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EEOC alleges Mission Hospital violated federal laws regarding religious freedoms

Mark Iandolo Apr. 30, 2016, 8:43pm

ASHVILLE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it has sued Mission Hospital Inc. for allegedly violating federal law by failing to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs.

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Mass. attorney general announces 29 civil citations against construction companies

Mark Iandolo Apr. 30, 2016, 8:28pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced the issuance of 29 civil citations against construction companies from January to March.

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FTC settles with Gigats.com in case involving alleged internet misrepresentation

Mark Iandolo Apr. 30, 2016, 8:18pm

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has settled a case against the operators of Gigats.com after allegations the company claimed it was “pre-screening” job applicants for hiring employers yet was actually gathering information for lead generation for other reasons.

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EEOC takes action against Country Fresh for alleged sex discrimination

Mark Iandolo Apr. 30, 2016, 8:14pm

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it has sued Country Fresh, a milk and juice manufacturer and division of Dean Foods, over allegations of subjecting female employees to sex discrimination.

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DOJ files lawsuit against 25 Miami-area defendants for alleged Medicare fraud

Mark Iandolo Apr. 30, 2016, 8:09pm

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – The Department of Justice filed lawsuits against 25 Miami-area defendants in three separate cases for alleged schemes to defraud Medicare of roughly $26 million in false claims through the Medicare Part D program.

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Hollister and Byram Healthcare Centers settle in alleged kickback scheme case

Mark Iandolo Apr. 30, 2016, 8:03pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Hollister Inc., a company that manufactures disposable health care products, and Byram Healthcare Centers Inc., a company that supplies medical products, will pay $11.44 million and $9,372,882.50 to resolve allegations of paying and receiving unlawful kickbacks, the Justice Department announced.

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Legislation would prohibit DOJ settlement terms that require donations to third parties

Jessica Karmasek Apr. 30, 2016, 9:28am

Some federal lawmakers argue the bill is needed to keep the Department of Justice from directing millions, even billions, of dollars to certain groups. They contend only Congress has the power to make such decisions.

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New York attorney general looks to strengthen state laws to fight ticket bots

Mark Iandolo Apr. 29, 2016, 12:47pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his plan to propose new legislation to fight illegal automated software, or “bots,” to purchase tickets to popular events.

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New York City customer alleges Avis terms, conditions illegal

Robbie Hargett Apr. 29, 2016, 12:42pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) - A New York City man is suing Avis, alleging its terms and conditions contain illegal provisions.

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Seven New York health insurance companies to revise hepatitis C coverage policies

Mark Iandolo Apr. 29, 2016, 12:37pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Seven health insurance companies have agreed to revise their coverage policies for chronic hepatitis C treatment, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced.  

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California consumer accuses Nike of price scheming

Robbie Hargett Apr. 29, 2016, 12:30pm

PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) - A California woman is suing Nike, alleging it misrepresents price discounts at its outlet stores.

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California Court bans Kun Wo from distributing allegedly adulterated rice noodles

Mark Iandolo Apr. 29, 2016, 12:22pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Kun Wo Food Products Inc. (Kun Wo) that bars the company from distributing adulterated rice noodles.

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California consumer alleges Trader Joe's under-fills tuna cans

Robbie Hargett Apr. 29, 2016, 12:15pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A San Diego woman is suing Trader Joe's, alleging it under-fills its tuna cans.

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New York ticket brokers to pay $2.76 million to settle illegal practice allegations

Mark Iandolo Apr. 29, 2016, 12:09pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Six ticket brokers have agreed to settle with the office of New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman over allegations of illegally reselling hundreds of thousands of tickets in the state since 2011.

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Department of Education to review accrediting complaint from state AGs

Sean Fowler Apr. 29, 2016, 9:57am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – After receiving a call from several state attorneys general for a national college accreditation agency to be stripped of its status, the Department of Education (DOE) is considering their argument.

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Attorney: EPA cloaks self in secrecy, ignores FOIA requirements

Katelyn Kivel Apr. 29, 2016, 9:48am

The Environmental Protection Agency has continued to operate under a veil of secrecy, evading Freedom of Information Act requests, says the author of "The Federal Information Manual," an American Bar Association publication about FOIA and other government information laws.

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Z Gallerie settles for $15 million after allegedly evading customs duties on imports

Mark Iandolo Apr. 28, 2016, 10:05pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Z Gallerie LLC will pay $15 million after allegations it conducted a scheme to evade customs duties on wooden bedroom imports from the People’s Republic of China, the Justice Department announced.

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Invibio to settle after allegations it hindered competition in its industry

Mark Iandolo Apr. 28, 2016, 10:02pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Invibio has agreed to settle in a case involving allegations it violated federal antitrust law by using long-term exclusive contracts to maintain a monopoly.

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Judge grants summary judgment in FTC's lawsuit against Amazon

Mark Iandolo Apr. 28, 2016, 9:55pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that a federal judge granted its request for a summary judgment in the agency’s lawsuit against Amazon for allegations of billing consumers for unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children.

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Justice Department announces $784.6 million settlement with Wyeth and Pfizer

Mark Iandolo Apr. 28, 2016, 9:48pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Pharmaceutical companies Wyeth and Pfizer Inc. have agreed to pay $784.6 million to resolve allegations of knowingly misreporting information related to its proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs, Protonix Oral and Protonix IV, the Department of Justice announced.

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