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EPA reaches deal with Puna Geothermal Venture over allegations it violated the Clean Air Act

Mark Iandolo Jan. 14, 2016, 8:20pm

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) has agreed to pay $76,500 and upgrade its facilities to comply with rules over allegations it was violating the Clean Air Act.

EEOC reaches $45,000 settlement deal with Stanley Martin over allegations of sex-based pay discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jan. 14, 2016, 8:11pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Stanley Martin Cos. LLC must pay $45,000 and provide equitable relief to resolve a federal sex-based pay discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced.

Hearns-Kirkwood to pay $63,500 to resolve allegations of gender-based pay discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jan. 14, 2016, 7:53pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Gilbert Foods LLC, trading as Hearn-Kirkwood, will pay $63,500 and furnish equitable relief to resolve allegations of pay discrimination.

FTC announces report that shows fewer pharmaceutical patent disputes in fiscal year 2014

Mark Iandolo Jan. 14, 2016, 7:23pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission released a new report that shows that pharmaceutical companies have entered into considerably fewer potential pay-for-delay patent dispute settlements in fiscal year 2014.

Seymour Midwest of Warsaw will pay $100,000 to resolve allegations of age discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jan. 14, 2016, 6:39pm

WARSAW, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a settlement for $100,000 with Seymour Midwest that will resolve allegations that the company engaged in age discrimination.

Harris joins brief to Supreme Court to consider Texas abortion ruling

Mark Iandolo Jan. 13, 2016, 8:31pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that California will join 13 other states and the District of Columbia in a friend-of-the-court brief, asking the Supreme Court of the United States to reverse a lower court decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole that allegedly restricts access to abortion services in Texas.

Arkansas Attorney General files lawsuit against Arkansas Funeral Care

Mark Iandolo Jan. 13, 2016, 8:23pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced a consumer-protection lawsuit against Arkansas Funeral Care (AFC) for allegedly not providing its services in a timely manner.

Colorado Attorney General commends Herron's appointment to court

Mark Iandolo Jan. 13, 2016, 8:14pm

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman has announced the appointment of Patricia Herron, the senior assistant attorney general, to the 18th Judicial District Court.

Colorado Attorney General continues enforcement against debt collectors

Mark Iandolo Jan. 13, 2016, 8:02pm

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman plans to continue her office’s pursuit of allegedly deceitful debt collectors, announcing additional actions against them in collaboration with the Federal Trade Commission and its Operation Collection Program (OCP).

Morrisey files suit against McKesson Corp. over allegations of improper drug distributions

Mark Iandolo Jan. 13, 2016, 4:36pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a lawsuit against McKesson Corp. over allegations that the prescription drug distributor failed to identify, detect, report and help stop certain drug orders.

Fusion Modular Green Construction to pay $600,000 over allegedly failing to build homes

Mark Iandolo Jan. 13, 2016, 4:20pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Fusion Modular Green Construction LLC and its principals, William E. Sims III and Joshua S. Sims, will pay $600,000 over allegations of consumer protection violations, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced.

Makers of 5-hour Energy drink agree to deal over allegations of misrepresenting product's benefits

Mark Iandolo Jan. 13, 2016, 4:14pm

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden reached a settlement agreement with Living Essentials LLC and Innovation Ventures LLC over allegations of misrepresenting their 5-hour Energy drink.

Florida Attorney General and FTC files suit against CardReady's alleged laundering scheme

Mark Iandolo Jan. 13, 2016, 4:04pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, along with the Federal Trade Commission, announced a lawsuit against CardReady LLC over allegedly laundering credit card transactions.

Pruitt announces support for TransCanada's federal lawsuit over rejection of Keystone XL pipeline

Mark Iandolo Jan. 12, 2016, 6:44pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt supports TransCanada’s federal lawsuit, which deals with President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline that runs through Oklahoma.

DOJ reaches $3.75 million agreement with doctor over alleged violations of False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Jan. 12, 2016, 6:36pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice announced a $3.75 million settlement with Dr. David G. Bostwick in a deal that resolves allegations of False Claims Act violations.

Ohio Attorney General announces indictment for Environmental Enterprises after 2012 fire

Mark Iandolo Jan. 12, 2016, 6:23pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that Environmental Enterprises Inc. has been indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury over a fire that resulted in an employee fatality.

Justice Department and FTC recommend South Carolina to repeal its CON laws

Mark Iandolo Jan. 12, 2016, 6:15pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission have recommended that the state of South Carolina repeal its laws that regulate hospital construction and the provision of health care services.

RehabCare will pay $125 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 12, 2016, 6:10pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice has announced that RehabCare will pay $125 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to submit false claims for unnecessary services.

Uber settles with the state of New York over alleged privacy issues

Mark Iandolo Jan. 11, 2016, 9:56am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Uber will have to adopt leading security protection practices to protect riders’ personal information after a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

New York attorney general settles with UnitedHealth over alleged competition issues

Mark Iandolo Jan. 8, 2016, 5:56pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – In order to protect competition in the elder care market, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has reached an agreement deal with UnitedHealth Group.