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Caledonia Investment settles allegations of violating HSR with $480,000 civil penalty

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2016, 3:10pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Caledonia Investments will pay $480,000 in civil penalties to resolve allegations of violating a premerger notification and waiting period requirement mandated under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) Act of 1976, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.

CMI agrees to commit $143 million to cleanup work at Chevron Questa Mine Superfund site

Mark Iandolo Aug. 12, 2016, 2:46pm

QUESTA, N.M. (Legal Newsline) — Chevron Mining Inc. (CMI) will pay $143 million in cleanup work at the Chevron Questa Mine Superfund site, the Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have announced.

FTC announces settlement with Fortiline over price fixing allegations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 12, 2016, 2:10pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that Fortiline LLC will settle allegations of violating federal antitrust laws by inviting a competitor to raise and fix prices.

FTC releases new blog posts to help consumers understand settlement with Volkswagen

Mark Iandolo Aug. 12, 2016, 12:09pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released two new blog posts to help ensure that consumers and businesses know the facts surrounding the agency’s settlement with Volkswagen.

Xerox Healthcare pays $35,000 to settle allegations of violating disability laws

Mark Iandolo Aug. 12, 2016, 12:05pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced Xerox State Healthcare LLC (Xerox Healthcare) will pay $35,000 after allegations of violating federal disability laws.

FTC seeks independent compliance auditor to monitor Herbalife compliance

Mark Iandolo Aug. 12, 2016, 11:59am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced it is taking applications for an independent compliance auditor (ICA) to oversee Herbalife’s compliance with a judicially enforceable stipulated order for permanent injunction and monetary judgment.

BlueLinx to pay $265,000 to resolve allegations of violating SEC whistleblower laws

Mark Iandolo Aug. 12, 2016, 11:54am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — BlueLinx Holdings Inc. will pay a $265,000 penalty to resolve allegations of violating securities laws, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced.

EEOC targets Cushman & Wakefield for allegedly violating federal disability laws

Mark Iandolo Aug. 12, 2016, 11:46am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a lawsuit against Cushman & Wakefield, charging the company with allegations of violating federal disability laws. The company allegedly fired an employee seeking reasonable accommodation to deal with her breast cancer.

Amtrak to pay $112,000 to resolve allegations of violating federal disability laws

Mark Iandolo Aug. 12, 2016, 11:42am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the Washington, D.C.-based National Passenger Railroad Corporation, better known as Amtrak, will pay $112,000 after allegations of violating federal disability laws.

Plumbing business to pay more than $27,000 after allegedly violating Georgia law

Mark Iandolo Aug. 11, 2016, 12:11pm

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Aames Heating and Plumbing Inc., which does business as the Pink Plumber, and its owner Geoffrey Gillon entered an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance after allegations of violating the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has announced.

FCC announces settlement with AT&T over 'cramming' allegations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 11, 2016, 12:04pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Enforcement Bureau of the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) has announced a settlement with AT&T Services to resolve allegations the company “crammed” unauthorized third-party charges on consumers’ wireless telephone bills.

Southtowne enters Assurance of Voluntary Compliance after lemon law buyback allegations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 10, 2016, 12:14pm

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has announced Southtowne Motors of Newnan Inc., doing business as Southtowne Chevrolet Buick GMC, Southtowne Motors, Inc., doing business as Southtowne Hyundai Riverdale, and Southtowne Motors of Newnan II, Inc., doing business as Southtowne Hyundai of Newnan (together “Southtowne”) entered Assurances of Voluntary Compliance after allegations of improper disclosure practices.

New York attorney general reports progress by companies accused of deceptive marketing

Mark Iandolo Aug. 10, 2016, 12:07pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Six of seven companies that were sent cease and desist letters for alleged deceptive “Zika-preventative” marketing have reformed their advertising practices, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced.

EZContactsUSA to pay $100,000 after alleged data breach potentially exposed consumer information

Mark Iandolo Aug. 10, 2016, 12:00pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Provision Supply LLC – doing business as ZcontactsUSA.com – will pay a $100,000 penalty and strengthen its data security practices after allegations of a data breach, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced.

HSBC to pay $434,500 to resolve allegations of violating Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Mark Iandolo Aug. 10, 2016, 11:53am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — HSBC Finance Corporation, successor to HSBC Auto Finance Inc., will pay $434,500 after allegations of violating the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), the Justice Department has announced.

FTC targets 1-800 Contacts for allegedly anticompetitive agreements with competitors

Mark Iandolo Aug. 10, 2016, 11:44am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a lawsuit against 1-800 Contacts, charging the online retailer of contact lenses with allegations of unlawfully orchestrating and maintaining a web of anticompetitive agreements with rival companies.

Barclays to pay $93.35 million after allegedly manipulating benchmark recession interest rates

Mark Iandolo Aug. 10, 2016, 11:40am

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has announced Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital Inc. will pay $93.35 million in restitution to government and nonprofit entities after alleged manipulation of benchmark interest rates during the financial crisis.

Exxon Mobile subsidiary to $300,000 penalty for alleged toxic waste discharges

Mark Iandolo Aug. 10, 2016, 11:37am

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced that her office has reached an agreement with XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobile Corp., after allegations the company illegally discharged toxic waste from a Marcellus shale gas site.

EPA fines three New Hampshire companies for allegedly violating RRP Rule

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2016, 1:35pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that three N.H. companies face penalties after allegations of failing to follow federal lead paint regulations at a commercial and residential property in Manchester.

EPA orders SV Land to help chemical cleanup near Sporlan Valve Plant 1 Superfund site

Mark Iandolo Aug. 8, 2016, 11:47am

LENAXA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced an order to protect homes in Washington, Missouri, from potentially harmful chemical vapors in groundwater near the Sporlan Valve Plant 1 Superfund site.