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Georgia reaches deal with Family Dermatology over alleged violations of Fair Business Act

Mark Iandolo May 19, 2016, 12:42pm

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has announced his office has reached a settlement with Family Dermatology PC after allegations the company violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act.

Waters Technologies to pay $199,500 to resolve hazardous waste allegations

Mark Iandolo May 19, 2016, 12:17pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The Environmental Protection Agency has announced Waters Technologies Corp., a Taunton-based company that manufactures materials for laboratory analysis, will pay $199,500 to settle allegations it violated state and federal hazardous waste laws.

Corning International to pay $66.5 million to settle price fixing allegations

Mark Iandolo May 18, 2016, 3:12pm

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — The Justice Department has announced Corning International Kabushiki Kaisha (Corning International K.K.) will pay $66.5 million to settle allegations it fixed prices, rigged bids and allocated the market for ceramic substrates sold in the United States.

New York attorney general urges FERC to examine Constitution's alleged illegal actions

Mark Iandolo May 18, 2016, 2:48pm

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his office has petitioned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to look into Constitution Pipeline Company’s (Constitution) alleged violations of federal law.

M&T Bank Corp. agrees to pay $64 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations

Mark Iandolo May 18, 2016, 2:42pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — The Justice Department has announced M&T Bank Corp. (M&T Bank) has agreed to pay $64 million to resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

FTC releases new thresholds for inflation in Franchise Rule

Mark Iandolo May 18, 2016, 2:33pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced it has adjusted three monetary exemption thresholds for inflation in its Franchise Rule.

EEOC releases guidelines for employee wellness programs

Mark Iandolo May 17, 2016, 6:25pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released guidelines for how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) relate to employee wellness programs.

American Air Liquide Holdings Inc. and Airgas will divest assets to complete merger

Mark Iandolo May 17, 2016, 6:22pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – American Air Liquide Holdings Inc. and Airgas Inc., two of the biggest suppliers of gases, agreed to divest certain production and distribution assets to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) allegations that their proposed $13.4 billion merger could have been anticompetitive.

FTC warns 38 eyeglass prescribers of potential violations

Mark Iandolo May 17, 2016, 6:19pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that its staff has sent 38 letters to eyeglass prescribers to warn them of potential violations of the agency’s Opthalmic Practice Rules, known as the Eyeglass Rule.

EEOC, Lowe's reach agreement to settle disability discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo May 17, 2016, 6:17pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Lowe’s, the home improvement store, will pay $8.6 million to resolve nationwide disability discrimination allegations, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced.

Maryland AG takes action against Access Funding

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2016, 6:28pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced that his office filed a lawsuit against Access Funding LLC and other affiliated companies for allegations of misleading lead paint poisoning victims to convert future structured settlement payments into immediate cash.

EEOC reaches settlement with County of Maui over allegations of age discrimination

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2016, 6:25pm

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the County of Maui has agreed to pay $24,000 and provide other relief to resolve allegations of age discrimination filed against the county’s police department.

Oklahoma attorney general files amicus brief supporting TransCanada's federal lawsuit

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2016, 6:18pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced that his state has joined with five other states in filing an amicus brief supporting TransCanada’s federal lawsuit that claims the president overstepped constitutional boundaries in blocking the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

New York attorney general reaches settlement with Kost Tire

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2016, 6:10pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his office reached a settlement with Kost Tire Distributors Inc., an upstate automobile service station company, after allegations of breaking New York’s Environmental Conservation Law.

EEOC charges KB Staffing with allegations of ADA violations

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2016, 6:06pm

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has charged KB Staffing LLC, a central Florida staffing firm, with allegations of making unlawful pre-offer health inquiries of applicants.

U.S. files brief in Idaho case regarding criminal defendant's right to attorney

Mark Iandolo May 13, 2016, 3:06pm

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced it has filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court of Idaho in Tracy Tucker et al v. state of Idaho, et al.

Rhode Island Senate advances bill aimed at fighting 'patent trolls'

Mark Iandolo May 13, 2016, 2:47pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) — The Rhode Island state Senate has unanimously advanced legislation that bars “patent trolls” in the state.  

ASCAP to pay $1.75 million to settle allegations of breaking court order

Mark Iandolo May 13, 2016, 2:42pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishes (ASCAP) has agreed to pay $1.75 million and reform certain practices after allegations it violated a court order involving collective licensing, the Department of Justice announced.

FTC approves final order in case against Vulcan

Mark Iandolo May 13, 2016, 2:20pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved a final order resolving its complaint against Vulcan that had stemmed from allegations the company unfairly deceived consumers of a popular web browser game.

Credit Protection Association settles case involving consumer dispute policies

Mark Iandolo May 13, 2016, 2:16pm

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced Credit Protection Association (CPA) will pay $72,000 in civil penalties and be required to adopt new procedures after allegations of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).