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SEC charges former Alliance Fiber Optic CEO with insider trading

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 3:18pm

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Sept. 20 that it has charged Peter C. Cheng, the former CEO of Alliance Fiber Optic Products, with allegations of insider trading in company stock.

Connecticut targets dentist who allegedly defrauded Medicaid out of $900,000

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 2:51pm

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced a lawsuit Sept. 21 against a Fairfield dentist over allegations of defrauding the state's Medicaid program.

Washington state alleges nation's second-largest for-profit prison management company underpays workers

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 2:48pm

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Sept. 20 that his office has sued the GEO Group Inc. (GEO) for failing to pay proper minimum wage to its workers.

EEOC sues CBS satellite station in Texas for alleged age discrimination

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 2:33pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 26 against CBS Stations Group of Texas for allegedly refusing to hire Tammy Campbell for a traffic reporter position because of her age.

SEC secures $965 million from telecommunications company charged with bribing Uzbek official

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 2:29pm

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Sept. 21 that Telia Company AB, a telecommunications company with operations in the United States and headquarters in Sweden, will pay $965 million after settling allegations of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to win business in Uzbekistan.

Solar energy company to pay $29.5 million penalty after allegedly violating False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 12:45pm

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 22 that SolarCity Corporation will pay $29.5 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

Justice Department fines Young Living, alleging illegal trafficking of rosewood, spikenard oils

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 12:43pm

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 18 that Young Living Essential Oils L.C. was fined $500,000, plus $135,000 in restitution and $125,000 for a community service payment, after allegedly illegally trafficking rosewood oil and spikenard oil.

Justice Department secures $2.5 million from Alaska's Health and Social Services

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 12:35pm

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 18 that the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (ADHSS) will pay a $2.49 million penalty after allegations of violating the federal False Claims Act while administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Aegerion resolves SEC allegations of misleading investors with $4.1 million penalty

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 12:32pm

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Sept. 22 that Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, now a subsidiary of Novelion Therapeutics, will pay a $4.1 million penalty after allegations of misleading investors in 2013.

Former postal service employee on Workers' Comp seen zip-lining, tossing logs on Facebook, prosecutors say

Mark Iandolo Sep. 29, 2017, 8:59am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced Sept. 18 that a former employee of the U.S. Postal Service in Cape May County has been charged with stealing more than $75,000 in compensation benefits.

California files concurrent complaint, settlement against Gatorade for alleged misleading marketing

Mark Iandolo Sep. 29, 2017, 8:57am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Sept. 21 a concurrent complaint and settlement against The Gatorade Company. Gatorade will pay $300,000, of which $120,000 will be used to fund education and research on water consumption.

Walgreens resolves New York anti-competitive concerns, agrees to acquire fewer Rite Aid stores

Mark Iandolo Sep. 29, 2017, 8:57am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Sept. 19 that Walgreens has agreed to restructure its acquisition deal with Rite Aid to address concerns the acquisition could harm competition in the New York City area.

EEOC: Chipotle allowed female general manager to sexually harass male shift manager

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

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 18 against Chipotle for allegations of allowing a restaurant manager to sexually harass her subordinate and retaliate against him after he reported the misconduct.

EEOC targets Massimo Zanetti for allegedly allowing sexual harassment

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

NORFOLK, Va. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 18 against Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA Inc. for allegations of failing to stop sexual harassment of a female employee and then firing her for complaining about harassment.

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.