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Chemet OKs agreement with Justice Department, EPA to examine East Helena plant

Mark Iandolo Jul. 8, 2016, 1:27pm

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced a settlement with American Chemet Corp. (Chemet) that will allow the organizations to look into hazardous substance contamination at the company’s plant within the East Helena, Montana, Superfund site. The agreement will go before public comment for 30 days.

CFPB, Justice Department target BancorpSouth for discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 8, 2016, 12:59pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have announced the filing of a complaint against BancorpSouth Bank, alleging the company violated the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against African- Americans and other minority consumers.

Contractor banned from working in New Jersey, ordered to pay $1.1 million

Mark Iandolo Jul. 8, 2016, 12:47pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — The office of acting New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino has announced a Superior Court judge has banned Leroy N. Brown, an unregistered home improvement contractor, from working on homes in New Jersey. Brown also has been ordered to pay $1.1 million after allegedly violating the state’s consumer protection laws and regulations on at least 410 occasions.

FTC drops complaint against Cabell Huntington Hospital, St. Mary's Medical Center

Mark Iandolo Jul. 8, 2016, 12:43pm

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced it will dismiss its complaint against Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center after it had alleged their proposed merger violated U.S. antitrust laws.

Pharmaceuticals Inc. to pay $100,000 after distributing contaminated products allegations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 8, 2016, 12:38pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced a settlement with Pharmaceuticals Inc., based in Newark, after allegations the company distributed ultrasound gel contaminated with bacteria.

Justice Department announces permanent injunction against BEK Catering

Mark Iandolo Jul. 8, 2016, 12:27pm

MOBILE, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama has delivered a permanent injunction against BEK Catering LLC, doing business as Floppers Foods LLC, to prevent the distribution of allegedly adulterated and misbranded seafood products.  

FCC settles for $2.4 million with GCI after 911 service outage allegations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 8, 2016, 12:22pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has announced its Enforcement Bureau has reached a $2.4 million settlement with General Communications Inc. (GCI) that resolves allegations of five 911 service outages occurring on the company's wireless network in Alaska over the last eight years.

New York attorney general takes steps to combat tenant harassment

Mark Iandolo Jul. 8, 2016, 12:18pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his office plans to take action against tenant harassment and other housing issues facing New Yorkers.

MV Transportation to pay Virginia, Maryland, D.C. after false billing allegations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 8, 2016, 12:11pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Attorneys General Karl A. Racine, Mark R. Herring and Brian E. Frosh have announced the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland and the federal government have settled with MV Transportation after allegations of false billing.

RCH Colorado to pay $250,000 to settle allegations of age and sex discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 7, 2016, 9:18pm

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that RCH Colorado has agreed to pay $250,000 after allegations of age and sex discrimination.

EEOC takes action against Mathews Management Co. over ADA violation allegations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 7, 2016, 9:16pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit against a McDonald’s restaurant owned and operated by Mathews Management Co. and Peach Orchard Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas, for allegations of firing an employee due to his HIV-positive status.

EEOC alleges Bojangles created hostile work environment for transgender employee

Mark Iandolo Jul. 7, 2016, 9:12pm

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit against Bojangles Restaurants Inc. for allegations of subjecting a transgender employee to a hostile work environment because of her gender identity.

FTC settles with marketers of Elimidrol after allegations of deceptive advertising

Mark Iandolo Jul. 7, 2016, 9:06pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has settled with the marketers of Elimidrol, a powdered drink mix that supposedly enables opiate-addicted consumers to overcome addiction and withdrawal.

J&R Baker Farms resolves allegations of discrimination with $205,000 settlement

Mark Iandolo Jul. 7, 2016, 9:02pm

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that J&R Baker Farms of Norman Park, Georgia will pay $205,000 after allegations of national origin and race discrimination.

EPA announces deal with Cherenzia Excavation after allegations of Clean Air Act violations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 6, 2016, 1:01pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced Cherenzia Excavation, which operates a stone-crushing and gravel processing facility in Westerly, Rhode Island, has taken steps to help minimize emissions of hazardous air pollutants after a settlement agreement. The company will also pay $84,070 in penalties for its alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.

Texas, Alabama attorneys general drop lawsuit against Virgin Island's Walker

Mark Iandolo Jul. 6, 2016, 12:52pm

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has dismissed a lawsuit that Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and he had filed against Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Earl Walker.

FTC comments on Superior's decision to abandon Canexus acquisition plans

Mark Iandolo Jul. 6, 2016, 12:48pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Debbie Feinstein, director of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Competition, recently released a statement regarding Superior Plus Corp.’s decision to abandon its plans to acquire Canexus Corporation.

CFPB recovers more than $24.5 million in restitution for illegal auto finance schemes

Mark Iandolo Jul. 6, 2016, 12:43pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced its supervisory actions in the first four months of 2016 revealed illegal auto finance and payment activity that led to close to $24.5 million in restitution to more than 257,000 consumers.

EPA proposes Clean Water Act rules for San Francisco Bay, Delta

Mark Iandolo Jul. 6, 2016, 12:39pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposed federal Clean Water Act rule that will tighten the current selenium water quality criteria for the waters of San Francisco Bay and Delta.

New York attorney general offers recommendations to FCC on proposed BIAS rules

Mark Iandolo Jul. 6, 2016, 12:31pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) after the FCC proposed rule-making to establish privacy rules for Broadband Internet Access Service (BIAS) providers.