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U.S. alleges negligence in ExxonMobil refinery fire that injured 10, killed 2

By Marian Johns | Mar 19, 2019

BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit against ExxonMobil Oil Corporation, alleging violations of federal laws that contributed to a 2013 fire that injured 10 workers and caused the death of two contract employees.

Lawsuit: Coffee from Hawaii not actually grown there

By Marian Johns | Mar 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California resident has filed a class action lawsuit against Hawaiian Isles Kona Coffee, alleging the company uses false and deceptive packaging regarding the origination of its coffee product.

Massachusetts OKs settlements with 7 nursing homes over substandard care allegations

By Marian Johns | Mar 19, 2019

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts has reached settlements totaling nearly $500,000 with seven different nursing homes over allegations of substandard care and violations that resulted in the injury and death of some residents.

Lumber Liquidators to pay $33 million for allegedly lying to investors about laminate flooring

By Marian Johns | Mar 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Lumber Liquidators has agreed to a $33 million settlement for allegedly making false statements to investors relating to the sale of laminate flooring from China.

L'Oreál accused of marketing cosmetic line as 'skin-altering drugs' without FDA approval

By Marian Johns | Mar 13, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)— A California woman has filed a class action lawsuit against L'Oreál USA, Inc., alleging its skin care cosmetic products are being marketed as "skin-altering drugs" without Food and Drug Administration approval.

CFPB seeks to enforce investigative demand issued to New York law firm

By Marian Johns | Mar 13, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has petitioned the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to enforce a civil investigative demand (CID) issued to a New York law firm.

Stanley Black & Decker to pay $140,000 after firing employee for absence due to cancer treatment

By Marian Johns | Mar 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Stanley Black & Decker has settled allegations by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that the tool manufacturer fired an employee for poor attendance due to work absence for cancer treatments and medical appointments.

Illinois casino to pay former worker's estate after denying medical leave for cancer treatment

By Marian Johns | Mar 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An Illinois casino will pay the estate of a deceased former employee whom the federal government says was fired for asking for medical leave so he could receive cancer treatment.

Michigan poultry ranch accused of harassing, mocking disabled employee

By Marian Johns | Mar 11, 2019

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan egg producer faces a lawsuit from the federal government, alleging a line worker at the poultry ranch with a disability was subjected to a hostile work environment.

9 attorneys general seek to enjoin administration from seismic testing off Atlantic Coast

By Marian Johns | Mar 11, 2019

NEW YORK — A coalition that includes nine attorneys generals and a group of non-governmental organizations has filed a motion to preliminarily enjoin the Trump administration's seismic testing surveys off the Atlantic Coast.

Attorneys general seek to halt OSHA workplace reporting rule change

By Marian Johns | Mar 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Attorneys general from six states have filed a lawsuit to try and halt the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) new rule regarding employer's public reporting of workplace injuries and illness from being implemented.

Yoga clothing subscription program accused of violating California law

By Marian Johns | Mar 11, 2019

LOS ANGELES — Delaware-based Yoga Club LLC faces a class action lawsuit over allegations of violating California state law with its automatic renewal program.

ExxonMobile faces 6-count suit over alleged industrial contamination at New Jersey site

By Marian Johns | Mar 11, 2019

TRENTON — ExxonMobil faces a six-count lawsuit from the state of New Jersey alleging the company's years of industrial contamination has harmed the state's wetlands and waterways.

Fitbit's Charge 2 device screens allegedly prone to cracks

By Marian Johns | Mar 7, 2019

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — An Illinois woman has instituted a class action lawsuit against Fitbit, Inc., alleging its devices were manufactured with screens that are prone to crack over time.

Proposed California law expands attorney general's role in consumer privacy

By Marian Johns | Mar 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — New California legislation that will add to the state's current data privacy law and expand the role of the state attorney general guidance on consumer privacy has been introduced in the state legislature.

Massachusetts alleges online electronic cigarette retailer did not verify ages

By Marian Johns | Mar 5, 2019

BOSTON — A California online electronic cigarette devices retailer has been issued a cease and desist order by the state of Massachusetts for alleged violation of the state's tobacco sales and advertisement regulatory laws.

Nebraska alleges Bellevue University misled students about program accreditation

By Marian Johns | Mar 5, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. — The state of Nebraska has filed a lawsuit against Bellevue University, alleging the school made false and misleading statements regarding its bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and registered nurse (RN) programs.

Fiat Chrysler, Bosch vehicle emission fraud settlement worth more than $171 million

By Marian Johns | Mar 5, 2019

MONTGOMERY — A nationwide settlement agreement involving Fiat Chrysler's and Robert Bosch Company's alleged vehicle emissions fraud will result in the state of Alabama receiving approximately $2.7 million in civil penalties and fees from the companies and more than $171 million going to 52 jurisdictions nationwide, according to state Attorney General Steve Marshall's Office.

FTC reaches settlement in first case regarding dietary supplement 'fake paid reviews'

By Marian Johns | Mar 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline). — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement in its first-ever case regarding a dietary supplement manufacturer's alleged use of "fake paid reviews" to market a weight-loss supplement.

California urology practice to pay $1.85 million over alleged false Medicare claims

By Marian Johns | Mar 5, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A California urology practice has reached a $1.85 million settlement with the federal government over allegations of submitting false Medicare claims for evaluation and management services.

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