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Terminix charged over allegations of federal violations in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Mark Iandolo Apr. 1, 2016, 12:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced that Terminix International Company LP (TERMINIX LP) and its U.S. Virgin Islands operation Terminix International USVI LLC (TERMINIX, USVI) have been charged with violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.

South Dakota high court upholds attorney general's ballot explanation

Mark Iandolo Apr. 1, 2016, 12:20pm

PIERRE, South Dakota (Legal Newsline) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced that the state’s Supreme Court upheld his ballot explanation for Initiated Measure 21, which limited the amount of interest certain money lenders can charge on loans at 36 percent.

New York attorney general joins other states to combat climate change

Mark Iandolo Apr. 1, 2016, 12:13pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced he will join attorneys general from across the country to create a coalition of top law enforcement officials who will continue to combat climate change and build on the recent progress the United States has made on the issue.

Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services to be dissolved

Mark Iandolo Apr. 1, 2016, 12:09pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Cancer Fund of America Inc. (CFA), Cancer Support Services Inc. (CSS) and their leader, James Reynolds Sr., agreed to settle charges CFA and CSS alleged to help cancer patients yet actually used donation funds on their families and friends.

Berkshire Power Plant agrees to charges in alleged emissions fraud scheme

Mark Iandolo Apr. 1, 2016, 12:00pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced that Berkshire Power Plant and its owner and management company agreed to settle after allegations they tampered with emissions equipment and submitted false information to environmental regulators.

VHU Express cited $80,000 for allegedly failing to pay employees in Amazon dealings

Mark Iandolo Apr. 1, 2016, 11:40am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced VHU Express Inc. and its owner Lisa Bythewood have been cited more than $80,000 in restitution and penalties for allegedly violating the state’s wage and hour laws.

Multiple technology companies OK settlement after price-fixing allegations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 1, 2016, 11:33am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced preliminary settlements that resolve allegations that LG, Hitachi, Panasonic, Toshiba and Samsung fixed prices on Cathode Ray Tubes in televisions and TV monitors from 1995 to 2007 in order to raise prices worldwide.

FTC and Illinois Attorney General take action against alleged illegal debt collection scheme

Mark Iandolo Mar. 31, 2016, 8:23pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A federal court, at the request of the Federal Trade Commission and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, temporarily halted an alleged scheme to threaten and intimidate consumers to collect phantom loan “debts” not actually owed.

Style Management Corp. to pay $750,000 in restitution to taxi drivers

Mark Iandolo Mar. 30, 2016, 2:00pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Style Management Corp. (Style) and its owner Andrew Rosenberg will pay $750,000 in restitution to drivers allegedly illegally charged by the company, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced in conjunction with Limousine Commission (TLC) Commissioner Meera Joshi.

Justice Department announces $8 million deal with Kilgore, ESM

Mark Iandolo Mar. 30, 2016, 1:52pm

BUFFALO, New York (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced that Kilgore Flares Company and one of its subcontractors, ESM Group Inc., will pay $8 million to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act.

CFPB institutes interim rule for small creditors in rural areas

Mark Iandolo Mar. 30, 2016, 1:42pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced an interim final rule broadening the provisions for small creditors that operate in rural and under-served areas.

Washington state Senate advances e-cigarette, vapor legislation

Mark Iandolo Mar. 30, 2016, 1:34pm

OLYMPIA, Washington (Legal Newsline) — The Office of Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced the state’s Senate advanced a bill that reduces youth access to vapor products by a 37-6 vote.

EPA settles with two companies that allegedly violated PCB laws

Mark Iandolo Mar. 30, 2016, 1:29pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached agreements with G&S and Connecticut Oil Recycling Services after allegations each that company violated federal laws regarding toxic substances in the handling of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

Future Income Payments agrees to settle alleged debt relief fraud case

Mark Iandolo Mar. 30, 2016, 1:26pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Future Income Payments LLC (FIP), a company that purchased income streams from veterans, agreed to provide debt relief of $2 million after allegations of illegal loans, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced.

Court rules New England electric transmission companies should refund consumers

Mark Iandolo Mar. 30, 2016, 1:22pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a federal judge ruled that New England electric transmission companies should refund consumers $234 million after allegations the companies charge ratepayers too much.

EEOC reaches $2.1 million deal with Mavis Discount Tire over sex discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 30, 2016, 1:13pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced Mavis Discount Tire Inc., which also does business as Mavis Tire Supply Corp., Mavis Tire NY Inc. and Cole Muffler Inc., will pay $2.1 million after allegations of class sex discrimination.

EEOC targets ABC Phones of North Carolina for alleged sex discrimination

Mark Iandolo Mar. 30, 2016, 1:09pm

WILMINGTON, North Carolina. (Legal Newsline) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against ABC Phones of North Carolina Inc., charging the company with subjecting a female employee to a sexually hostile work environment.

FTC comments on proposed Kentucky denturist legislation

Mark Iandolo Mar. 29, 2016, 8:11pm

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released comments on proposed legislation in Kentucky that would license and regulate denturists.

Arkansas judge sentenced for accepting bribe

Mark Iandolo Mar. 29, 2016, 8:05pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The Justice Department announced that former state Circuit Judge Michael A. Maggio was sentenced to 120 months for allegedly accepting bribes for reducing a sentence against a company.

FTC submits testimony for proposed Alaska telehealth legislation

Mark Iandolo Mar. 29, 2016, 8:02pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission submitted comments as public testimony to the Alaska Legislature for proposed legislation that would allow licensed Alaska physicians from out-of-state to provide telehealth services.