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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.