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Arizona attorney general obtains $2.8 million default judgment from precious metals company

By Marian Johns | Feb 9, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – A court has ordered Liberty Precious Metals LLC and Bresee Group LLC owner Keith Bresee to pay $2.25 million in consumer restitution and $560,000 in civil penalties over allegations of consumer fraud.

Mississippi attorney general recovers $33 million in drug price manipulation case

By Marian Johns | Feb 9, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – As Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood recovers more than $33 million from a Mississippi Supreme Court ruling finding pharmaceutical manufacturer Watson Inc. defrauded the state's Medicaid program through price manipulation, recently proposed state legislation could halt the prosecutorial powers of the office of the attorney general from further recoveries.

New York attorney general, Home Family Care Inc. reach $6 million settlement over fraud claims

By Marian Johns | Feb 9, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A $6.41 million settlement has been reached to resolve allegations of Medicaid billing fraud and falsifying records against Home Family Care Inc., located in Brooklyn and its president Alexander Kiselev.

EEOC alleges North Carolina company denied worker extended disability leave to recover from toe amputation

By Marian Johns | Feb 9, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against North Carolina-based Heritage Home Group alleging the company denied a worker the extended disability leave needed to recover from toe amputation and peripheral neuropathy.

XPO Last Mile, EEOC reach agreement over allegations that Jewish employee was not given religious accommodation

By Marian Johns | Feb 9, 2018

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and XPO Last Mile Inc. have reached a $94,541 settlement for a lawsuit alleging the logistics company rescinded a job offer to a Jewish employee who could not work on Rosh Hashanah.

Wisconsin care provider network to pay $80,000 to settle pregnancy discrimination suit

By Marian Johns | Feb 9, 2018

MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) – Residential care provider Silverado has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that claimed the company fired a pregnant caregiver instead of accommodating her medical restrictions.

Plastipak Packing Inc. agrees to $90,000 settlement in EEOC retaliation suit

By Marian Johns | Feb 9, 2018

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Plastipak Packing Inc., has agreed to a $90,000 settlement in a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) federal retaliatory lawsuit that claimed the company fired a female employee at its Maryland facility because she reported sexual harassment.

EEOC settles with Lowe's Home Centers over alleged demotion of employee with disability

By Marian Johns | Feb 9, 2018

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – Lowe's Home Centers LLC has agreed to pay $55,000 to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) disability discrimination lawsuit claiming the company demoted one of its department managers because he had a spinal cord injury, which limited the use of one arm.

EEOC alleges Houston energy company fired employee after taking leave to recover from heart attack

By Marian Johns | Feb 9, 2018

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against Houston-based Vantage claiming the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by firing an employee after he had a heart attack on one of the energy, drilling and management company's drilling rigs.

Universal Protection Services reaches $90,000 settlement for alleged religious discrimination

By Marian Johns | Jan 26, 2018

SAN DIEGO — Universal Protection Services LP, a private security services company, has reached a $90,000 settlement for a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit alleging religious discrimination over the firing of a Muslim security guard.

Volvo Group North America settles federal disability discrimination suit

By Marian Johns | Jan 26, 2018

BALTIMORE — Volvo Group North America will pay $70,000 to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for the car dealer's refusal to hire a recovering drug addict who was in a medically supervised treatment program.

Settlement reached In EEOC case against Vador Ventures for alleged sex discrimination

By Marian Johns | Jan 26, 2018

WASHINGTON — Vador Ventures, Inc., has reached a $36,461 settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for a federal lawsuit alleging the company paid a female employee lower wages than her male counterpart and then retaliated against her.

New York attorney general lauds U.S. District Court's dismissal of state's gun law challenge

By Marian Johns | Jan 23, 2018

NEW YORK —New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is applauding the recent dismissal of a lawsuit by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, which was filed by the Libertarian Party of Erie County and challenged the state's permit laws for pistols.

Rhode Island attorney general seeks to challenge proposed Invenergy power plant

By Marian Johns | Jan 22, 2018

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says he will seek permission to file an amicus brief in the state's superior court to challenge the water supply plan for the proposed Invenergy power plant in Burrillville.

Cook County Circuit Court OKs $190 million settlement distribution By LCD manufacturers

By Marian Johns | Jan 22, 2018

CHICAGO — The Cook County Circuit Court recently approved the distribution of more than $190 million to Illinois residents, as part of settlements reached over the past several years between Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and manufacturers of liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors.

Illinois attorney general voices concern over $300 million spending approval for Peoples Gas

By Marian Johns | Jan 22, 2018

CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is criticizing a recent vote by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) in which they declined to act on issues related to Peoples' Gas Accelerated Main Replacement Program (AMRP) after a two-year investigation by the commission.

Aloha Auto Group reaches $30,000 settlement with EEOC over retaliatory discrimination suit

By Marian Johns | Jan 18, 2018

HONOLULU — Aloha Auto Group, Ltd,, has agreed to a $30,000 settlement after the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against the company for retaliatory discrimination.

GEO Group to pay $550,000 for sexual harassment, retaliation suits

By Marian Johns | Jan 18, 2018

PHOENIX — The GEO Group Inc., will pay $550,000 as part of a consent decree to settle two lawsuits for sexual harassment and retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Arizona Civil Rights Division of the Attorney General's Office (ACRD).

Pioneer Health Services agrees to $85,000 settlement after alleged ADA violation

By Marian Johns | Jan 18, 2018

JACKSON, Mississippi — Pioneer Health Services Inc. of Mississippi, recently agreed to pay a settlement of $85,000 after a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit alleged the company illegally fired an employee after she underwent liver transplant surgery.

FTC reaches $650,000 settlement with VTech for allegedly violating U.S. children's privacy laws

By Marian Johns | Jan 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a $650,000 settlement with VTech Electronics to settle charges that the electronic toy manufacturer violated U.S. children's privacy laws.

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