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Car Wash Headquarters settles race discrimination suit with EEOC

By Marian Johns | Jul 17, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reached a $225,000 settlement with an Alabama car wash that allegedly failed to promote African-American employees to supervisor and management roles.

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Companies petition U.S. Supreme Court for review of California lead-based paint judgment

By John Sammon | Jul 17, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Three companies on the hook for a potential billion dollar judgment have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a public nuisance case filed by 10 counties and cities in California mandating they clean up lead-based paint in dwellings.

Louisiana governor signs bill allowing courts to take judicial notice of laws elsewhere

By Jim Tyrrell | Jul 17, 2018

BATON ROUGE (Legal Newsline) — Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed a bill that allows Louisiana courts to take judicial notice of laws in other states.

Arkansas' TrueCore Behavioral Solutions settles EEOC sex pay discrimination suit

By Marian Johns | Jul 17, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — An Arkansas juvenile correction facility has agreed to a $38,000 settlement with the federal government stemming from a lawsuit alleging the company practiced sex pay discrimination.

State Street settlement fiasco has Ark. lawmakers questioning state's role in class actions

By John O'Brien | Jul 17, 2018

State Street settlement fiasco has Ark. lawmakers questioning state's role in class actions

Health Quest and Putnam Health agree to $14.7 million DOJ settlement

By Marian Johns | Jul 17, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — New York-based Health Quest Systems (Health Quest) and Putnam Health Center (PHC) recently agreed to pay $14.7 million to settle Department of Justice (DOJ) allegations that the health care providers submitted inflated and ineligible claims.

Consumers seek damages from Apple over alleged phone-throttling iPhone update

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 17, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Several consumers have filed a complaint against Apple over allegations its iOS 10.2.1 update issued in January 2017 throttled iPhone performance.

Coach files defamation suit against USA Gymnastics over tweet

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 17, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida gymnastics coach alleges an organization announced his suspension on social media when it did not have the authority to do so and caused injury.

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.

Judge approves Harvard professor's settlement with American Airlines over baggage fees; Almost $3M to attorneys

By Karen Kidd | Jul 17, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – A Harvard business professor's class action lawsuit against American Airlines over allegations the air passenger carrier wrongly charged for checked bags is well on its way to being settled, according to federal court documents.

San Diego couple want to amend class action against Frito-Lay over chip flavor

By Karen Kidd | Jul 17, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A San Diego couple suing Frito-Lay over the company's allegedly misleading label on a popular flavor of Lay's brand potato chips has asked a federal judge to allow them to amend their would-be class action lawsuit.

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.

From policy to payday: Focus in environmental causes like Boulder's shifts, former Interior Secretary says

By John O'Brien | Jul 17, 2018

Protecting the environment has long been an objective in lawsuits filed by activists in Colorado courts, but a recent, ambitious effort from the City of Boulder includes another goal - profit.

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.

District courts divided on whether landmark BMS decision applies to class actions; SCOTUS likely to decide

By John Breslin | Jul 16, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Federal district courts are divided on whether a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on personal jurisdiction is applicable to class actions.

Iowa farm alleges Monsanto is monopolizing dicamba-tolerant seed market

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 16, 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – An Iowa farm alleges a biotech company has created a monopolized market of dicamba-tolerant seeds.

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.

HAWAII ATTORNEY GENERAL: State's case against Ciber, Inc. insurers will proceed in Hawaii

By Press release submission | Jul 15, 2018

HDOT has already received $11 million on its claim against Ciber, Inc., and seeks additional compensation from Ciber’s insurers.

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).

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