Mark Iandolo Mar. 15, 2016, 10:08pm

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that FYC International Inc. will pay $80,000 and provide other relief to resolve allegations of sexual harassment.

Lord & Taylor agrees to settle in native advertisement disclosure case

Mark Iandolo Mar. 15, 2016, 10:05pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Lord & Taylor will settle charges brought forth by the Federal Trade Commission that allege the national retailer paid for native advertisements without properly disclosing the posts were paid promotions.

NFI to pay $45,000 to resolve gender discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 15, 2016, 9:55pm

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that NFI RoadRail LLC and NFI Industries, logistics and transportation companies based out of New Jersey, have agreed to pay $45,000 and furnish other relief after allegations of gender-based discrimination.

DOJ settles with Hayner Hoyt Corp. for $5 million

Mark Iandolo Mar. 15, 2016, 9:51pm

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The Justice Department announced that Syracuse-based Hayner Hoyt Corp. agreed to pay $5 million to resolve allegations its leadership engaged in conduct that exploited contracting opportunities designed for service-disabled veterans.

Washington state court rules against GMA in campaign finance disclosure case

Mark Iandolo Mar. 15, 2016, 9:45pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that a Thurston County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the state in the case against Grocery Manufacturer’s Association. The court ruled GMA violated Washington campaign finance disclosure laws.

Boston Electric to pay $48,000 for alleged violations of Mass. prevailing wage laws

Mark Iandolo Mar. 11, 2016, 6:42pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that Boston Electric & Telephone Corp. and its owner, Gerard Cardillo, have agreed to pay $48,000 in restitution and penalties after allegations of violating the state’s prevailing wage laws.

D.I.B. Leasing charged in alleged bank financing scam

Mark Iandolo Mar. 11, 2016, 6:35pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – D.I.B. Leasing has been charged in an alleged bank financing scam, New Jersey Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor announced.

Arkansas AG comments on court decision to stay FCC order on inmate calling system

Mark Iandolo Mar. 11, 2016, 6:28pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement following a decision by the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to stay a Federal Communications Commission order.

FTC comments on proposed legislation allowing 'cooperative agreements' between health care providers

Mark Iandolo Mar. 11, 2016, 6:23pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released comments on proposed legislation allowing “cooperative agreements” between health care providers.

DOJ takes action against alleged telemarketing scheme in California

Mark Iandolo Mar. 11, 2016, 6:12pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice has taken action against an alleged telemarketing scheme undertaken by KFJ Marketing, Sunlight Solar Leads LLC, Go Green Education and the owner of these companies, Francisco Salvat, by filing a civil complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Court enjoins Surrealistic Sensations from selling alleged designer drugs

Mark Iandolo Mar. 11, 2016, 6:04pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Surrealistic Sensations, an alleged online designer drug company operated by Michael Jamail, has been permanently enjoined from selling these drugs, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.

EEOC, PMT Corporation settle for $1.02 million

Mark Iandolo Mar. 11, 2016, 2:44pm

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a settlement deal that mandates PMT Corporation to pay $1,020,000 and furnish other relief after allegations the company violated federal civil rights laws.

Ocean Gold Seafoods, Ocean Cold to cut alleged ozone-depleting, greenhouse gases

Mark Iandolo Mar. 11, 2016, 1:49pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Ocean Gold Seafoods Inc. and Ocean Cold LLC will make efforts to cut their releases of ozone-depleting and greenhouses gases from allegedly leaking refrigeration equipment, the Environmental Protection Agency has announced.

Justice Department settles with 21st Century Oncology for $34.7 million

Mark Iandolo Mar. 11, 2016, 12:43pm

FORT MYERS, Florida (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced 21st Century Oncology Inc., the largest physician-led integrated cancer care provider in the country, will settle for $34.7 million in a case alleging it violated the False Claims Act.

Ideal Financial Solutions banned from collecting, disclosing consumer data

Mark Iandolo Mar. 11, 2016, 12:36pm

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — A federal district court has banned seven individuals, Ideal Financial Solutions Inc. and its subsidiaries from collecting or disclosing consumer information after a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) request, the FTC has announced.