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California attorney general obtains $1.1 billion judgment against Corinthian Colleges

Mark Iandolo Mar. 25, 2016, 5:08pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently announced that her office obtained a $1.1 billion judgment against the defunct for-profit collegiate institution, Corinthian Colleges Inc. (CCI), for its alleged predatory and unlawful practices.

Washington AG alleges Benjamin Rogovy deceived consumers with false testimonials

Mark Iandolo Mar. 25, 2016, 4:01pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that Benjamin Rogovy will pay as much as $7,750,000 to roughly 165,000 consumers nationwide after allegations he used deceptive business practices.

New York real estate developer to pay $1.1 million to settle tax allegations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 25, 2016, 12:47pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Real estate developer Asher Roshanzamir will pay $1.1 million after allegations he wrongfully deferred payment of New York state and New York City income taxes, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has said.

EEOC targets Grisham Farm Products' alleged discrimination

Mark Iandolo Mar. 25, 2016, 12:43pm

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has charged Grisham Farm Products Inc. with discrimination violations.

U.S., Respironics reach $34.8 million agreement to settle False Claims Act allegations

Mark Iandolo Mar. 25, 2016, 12:31pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced Respironics Inc. will pay $34.8 million to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to suppliers that bought its services.

I.W. Harding cited for allegedly violating Massachusetts' wage laws

Mark Iandolo Mar. 25, 2016, 12:27pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced I.W. Harding Construction Company Inc. (I.W. Harding) and its owner, James E. Shalek, have been mandated to pay more than $54,000 for allegedly violating the state’s prevailing wage, overtime and record keeping laws.

Pennsylvania announces final order for UPMC's acquisition of Jameson Health

Mark Iandolo Mar. 25, 2016, 12:24pm

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced a consent decree relating to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (“UPMC”) acquisition of Jameson Health System Inc.

Carolina Furniture settles allegations it deceived consumers in close-out sale

Mark Iandolo Mar. 25, 2016, 12:14pm

AMHERST, New York (Legal Newsline) — Carolina Furniture Inc. will pay $30,000 and comply with state laws after allegations it made deceptive claims in its advertisements and failed to obtain a proper license prior to the sale, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced.

Supreme Court recognizes damages to Montana as part of Yellowstone River Compact dispute

Mark Iandolo Mar. 25, 2016, 12:09pm

HELENA, Montana (Legal Newsline) — The office of Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has announced the U.S. Supreme Court has issued an order that recognized Montana suffered damages to due to Wyoming’s alleged failure to abide by terms of the Yellowstone River Compact.

Kansas agrees with Native Americans to account for tobacco sales on tribal lands

Mark Iandolo Mar. 25, 2016, 12:04pm

TOPEKA, Kansas (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has praised the Kansas Legislature for approving two compacts seeking to increase cooperation with Native American tribes on accounting for tobacco sales on tribal lands.

West Virginia consumers to receive $20 million as part of Cavalry settlement

Mark Iandolo Mar. 25, 2016, 11:59am

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (Legal Newsline) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced West Virginia consumers will receive close to $20 million in debt cancellation as part of a settlement with Cavalry Investments and Cavalry Portfolio Services.

FTC approves final order in U.S. Renal Care acquisition case

Mark Iandolo Mar. 23, 2016, 1:02pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved, after a public comment period ended, a final order settling charges that U.S. Renal Care Inc.’s $640 million acquisition of competitor DSI Renal from parent company Dialysis Parent LLC would be anti-competitive.

Former owners of Route 9 Diner to pay $200,000 in sexual harassment case

Mark Iandolo Mar. 23, 2016, 12:57pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced that former owners and managers of the now-closed Route 9 Diner in Hadley will pay up to $200,00 over allegations they engaged in and allowed years of sexual harassment against female employees.

Justice Department seeks to stop Tribune Publishing acquisition of Freedom Communications

Mark Iandolo Mar. 23, 2016, 12:53pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice is seeking a temporary restraining order to stop Tribune Publishing Company, publisher of the Los Angeles Times, from acquiring Freedom Communications Inc., publisher of The Register in Orange County and the Press-Enterprise in Riverside County.

Massachusetts attorney general files enforcement action against Liquidation

Mark Iandolo Mar. 23, 2016, 12:48pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy has filed an enforcement action to stop Liquidation LLC from making and collecting on allegedly illegal, short-term auto loans to consumers in the state.

Court orders Morgan Drexen to pay $172 million for alleged consumer deception

Mark Iandolo Mar. 23, 2016, 12:41pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced that a federal district court entered a final judgment against Morgan Drexen that resolves allegations the company charged illegal upfront fees and deceived consumers.

EEOC targets Hobson Bearing International for alleged retaliation

Mark Iandolo Mar. 23, 2016, 12:37pm

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit, charging Hobson Bearing International Inc. with federal law violations for allegedly retaliating against an employee who had claimed unequal pay.

Massachusetts attorney general announces deal with two auto loan services

Mark Iandolo Mar. 23, 2016, 12:30pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has announced that American Credit Acceptance LLC (ACA) and Westlake Services (Westlake) have agreed to provide $7.4 million in relief to thousands of Massachusetts consumers over allegations they charged excessive interest rates on subprime auto loans.

Texas attorney general requests stay to prevent EPA's new regional haze rule

Mark Iandolo Mar. 23, 2016, 12:26pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has requested a stay that would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from imposing new regional haze rules until after Paxton’s lawsuit gets a ruling in court.

Barrios Street Realty settles case of alleged discrimination against U.S. workers

Mark Iandolo Mar. 23, 2016, 12:23pm

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — Barrios Street Realty Inc. has agreed to settle a case involving allegations it discriminated against U.S. employees, the Department of Justice has announced.