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Saratoga Springs Nissan settles for $101,986 in case involving alleged illegal fees

Mark Iandolo Jun. 23, 2016, 8:11pm

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Saratoga Springs Nissan LLC has agreed to settle for $101,986 after allegations of charging illegal fees, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.

FTC to mail $6.3 million to consumers allegedly victimized by Kevin Trudeau's book

Mark Iandolo Jun. 23, 2016, 8:03pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will mail a total of $6.3 million in checks to consumers who purchased “The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don’t Want You to Know About” by Kevin Trudeau.

FTC takes action against Florida man for allegedly swindling money from small businesses

Mark Iandolo Jun. 23, 2016, 7:45pm

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a lawsuit against a Florida man and his company after allegations he swindled at least $1.3 million from newly opened small businesses by pretending to be a federal government agency.

InMobi to pay $950,000 after allegations it deceptively tracked individuals via mobile devices

Mark Iandolo Jun. 23, 2016, 4:17pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced InMobi, a Singapore-based mobile advertising company, has agreed to pay $950,000 in civil penalties after allegations of deceptively tracking individuals via their mobile devices.

SEC announces $10 million penalty for Merrill Lynch after allegations it misled investors

Mark Iandolo Jun. 23, 2016, 4:12pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced Merrill Lynch will pay $10 million in penalties to settle allegations it misled customers in statements provided to retail investors for structured notes linked to a proprietary volatility index.

Analogic Corp., Danish subsidiary to pay $15 million after alleged FCPA violations

Mark Iandolo Jun. 23, 2016, 4:08pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Analogic Corp., a Massachusetts-based medical device manufacturer, and its wholly owned Danish subsidiary will pay close to $15 million to settle allegations of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced.

SEC targets investment adviser who allegedly swindled money from pro athletes

Mark Iandolo Jun. 23, 2016, 4:06pm

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced it has received a court order to freeze Ash Narayan’s assets after allegations the investment adviser secretly defrauded professional athletes.

Homes Direct agrees to settle case involving Maryland rental agreements

Mark Iandolo Jun. 23, 2016, 3:32pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — Homes Direct Inc. has agreed to settle a case involving allegations surrounding its rental practices, including its use of rental agreements with an option to purchase residential properties, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has announced.

Merrill Lynch to pay $415 million after allegations of violating SEC Customer Protection Rule

Mark Iandolo Jun. 23, 2016, 2:44pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Merrill Lynch will pay $415 million after allegations it misused customer cash to generate profits and failed to protect customer securities from the claims of its creditors, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced.

AACPM, 121 podiatry residency programs allegedly violated Immigration and Nationality Act

Mark Iandolo Jun. 22, 2016, 12:40pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The American Association of Colleges and Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) and 121 podiatry residency programs have agreed to settle allegations they discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens, the Justice Department has announced.

EPA releases evaluations on Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts

Mark Iandolo Jun. 22, 2016, 12:30pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released evaluations of the restoration efforts put forth by the six Chesapeake Bay states and the District of Columbia to restore the bay.

CFPB announces new thresholds for certain parts of Truth in Lending Act regulations

Mark Iandolo Jun. 22, 2016, 12:25pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced annual adjustments to the dollar amounts of select thresholds existing within the Truth in Lending Act regulations. These regulations will take effect on certain consumer credit transactions in 2017.

Washington state attorney general responds to charter school legislation challenge

Mark Iandolo Jun. 22, 2016, 12:19pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has released a statement responding to Pacifica Law Group’s Paul Lawrence, who sent a letter about the charter schools law advanced by legislature this year.

HeidelbergCement AG, Italcementi S.p.A. to divest cement plant, distribution terminals

Mark Iandolo Jun. 22, 2016, 12:16pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced German cement producer HeidelbergCement AG and Italian producer Italcementi S.pA. have agreed to divest the Martinsburg, WV cement plant along with up to 11 cement distribution terminals in six other states after FTC complaints that their proposed $4.2 billion merger would be anti-competitive.  

EEOC task force on the study of harassment in the workplace releases findings

Mark Iandolo Jun. 21, 2016, 8:32pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the co-chairs of a select task force on the study of harassment in the workplace have called upon stakeholders to press harder when it comes to workplace harassment prevention efforts.

EEOC takes action against Automation Personnel Services for alleged discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jun. 21, 2016, 8:29pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Automation Personnel Services Inc. of Pelham, Alabama, for alleged violations of federal law.

FTC takes action against alleged Florida robocall scheme

Mark Iandolo Jun. 17, 2016, 8:46pm

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that, along with the Office of the Florida Attorney General, it has taken action against Life Management Services of Orange County LLC for allegedly illegal robocalls.

Arizona attorney general warns consumers about 'annual minutes' scam

Mark Iandolo Jun. 17, 2016, 8:41pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a warning for consumers, urging them to be cautious of mailings that claim to be official documents stating that the consumers owe money for an annual minutes or annual corporate minutes requirement for their business.

Walker Cancer Research Institute to make voluntary payment to resolve investigation

Mark Iandolo Jun. 17, 2016, 8:36pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Office of New Jersey Acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced that the Division of Consumer Affairs concluded a case against Walker Cancer Research Institute.

EEOC announces settlement with Nevada car dealerships for alleged discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jun. 17, 2016, 8:29pm

RENO, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that three integrated Nevada-based car dealerships will pay $50,000 for alleged disability discrimination.