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