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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).

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.