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FTC approves settlement in Anneal Pharmaceutical's equity acquisition of Impax

By Marian Johns | Jul 17, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a final order on July 10 to settle charges that Anneal Pharmaceutical's $1.45 billion acquisition of equity in Impax Laboratories would harm competition in some U.S. markets.

Trial date set in EEOC case against Advanced Home Care; Employee says she was fired after hospital stay

By Karen Kidd | Jul 17, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The trial date is set for next summer in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission case against a North Carolina not-for-profit, hospital-affiliated company that has been in mediation for almost a month.

SEC files additional charges in alleged Fitbit securities scheme

By Marian Johns | Jul 16, 2018

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed additional fraud charges in a case relating to alleged false regulatory filings as part of a scheme to manipulate Fitbit securities.

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION: Former CEO and CFO of ITT Barred and Ordered to Pay Penalties

By Press release submission | Jul 15, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced settlements with two former senior executives of ITT Educational Services Inc., which the SEC charged hid its true financial condition from investors.

UNITED STATES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: FTC Wins $5.2 Million Judgment against Defendants Who Tricked Consumers with Ads for Non-existent Rental Properties and 'Free' Credit Reports

By Press release submission | Jul 15, 2018

A federal judge has ordered Credit Bureau Center, LLC and its owner, Michael Brown, to pay more than $5.2 million to return to consumers, to resolve FTC charges that they deceived people with fake rental property ads and deceptive promises of “free” credit reports, and then tricked them into enrolling into a costly monthly credit monitoring service.

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION: SEC Charges Credit Suisse With FCPA Violations

By Press release submission | Jul 15, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Credit Suisse Group AG will pay approximately $30 million to resolve SEC charges that it obtained investment banking business in the Asia-Pacific region by corruptly influencing foreign officials in violation of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

UNITED STATES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: TrueCore Behavioral Solutions to Pay $38,000 To Settle EEOC Equal Pay and Title VII Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Jul 15, 2018

TrueCore Behavioral Solutions, a manager of programs and services at a juvenile correction facility in Alexander, Ark., will pay $38,000 as part of the settlement of a sex pay discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

UNITED STATES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Car Wash Headquarters to Pay $225,000 to Settle EEOC Class Race Discrimination Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Jul 15, 2018

Car Wash Headquarters, doing business as Mister Car Wash and Mister Hotshine has agreed to pay $225,000 in lost wages and damages to settle a race discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

UNITED STATES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: Operator and Corporate Associate of Business Coaching Scheme Settle with FTC

By Press release submission | Jul 15, 2018

An officer of the Digital Altitude scheme that falsely claimed it would enable people to earn substantial income online, and a company it used to process consumers’ credit card payments, are banned from selling business coaching programs and investment opportunities under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission.

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Jurors pound Johnson & Johnson with $4.69 billion judgment; Company vows to appeal

By John Sammon | Jul 12, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Jurors on July 12 handed Johnson & Johnson a body-blow, levying a total $4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who claimed its talcum powder contained asbestos that caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

U.S. alleges Colorado contractor assigned Hispanic workers to more dangerous job sites

By Marian Johns | Jul 11, 2018

DENVER — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court of Colorado against a plumbing and mechanical contractor who allegedly assigned Hispanic workers to more dangerous work environments than non-Hispanic workers.

Vermont prepares for Association Health Plans regulations

By Marian Johns | Jul 11, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vermont — The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) will file emergency regulations as part of the U.S Department of Labor's (DOL) final rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs) in an effort to ensure the regulations will be in place when AHPs are offered in the state.

U.S. Connecticut allege psychologist fraudulently billed Medicaid

By Marian Johns | Jul 11, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Connecticut psychologist has agreed to a $126,000 settlement with the federal and Connecticut state governments for allegedly billing Medicaid for services that were not provided.

Louisiana, federal government allege Shell is liable for damages from Gulf oil spill

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 11, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The federal government and Louisiana are seeking damages from an oil production company over a 2016 pipeline leak that discharged several thousand gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

EEOC alleges Hawaii health insurance provider discriminated against disabled employees

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

HONOLULU — The federal government is suing a major health insurance provider over allegations the provider denied intermittent leave to a class of disabled employees by abruptly changing a company policy.

EEOC alleges Texas painting company fired employee who was in opioid recovery treatment

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

HOUSTON — A Beaumont, Texas, painting company is being sued by the federal government for alleged discrimination against an employee who was fired because he was in opioid dependency recovery treatment.

Citibank, consumer board reach $335 million agreement to settle credit card claim

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Citibank has reached a $335 million agreement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to settle claims the company violated the Truth in Lending Act for not re-evaluating and reducing annual percentage rates for 1.75 million of its consumer credit card accounts.

FTC obtains court order to stop 2 California companies from alleged deceptive marketing

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal government has obtained a court order that halts the alleged deceptive marketing and billing of two California companies that sell skincare products, resolving resolves charges against dating back to June 2015.

California online training services company settles FTC charges of false privacy shields

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement with a California online training services company that allegedly posted false claims relating to its Privacy Shield participation.

Federal court grants FTC request to halt Internet marketing companies' alleged deceptive advertising

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been granted an order from a federal district court which terminates several San Diego Internet marketing companies from continuing what the FTC alleges is deceptive "free trial" advertising and offers.

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