WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal government has joined a lawsuit against a Florida mail order diabetic testing supply company accused of submitting false claims to Medicare and paying kickbacks to Medicare beneficiaries.
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BIRMINGHAM — Four related staffing agencies have settled allegations by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that they discriminated against Latino workers who were recruited to work in an Alabama poultry processing plant.
JACKSONVILLE — The city of Jacksonville will pay $4.9 million as part of a settlement against the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters, Local 122, IAFF, alleging it practiced a promotion process that was discriminatory against African-Americans.
MIAMI — An Orlando restaurant has reached a settlement with the federal government to resolve allegations of subjecting a bartender to sexual harassment and then firing her due to her complaints about the harassment.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Feb. 14 that it has reached a settlement with two men who allegedly made several million dollars from customers by conducting a "work-from home business opportunity" scam.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A payday retail lender operating in several states has settled charges by the federal government of failing to prevent overcharges, making harassing collection calls to borrowers' references and falsely advertising services that the company did not really offer.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — Illinois Attorney Kwame Raoul has joined a 13-state coalition urging the federal government to ensure small loan borrowers are protected from high interest and abusive lending and that lenders comply with state laws regarding small-dollar loans.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — LPL Financial LLC has reached a settlement agreement with the state of Maryland that could result in more than $26 million in civil penalties and will resolve allegations the company's policies and actions resulted in unregistered, non-exempt securities sales.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) — Eleven lawsuits filed by the state of Mississippi against several government contractors that allege bribery and kickbacks of a former Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) commissioner have resulted in $26.6 million in recoveries.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — The state of New York has reached a settlement with two previous New York City cooperative corporations over charges they avoided the state's rent stabilization laws by operating their buildings as "for-profit rental buildings."
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is considering changes and modifications to its Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising (Franchising Rule) and seeks public comment on the rule.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Maine Attorney General's Office have reached settlements with two companies who both falsely marketed weight loss supplements that will result in nearly $3.5 million in refunds going to consumers affected by the alleged scam.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Florida compounding pharmacy accused of paying kickbacks to a third-party marketing company in order to obtain referrals for compound drug prescribers has reached a settlement with the federal government.
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania country club has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the federal government alleging the establishment subjected a groundskeeper to seasonal layoffs and then fired him because of his age.
SACRAMENTO — A California man who operated a $4 million mortgage fraud scheme throughout the southern part of the state has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison and must pay more than $200,000 in restitution, according to the California Attorney General's Office.
WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set its sites on three companies that sell dietary supplements and other health-related products, alleging the companies may be using false claims not supported by scientific evidence.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumers affected by what the federal government calls a "robocall scheme" will soon see some of the $1.7 million in settlement monies ordered by a Florida district court against several companies involved in the illegal calls.
PHILADELPHIA —The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office has announced its filing of a lawsuit against Verizon Communications Inc. over allegations the company did not provide promised incentives to customers.
TRENTON — An online brokerage firm accused of being a part of defrauding investors in a scam that lost about $4.5 million in trading within a two-month period has agreed to a settlement with New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs and the Bureau of Securities.