After a jury awarded plaintiffs $6.31M, trebled to $19M, in an antitrust class action lawsuit against Cox Communications, the cable telecommunications company breathed a sigh of relief when a judge overturned the jury’s verdict.
The memorandum, issued on Sep. 9 by Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates, established six new policy directives to help the Department of Justice hold individuals involved in corporate misconduct accountable for the wrongdoing. The directives would be in addition to fines and sanctions against a corporation.
Former Brevard County, Fla., judge John Murphy, who denied that post traumatic stress disorder rendered him unfit, now admits it as he seeks sympathy from Supreme Court justices who ordered his removal in December.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced a final $22 million settlement with a group of 40 parties to help clean up the Cooper Drum site.
SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that he is asking the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) to reject CenturyLink’s settlement proposal and fine it the maximum $11.5 million over the six-hour 911 outage that left the state without critical 911 services.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it would seek feedback from the public on the resubmission of mortgage lending data reported under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an assessment in collaboration with California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation that indicates a potential threat of insecticides to pollinators.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed a brief that asks the Supreme Court of the United States to consider the question of whether Colorado’s recreational marijuana law violates federal law.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced that he is suing Christopher Maselka and Iowa Steak Co. LLC over alleged violations of consumer protection laws in Kansas.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission has reached settlements with payday lenders Red Cedar Services and SFS Inc. for $2.2 million each over allegations they charged consumers illegal fees.
Judge Rodney Gilstrap for the Eastern District of Texas ruled last month that numerous lawsuits filed by eDekka LLC against retailers were “exceptional” because the non-practicing entity’s cases were objectively unreasonable and it litigated in an unreasonable manner.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Uber will have to adopt leading security protection practices to protect riders’ personal information after a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.