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New York AG takes action against local contractors for allegedly ripping off customers

Mark Iandolo Feb. 19, 2016, 8:13pm

KINGSTON, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a judgment against Douglas Cooper of Kingston and Nicholas Cooper of Highland, who together did business as N. Cooper Paving, over allegations of repeatedly and persistently ripping off customers.

Buffalo Biodiesel to drop hundreds of lawsuits against small businesses

Mark Iandolo Feb. 19, 2016, 8:09pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his office has settled with Buffalo Biodiesel over lawsuits targeting small businesses.

DOJ settles with 51 hospitals for $23 million in Medicare-related case

Mark Iandolo Feb. 19, 2016, 8:03pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – In a landmark health care case, the Department of Justice reached agreements with 51 hospitals in 15 states for more than $23 million over alleged Medicare violations related to certain cardiac device implementation.

Grocery Manufacturer's Association documents to be unsealed in campaign finance lawsuit

Mark Iandolo Feb. 19, 2016, 7:58pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that his office reached an agreement with the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) that allows for the state to unseal documents related to Ferguson’s campaign finance lawsuit.

New Jersey Division of Law obtained $451 million in settlement on behalf of state in 2015

Mark Iandolo Feb. 19, 2016, 7:55pm

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Acting New Jersey Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that in 2015 the Division of Law (DOL) obtained settlements and judgments that combine for more than $451 million on behalf of the state.

Lupin, Gavis to divest products in order to complete acquisition

Mark Iandolo Feb. 19, 2016, 2:00pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement with Lupin Ltd. and Gavis Pharmaceuticals LLC to resolve allegations that Lupin’s acquisition of Gavis would be anti-competitive.

FTC, Butterfly Labs reach accord after allegations surrounding Bitcoin

Mark Iandolo Feb. 19, 2016, 1:57pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement with Butterfly Labs and two of its operators over allegations they deceived consumers about the virtual currency known as Bitcoin.

FTC targets Stratford Career Institute over misleading advertising allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 19, 2016, 1:41pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took action against Stratford Career Institute by charging the online distance education school with allegations of misleading consumers but its high school equivalency program.

FTC settles with defendants over allegations of selling sensitive consumer information

Mark Iandolo Feb. 19, 2016, 1:37pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled with John Ayers, LeapLab and Leads Company over allegations of knowingly providing scammers with hundreds of thousands of consumers’ sensitive personal information.

EEOC, VRI reach $125,000 settlement over sexual harassment allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 19, 2016, 1:33pm

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced Vacation Resorts International (VRI) will pay $125,000 and furnish other relief to resolve allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation.

EEOC, Pharmacy Solutions reach $85,000 deal resolving pregnancy discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 19, 2016, 1:29pm

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a settlement agreement that will see Tomeldon Company Inc., which does business as Pharmacy Solutions, pay $85,000 and furnish other relief to resolve a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.

California Attorney General discusses protecting against data breaches

Mark Iandolo Feb. 18, 2016, 2:36pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced a comprehensive report to the Stanford Cyber Initiative that details the nature of data breaches her office has dealt with over the past four years.

New York hands Grateful Toad store court order to stop alleged sale of kratom

Mark Iandolo Feb. 18, 2016, 2:11pm

PLATTSBURGH, New York (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced a consent order and judgment against The Grateful Toad store to stop it from stocking allegedly mislabeled or unlabeled products.

Maryland seeks review of Virginia decision on pollutants that could affect Potomac

Mark Iandolo Feb. 18, 2016, 2:06pm

RICHMOND, Virginia (Legal Newsline) — In an appeal filed with the commonwealth of Virginia, the state of Maryland is calling for an official review of a recent Virginia Department of Environmental quality decision that approves a coal ash water discharge permit for Dominion Virginia Power.

Virginia attorney general comments on Walgreen's naloxone availability statement

Mark Iandolo Feb. 18, 2016, 12:28pm

RICHMOND, Virginia (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring recently issued a statement after Walgreen’s announced it would take additional steps to combat heroin and prescription drug abuse.

U.S. announces consent decree against Sullivan Harbor over alleged adulterated seafood

Mark Iandolo Feb. 18, 2016, 12:16pm

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced the U.S. District Court of Maine has entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Mill Stream Corporation, which does business as Sullivan Harbor Farms, and its owner, Ira J. (Joel) Frantzman, to prevent distribution of alleged adulterated seafood.

FTC releases comments on West Virginia APRN legislative proposal

Mark Iandolo Feb. 17, 2016, 2:47pm

CHARLESTON, West Virgnia (Legal Newsline) — Staff from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released comments on the competitive impact of a legislative proposal that would modify the supervision requirements imposed on advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in West Virginia.

Vail Run Community Resort agrees to $1 million deal over harassment allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 17, 2016, 2:43pm

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached a $1,020,000 settlement with Vail Run Community Resort Association Inc. to resolve allegations of sexual harassment, national origin discrimination and retaliation.

EEOC takes action against Sappyann Inc. for discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 17, 2016, 2:24pm

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has charged Sappyann Inc., which operates Yesterday’s Pub & Grille in Sanford, North Carolina, with allegations of discriminating against an HIV-positive applicant.

FTC charges two office supply operations over defrauding non-profits allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 16, 2016, 2:43pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged two different office supply operations, alleging they targeted non-profit organizations and tricked them into overpaying for supplies.