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Pension alleges Alexion Pharmaceuticals violated law

Louie Torres Jan. 12, 2017, 8:53am

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — A pension plan is suing a Connecticut company and its officials, alleging violation of federal law

California consumer accuses Hair Club of privacy violations

Louie Torres Jan. 12, 2017, 8:52am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California woman is suing Hair Club for Men Ltd., alleging invasion of privacy and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Minnesota student accuses Walden University, Laureate Education of negligent misreprentation

Louie Torres Jan. 12, 2017, 8:46am

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — A Minnesota man is suing an educational institution, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

Sixth Circuit decision opens the door for local right-to-work laws

Heather Doyle Jan. 12, 2017, 8:46am

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeal's court’s decision to uphold a Kentucky county’'s right-to-work ordinance and restrict labor unions' roles in the workplace could motivate other local governments to fight for right-to-work legislation, and may have been the push for Kentucky to become the 27th state to enact a state-wide, right-to-work law.

EEOC targets North Dakota company for allegedly harassing employee due to sexual orientation

Mark Iandolo Jan. 12, 2017, 8:39am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Dec. 22 against Rocky Mountain Casing Company for alleged sexual harassment.

Kevothermal settles with EEOC, resolving allegations of EPA, civil rights violations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 12, 2017, 8:38am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Jan. 3 that Kevothermal, a manufacturer of vacuum insulation panels, will pay $60,000 after allegations of violating the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

N.Y. judge dismisses slack-fill suit against Muscle Milk maker

Melissa Busch Jan. 12, 2017, 8:37am

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) –- A putative class action lawsuit against the maker of Muscle Milk protein powder has been dismissed by a Southern District of New York judge.

Maker of coconut water settles class action lawsuit for nearly $1 million

Jessica Karmasek Jan. 11, 2017, 12:04pm

Harmless Harvest Inc. has agreed to make changes to its labels and to ongoing third-party monitoring of the accuracy of its product labels, among other things.

EEOC charges Texas Christian camp with civil rights violations regarding pregnancy

Mark Iandolo Jan. 11, 2017, 10:22am

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Dec. 22 alleging Carolina Creek Christian Camp Inc. (CCCC) demoted a worker due to her pregnancy and related medical issues, then fired her for standing up for her rights.

FTC seeks enforcement of information request

Louie Torres Jan. 11, 2017, 10:21am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission is asking a federal court to force IT Media to comply with a civil investigative demand.

Arkansas attorney general alleges NuCold Refrigeration violated consumer protection laws

Mark Iandolo Jan. 11, 2017, 10:20am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced a consumer-protection lawsuit Dec. 21 against Morrilton-based NuCold Refrigeration Inc. and its owner, Jerry Collins of Plumerville. NuCold also conducts business under the names RV Fridge House and RV Icebox.

CFPB targets Equifax, TransUnion, orders them to pay $23 million in penalties

Mark Iandolo Jan. 11, 2017, 10:20am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Jan. 3 that it took action against Equifax Inc., TransUnion and other subsidiaries for allegedly deceiving consumers about the cost and usefulness of the credit scores it sold.

EPA complaint against Syngenta, other policies in doubt under new Trump pick, advocate says

Karen Kidd Jan. 11, 2017, 10:16am

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environment Protection Agency has many wondering what will become of the agency's activities, including a pesticide complaint filed last month over an incident on Kauai a year ago, a workplace advocate said.

Mexicali Chicken & Salads agrees to $27,692 settlement to resolve discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 11, 2017, 10:12am

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Dec. 30 that Mexicali Chicken & Salads in El Centro, Calif., will pay $27,692 after allegations a female employee was sexually harassed by her manager and then fired for complaining.

EEOC announces regulations regarding U.S. agencies' role for individuals with disabilities

Mark Iandolo Jan. 11, 2017, 10:12am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced new regulations Jan. 3 regarding how federal agencies engage in affirmative action. The goal is to have these agencies serve as “model employers” for individuals with disabilities.

Diamond Resorts settles with Arizona, to pay $800,000 for alleged customer deception

Mark Iandolo Jan. 10, 2017, 2:40pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has announced Dec. 23 that Diamond Resorts Corporation agreed to settle for $800,000 in a case involving allegations of customer deception.

Law firm’s former partner files second lawsuit over allegedly diverted fees

Jessica Karmasek Jan. 10, 2017, 11:19am

The defendants -- partners at Schiller Kessler & Gomez PLLC -- also want this lawsuit dismissed. They argue their former managing partner has asserted nearly identical claims in his newest lawsuit, originally filed in a Kentucky state court in November.

Arkansas targets Capital Credit Solutions, alleges violations of multiple state laws

Mark Iandolo Jan. 10, 2017, 9:39am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced a consumer-protection lawsuit Dec. 21 against Florida-based Capital Credit Solutions Inc. and Willie J. McKenzie for allegations of deceiving consumers in the state about their credit repair services.

Alabama Supreme Court rules electronic bingo is illegal in state

Mark Iandolo Jan. 10, 2017, 9:38am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced Dec. 23 that the Alabama Supreme Court ruled for the second time this year that electronic bingo is illegal in the state.

Federal court grants Texas preliminary injunction blocking Obama administration's health rules

Mark Iandolo Jan. 10, 2017, 9:37am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Jan. 1 that a federal court has granted a preliminary injunction blocking the Obama administration’s new federal health rules that force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or religious beliefs.