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WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 5 that West Liberty Foods LLC, a meat processing company with headquarters in Iowa and a plant in Bolingbrook, Illinois, has agreed to settle allegations of discriminating against work-authorized immigrants in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
Pennsylvania hospital, regional cardiology practice to pay $20 million after alleged kickback scheme
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 7 that UPMC Hamot (Hamot), an Erie, Pennsylvania, hospital that is affiliated with the with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and Medicor Associates Inc. (Medicor), a regional physician cardiology practice, will pay $20.75 million after allegations of kickbacks and improper financial relationships.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Feb. 27 that Tyson Poultry Inc. will pay $2 million after allegedly violating the Clean Water Act when it allowed discharges at its slaughter and processing facility in Monett, Missouri. The discharges purportedly led to a major loss of fish.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 1 that WiFi Alliance, a non-profit organization in Austin, Texas, has been charged with violating the employment rights of Lt. Col. Charles O’Donnell, an Army Reservist, under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).
U.S. settles with vacation management company that allegedly failed to offer communications to the deaf
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Feb. 20 that Atlantis Events Inc. (Atlantis), a cruise and resort vacation company, will pay $10,000 in civil penalties and $9,000 in damages to the complainants after settling allegations the company failed to provide individuals who are deaf with effective communication on a cruise.
U.S. settles with NYC restaurant that allegedly discriminated against non-Korean, non-Japanese applicants
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Feb. 20 that Food Love 125 Inc., which does business as Ichiba Ramen, a restaurant in New York City, will change its business practices and pay a civil penalty after allegations of violating the Immigration and Nationality Act’s (INA) anti-discrimination provision.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced allegations Feb. 23 against Diabetic Care RC LLC, which does business as Patient Care America (PCA), a compounding pharmacy in Pompano Beach, Florida. The Justice Department says the pharmacy paid illegal kickbacks to induce prescriptions for TRICARE-reimbursed drugs.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice has yet to release long-promised clarifications on the Americans with Disabilities Act that would help judges handle lawsuits that claim businesses’ websites are not handicap-accessible - and the blame isn't on just one of the country's last two, very different presidents.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Justice and the state of Missouri are requesting a federal court hold pesticide manufacturer HPI Products Inc. in contempt for not complying with a 2011 environmental settlement and alleging the company is storing thousands of pounds of hazardous chemicals in its western Missouri facility.