WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership has agreed to a settlement and will spend at least $110 million on measures to prevent spills and improve operations across its pipeline system, as well as pay $62 million in fines, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice announced. The settlement comes after the company allegedly discharged more than 20,000 barrels of oil in Marshall, Michigan and Romeoville, Illinois.
DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) – Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced that the state has set aside $2 million for community-based efforts aimed at reducing recidivism among adults and juveniles released from Delaware correctional facilities. Denn noted that workshops will be held in in August to help nonprofits apply for grants.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced that she has joined a coalition, which includes 15 states, that is asking Congress to better regulate and, when necessary, rein in federal agencies’ recent regulation expansions.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice, along with attorneys general from multiple states and the District of Columbia, have sued to block Anthem’s proposed acquisition of Cigna and Aetna’s proposed acquisition of Humana. The department argues the transactions would unfairly harm competition.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh have filed lawsuits against Volkswagen AG and its affiliates, Audi AG and Porsche AG, as well as their U.S. subsidiaries. The attorneys general argue that the automakers sold diesel vehicles fitted with illegal “defeat devices” that concealed illegal harmful emissions.
URBANA, Ill. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken action against Rent-A-Center, a company that owns and operates more than 3,000 stores nationwide offering products in rent-to-own agreements, suing the company for alleged discrimination against a transgender employee.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that Guardsmark, a major security company in North America, will pay $329,640 to settle allegations of disability and genetic information discrimination. The settlement impacts more than 1,100 job applicants.