CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A closely watched Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) case could have bearing on Illinois' one-of-a-kind biometric privacy law after an appeals court ruled last month the plaintiff alleged no actual harm, an attorney who defends businesses against such cases said during a recent interview.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 26 that StarKist Co. and its subsidiary, Starkist Samoa Co., have agreed to pay $6.5 million after allegations of violating stormwater rules of the Clean Water Act at a tuna processing plant in American Samoa.
BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Dec. 22 that Dependable Health Services Inc., a health care staffing company, agreed to a $38,000 settlement that resolves allegations the company committed disability discrimination by firing a pregnant employee who sought reasonable accommodation. "
Justice Department: Keppel Offshore & Marine to pay $422 million after alleged massive bribery scheme
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Dec. 22 that Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. (KOM), a shipyard operator with headquarters in Singapore, and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Keppel Offshore & Marine USA Inc. (KOM USA), will pay a total of $422 million after allegations of bribing Brazilian government officials.