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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.

Defendant in IWorks scheme agrees to settle

Mark Iandolo Mar. 11, 2016, 12:32pm

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — A defendant who allegedly helped defraud $280 million from consumers as part of the IWorks scheme agreed to settle, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced.

EEOC releases proposed rule on affirmative action policies for federal agencies

Mark Iandolo Mar. 11, 2016, 10:43am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that outlines actions federal agencies need to take to comply with affirmative action obligations as it relates to employees with disabilities.

CFPB seeks consumer input on online loan marketplaces

Mark Iandolo Mar. 9, 2016, 9:59pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is accepting consumer complaints from those dealing with online loan problems.

FTC seeks information on PCI DSS practices

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

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission has ordered nine companies to provide the agency with information on their practices of assessing businesses’ compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

Mandatory Poster Agency will pay $1.15 million over fraud allegations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 9, 2016, 9:48pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office announced that a King County Superior Judge ordered Mandatory Poster Agency (MPA) to pay $1.15 million over allegations of defrauding thousands of Washington small businesses.

DOJ reaches $3 million deal with ArmorSource over False Claims Act violation allegations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 9, 2016, 9:42pm

BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice has reached a deal with ArmorSource LLC that will have the company pay $3 million due to allegations of False Claims Act violations.

Texas attorney general reaches deal with FanDuel to stop paid games in state

Mark Iandolo Mar. 9, 2016, 1:08pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced a settlement with FanDuel, an online daily fantasy sports site, that will force the company to stop accepting paid entries for cash prizes in the state in May.

Washington state urges Supreme Court not to review emergency contraceptive case

Mark Iandolo Mar. 9, 2016, 12:49pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has asked the United States Supreme Court to decline a review of a state case involving pharmacies stocking timely medication that includes emergency contraceptives.

California attorney general asks VA secretary about veteran victimization

Mark Iandolo Mar. 9, 2016, 12:43pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs along with seven other states, asking the VA secretary to help restore educational benefits to veterans allegedly victimized by for-profit schools like Corinthian Colleges Inc. (Corinthian).

Maine attorney general targets travel businessman Barry Somes

Mark Iandolo Mar. 9, 2016, 12:37pm

AUGUSTA, Maine (Legal Newsline) — Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills took action against Barry Somes of Cumberland Center, filing a complaint alleging he violated the Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Endo to cease alleged misrepresentations of opioid product Opana ER

Mark Iandolo Mar. 9, 2016, 12:30pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Endo Health Solutions Inc. and Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Endo”) have agreed to cease alleged misrepresentations of their Opana ER long-acting opioid, said New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

Level 3 to pay $8 million after allegedly violating contract with MassDOT

Mark Iandolo Mar. 9, 2016, 12:25pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy has announced that Level 3 Communications LLC (Level 3) has agreed to pay more than $8 million after allegations it breached its contract with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).

AK Electric agrees to $61,000 settlement after allegedly violating wage laws

Mark Iandolo Mar. 9, 2016, 12:20pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — AK Electric Inc. and its owner, Anibal C. Alves, will pay more than $61,000 in restitution and penalties after allegedly violating the state’s prevailing wage law, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced.

Supreme Court will not review allegations Apple inflated e-book prices

Mark Iandolo Mar. 9, 2016, 12:14pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied Apple’s request to review a lower court decision in a case charging the company with allegations of inflating e-book prices, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced.

Presence Health to pay $500,000 over allegations of ADA violations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 8, 2016, 8:14pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Presence Health, the largest Catholic health care system in Illinois, will pay $500,000 over allegations it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced.

AT&T to pay $250,000 in case involving disability discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 6, 2016, 12:21pm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a settlement for $250,000 with AT&T over allegations of disability discrimination.