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Crop production company accused of bypassing U.S. workers to hire foreign employees

Mark Iandolo Oct. 10, 2017, 10:05am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced a lawsuit Sept. 28 against Crop Production Services Inc. (Crop Production) for allegations of violating the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by discriminating against U.S. workers.

New Mexico convenience store chain to pay $950,000 after alleged pregnancy discrimination

Mark Iandolo Oct. 10, 2017, 10:05am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Sept. 25 that Allsup’s Convenience Stores Inc., which owns more than 300 convenience stores, will pay $950,000 to resolve allegations of pregnancy and disability discrimination.

Two companies banned from distributing unapproved drugs

Mark Iandolo Oct. 10, 2017, 10:04am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 26 that two companies in New Jersey, as well as two individuals, have been banned from distributing injectable skin whitening drugs and other medicines that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

EEOC: Louisiana marine transportation company unjustly fired disabled employee

Mark Iandolo Oct. 10, 2017, 10:03am

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 25 against Otto Candies LLC, alleging disability discrimination.

Massachusetts accuses used car dealership of predatory practices

Mark Iandolo Oct. 10, 2017, 10:03am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced a lawsuit Sept. 26 against used car dealership JD Byrider, alleging predatory practices.

Consumer board orders Meridian Title to pay $1.25 million after allegedly deceiving customers

Mark Iandolo Oct. 10, 2017, 10:02am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Sept. 27 that it took action against Meridian Title Corporation, a real estate settlement services company, for allegations of steering consumers to an affiliated business.

D.C. secures $210,000 for residents, settles with companies allegedly engaged in illegal rental scheme

Mark Iandolo Oct. 10, 2017, 10:02am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Sept. 27 that Daro Management Services LLC and Daro Realty LLC will pay $210,000 to long-term residents of two rent-controlled apartment buildings.

U.S. secures $760,788 after two companies allegedly repossessed vehicles of service personnel

Mark Iandolo Oct. 10, 2017, 10:01am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 27 that Westlake Services LLC and subsidiary Wilshire Consumer Capital LLC will pay $760,788 after allegations of illegally repossessing 70 vehicles owned by service personnel in violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

FTC settles with company that allegedly falsely said baby mattresses were 'organic'

Mark Iandolo Oct. 4, 2017, 4:20pm

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Sept. 28 that Moonlight Slumber LLC, an Illinois company that markets baby mattresses, will settle allegations that it misrepresented its products to consumers.

EEOC: Whataburger management in Florida allegedly sought to only hire white applicants

Mark Iandolo Oct. 4, 2017, 4:16pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 25 against Whataburger Restaurants LLC, a national fast food chain, for allegedly retaliating against a white restaurant manager who opposed an upper management directive to hire only white applicants.

Rhode Island settles with U.S. after 2014 suit regarding Department of Corrections entrance exams

Mark Iandolo Oct. 4, 2017, 4:03pm

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and A.T. Wall, director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (DOC), announced Sept. 19 that the state has settled with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over a 2014 Justice Department lawsuit regarding DOC entrance exams.

Abbott Labs, Alere to divest rights to 2 product lines, continue $8.3 billion acquisition

Mark Iandolo Oct. 4, 2017, 4:00pm

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Sept. 28 that Abbott Laboratories and Alere Inc. will divest two point-of-care medical device product lines after allegations Abbott’s proposed $8.3 billion acquisition of Alere could harm competition.

EEOC secures $25,000 for applicant allegedly denied job because of diabetes

Mark Iandolo Oct. 4, 2017, 3:55pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Sept. 26 that Aldonsa Inc., doing business as Oilfield Instrumentation USA Inc., will pay $25,000 after allegations of disability discrimination.

EEOC accuses Dollar General Stores of discriminatory hiring practices

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 3:05pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 25 against Dolgencorp LLC, doing business as Dollar General Stores Inc., for allegations of rescinding job offers from applicants after learning they had disabilities.

Massachusetts helps draft legislation to better protect consumers from data breaches

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 3:04pm

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Sept. 25 that her office has updated legislation to better protect consumers from data breaches like the recent one at Equifax.

California attorney general leads coalition against Trump's bid to repeal 2015 Clean Water Rule

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 3:01pm

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Sept. 28 that he and eight other attorneys general submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers opposing the Trump administration’s attempt to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule.

Buffalo waste management workers to receive $69,000 for alleged living wage violations

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 2:59pm

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Sept. 27 that Allied Waste Services of North America LLC (Allied), a company that provides commercial waste management services, will pay $69,000 after allegations of failing to pay the city’s living wage to employees.

Justice Department: Parker-Hannafin acquisition of Clarcor could be anti-competitive

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 2:57pm

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 26 it has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Parker-Hannifin Corporation, alleging its $4.3 billion acquisition of Clarcor Inc. could harm competition in markets for aviation fuel filtration products.

FTC secures $7 million from operators who allegedly defrauded schools, child care centers

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 2:54pm

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Sept. 25 that Telestar Consulting Inc. and owner Karl Wesley Angel will pay $7 million to settle allegations of tricking child care centers, schools, and police and fire departments into buying products that were not ordered.

Washington state attorney general alleges Purdue Pharma fueled opioid epidemic

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 2:52pm

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit Sept. 28 against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, for allegations of fueling the opioid epidemic through a deceptive marketing campaign.