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Confusion at federal government: Are transgender persons protected under Civil Rights Act or not?

Angela Underwood Oct. 18, 2017, 12:54pm

WAUSAU, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against a Colorado-based auto retailer for not hiring a transgender candidate.

Crop production company accused of bypassing U.S. workers to hire foreign employees

Mark Iandolo Oct. 10, 2017, 10:05am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced a lawsuit Sept. 28 against Crop Production Services Inc. (Crop Production) for allegations of violating the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by discriminating against U.S. workers.

Two companies banned from distributing unapproved drugs

Mark Iandolo Oct. 10, 2017, 10:04am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 26 that two companies in New Jersey, as well as two individuals, have been banned from distributing injectable skin whitening drugs and other medicines that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

U.S. secures $760,788 after two companies allegedly repossessed vehicles of service personnel

Mark Iandolo Oct. 10, 2017, 10:01am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 27 that Westlake Services LLC and subsidiary Wilshire Consumer Capital LLC will pay $760,788 after allegations of illegally repossessing 70 vehicles owned by service personnel in violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

Justice Department: Parker-Hannafin acquisition of Clarcor could be anti-competitive

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 2:57pm

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 26 it has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Parker-Hannifin Corporation, alleging its $4.3 billion acquisition of Clarcor Inc. could harm competition in markets for aviation fuel filtration products.

Solar energy company to pay $29.5 million penalty after allegedly violating False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 12:45pm

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 22 that SolarCity Corporation will pay $29.5 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

Justice Department fines Young Living, alleging illegal trafficking of rosewood, spikenard oils

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 12:43pm

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 18 that Young Living Essential Oils L.C. was fined $500,000, plus $135,000 in restitution and $125,000 for a community service payment, after allegedly illegally trafficking rosewood oil and spikenard oil.

Justice Department secures $2.5 million from Alaska's Health and Social Services

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 12:35pm

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 18 that the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (ADHSS) will pay a $2.49 million penalty after allegations of violating the federal False Claims Act while administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Government alleges Custompax Inc. failed to conduct appropriate tests on supplements

Wadi Reformado Sep. 21, 2017, 9:48pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A dietary supplement manufacturer and distributor in Fremont, California, is alleged to have introduced adulterated products into commerce.

U.S. settles with South Carolina medical center after alleged False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 4:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 11 that Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina LLC (FMC) will pay $1.56 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act through physician kickbacks.

Justice Department settles housing discrimination case against Indiana city

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 3:30pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 14 that the Housing Authority of the city of Anderson, Indiana, which owns and operates 143 public housing units in the city, after allegations of discrimination against residents based on sex and disability.

U.S. settles with two N.Y. hospitals for $4 million after alleged False Claims Act violations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 3:00pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 13 that MediSys Health Network Inc., which owns and operates Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital and Medical Center, two hospitals in Queens, New York, will pay $4 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act via improper financial relationships with physicians.

U.S. accuses former head of Deutsche Bank subprime lending of fraud

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 2:49pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 11 that it has filed a lawsuit against Paul Mangione, former Deutsche Bank head of subprime trading.

U.S. settles for $58.65 million with Novo Nordisk over alleged violations for Victoza drug

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:16am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 5 that Novo Nordisk Inc., a pharmaceutical manufacturing company, will pay $58.65 million after allegations of failing to comply with the FDA-mandated risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) for its Type II diabetes medication Victoza.

U.S. settles with St. Vincent, CHRISTUS after allegations of violating False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:15am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 7 that CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center (St. Vincent) and its partner, CHRISTUS Health (CHRISTUS), will resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

U.S. settles with Washington landlords that allegedly discriminated against families

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:31pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 6 that the owners and manager of three apartment complexes in Edmonds, Washington, will pay $95,000 after allegations of refusing to rent their apartments to families with children.

Huntington Ingalls to pay $9.2 million after False Claims Act allegations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2017, 9:38am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 15 that Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. (HII), a publicly traded company with headquarters in Newport, Virginia, will pay $9.2 million to resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

U.S. OKs $1.1 million settlement with agricultural company

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2017, 9:36am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 15 that John Duarte and Duarte Nursery Inc. will pay $1.1 million in civil penalties and mitigation to resolve allegations of violating the Clean Water Act on property in Tehama County, California.

Pharmaceutical giant Mylan to pay $465 million after False Claims Act allegations

Mark Iandolo Aug. 22, 2017, 9:27am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 17 that pharmaceutical companies Mylan Inc. and Mylan Specialty L.P. will pay $465 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

Mortgage company to pay $74 million after allegedly violating False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Aug. 16, 2017, 8:48am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Aug. 8 that PHH Corp., PHH Mortgage Corp. and PHH Home Loans (collectively, PHH) will pay $74,453,802 to resolve allegations of violating the False Claims Act.