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OSHA fines Blade Contracting $136K

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Wednesday fined a Staten Island, N.Y., contractor more than $136,000 for hazards at a Jersey City, N.J., construction site.

Yamato Global Logistics agrees to $2.3M criminal fine

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A Japanese freight forwarding company has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $2,326,774 million criminal fine for Sherman Act violations.

CFTC charges Australian company with scheme

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced Wednesday that it filed a civil enforcement action charging an Australian corporation with operating a fraudulent off-exchange foreign currency scheme.

Pacific Legal Foundation amends ObamaCare challenge

Beard WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A public interest legal organization is filing a new constitutional cause of action against the federal Affordable Care Act.

EPA sued over Pa. air pollution rules

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Three environmental activist organizations have sued the Environmental Protection Agency in federal court about air pollution rules it approved for Pennsylvania.

Environmental groups support Pa. towns' fracking challenge

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Twenty environmental groups filed an amicus brief Tuesday in favor of Pennsylvania towns challenging a state law.

Mo. college sues over Affordable Care Act

Obama SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - A rural Missouri college used the 225th anniversary of the Constitution of the United States on Monday to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration.

Judge enters order against alleged "green" Ponzi scheme

DENVER (Legal Newsline) - The Securities and Exchange Commission obtained a final judgment on Thursday for an alleged $135 million "green" Ponzi scheme.

SEC goes after Fla. environmental company

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - The assets of a Florida environmental company were frozen Monday after the Securities and Exchange Commission obtained a temporary restraining order against future violations of federal securities laws.

Former mortgage officers sentenced to prison

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Two mortgage loan officers were sentenced Wednesday after being convicted of a $9 million mortgage fraud scheme.

NYSE assessed $5M penalty

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The Securities and Exchange Commission announced a first-of-its-kind penalty against the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.

Fed judge affirms $10.2M award to former Merrill Lynch brokers

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Monday denied Merrill Lynch's motion to dismiss a $10.2 million award to two former brokers for unpaid deferred compensation.

Union changes stance after worker's complaint

Mix JOHNSONBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - A federal charge filed with the National Labor Relations Board against a Machinist union has forced union officials to stop opposing workers who did not want to join the union.

Report: State and local government employees making more than private

Patterson WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics issued a report Tuesday titled "Employer Costs for Employee Compensation - June 2012."

S.D. company says it was defamed by ABC News

Schneider YANKSTON, S.D. (Legal Newsline) - ABC News is being sued by a South Dakota meat processing company for $1.2 billion.

SEC charges Conn. man with fraud

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that it has charged Stephen Blankenship of New Fairfield, Conn., and Blankenship's Deer Hill Financial Group with defrauding investors.

Two accused of fraud by SEC sentenced

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Two former senior officers of a finance company were sentenced earlier this month to lengthy prison terms and to pay $53 million in restitution for fraud.

Man who created Obama image sentenced for contempt

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The artist who in 2008 created a famous picture of Barack Obama using the words "Hope" and "Progress" to support his presidential election was sentenced Friday.

Mass. National Guard settles with EPA

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - The Massachusetts National Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency have resolved allegations of violations of operations and maintenance requirements for three firing ranges at Camp Edwards, Mass., Military Reservation.

Ala. employee pleads guilty to identity theft

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - An Alabama state employee pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiring to defraud the United States by filing false claims, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, the Department of Justice announced.