LAWRENCE, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Dec. 9 that Aaron Joshua Damm, who did business as Kaw Valley Roofing, has been ordered to pay roughly $46,000 in restitution to consumers after allegedly violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.
ROANOKE, Va. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Justice Department announced a lawsuit Dec. 12 against Culpeper County, Virginia, alleging violation of the Relig ious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) by denying a sewage permit application to the Islamic Center of Culpeper (ICC).
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Dec. 12 it has granted a summary decision against California Naturel Inc. for allegations of false “all natural” advertisements related to its sunscreen product – claims that violated Sections 5 and 12 of the FTC Act.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 12 that it is finalizing standards for applicators who apply restricted-use pesticides that are not available for purchase by the general public and require special handling.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Dec. 12 that Aura Labs Inc., doing business as AuraLife and AuraWare, agreed to settle allegations that their blood pressure-measuring mobile app deceived consumers.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) -- An appeals court ruling in favor of two drug companies accused of hurting insurance plans, wholesalers and consumers by blocking the entry of a generic product to market will provide some framework for deciding future similar cases, according to legal observers.
The Circuit Court for the City of St. Louis is the nation’s No. 1 “judicial hellhole,” according to the American Tort Reform Association’s 2016-17 report, meaning it is the “most unfair” in the nation in terms of handling civil litigation.
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Dec.14 that a consent order and judgment has banned Derek Distenfield and his businesses from conducting legal document preparation business for New York consumers unless certain consumer protection conditions are met.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Dec. 13 that her office reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with Dr. Rasiklal Dhanji Nagda, an obstetrician and gynecologist in Ocala, after allegations of false claims.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced Dec. 13 that his office and the Alabama Plumbers and Gasfitters Examining Board have settled with Plumbing 911 Inc. of Moody and its owner and president, Tony C. Gowins of Talladega.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 13 that manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts, subsidiaries of a multinational building materials company, have taken steps to comply with federal clean water laws.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced Dec. 15 that he had joined with 19 other state attorneys general in filing a federal lawsuit against Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc., Auribindo Pharma USA Inc., Citron Pharma LLC, Mayne Pharma (USA) Inc., Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Dec. 14 that the operators of Toronto-based AshleyMadison.com will settle allegations they deceived consumers and failed to protect 36 million users’ accounts and profile information. The failure led to a massive July 2015 network breach.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Dec. 16 that Deutsche Bank will settle allegations it misled clients about the performance of a core feature of its automated order router that primarily sent client orders to dark pools.