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EEOC: Chicago collection agency subjected employee to sexual orientation discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 26, 2017, 11:25am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 19 against collection agency Malcolm S. Gerald & Associates for allegations of subjecting an employee to harassment because of his sexual orientation.

EEOC alleges Chicago electric company fired employee due to age

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2017, 3:07pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 19 against S&C Electric Co. in Chicago for allegations of firing an employee due to age and disability.

Michigan Tim Hortons franchise pays $22,500 penalty after alleged religious discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2017, 2:55pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that a Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop franchise in Michigan will pay $22,500 to resolve allegations of religious discrimination.

EEOC: 2 Illinois IHOP franchises allegedly allowed sexual harassment against female employees

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2017, 2:53pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 19 against two related International House of Pancakes (IHOP) franchises for allegations of sexual harassment against numerous female employees and a male employee.

EEOC: Texas medical practice allegedly forces employees to participate in religious activities

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2017, 2:51pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 20 against Shepherd Healthcare, a medical practice in Lewisville, Texas, for allegations of firing an employee for repeatedly requesting to be excused from a daily morning Bible study.

EEOC alleges Chicago fashion stores discriminated against African-American, Hispanic employees

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2017, 2:46pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 18 against City Sports, a chain of fashion stores with more than 20 locations in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, for allegations of failing to hire and promote African-Americans and Hispanics into management positions in favor of Koreans.

EEOC accuses Indiana nursing home of discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2017, 2:43pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 20 against a nursing home in Evansville, Indiana, for allegations of acceding to resident requests for non-black caregivers.

EEOC charges Phoenix staffing agency with disability discrimination against job applicants

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2017, 2:42pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 19 against Phoenix staffing agency All Star Priority Staffing LLC for allegations of forcing applicants seeking temporary employment to fill out an invasive medical questionnaire before they could receive job offers.

Massachusetts attorney general to target Equifax after massive data breach

Mark Iandolo Sep. 21, 2017, 10:10am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Sept. 12 that her office intends to sue Equifax Inc. due to its alleged failure to protect sensitive and personal information of roughly three million consumers in the state.

EEOC targets Wynn Las Vegas for alleged disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 21, 2017, 10:00am

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 14 against the Wynn Las Vegas hotel/casino for allegations of denying medical leave to and firing an employee because of her disability.

New Jersey secures restitution for consumers harmed by allegedly bogus travel company

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:55pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Sept. 13 that a Superior Court judge has ordered Denyse H. Turner and her company RX 4 Fun Travel LLC to pay $277,000 and shut down operations permanently.

Virginia alleges Allied Title Lending violated state laws, made illegal loans

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:45pm

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a lawsuit Sept. 13 against open-end credit plan lender Allied Title Lending LLC, doing business as Allied Cash Advance, for allegations of making illegal loans.

U.S. settles with South Carolina medical center after alleged False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 11 that Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina LLC (FMC) will pay $1.56 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act through physician kickbacks.

Apple to install price information displays in New Jersey stores

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:15pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Sept. 12 that Apple Inc. will install continuously available price information displays for iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Apple watches and other devices in its New Jersey stores.

Washington state to send checks to consumers affected by alleged price-fixing scheme

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:00pm

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Sept. 14 that his office will send checks in the mail to consumers affected by an alleged price-fixing scheme by LCD manufacturers.

Texas accuses 'reputation management' company of abusing legal system

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 3:45pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Sept. 11 that he has filed a petition in Harris County District Court against Solvera, an online reputation management company, for allegations of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Justice Department settles housing discrimination case against Indiana city

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 3:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 14 that the Housing Authority of the city of Anderson, Indiana, which owns and operates 143 public housing units in the city, after allegations of discrimination against residents based on sex and disability.

California leads coalition suing Trump administration over fuel efficiency standard delays

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 3:15pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Sept. 11 that he is leading a coalition of five attorneys general suing the Trump administration for its allegedly illegal delay of a fuel efficiency standards rule.

U.S. settles with two N.Y. hospitals for $4 million after alleged False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 3:00pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 13 that MediSys Health Network Inc., which owns and operates Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital and Medical Center, two hospitals in Queens, New York, will pay $4 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act via improper financial relationships with physicians.

U.S. accuses former head of Deutsche Bank subprime lending of fraud

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 2:49pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 11 that it has filed a lawsuit against Paul Mangione, former Deutsche Bank head of subprime trading.