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After CashCall settlement, checks going to more than 9,600 Va. consumers

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:42pm

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Sept. 6 that his office will deliver checks averaging $982 to consumers victimized by CashCall Inc.’s alleged “rent-a-tribe” predatory lending scheme.

FTC settles case against social media influencers

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:41pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Sept. 7 that Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Thomas “Syndicate” Cassell, two social media influencers in the online gaming community, will settle allegations of deceptively endorsing the online gambling service CSGO Lotto.

Connecticut settles with Hartford Dispensary for $627,000 after alleged False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:40pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced Sept. 7 that the Hartford Dispensary will pay $627,000 after allegations of violating the False Claims Act by falsely certifying to federal and state officials that it had a current medical director.

Utah company banned from further operations after settlement with FTC

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:40pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Sept. 1 that G2 Consulting LLC and owner, Chad Gettel, will be banned from the payment processing business after settling allegations of deceptively telemarketing and taking millions of dollars from consumer credit card accounts.

SEC secures $35 million settlement from State Street after alleged fraud

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:39pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Sept. 7 that State Street will pay more than $35 million to settle allegations of fraudulently charging secret markups for transition management services.

EEOC accuses Texas county of pay discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:39pm

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Aug. 31 against Denton County, Texas, for allegations of violating the Equal Pay Act by paying a female clinician lesser wages than it paid a male employee performing the same job.

California joins 18-state coalition in challenging constitutionality of Wisconsin redistricting plan

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:39pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Sept. 6 that he has joined a coalition of 18 states and the District of Columbia in supporting voters rights in the Gill v. Whitford case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Financial board targets online lead aggregator for allegedly abusive practices

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:37pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Sept. 6 that it took action against Zero Parallel, an online lead aggregator, for allegedly steering consumers toward lenders that offered illegal or unlicensed loans that were void in the consumer’s state.

FTC settles with Lenovo in compromised security case

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:37pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Sept. 5 that Lenovo Inc., a global computer manufacturing company, will settle allegations of harming consumers by pre-loading software on some laptops that compromised security.

EEOC targets South Carolina textile manufacturer for alleged age discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:32pm

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 1 against Keer America Corporation, a textile manufacturing company in Indian Land, South Carolina, for allegations of firing a 47-year-old sales leader due to his age.

U.S. settles with Washington landlords that allegedly discriminated against families

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:31pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 6 that the owners and manager of three apartment complexes in Edmonds, Washington, will pay $95,000 after allegations of refusing to rent their apartments to families with children.

FTC approves final order in Baxter-Claris $625 million acquisition

Mark Iandolo Sep. 8, 2017, 9:09am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Aug. 30 that, following a public comment period, it has approved a final order against Baxter International Inc., resolving allegations that Baxter’s proposed $625 million acquisition of Claris Lifesciences’ injectable drugs business would be anti-competitive.

EEOC targets Illinois organization for alleged discrimination against employee with cancer

Mark Iandolo Sep. 8, 2017, 9:08am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Aug. 28 against Illinois Action for Children, alleging the organization fired an employee who was on leave receiving treatment for breast cancer.

New Jersey secures $60,000 for former baking company employee after Family Leave Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 8, 2017, 9:07am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced Aug. 29 that a baking company in New Jersey will pay $60,000 to a former employee after it allegedly committed discrimination.

Delaware tells Newark motel operators: Reduce crime or lose property

Mark Iandolo Sep. 8, 2017, 9:06am

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced that the operators of the Rodeway Inn at 1110 and 1120 South College Ave. in Newark agreed to a settlement after allegations of being a criminal nuisance property.

Massachusetts secures $210,000 for Uber drivers allegedly victimized by vehicle leasing agency

Mark Iandolo Sep. 8, 2017, 9:02am

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Aug. 30 that Xchange Leasing LLC, a subsidiary of Uber, has reimbursed drivers more than $210,000 after allegations of overcharging the drivers for tolls and other fees.

Coalition of AGs opposes colleagues' stance on Remington rifles settlement

Mark Iandolo Sep. 8, 2017, 8:58am

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Aug. 29 that he is leading an 11-state coalition in an amicus brief opposing firearms regulations.

Arizona targets opioid manufacturer for alleged fraudulent marketing

Mark Iandolo Sep. 8, 2017, 8:57am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Aug. 31 that he has filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Insys Therapeutics Inc., an opioid manufacturing company in Chandler, Arizona, for allegations of fraudulent marketing.

EEOC reaches $60,000 settlement with Arizona correctional facility after sexual harassment allegations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 8, 2017, 8:56am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Aug. 25 that the GEO Group Inc., operator of the Central Arizona Correctional Facility (CACF) in Florence, Arizona, will pay $60,000 after allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation.

EEOC targets Tennessee assisted living community for alleged religious discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 8, 2017, 8:55am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Aug. 25 against Century Park Associates LLC, doing business as Garden Plaza at Greenbriar Cove.