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EPA, Advanced Coatings reach deal on water decontamination allegations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 8, 2016, 12:29pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that Advanced Coatings Co., a Massachusetts resins manufacturer, will pay $38,860 to resolve allegations of violating federal clean water laws.

Washington state student loan victims to receive full refunds

Mark Iandolo Apr. 8, 2016, 12:23pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced favorable resolutions for consumers with multiple student loan adjustors that allegedly overcharged students in the state and collected unlawful fees.

Justice Department seeks to block Halliburton's acquisition of Baker Hughes

Mark Iandolo Apr. 8, 2016, 12:12pm

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced it has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit attempting to block Halliburton Company’s proposed acquisition of Baker Hughes Inc.

FTC to mail checks to consumers victimized by alleged debt collection scheme

Mark Iandolo Apr. 8, 2016, 12:06pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced it will mail 1,701 checks to consumers victimized by an alleged debt collection scheme run by Kirit Patel, Broadway Global Master Inc. and In-Arabia Solutions Inc.

EEOC, Neenah Paper OK $33,000 deal to settle disability discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 8, 2016, 12:04pm

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced Neenah Paper Inc. has agreed to pay $33,000 to resolve allegations it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Bank of America to pay $30,000 after allegedly discriminating against deaf employee

Mark Iandolo Apr. 7, 2016, 8:40pm

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that Bank of America NA has agreed to pay $30,000 and furnish other relief to resolve allegations the company engaged in disability discrimination.

Kansas attorney general continues fight against potential federal energy regulations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 6, 2016, 12:18pm

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has announced his state’s strategy to combat what it believes are illegal federal energy regulations and will continue to focus on protecting consumers.

California targets Morgan Stanley for alleged role in global financial crisis

Mark Iandolo Apr. 6, 2016, 12:14pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a lawsuit against Morgan Stanley for allegedly misrepresenting complex investments like mortgage-backed securities that contributed to the global financial crisis and to major losses by investors that included California’s public pension funds, which provide retirement security to California peace officers, firefighters and teachers.

Green Paradise Landscaping to pay $31,000 for allegedly violating Massachusetts wage laws

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

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced Green Paradise Landscaping and owner Bruno M. Amaral will pay $31,000 in restitution after allegations of violating the state’s wage and hour laws.

West Virginia AG asks EPA to retract proposal that could hurt racing industry

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2016, 10:35pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined six other states in drafting a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, asking the agency to withdraw a proposal that could significantly hurt stock car and drag racing in West Virginia.

FTC approves modified final order in Hikma acquisition and divestiture case

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2016, 10:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission recently approved a modified final order that resolves charges against Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC in its acquisition of various drug products and related assets from Ben Venue Laboratories Inc., which the FTC believes is anti-competitive.

DOJ takes action against ValueAct Capital for alleged HSR Act violations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2016, 10:27pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice has taken action against certain ValueAct Capital entities for alleged violations of the reporting and waiting period requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the HSR Act).

DOJ announces court injunction against Serra Cheese

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2016, 10:24pm

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice announced that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan entered an injunction against S. Serra Cheese Co. (Serra Cheese) to prevent the alleged distribution of adulterated cheese.

EEOC charges C&A Tool with violating the ADA

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2016, 10:20pm

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has charged manufacturing-tooling company C&A Tool Engineering Inc. with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Patriots Environmental to pay $129,000 settlement after asbestos-related allegations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 5, 2016, 10:14pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that Patriots Environmental and affiliated companies will pay up to $129,000 to resolve allegations of illegal handling of asbestos-containing materials.

Juris Publishing, Jurisnet settles after allegations of negative option marketing

Mark Iandolo Apr. 1, 2016, 7:35pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Juris Publishing Inc. and Jurisnet LLC (Juris) agreed to settle after allegations of negative option marketing in their advertising, selling and distributing of print, electronic and CD publications, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced.

FTC takes action against Volkswagen for alleged deceptive advertising

Mark Iandolo Apr. 1, 2016, 12:53pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken action against Volkswagen Group of America Inc., charging it with allegedly deceiving consumers through its advertising campaigns.

New Jersey rules $158,000 in penalties against 20 local health clubs

Mark Iandolo Apr. 1, 2016, 12:45pm

NEWARK, New Jersey (Legal Newsline) — The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has announced administrative actions against 20 health clubs for allegedly breaking consumer protection laws.

Rhode Island House committee examines e-cigarette legislation

Mark Iandolo Apr. 1, 2016, 12:40pm

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (Legal Newsline) — The Rhode Island House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare recently examined legislation filed on behalf of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin that would require child-resistant packaging for e-cigarettes and similar products.

AutoZone to revise business practices after alleged pricing controversies

Mark Iandolo Apr. 1, 2016, 12:36pm

NEWARK, New Jersey (Legal Newsline) — AutoZone Inc. will pay $47,500 and revise its business practices after allegedly failing to plainly mark total selling prices on certain merchandise at many of its New Jersey stores, the office of New Jersey acting Attorney General Robert Lougy has announced.