WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – School districts and educational institutions across the country take heed: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has recently opened as many as 350 nationwide investigations to determine whether educational agencies’ websites are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – With a Cornerstone Research report recently revealing that the number of accounting securities class action lawsuits went up again in 2015, Dorsey & Whitney LLP partner Thomas O. Gorman told Legal Newsline that “firms would be well advised to carefully evaluate their compliance programs and internal controls to ensure they are effective.”
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia, seeking to force it to revise and publish new guidelines for the handling of oil and gas waste, in particular wastewater associated with the oil mining method known as fracking.
The rule, sometimes referred to as the conflicts of interest rule, mandates financial professionals who service individual retirement accounts, including IRAs and 401(k) plans, to serve the “best interest” of the savers and disclose conflicts of interest.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced her office has filed a lawsuit against Pong Marketing & Promotions Inc. for allegations of illegal gambling.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Jessica Rich, director of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection, has released comments on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit's decision to uphold an FTC summary decision against John Fanning, creator of Jerk.com.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced a federal judge has granted Arkansas and nine other states the right to intervene in a case that challenges the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Persuader Advice Exemption Rule.
DENVER (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the developers and marketers of the LearningRx “brain training” programs have settled to pay $200,000 and agreed to stop making allegedly false and unsubstantiated claims.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced Lalo Drywall Inc. and its owner, Sergio Raymundo, have admitted to cheating eight workers at a Harlem housing project out of roughly $800,000 in wages over a 17-month period.
Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, or FCRA, if an employer intends to obtain a report about a job applicant, the employer must notify the applicant. Such notification must be in a separate document without any unrelated information. The named plaintiff in the action alleged Target included extraneous terms and conditions in its Consent & Disclosure document and in so doing, willfully violated the FCRA.