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Indiana joining other states to challenge ACA Health Insurance Providers Fee

Mark Iandolo Feb. 27, 2016, 4:02pm

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The state of Indiana joined with other states in a lawsuit challenging the Health Insurance Providers Fee that states must now pay to the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

HSBC to pay $4 million, resolving allegations tied to force-placed insurance

Mark Iandolo Feb. 27, 2016, 3:59pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Attorney General Maura Healey announced that her office has secured a settlement with HSBC that will have the national mortgage lender and servicer pay $4 million to resolve allegations of illegal commissions and kickbacks.

Cashland to pay $150,000 to resolve allegations of credit violations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 26, 2016, 2:13pm

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (Legal Newsline) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced his office has reached a $150,000 settlement with Cashland, an Ohio payday lender, that resolves allegations of Consumer Credit and Protection Act violations.

New York attorney general settles with Pyramid to ensure mall access for disabled

Mark Iandolo Feb. 26, 2016, 2:08pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his office has settled with Pyramid Management Group LLC over issues related to mall access for disabled customers.

FTC takes action against Good EBusiness debt relief operation

Mark Iandolo Feb. 26, 2016, 2:03pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken action against Good EBusiness LLC, using the name AAP Firm, and Tobias West, charging the organization with fraudulent debt relief practices.

Massachusetts targets Hosanna College of Health for allegedly operating without license

Mark Iandolo Feb. 26, 2016, 1:59pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has taken action against Hosanna College of Health by suing the company over allegations of operating without a license.

Florida court rules against defendant in herpes drug case

Mark Iandolo Feb. 26, 2016, 1:54pm

ORLANDO, Florida (Legal Newsline) — A recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida will prevent James R. Hill of Ocala from distributing unapproved drugs that allege to cure the herpes virus.

ASUS to establish more comprehensive security program after FTC deal

Mark Iandolo Feb. 26, 2016, 12:54pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached an agreement with ASUSTeK Computer Inc. over allegations of critical security flaws in the company’s products.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals to divest five products to complete acquisition

Mark Iandolo Feb. 26, 2016, 12:48pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC will divest five generic injectable pharmaceuticals to complete its $5 million acquisition of the rights to Ben Venue Laboratories Inc. products.

Multimillion dollar accord with Natixis, Societe Generale resolves fraud allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 26, 2016, 12:42pm

TRENTON, New Jersey (Legal Newsline) — A multimillion dollar settlement with Natixis Funding Corp. and Societe Generale will resolve allegations these organizations acted fraudulently and anti-competitively, New Jersey Attorney General John J. Hoffman has announced.

Maryland to receive $45 million payment from tobacco companies

Mark Iandolo Feb. 26, 2016, 12:20pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has announced the Office of the Attorney General cleared the final hurdle in a case against tobacco companies, allowing the state to recoup approximately $45 million.

FTC approves consent order against Carrot Neurotechnologies

Mark Iandolo Feb. 25, 2016, 2:47pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved a final consent order with Carrot Neurotechnologies Inc. and its co-owners, mandating the company stop making allegedly deceptive claims that its “Ultimeyes” app can improve vision in its users.

CFPB charges Citibank for two different alleged debt practices

Mark Iandolo Feb. 25, 2016, 2:34pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — In two separate cases, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken action against Citibank due to allegations of illegal debt sales and debt collection practices.

EEOC alleges Two Hawk Employment Services violated ADA

Mark Iandolo Feb. 24, 2016, 2:07pm

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Two Hawk Employment Services LLC, alleging violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

EEOC, Mint Julep Restaurant settle for $450,000 over sexual harassment allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 24, 2016, 2:00pm

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Legal Newsline) — In a settlement agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Mint Julep Restaurant Operations LLC will pay $450,000 to 15 individuals and furnish other relief due to allegations of sexual harassment.

Cessna to pay $167,500 over disability discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 24, 2016, 1:55pm

MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reached a deal with Cessna Aircraft Company that will have the Wichita, Kansas-based organization pay $167,500 and furnish other relief over disability discrimination allegations.

Washington State House and Senate advance bill to combat Medicaid provider fraud

Mark Iandolo Feb. 19, 2016, 9:01pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington State Senate and House of Representatives advanced Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request bill to combat Medicaid provider fraud.

FTC asks U.S. Court of Appeals to correct antitrust violation holding

Mark Iandolo Feb. 19, 2016, 8:53pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit that asks the court to correct the district court’s holding that a plaintiff needs to prove an injury-in-fact to establish an antitrust violation.

Tufts to pay $90,000 to resolve allegations of inhibiting access to autism treatments

Mark Iandolo Feb. 19, 2016, 8:39pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced a settlement with Tufts Associated Health Plans Inc. (Tufts) that resolves allegations the organization inhibited member access to coverage of autism spectrum disorder treatments.

FTC mailing checks to consumers victimized by alleged payday loan scam

Mark Iandolo Feb. 19, 2016, 8:32pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission announced that it will mail checks to consumers who were victims of a scam that allegedly promised help in getting payday loans.