WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 1 that WiFi Alliance, a non-profit organization in Austin, Texas, has been charged with violating the employment rights of Lt. Col. Charles O’Donnell, an Army Reservist, under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Feb. 28 that it has approved a petition by Sears Holding Management requesting that the FTC reopen and modify an earlier order settling allegations that Sears had failed to disclose how much personal information was obtained from consumers who downloaded the company’s software app.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Feb. 22 that Outback Arms, a gun dealer, and its owner Gene Steve Beliveau, will pay $7,000 to resolve allegations of selling handguns that are not listed on the approved roster for Massachusetts. Outback Arms also agreed to come into compliance with state law.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced Feb. 20 that he has joined a coalition of 20 state attorneys general in a letter urging the U.S. Department of Education to deny an application for accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
U.S. settles with vacation management company that allegedly failed to offer communications to the deaf
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Feb. 20 that Atlantis Events Inc. (Atlantis), a cruise and resort vacation company, will pay $10,000 in civil penalties and $9,000 in damages to the complainants after settling allegations the company failed to provide individuals who are deaf with effective communication on a cruise.
U.S. settles with NYC restaurant that allegedly discriminated against non-Korean, non-Japanese applicants
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Feb. 20 that Food Love 125 Inc., which does business as Ichiba Ramen, a restaurant in New York City, will change its business practices and pay a civil penalty after allegations of violating the Immigration and Nationality Act’s (INA) anti-discrimination provision.