CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced ADP LLC, a leading payroll processing and human resources management outsourcing provider, will settle allegations of discriminating against black and Hispanic individuals.
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) - Seventeen thousand individuals contacted a law firm in the weeks after the family of a Alabama woman was awarded $72 million by a jury, one that found Johnson and Johnson hid information linking ovarian cancer to talcum powder.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced an opinion and final order reversing an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) initial decision that dismissed FTC charges against LabMD Inc. The reversal means LabMD’s data security practices were allegedly unreasonable and constitute an unfair act violating the FTC Act.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Jacintoport International LLC and Seaboard Marine Ltd. will pay $1.075 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act, the Department of Justice has announced. The allegations relate to a warehouse and logistics contract for the storage and re-delivery of humanitarian food aid.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice has announced a lawsuit against Derish M. Wolff and Salvatore J. Pepe, respectively the former CEO and CFO of Louis Berger Group Inc. (LBG), for alleged violations of the False Claims Act.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced Hillcrest Marshall Inc., owner of multiple Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in Westchester County, will pay $150,000 to settle allegations of sexual harassment.
Plaintiff Joseph Mazzei filed a class action against The Money Store, TMS Mortgage Inc. and HomEq Servicing Corp. for breach of contract, challenging the imposition of post-acceleration late fees on mortgages. Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which granted the defendants’ post-verdict motion to decertify and entered judgment in favor only of Mazzei.
SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced his office has filed a lawsuit against cable television and Internet company Comcast over allegations of illegally deceiving consumers.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the Connecticut Light and Power Company will pay $47,000 after allegations it violated federal regulations in its management of a transformer that spilled 50 gallons of oil containing PCBs at a location in Waterbury.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — A telemarketing enterprise will pay $6 million in restitution and civil penalties for allegations of bilking consumers across the nation out of millions of dollars, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has announced.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — The Hershey Trust Company and the Milton Hershey School have agreed to make significant changes to improve the operation and governance of both entities, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Bachem Americas Inc. and Crosby & Overton Inc. have agreed to pay a collective $130,000 to settle allegations of violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced. The facilities purportedly handled hazardous waste improperly.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has launched a lawsuit against two Staten Island dealerships owned by SG Hylan Motors Corp, doing business as Honda of Staten Island, Staten Island Honda, Nissan of Staten Island and Staten Island Nissan (collectively “SG Hylan Motors”). Schneiderman argues that the defendants allegedly unlawfully sold “after-sale” products and services.