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Landis Retirement Community settles over pregnancy, disability discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo May 13, 2016, 1:48pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced Landis Retirement Community and its managing entity, Landis Communities, will settle allegations of federal pregnancy discrimination, disability discrimination and retaliation with a $132,500 payment.

EEOC accuses Mobile Destination Inc. of disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo May 13, 2016, 1:25pm

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced a lawsuit against Mobile Destination Inc., a mobile phone retailer and operator of 30 Verizon Wireless stores in Texas, alleging the company unlawfully revoked a worker’s job offer due to a disability.

Department of Labor targets Kesco Southeast Inc.

Mark Iandolo May 13, 2016, 1:08pm

ROME, Ga. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Labor announced it has filed a lawsuit against Kesco Southeast Inc., a company specializing in rock drilling and blasting, to recover retirement plan assets of 19 former employees. 

FCC announces $100,000 settlement with inContact over long-distance call allegations

Mark Iandolo May 12, 2016, 3:08pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced inContact Inc., a Utah-based company that provides long-distance call services, will pay $100,000 to resolve allegations it failed to complete long distance telephone calls to a consumer in Minnesota.

U.S. targets North Carolina for alleged discrimination against transgender people

Mark Iandolo May 12, 2016, 2:21pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — U. S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch has announced the Justice Department has filed a complaint against the state of North Carolina, the University of North Carolina (UNC) and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS), alleging the defendants are discriminating against transgender individuals.

FTC to compensate consumers victimized by alleged illegal telemarketing scheme

Mark Iandolo May 12, 2016, 2:16pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced it will mail 1,630 checks worth a total of $1.87 million to consumers victimized by an alleged illegal telemarketing operation run by Expense Management America.

Global Horizons resolves harassment charges with $7.6 million settlement

Mark Iandolo May 11, 2016, 2:58pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced Global Horizons Inc., a farm labor contractor, will pay $7,658,500 to resolve an alleged pattern of subjecting Thai farm workers in Washington to a hostile work environment, harassment and discrimination.

EEOC announces settlement with Moonshine Whiskey Bar in pregnancy discrimination case

Mark Iandolo May 11, 2016, 2:53pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the owners and operators of Moonshine Whiskey Bar in Tempe, Arizona, will pay $66,000 to settle allegations of pregnancy discrimination.

Morse Moving & Storage to pay $30,000 to settle retaliation allegations

Mark Iandolo May 11, 2016, 2:29pm

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced Morse Moving & Storage will pay $30,000 to settle allegations related to retaliation.

EEOC announced $100,000 settlement with Asbestos Specialists

Mark Iandolo May 11, 2016, 1:31pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced a $100,000 settlement with Asbestos Specialists Inc. (ASI) after allegations the Baltimore-based company committed national origin discrimination.

Ellucian to pay $140,000 to resolve gender identity discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo May 11, 2016, 12:47pm

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced Ellucian will pay $140,000 and provide significant non-monetary relief to resolve allegations of discrimination.

Cummins Power Generation pays $87,500 to resolve disability discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo May 11, 2016, 12:42pm

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced Cummins Power Generation Inc., a Minneapolis-based power company, will pay $87,500 and furnish other relief to resolve allegations it committed disability discrimination.

EEOC accuses Murphy Oil Corporation of disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo May 11, 2016, 12:37pm

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has charged in a lawsuit that Murphy Oil Corporation violated federal law when a spin-off company fired a store manager because of his disability.

Florida urges Frontier Communications to provide better customer service

Mark Iandolo May 10, 2016, 3:20pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has announced her office has sent a letter to Frontier Communications Corporations seeking better customer service on behalf of Floridians.

Missouri announces preliminary injunctions in alleged bankruptcy services scheme

Mark Iandolo May 10, 2016, 2:50pm

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has announced preliminary injunctions against Beverley Diltz, Critique Services LLC, Renee Mayweather, Dean Meriweather and Robert Dellamano after allegations of violating the state’s Merchandising Practices Act.  

FanDuel, DraftKings to stop offering paid daily fantasy sports contests in Idaho

Mark Iandolo May 9, 2016, 6:59pm

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced that executives at FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc., two companies offering paid daily fantasy sports contests, agreed to stop providing those contests to consumers in Idaho.

Kentucky to be a part of $39 million multi-state settlement with Endo Health Solutions

Mark Iandolo May 9, 2016, 6:54pm

FRANKFURT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Kentucky joined in a $39 million multi-state settlement with Endo Health Solutions and its wholly owned subsidiary Qualitest, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced.

Connecticut to receive a share of the global $784.6 million settlement with Wyeth

Mark Iandolo May 9, 2016, 6:48pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane and Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L Bremby announced that the state will be a part of a global $784.6 million settlement with Wyeth over allegations the drug maker knowingly underpaid rebates owed under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program.

Maryland attorney general takes action against Mitchell & Best Homebuilders

Mark Iandolo May 9, 2016, 6:44pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced a lawsuit against Mitchell & Best Homebuilders LLC of Rockville and other entities for allegedly violating the Home Builder Registration Act, the Maryland Express and Implied Warranties Act and the Consumer Protection Act.

Kansas receives $59.1 million annual tobacco settlement payment

Mark Iandolo May 9, 2016, 3:20pm

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has announced the state has received its annual tobacco settlement payment of $59,124,916.31.