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U.S. settles with Seattle, resolving city's liability at Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site

Mark Iandolo Sep. 27, 2016, 3:49pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced a settlement with the city of Seattle that resolves liability for alleged injured natural resources at the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund site.  

U.S. announces permanent injunction, civil penalty against former Commercial Recovery System official

Mark Iandolo Sep. 27, 2016, 11:41am

SHERMAN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced that the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas has entered a stipulated order for permanent injunction and civil penalty judgment against David J. Devany. Devany is a former vice president of Commercial Recovery System Inc. (CRS).

U.S. backs consent decree for 30 Hop Restaurant after allegations of failing to meet ADA standards

Mark Iandolo Sep. 27, 2016, 11:38am

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that 30 Hop restaurant and bar in Coralville, Iowa, will enter a proposed consent decree to resolve allegations of violating the new construction requirements of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

U.S. reaches $30 million deal with NAHC after allegations of False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 26, 2016, 2:54pm

The Department of Justice has announced that North American Health Care Inc., along with John Sorenson, chairman of the board, and Margaret Gelvezon, senior vice president of reimbursement analysis, will pay a total of $30 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

Montana and ExxonMobil reach settlement in case related to 2011 oil spill

Mark Iandolo Sep. 23, 2016, 8:03pm

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) – Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Attorney General Tim Fox, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Interior have announced a proposed $12 million settlement with ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. after a Yellowstone River oil spill in 2011.

U.S. settles with Regions Bank for $52.4 million after alleged False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 15, 2016, 3:49pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced Regions Bank (Regions) will pay $52.4 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

Goodman Company pays $5.55 million to settle allegations of Consumer Product Safety Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2016, 8:47am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — The Justice Department has announced a settlement with Goodman Company LP in which the company will pay $5.55 million to settle allegations of breaking Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) rules.

Justice Department targets Vanguard Healthcare's alleged False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2016, 8:44am

NASHVILLE, Tenn (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced a False Claims Act case against Vanguard Healthcare LLC and others.

U.S. settles with owners of Michigan apartment complexes who allegedly violated Fair Housing Act

Mark Iandolo Sep. 1, 2016, 2:33pm

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — The owners and operators of seven Michigan apartment complexes have agreed to settlements resolving allegations of violating the Fair Housing Act, the Justice Department has announced. The defendants allegedly discriminated against families with children.

Justice Department targets loan providers that allegedly discriminated against Hispanic homeowners

Mark Iandolo Aug. 26, 2016, 3:41pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The Justice Department has announced a lawsuit against a multitude of mortgage loan modification service providers, alleging violations of the federal Fair Housing Act and Equal Credit Opportunity Act.

Justice Department accuses Georgia of discriminating against students with disabilities

Mark Iandolo Aug. 26, 2016, 3:38pm

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The Justice Department has announced a lawsuit against the state of Georgia, alleging disability discrimination in the way the state treats students with disabilities in the Georgia Network for Education and therapeutic Support (GNETS) Program.  

Honeywell, Georgia Power commit more than $28 million to help cleanup LCP Chemicals Superfund site

Mark Iandolo Aug. 25, 2016, 7:06pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Honeywell International Inc. and Georgia Power Co., in a settlement with the Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, have agreed to clean up a 60-acre saltwater marsh at the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site in Brunswick, Georgia.

Harley-Davidson agrees to settlement after allegations of Clean Air Act violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 23, 2016, 11:37am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Harley-Davidson Inc., Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group LLC, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company Inc., and Harley-Davidson Motor Company Operations Inc. (collectively Harley-Davidson) have agreed to settle allegations of Clean Air Act violations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have announced.

Tenn. senator: Former prosecutor Haag overzealous in failed case against FedEx

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 17, 2016, 2:42pm

While the U.S. Attorney’s Office has said its internal review of the FedEx case isn’t meant to assign blame, attorneys for FedEx contend U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors ignored evidence that the company tried to cooperate with the federal agency.

Justice Department targets United Airlines for alleged USERRA violations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 17, 2016, 11:51am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced it has filed a complaint against United Airlines Inc., charging the company with alleged violations of the United Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

Department of Justice targets New Mexico State over sex discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2016, 3:46pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced a lawsuit against New Mexico State University (NMSU), alleging the college discriminated against a female former assistant track coach on the basis of sex by paying her less than similarly-situated men. 

Lincoln Military Housing will pay $200,000 to resolve allegations of violating SCRA

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2016, 3:40pm

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — Lincoln Military Housing will pay $200,000 to resolve allegations it unlawfully evicted active-duty servicemembers and their families in violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA),the U.S. Department of Justice has announced. 

DOJ revises ADA rules to help protect broader range of persons with disabilities

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2016, 3:27pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Justice Department has announced a final rule revising the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II an Title III regulations to implement the requirements of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). The rule is to be published in the Federal Register, going into full effect on Oct. 11.

Justice Department OKs $40,000 fine for agent who submitted false claims

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2016, 3:23pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced Douglas daCosta of Livermore, California, will pay $40,000 after allegations he submitted false claims to the government for paid sick live during his time with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

HSBC to pay $434,500 to resolve allegations of violating Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Mark Iandolo Aug. 10, 2016, 11:53am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — HSBC Finance Corporation, successor to HSBC Auto Finance Inc., will pay $434,500 after allegations of violating the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), the Justice Department has announced.