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Washington attorney general discusses environmental review of crude oil terminal

Mark Iandolo Jan. 26, 2016, 12:40pm

OLYMPIA, Washington (Legal Newsline) — In a review of a proposed crude oil terminal in Vancouver, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office cited its concerns about train derailment and first responder readiness for potential oil spills.

EEOC can proceed with sex discrimination lawsuit against Mach Mining

Mark Iandolo Jan. 26, 2016, 12:34pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can proceed with its sex discrimination action against Mach Mining, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois ruled by relying on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case.

Wash. attorney general reaches $74,435 settlement with Rairdon's Dodge Chrysler Jeep

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 6:00pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Rairdon’s Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Kirkland has agreed to pay $74,435 to resolve allegations of deceptive advertising practices, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson recently announced.

N.Y. attorney general reaches settlement with developer of stalled Wall Street condo project

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 5:49pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently reached a settlement with Africa Israel Investments Limited to resolve defect claims for a building it’s been developing in Manhattan.

EEOC seeks public input on its discrimination retaliation enforcement guidelines

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 5:38pm

WASHINGTON D.C. (Legal Newsline)—The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will seek input from the public on its proposed enforcement guidelines addressing retaliation and similar issues under federal employment discrimination laws.

Department of Justice reaches $1.6 million settlement with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 5:30pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline)—The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Corporation (Big Brothers) will pay the United States $1.6 million to resolve allegations of false claims for funds.

FTC announces changes to various monetary thresholds under the Clayton Act

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 5:10pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)—The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently revised the monetary threshold that determines when companies must notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction.

Deluxe Financial Services will pay $115,000 to resolve sex discrimination, harassment allegations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 3:56pm

PAUL, Minn. (Legal Newsline)—The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced a settlement with Deluxe Financial Services Corp. that will see the Shoreview, Minnesota-based company pay $115,000 to resolve sex discrimination and harassment allegations.

Colorado used car dealer agrees to $700,000 settlement over alleged abusive financing practices

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 3:34pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)—Herbies Auto Sales in Greeley, Colorado will pay $700,000 in restitution to consumers because of allegations its financing schemes were abusive, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced recently.

Ohio attorney general and Ohio EPA put restraining order on Warren Steel

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 11:59am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that his office and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency have requested and received a temporary restraining order against Warren Steel, which recently shut down while allegedly leaving hazardous chemicals and wastewater onsite.

Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen settles EEOC age discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 23, 2016, 11:50am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline)—The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that Coatesville Chicken LLC, which does business as Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen in Coatesville, Pennsylvana, has agreed to pay $36,000 and provide significant equitable relief to resolve a federal age discrimination lawsuit.

Big Lots, Marshalls to remove criminal history inquiries from employment applications

Mark Iandolo Jan. 22, 2016, 3:43pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Big Lots Stores and Marshalls–major retailers in New York–have agreed to remove questions about criminal history on initial employment applications, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced.

West Virginia urges FCC to uphold restrictions on commercial text messages

Mark Iandolo Jan. 22, 2016, 3:36pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined 18 other states in a federal Communications Commission (FCC) request to maintain restrictions on commercial text messages.

Pennsylvania CVS to pay $450,000 amid charges of selling expired products

Mark Iandolo Jan. 22, 2016, 3:18pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced a $450,000 settlement between her office and Pennsylvania CVS Pharmacy LLC over allegations of selling expired products.

Rhino Energy to pay $62,500 to resolve discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 22, 2016, 2:46pm

BECKLEY, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Rhino Energy WV LLC must pay $62,500 and furnish significant relief to resolve allegations of national origin discrimination.

Downriver Community Services pays $31,000 to resolve claims of violating ADA

Mark Iandolo Jan. 22, 2016, 2:01pm

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — Downriver Community Services of Detroit will pay $31,000 and provide equitable relief due to allegations it refused to extend an employee leave after surgery, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced.

Evolve Bank & Trust agrees to compensate victims of alleged disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jan. 22, 2016, 1:55pm

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) — Evolve Bank & Trust has agreed to maintain revised policies, conduct employee training and compensate victims to resolve allegations it committed disability discrimination and violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Justice Department announced.

EEOC targets Windsor Inn for multiple alleged sexual harassment violations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 22, 2016, 1:47pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against R.V. Associates Limited, doing business as Windsor Inn, for allegedly subjecting female employees to severe and pervasive sexual harassment.

New York attorney general takes action against Koeppel dealerships

Mark Iandolo Jan. 22, 2016, 1:31pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — In a lawsuit against several Queens auto dealerships collectively known as Koeppel dealerships, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman alleges they unlawfully sold “after-sale” products and services.

Texas attorney general releases opinion on paid daily fantasy sports

Mark Iandolo Jan. 22, 2016, 1:26pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced his opinion on the legality of online gaming in response to a legislative inquiry.