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Enbridge agrees to spend $110 million on improving oil spill prevention measures

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 9:38pm

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.

Delaware provides $2 million grant funding for nonprofits battling recidivism

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 9:33pm

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.

Tristar Products, Product Trend settle allegations of deceptive advertising to NY consumers

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 9:30pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Tristar Products LLC and Product Trend LLC have settled after allegations of deceptive advertising practices, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced.

EPA announces $60,000 fine levied against Galvco for alleged hazardous waste violations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 9:26pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that steel galvanizer Galvco Maryland LLC will pay $60,000 to settle allegations of violating hazardous waste regulations at its manufacturing facility in Baltimore.

Arkansas AG joins coalition asking Congress to rein in recent regulation expansions

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 9:23pm

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.

2 consumers accuse health care products company of false advertising

Wadi Reformado Jul. 22, 2016, 3:46pm

LOS ANGELES — Two consumers are suing a health care products company, alleging false advertising. 

FTC announced industry ban against Partners in Health Care Association

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 1:28pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced Gary L. Kieper and Partners in Health Care Association Inc. (PIHC) have been banned from selling health care-related products and from telemarketing.

Client alleges Charles Schwab violated federal law

Legal News Line Jul. 22, 2016, 1:20pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A Colorado man is suing Charles Schwab, alleging breach of duty.

New York attorney general's tax-related charges lead to art gallery paying $4.28 million

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 1:08pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — International art dealer Gagosian Gallery has settled for $4.28 million after allegations of violating state rules involving taxes, New York state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced.

U.S. appeals court blocks EPA's 'Regional Haze' rule

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 1:01pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has blocked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Regional Haze” plan, an act his office considers a win for the state.

Justice Department, multiple states fight Anthem acquisition of Cigna, Aetna purchase of Humana

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 12:54pm

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.

3 state attorneys general target VW for alleged illegal activities

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 12:42pm

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.

Advertiser accuses Google of breach of contract

Michael Abella Jul. 22, 2016, 12:35pm

SAN JOSE — A California advertiser is suing Google, alleging breach of implied covenant in failing to protect the plaintiff from fraudulent clicks.

Florida consumer accuses Uber of phone harassment

Philip Gonzales Jul. 22, 2016, 12:18pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A Florida woman is suing Uber Technologies, alleging the defendant invaded her privacy by violating telephone harassment statutes.

FTC to send refund checks to consumers allegedly victimized by Dolce Group

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 11:47am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced it will send refund checks to 5,970 consumers, providing a total of $4 million to people victimized by an alleged illegal robocall scheme.

CFPB announces intent to implement congressional changes to GLBA

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 11:44am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced it has proposed to implement recent congressional legislation allowing certain financial institutions to be exempt from sending annual privacy notices to consumers.

EEOC targets Rent-A-Center for discriminating against transgender employee allegations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 22, 2016, 11:41am

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.

EEOC, Guardsmark settle allegations of ADA, GINA violations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 21, 2016, 3:32pm

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.

Chief of SEC whistleblower program departs after 'pro-employee' tenure

Dawn Geske Jul. 21, 2016, 1:54pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the departure of its chief of the Whistleblower Program.

Procter & Gamble denies assertions in suit over baby wipes

Dawn Geske Jul. 21, 2016, 1:52pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A class-action lawsuit has been filed by a California woman over whether an infant product manufacturer’s products are actually natural.