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Virginia attorney general's office creates patent troll unit

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 1:54pm

RICHMOND, Virginia (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has announced his office will place a new emphasis on supporting state businesses by taking action against patent trolling in Virginia.

Maryland retains law firms consortium to help case against petroleum manufacturers

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 1:45pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — A consortium of law firms will join the Maryland office of the attorney general in taking action against petroleum manufacturers that allegedly used a chemical additive that contaminated groundwater throughout Maryland, Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has announced.

New York attorney general's office releases report on concert, sports ticketing

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 1:25pm

BUFFALO (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced a report on the state’s concert and sports ticket industry that uncovered alleged practices and abuses that prevent consumers from receiving affordable ticket prices.

Idaho attorney general, DTC Group OK agreement in telemarketing case

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 1:15pm

Story CopyBOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) — Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden resolved a consumer protection case with Vurv LLC, a Boise-based telemarketer, and its fulfillment partner, Drug Testing Compliance Group LLC, over allegations of unsolicited calls.

Washingon attorney general seeks to update Open Public Meetings Act

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 12:41pm

OLYMPIA, Washington (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has welcomed the advancement of his bill that would update the Open Public Meetings Act by the House State Government Committee.

NHC Healthcare must pay $50,000 over allegations of pregnancy and disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 11:52am

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Legal Newsline) – NHC Healthcare/Clinton LLC, due to allegations of pregnancy and disability discrimination, will pay $50,000 and provide substantial injunctive relief, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced.

EEOC settles with Sirdah Enterprises for $250,000 over alleged sexual harassment

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 11:46am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that, in order to resolve alleged sexual harassment, Sirdah Enterprises Inc. will pay $250,000.

P.H. Glatfelter Co. to pay $180,000, resolving allegations of disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 11:34am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced an agreement with P.H. Glatfelter Co., a global paper manufacturer, that will see Glatfelter pay $180,000 and provide significant equitable relief to resolve allegations of disability discrimination.

FTC takes action against DeVry University's allegedly deceptive advertising practices

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 11:25am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against the operators of DeVry University, claiming that the university’s advertisements deceived consumers.

EEOC reaches $35,000 deal with DeHaven's Transfer & Storage over alleged pregnancy discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 11:18am

DURHAM, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that DeHaven’s Transfer & Storage Inc. will pay $35,000 and provide significant relief because of allegations of pregnancy discrimination.

EPA and THD At-Home Services reach $37,065 settlement agreement

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 11:01am

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a $37,065 settlement deal with THD At-Home Services, resolving alleged violations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.

California AG asks Congress to keep states' authority in mind during reforms to TSCA

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 10:54am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris joined 11 other state attorneys general in a letter to Congress asking it to limit any preemption of states’ authority to protect their residents and the environment from toxic chemicals.

Healey announces $50,000 deal with two care facilities over septic system

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 10:42am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that her office has reached a $50,000 settlement with Sudbury Pines Extended Care Facility and Kids Corner at the Pines over allegations of failing to repair and upgrade deteriorating septic systems serving the facilities.

Arkansas AG releases comments about EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Mark Iandolo Jan. 29, 2016, 10:32am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge presented comments to the Environmental Protection Agency about its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) supplemental findings on cost.

Mondelez to pay $750,000 over allegations of illegal lead levels in cookies

Mark Iandolo Jan. 28, 2016, 12:31pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — Mondelz International Inc., formerly Kraft Foods, will pay $750,000 to resolve allegations it sold ginger snap cookies containing lead in excess of California limits without the warning required by California’s Proposition 65, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced.

CenterLight Healthcare to pay $47 million over charge it fraudently billed Medicaid

Mark Iandolo Jan. 26, 2016, 2:34pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — CenterLight Healthcare will pay $47 million to resolve allegations it fraudulently billed Medicaid for services it did not actually provide, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced.

Virginia attorney general announces $63 million recovery from 11 banks in fraud case

Mark Iandolo Jan. 26, 2016, 2:27pm

RICHMOND (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced the recovery of more than $63 million from 11 banks, settling allegations the banks misled the commonwealth of Virginia and the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).

Montana attorney general urges BLM to cancel mining land withdrawal proposal

Mark Iandolo Jan. 26, 2016, 2:21pm

HELENA, Montana (Legal Newsline) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has asked the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to cancel a proposal that would see nearly 1 million acres of public land withdrawn from potential mineral exploration and mining.

Arizona attorney general targets Sticks n Strings in fraud case

Mark Iandolo Jan. 26, 2016, 2:15pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Sticks N Strings Inc. and its owner, Anthony Bernard, after complaints the company failed to deliver purchased musical instruments.

Pennsylvania attorney general takes action against Consignments on Centre

Mark Iandolo Jan. 26, 2016, 1:09pm

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane announced the filing of a legal action that seeks to help consumers recover financial losses from the owners of Consignments on Centre, which had filed for bankruptcy.