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FTC announces streamlining requirements for fur, textile, wool labeling rules

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 10:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Sept. 15 that it will streamline requirements under the fur, textile and wool labeling rules as part of acting chairwoman Maureen K. Ohlhausen’s regulatory reform agenda.

EEOC accuses Los Angeles restaurant of pregnancy discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 10:30am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 12 against LA Louisanne Inc., a restaurant and jazz night club in Los Angeles, for allegations of discharging an employee because of her pregnancy.

EEOC settles for $100,000 with Mississippi medical center in disability discrimination case

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 10:15am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Sept. 13 that Vicksburg Healthcare LLC, doing business as River Region Medical Center, will pay $100,000 after allegations of federal disability discrimination.

FTC settles for $2.5 million in marketing deception case

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 10:00am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Sept. 13 that a group of online marketers will pay more than $2.5 million to settle FTC allegations of deceiving consumers with “free’ and “risk-free” trials for cooking and golfing products.

EEOC: Memphis cruise company fired employee for supporting coworker's harassment claims

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 9:45am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 13 against American Queen Steamboat Company, a cruise company based in Memphis, for allegations of firing an employee after he supported a coworker’s sexual harassment complaint.

EEOC alleges Virginia shipbuilding company discriminated against hearing-impaired applicant

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 9:30am

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 13 against Huntington Ingalls Inc., a shipbuilding company in Newport News, for allegations of refusing to hire a pipefitter after discovering his hearing impairment.

FTC settles with three companies that allegedly misled consumers

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 9:30am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Sept. 8 that three companies have agreed to settle allegations of misleading consumers about their participation in the European Union-United States Privacy Shield framework.

EEOC alleges Georgia grocery store owner harassed 3 black employees

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 9:15am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 14 against G.N.T. Inc., doing business as GNT Foods and operating a grocery store in East Point, Goergia, for allegations of subjecting three African-American employees to a racially hostile work environment.

SEC alleges SunTrust subsidiary made improper recommendations to clients

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 9:15am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Sept. 14 that it has charged the investment services subsidiary of SunTrust Banks with improperly collecting more than $1.1 million in avoidable fees from clients.

EEOC accuses North Carolina Golden Corral operator of disability, sex discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 9:00am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 8 against Jax LLC, which operates a Golden Corral restaurant in Matthews, North Carolina, for allegations of discriminating against an employee with a disability and subjecting him to a hostile work environment based on his disability and his sex.

EEOC secures $125,000 settlement with Minn. construction company for alleged racial harassment

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 8:52am

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Sept. 7 that JL Schwieters Construction Inc. will pay $125,000 after allegations of racial harassment.

EEOC seeks reparation for employees allegedly discriminated against by Hawaii blood bank

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:20am

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 6 against the Blood Bank of Hawaii for allegedly refusing reasonable accommodations for firing employees who needed additional leave for disability reasons.

Washington targets St. Joseph Medical Center for alleged charity violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:19am

TACOMA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit Sept. 5 against St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma for allegations of violating the state’s Consumer Protection Act by withholding charity from tens of thousands of low-income patients.

Georgia comments on court decision to invalidate U.S. overtime rule case

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:18am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced a statement Sept. 5 following the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas summary judgment in the United States Department of Labor (DOL) Overtime Rule case.

Dell subsidiary to pay $110,000 after alleged discrimination toward transgender employee

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:18am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Sept. 1 that EMC Corporation, a subsidiary of Dell Technologies (collectively, Dell EMC), will pay $110,000 after allegations of discriminating based on sex and gender identity.

U.S. settles for $58.65 million with Novo Nordisk over alleged violations for Victoza drug

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:16am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 5 that Novo Nordisk Inc., a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, will pay $58.65 million after allegations of failing to comply with the FDA-mandated risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) for its Type II diabetes medication Victoza.

EEOC opens pay discrimination case against Kansas pizza restaurant

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:16am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 1 against the former operators of a Pizza Studio in Kansas City, Kansas, for allegations of withdrawing job offers from two teens after the woman complained about being offered less pay than her male friend.

U.S. settles with St. Vincent, CHRISTUS after allegations of violating False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:15am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 7 that CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center (St. Vincent) and its partner, CHRISTUS Health (CHRISTUS), will resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

Delaware accuses pawnshop of racketeering scheme

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:14am

DOVER, Delaware (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matthew Denn announced a lawsuit Sept. 5 against a pawnshop in Middletown for allegations of selling stolen goods and running a criminal enterprise under the state’s racketeering statutes. Denn seeks $6.5 million in civil penalties.

DraftKings, FanDuel to each pay $1.3 million to Massachusetts after unfair practices allegations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:43pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Sept. 7 that DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. will pay roughly $2.6 million after allegations of unfair and deceptive practices.