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FTC announces settlement with Viatek Consumer Products Group

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 9:53pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Viatek Consumer Products Group Inc. and company owner and President Lou Lentine will settle after allegations of false claims about Viatek-brand Mosquito Shield Bands.

EEOC announces $85,000 settlement with McWhite's Funeral Home

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 9:49pm

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that McWhite’s Funeral Home of Fort Lauderdale will pay $85,000 and furnish other relief to settle allegations of sexual harassment.

FTC testifies before Congress to express views on 17 bills

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 9:43pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it testified before Congress about its views on 17 bills Congress is considering that deal with the agency’s jurisdiction and operations.

Zoo Printing to pay $110,000 to settle disability discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 3:17pm

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced Zoo Printing Inc. will pay $110,000 to settle allegations of disability discrimination and retaliation.

Labor Department targets Demmy Sand & Gravel for alleged ERISA violations

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 3:13pm

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Labor has announced it has filed a lawsuit against Amy Demmy Rap, Demmy Sand & Gravel LLC and Demmy Sand & Gravel LLC Retirement Savings Plan after allegations the defendants violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Texas attorney general announces settlement in Venmo security case

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 1:54pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced PayPal Inc. has settled allegations related to the security of its Venmo mobile application (“app”).

New York attorney general announces contractor scheme to cheat employees

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 1:04pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced Lalo Drywall Inc. and its owner, Sergio Raymundo, have admitted to cheating eight workers at a Harlem housing project out of roughly $800,000 in wages over a 17-month period.

LearningRx marketers to pay $200,000 to settle deceptive advertising allegations

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 12:58pm

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the developers and marketers of the LearningRx “brain training” programs have settled to pay $200,000 and agreed to stop making allegedly false and unsubstantiated claims.

Federal judge grants Arkansas right to intervene in U.S. Labor Department case

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 12:48pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced a federal judge has granted Arkansas and nine other states the right to intervene in a case that challenges the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Persuader Advice Exemption Rule.

FTC bureau director comments on Jerk.com owner court decision

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 12:43pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Jessica Rich, director of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection, has released comments on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit's decision to uphold an FTC summary decision against John Fanning, creator of Jerk.com.

California attorney general targets Pong Marketing over illegal gambling allegations

Mark Iandolo May 26, 2016, 12:35pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced her office has filed a lawsuit against Pong Marketing & Promotions Inc. for allegations of illegal gambling. 

FTC adds three defendants in alleged tech support scam

Mark Iandolo May 25, 2016, 2:57pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced it has added three new defendants to an ongoing case against an alleged tech support scam.

EEOC announces $45,000 settlement with Office Concepts Inc.

Mark Iandolo May 24, 2016, 9:14pm

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Office Concepts Inc. will pay $45,000 to settle allegations of pregnancy discrimination.

FTC approves final order in case against Henry Schein Practice Solutions

Mark Iandolo May 24, 2016, 9:11pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that, after a public comment period, it has approved a final order that resolves allegations Henry Schein Practice Solutions Inc. falsely advertised the level of encryption it provided to protect patient data.

FTC settles with Lunada over allegations of deceptive marketing

Mark Iandolo May 24, 2016, 9:07pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Lunada Biomedical Inc. and its three principals settled allegations of deceptive marketing related to the dietary supplement, Amberen.

FTC approves final consent order in Lord & Taylor case

Mark Iandolo May 24, 2016, 8:58pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has approved a final consent order after public comment that settles allegations Lord & Taylor failed to properly disclose paid native advertising and online endorsements for its products.

EEOC accuses Covenant Transport of disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo May 24, 2016, 2:53pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced it has filed a lawsuit against Covenant Transport Inc., charging the trucking company with violations of federal disability laws.

Arkansas AG requests CFPB to hold meeting about recent proposed federal rule changes

Mark Iandolo May 20, 2016, 9:38pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced that she has asked Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to hold a conference of states to discuss the ideas in the March 26 outline of potential new standards and limitations on credit lines, installment loans, deposit advances, automobile-title secured loans and payday loans.

EPA to propose increases in renewable fuel volume requirements

Mark Iandolo May 20, 2016, 9:34pm

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it proposed increases in renewable fuel volume requirements for all different types of biofuels that fall under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.

Delaware seeks civil penalties from business owner Da Zhong Wang

Mark Iandolo May 20, 2016, 9:31pm

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – The Delaware Department of Justice is suing Da Zhong Wang of Smyrna for allegedly using massage parlors in the state as fronts for prostitution.