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EEOC accuses Buffalo staffing company of not hiring black applicants

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 17 against Staffing Solutions of WNY Inc., staffing company in Buffalo, for allegations of hiring discrimination based on race. "

EEOC: South Carolina child development center fired employee over drug prescription

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 15 that Foothills Child Development Center Inc. will provide monetary relief to a former employee after allegations of disability discrimination.

EEOC case against Scion Dental can continue to trial

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 11 that Scion Dental Inc. has been ordered to face trial for alleged race discrimination brought forth by an EEOC lawsuit.

EEOC settles $850,000 harassment case with Californian company

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 10 that Goodwill Industries and affiliate company Calidad Industries Inc. will pay $850,000 after allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation.

FTC alleges telemarketing scheme duped consumers out of thousands of dollars

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 16 that it charged two individuals in Utah, as well as their telemarketing operation, for allegations of deceiving consumers about bogus work-at-home programs.

FTC settles with operator of invention patent services scam

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 10 that Scott Cooper and his companies, World Patent Marketing Inc. and Desa Industries Inc., will settle allegations of customer deception and accept a ban on participating in the invention promotion industry.

EPA settles with 2 plastic manufacturers after alleged violation of Clean Water Act

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 16 that Modern Concepts Inc. and Double R. Trading Inc., two plastic manufacturers in Southern California, will pay a total of $35,000 for allegations of violating the Clean Water Act.

Marketers of 'insect repellent' candles, perfume sprays settle deception allegations

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 3 that Mikey & Momo Inc. and its principals, Michael Fensterstock and Melissa Matarese Fensterstock, will settle allegations of using deceptive advertising to sell purportedly mosquito-repelling perfume sprays and scented candles.

FTC, FDA warn 13 e-cigarettes companies about packaging that resembles kid-friendly items

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 1 that, in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it has issued a warning letter to 13 companies in the e-cigarette business.

FTC settlers with timeshare sales scammers for $3.4 million

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 4 that the operators of Pro Timeshare Resales LLC will surrender $3.4 million worth of assets and be permanently banned from timeshare resale services and telemarketing after a settlement.

FTC settles with mobile phone manufacturer after consumer data privacy concerns

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 30 that BLU Products Inc., a mobile phone manufacturer, and co-owner and President Samuel Ohev-Zion, will settle allegations the company allowed a third-party service provider in China to collect detailed personal information about consumers.

FTC: Sound amplifier marketer settles deceptive marketing allegations

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 2 that a group of entities based in Florida and their owner will settle allegations of deceptive marketing for their MSA 30X sound amplifier product.

EEOC accuses airport services company of pregnancy discrimination

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit March 27 against Simplicity Ground Services PC, a Detroit company that provides airline-ramp and cargo-handling products and services, for alleged pregnancy discrimination.

Financial services companies sue Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over payday loan rule

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Two financial service companies are suing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and its acting director over allegations the agency is "virtually eliminating" payday loans.

MarkWest to pay $610,000 for alleged Clean Air Act violations

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced April 24 that MarkWest Liberty Midstream Resources LLC and Ohio Gathering Company LLC (MarkWest) will pay $610,000 and perform three supplemental environmental projects (SEPs) after allegations of violating the Clean Air Act and the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act.

Even after eight years, criticisms of American Law Institute's insurance project remain

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Pennsylvania Record

WASHINGTON – Not everyone is as excited as those who drafted new guidance for judges about its passage.

PETA challenges USDA's renewal of licenses for animal exhibitors

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – An animal rights group is challenging the United States Department of Agriculture's renewal of organizations that exhibit animals at roadside facilities.

New guidance for judges handling insurance issues finally passes after resistance

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Pennsylvania Record

WASHINGTON – New guidance for judges handling insurance issues finally passes after resistance

Companies in immigration bond business seek summary judgment in CFPB suit

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two Virginia companies that are attempting to block an investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have filed a motion for summary judgment.

U. of Denver owes $2.66 million after alleged pay discrimination

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 17 that the University of Denver will pay $2.66 million after allegations of pay discrimination based on sex.