ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Justice announced Nov. 22 that CTS Corp., Mills Gap Road Associates and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. will spend roughly $9 million on an interim cleanup at the CTS of Asheville Inc. Superfund Site in Asheville, North Carolina.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Nov. 23 that Bechtel National Inc., Bechtel Corp., URS Corp. (predecessor in interest to AECOM Global II LLC) and URS Energy and Construction Inc. (now known as AECOM Energy and Construction Inc.) will pay $125 million after False Claims Act violation allegations.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice announced Nov. 17 that JPMorgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited (JPMorgan APAC), a Hong Kong-based subsidiary of multinational bank JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC), will pay $72 million after allegations of gaining advantages for bank deals by awarding important jobs to relatives and friends of Chinese government officials.
Pharmaceutical wholesale group says accreditation policy will ‘irreparably damage’ the nation’s prescription drug delivery system
The Association of Independent Pharmaceutical Wholesalers Inc. filed its complaint against a pharmacy benefit manager and the federal government in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia earlier this month. It contends the Verified-Accredited-Wholesale Distributor policy violates various state and federal laws.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice announced this week that medical device maker Biocompatibles Inc., a subsiadiary of BTG plc, will pay more than $36 million after allegations it misbranded its embolic device LC Bead. LC Bead is used for the treatment of liver cancer and other diseases.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice’s Antitrust division, at the request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), announced Oct. 28 that it filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Fayez Sarofim for allegedly violating premerger notification and waiting period requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act of 1976.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Nov. 1 that, along with the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, it will seek public comment on proposed Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation, which update guidelines issued by the agencies in 1995.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice announced this week the city of Florence, Kentucky, has agreed to settle allegations of pregnancy and disability discrimination brought by the department under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The plaintiffs in the proposed class action, originally filed in a Massachusetts federal court in April, argue they purchased Alere Inc. common stock and suffered damages as a result of the company’s alleged federal securities law violations and false and/or misleading statements and/or material omissions amid a failed merger with Abbott Laboratories Inc.