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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.

Kentucky attorney general warns small businesses about potential mail scam

Mark Iandolo May 9, 2016, 2:03pm

FRANKFURT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has released an announcement warning Kentucky small business owners about a potential mail scam asking to purchase a bogus labor law poster.

Arkansas attorney general announces state's role in national settlement with Wyeth

Mark Iandolo May 9, 2016, 1:41pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced her state’s involvement in the $784.6 million settlement between the federal government, several state governments and Wyeth over allegations the company knowingly underpaid rebates owed to the Medicaid drug rebate program.

N.Y. attorney general comments on NRC decision to re-analyze Indian Point nuclear facility

Mark Iandolo May 9, 2016, 1:22pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released comments on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) decision to require its staff to conduct a re-analysis of the impacts caused by accidents at the Indian Point nuclear power facility.

Colorado Supreme Court invalidates local hydraulic fracturing bans

Mark Iandolo May 9, 2016, 1:09pm

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has commented on a recent state Supreme Court decision to invalidate two voter-approved hydraulic fracturing bans enacted by Longmont and Fort Collins.

Florida to receive $1.6 million in multistate settlement with Olympus America

Mark Iandolo May 9, 2016, 12:37pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has announced Florida will participate in a multistate and federal settlement with Olympus America Inc. that resolves allegations the company committed anti-kickback violations.

Discount Auto Sales to pay $125,000 for allegedly selling previously wrecked vehicles

Mark Iandolo May 9, 2016, 12:22pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Discount Auto Sales LLC and owner Eivan Shahara will pay $125,000 in restitution and attorney fees after allegations of selling consumers cars that had been previously wrecked and declared total losses, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has announced.

Justice Department settles with Texas city over alleged disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo May 7, 2016, 7:33pm

BEAUMONT, Texas (Legal Newsline) – The Justice Department announced a settlement with the city of Beaumont, Texas, for $475,000 over allegations the city discriminated against persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities trying to live in small group homes in residential districts. The city has also agreed to make changes to its zoning and land use practices.

Missouri AG takes action against 5 Star Paving over allegations of violating consumer laws

Mark Iandolo May 7, 2016, 7:29pm

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a civil lawsuit against 5 Star Paving, Christopher Haynes, Charles Haynes, Nancy Haynes and Randy Williams over allegations of violating state consumer laws by taking money for asphalt jobs and then failing to complete promised work.

Halliburton and Baker Hughes abandon potential $34 billion merger

Mark Iandolo May 6, 2016, 7:52pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Halliburton and Baker Hughes have abandoned a $34 billion planned merger according to the Department of Justice.

Trolice Consulting Services mandated to pay $2.5 million civil penalty

Mark Iandolo May 6, 2016, 7:48pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Trolice Consulting Services LLC and president James R. Trolice have been mandated by the New Jersey Bureau of Securities to pay a $2.5 million civil penalty for allegations of selling unregistered securities to investors.