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Pep Boys to pay $80,000, change retail pricing practices in New Jersey

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 23, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced Jan. 12 that auto parts retailer Pep Boys will pay $80,000 and change its business practices after allegations of price violations and deceptive business practices.

Phoney Lawsuits: Polish immigrant concludes six-figure run by settling 31st lawsuit

By Karen Kidd | Jan 18, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The last of a Polish immigrant's 31 Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits, which paid out more than $800,000, has settled, but the need to reform telemarketing regulation continues, a privacy and securities class actions defense lawyer says.

New Jersey secures $275,000 from brokerage firm that allegedly mismanaged conservation group account

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 28, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Securities, announced Dec. 20 that Garden State Securities Inc., a brokerage firm in Red Bank, will pay $275,000 to resolve allegations of failing to reasonably supervise a broker involved with the company.

Advance Auto Parts settles allegations of religious discrimination

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 28, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced Dec. 22 that Advance Auto Parts will pay $10,000 to a former employee after allegations it cut his work hours after he asked for time off to observe his Jewish faith.

New Jersey school district to pay $35,000 to former employee in disability discrimination case

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 19, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced Dec. 11 the North Plainfield School District will pay a former employee $35,000 after settling allegations of disability discrimination.

New Jersey secures $57,920 for woman who suffered persistent sexual harassment

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 13, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Dec. 4 that Statewide Roadside Assistance of Toms River and its owner, Neal K. Prashad, will pay $57,920 for emotional distress and lost wages after allegations of persistent sexual harassment against a female employee.

N.J. gentleman's club, of 'Sopranos' fame, to shut down

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 12, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Alcohol Beverage Control announced Dec. 7 an order for two North Jersey “gentleman’s clubs” to sell or transfer their liquor licenses to a third party by Jan. 3.

New Jersey attorney general settles pay discrimination case with Hilton Homewood Suites

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 8, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced Nov. 21 that a Hilton Homewood Suites hotel will pay $35,000 to a female ex-employee after allegations of paying her less than male coworkers for equal tasks.

New Jersey secures $80,000 for steakhouse employees victimized by alleged sexual harassment, racism

By Mark Iandolo | Nov 21, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced Nov. 9 that Alexus Steakhouse & Tavern will pay $80,000 to seven employees and an ex-employee after allegations of sexual harassment and racism.

New Jersey alleges Mahwah Township discriminates against Orthodox Jews

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 31, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced a lawsuit Oct. 24 against the Mahwah Township Council and the township of Mahwah for allegations of discriminating against Orthodox Jewish people.

New Jersey secures $600,000 from cell phone retailer that allegedly failed to list sales prices

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 23, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced Oct. 12 that Spring Communications, a company selling cell phones and accessories in the state, will pay $600,000 after allegations of consumer protection law violations related to pricing and refund policies.

Former postal service employee on Workers' Comp seen zip-lining, tossing logs on Facebook, prosecutors say

By Mark Iandolo | Sep 29, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced Sept. 18 that a former employee of the U.S. Postal Service in Cape May County has been charged with stealing more than $75,000 in compensation benefits.

New Jersey secures restitution for consumers harmed by allegedly bogus travel company

By Mark Iandolo | Sep 19, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Sept. 13 that a Superior Court judge has ordered Denyse H. Turner and her company RX 4 Fun Travel LLC to pay $277,000 and shut down operations permanently.

Apple to install price information displays in New Jersey stores

By Mark Iandolo | Sep 19, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Sept. 12 that Apple Inc. will install continuously available price information displays for iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Apple watches and other devices in its New Jersey stores.

New Jersey secures $60,000 for former baking company employee after Family Leave Act violations

By Mark Iandolo | Sep 8, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino and the Division on Civil Rights announced Aug. 29 that a baking company in New Jersey will pay $60,000 to a former employee after it allegedly committed discrimination.

New Jersey AG announces $2 million settlement with brewing company over alleged trade practice violations

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 19, 2017

New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced on June 12 that Hunterdon Brewing Company LLC will pay $2 million over allegations of trade practice violations.

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