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EEOC alleges Michigan restaurant sexually harassed female employees

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit June 15 against Georgina’s LLC, doing business as Georgina’s Taqueria, for allegations of subjecting female employees to repeated sexual harassment.

EEOC: IDEC fired employee because of heart condition

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit June 15 against IDEC Corporation, a global industrial device manufacturer, for allegedly firing an employee because of a disability. "

New Mexico restaurant allegedly refused to allow Muslim employee to wear hijab

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit June 19 against Blue Moon Diner LLC for allegedly committing religious discrimination against a female employee who is Muslim. "

EEOC: South Carolina logging company to pay $53,000 after religious discrimination allegations

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced June 20 that J.C. Witherspoon J.R. Inc., a logging company with headquarters in Alcolu, South Carolina, will pay $53,000 after allegations of religious discrimination.

New York attorney general, governor accuse 3M of environmental contamination

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a lawsuit June 20 against 3M and five other companies after allegations of environmental contamination stemming from toxic chemicals in the companies’ products.

Aldo Group to stop asking about criminal records during initial employment application process

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 19 that Aldo Group Inc., a global shoe and accessories retailer, will stop inquiring about criminal history on initial employment applications.

New York attorney general lauds court's rejection of Charter-Spectrum's motion

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 21 that the she had released a statement commenting on the Appellate Division, First Department's decision to reject Charter-Spectrum’s motion to dismiss her lawsuit.

New York attorney general targets Trump family, Trump Foundation

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 21, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 14 that she has filed a lawsuit against the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and its directors, Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump.

N.Y. attorney general secures 42-state settlement with Citibank over alleged LIBOR manipulations

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 21, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 15 that Citibank will pay $100 million in a 42-state settlement after allegedly manipulating interest rate benchmarks. Specifically, Citibank purportedly engaged in fraudulent conduct involving U.S. Dollar LIBOR.

Massachusetts targets Purdue Pharma for alleged role in opioid crisis

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 21, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced June 12 that she is filing a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP and Purdue Pharma Inc. (Purdue) over allegations of misleading consumers and prescribers about opioid addiction and health risks.

EEOC: Amsted Rail to pay $4.4 million for allegedly violating federal disability law

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 20, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced June 12 that Amsted Rail Co Inc. will pay $4.4 million after allegations it disqualified job applicants after carpal tunnel syndrome tests conducted by a third party contractor.

EEOC: Transportation company to pay $3.2 million for alleged discrimination against women

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 20, 2018

HUNTINGTON, W.V. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced June 13 that CSX Transportation Inc. (CSXT) will pay $3.2 million after allegations of company-wide sex discrimination.

EEOC alleges harassment against employers nationwide

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 20, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced June 14 that it hasfiled seven lawsuits against employers throughout the United States for allegations of harassment.

California attorney general secures $67 million in debt forgiveness for Corinthian Colleges students

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced June 14 that Balboa Student Loan Trust will provide $67 million in debt forgiveness to 34,971 residents of the state who had been allegedly victimized by Corinthian Colleges.

California attorney general receives support fight against Texas' attempt to end ACA

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced June 14 that his office’s opposition to Texas and 19 other states’ motion to stop the Affordable Care Act has received support in the form of amicus briefs from a diverse group of patient groups, legal experts, economists, medical associations and public health experts.

California attorney general supports EPA's decision on pesticides

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced June 14 that he has issued a following comment on the decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement safeguards for agricultural workers to protect them from harmful pesticides.

New York attorney general: CityMD to pay $883,000 to resolve false claims allegations

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 12, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 5 that City Practice Group of New York LLC (CityMD) will pay $883,000 after allegedly submitting false claims to New York’s Empire Plan, which covers local and state government employees and their dependents.

Texas secures $15.2 million from companies that allegedly conspired to defraud Medicaid

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 12, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced May 30 that six individuals and four companies have agreed to pay a total of $15.2 million after allegedly violating the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act.

New York settles with health care company that misled men about low testosterone diagnoses

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 12, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced June 1 that Ageless Men’s Health P.C. has agreed to settle allegations it misled consumers about the way it diagnosed and treated low testosterone in men.

Justice Department: Major investment firm agrees to pay $64.2 million in Libyan bribery scheme

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) —The U.S. Department of Justice announced June 4 that Legg Mason Inc., an investment management firm with headquarters in Maryland, will pay $64.2 million after allegedly participating in a bribery scheme in Libya in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Legg Mason also agreed to enter into a non-prosecution agreement.

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