BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that three N.H. companies face penalties after allegations of failing to follow federal lead paint regulations at a commercial and residential property in Manchester.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Early this year, Howard Bernstein helped direct $1.7 million to 11 charities near his home in Lake Worth, FL -- among them, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The federal government has made a declaration exempting itself from lawsuits brought through the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a law at the center of numerous class actions filed every week against businesses.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit this week sided with the company, finding “no basis” for overturning the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York’s judgment in 2014.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York's highest court has found that the former manufacturer of a product that was intended to be used with asbestos from a third-party product had a duty to warn consumers.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) -- The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on July 29 decided to reverse a Superior Court order that granted class certifications for two classes of residential and business customers of the defendant, Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light Company.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will appeal three orders in a lawsuit against a hospice chain that allegedly submitted fraudulent claims on the eligibility of patients needing hospice care.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has announced that her office has reached an agreement with XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobile Corp., after allegations the company illegally discharged toxic waste from a Marcellus shale gas site.
HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has announced Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital Inc. will pay $93.35 million in restitution to government and nonprofit entities after alleged manipulation of benchmark interest rates during the financial crisis.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a lawsuit against 1-800 Contacts, charging the online retailer of contact lenses with allegations of unlawfully orchestrating and maintaining a web of anticompetitive agreements with rival companies.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — HSBC Finance Corporation, successor to HSBC Auto Finance Inc., will pay $434,500 after allegations of violating the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), the Justice Department has announced.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Provision Supply LLC – doing business as ZcontactsUSA.com – will pay a $100,000 penalty and strengthen its data security practices after allegations of a data breach, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Six of seven companies that were sent cease and desist letters for alleged deceptive “Zika-preventative” marketing have reformed their advertising practices, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has announced Southtowne Motors of Newnan Inc., doing business as Southtowne Chevrolet Buick GMC, Southtowne Motors, Inc., doing business as Southtowne Hyundai Riverdale, and Southtowne Motors of Newnan II, Inc., doing business as Southtowne Hyundai of Newnan (together “Southtowne”) entered Assurances of Voluntary Compliance after allegations of improper disclosure practices.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Enforcement Bureau of the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) has announced a settlement with AT&T Services to resolve allegations the company “crammed” unauthorized third-party charges on consumers’ wireless telephone bills.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Aames Heating and Plumbing Inc., which does business as the Pink Plumber, and its owner Geoffrey Gillon entered an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance after allegations of violating the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has announced.