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Greyhound to implement sweeping reforms after allegations of violating ADA

Mark Iandolo Feb. 9, 2016, 12:40pm

WILMINGTON, Delaware (Legal Newsline) — Greyhound Lines Inc., the nation’s largest provider of intercity bus transportation, will need to implement a series of reforms to resolve allegations it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) under a consent decree filed by the Justice Department.

FTC settles with Vulcan for allegedly placing apps on consumer devices without permission

Mark Iandolo Feb. 9, 2016, 12:21pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement with technology company Vulcan that will resolve allegations the company unfairly placed apps on consumers’ mobile devices without permission.

Mattuchio Construction agrees to $72,000 settlement over alleged illegal dumping

Mark Iandolo Feb. 9, 2016, 12:17pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has reached a settlement agreement with Mattuchio Construction Co. Inc. for $72,000 over alleged illegal waste dumping.

AG's bill to raise sale age of tobacco advances in Washington

Mark Iandolo Feb. 7, 2016, 5:53pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — The state of Washington's House Health Care & Wellness Committee advanced Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request bill to raise the sale age of tobacco and vapor products to 21 last week. 

FTC discusses its competition enforcement and advocacy work in recent testimony

Mark Iandolo Feb. 7, 2016, 3:32pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission explained its competition enforcement and advocacy work for state regulatory boards and licensing requirements for occupations, trades and professions in testimony presented to a subcommittee from the U.S. Senate.

Michigan attorney general warns Flint residents about potential scams

Mark Iandolo Feb. 7, 2016, 3:27pm

FLINT, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is warning Flint residents as they deal with hardships stemming from the contamination of their drinking water that these types of crises can also create opportunities for scam artists.

Two Maine supplement companies settle with the state after claims of deceptive advertising

Mark Iandolo Feb. 7, 2016, 3:17pm

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission, along with Maine’s Office of the Attorney General, reached a settlement with Direct Alternatives and Original Organics LLC to resolve allegations of deceptive claims and advertising.

HSBC to pay $470 million over allegations of mortgage and foreclosure abuses

Mark Iandolo Feb. 7, 2016, 3:05pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – HSBC Bank USA NA and its affiliates settled for $470 million with the Justice Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and numerous state attorneys general over allegations of mortgage origination, servicing and foreclosure abuses.

California AG files lawsuit against Southern California Gas Co. in connection to recent methane leak

Mark Iandolo Feb. 7, 2016, 2:52pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a lawsuit against Southern California Gas Co. over alleged violations of California law in connection to a massive methane leak from the company’s Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility.

Washington AG charges WSLC with alleged campaign finance violations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 7, 2016, 2:45pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The Washington State Attorney General’s Office announced the filing of a complaint in Thurston County Superior Court that alleges campaign finance violations by the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC).

Arkansas AG takes action against auto dealers over allegedly deceptive practices

Mark Iandolo Feb. 7, 2016, 2:36pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – In a consumer-protection lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge alleged that a group of automobile dealerships and their owners engaged in deceptive practices.

SEIU 775 will pay $39,000 over allegations of false reporting

Mark Iandolo Feb. 6, 2016, 3:31pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson reached an agreement with Service Employees International Healthcare 775NW (SEIU 775) that will see the organization pay more than $39,000 over allegations of improperly reporting in-kind and cash contributions.

Miami-Luken settles for $2.5 million in larger case involving the alleged flood of drugs into W.Va.

Mark Iandolo Feb. 6, 2016, 3:22pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Attorney General’s Office for West Virginia announced it has settled for $2.5 million with Miami-Luken over allegations the company failed to detect, report and stop the flood of suspicious drugs into the state.

New York AG takes action against home improvement contractor Joseph Lloyd

Mark Iandolo Feb. 6, 2016, 3:12pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a lawsuit against Joseph Lloyd, a home improvement contractor, over alleged fraud against Western New Yorkers.

Rental Pro to pay $37,000 over age discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 6, 2016, 3:00pm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached an agreement with Rental Pro that will see the company pay $37,000 over allegations it violated age discrimination laws.

Save-A-Lot franchise agrees to $125,000 settlement with EEOC

Mark Iandolo Feb. 6, 2016, 2:52pm

GREENVILLE, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Canton, Mississippi, franchise of Save-A-Lot Grocery will pay a former employee $125,000 to settle sexual harassment allegations brought forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

DOJ and CFPB settle with Toyota over allegations of discrimination

Mark Iandolo Feb. 6, 2016, 2:45pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reached a settlement agreement with Toyota Motor Credit Corp.  that resolves allegations the company discriminated against African-American and Asian/Pacific Islander borrowers in auto lending.

DOJ reaches $7.4 million deal with Centerra over False Claims Act violation allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 6, 2016, 2:39pm

BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice announced that Centerra Services International Inc. will pay $7.4 million to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act.

FTC alleges Chemence Inc. guilty of consumer deception

Mark Iandolo Feb. 5, 2016, 1:37pm

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against Chemence Inc., alleging the company deceives consumers by using "Made in USA" advertising for products that use a significant amount of imported chemicals.

FTC releases comments on Georgia House bill affecting dental industry

Mark Iandolo Feb. 5, 2016, 12:30pm

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released comments on the proposed legislation that would expand the settings under which Georgia dental hygienists are allowed to provide preventative care without the direct supervision of a dentist.