NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released comments on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) decision to require its staff to conduct a re-analysis of the impacts caused by accidents at the Indian Point nuclear power facility.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced her state’s involvement in the $784.6 million settlement between the federal government, several state governments and Wyeth over allegations the company knowingly underpaid rebates owed to the Medicaid drug rebate program.
FRANKFURT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has released an announcement warning Kentucky small business owners about a potential mail scam asking to purchase a bogus labor law poster.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Legal Newsline) — On May 2, Charleston, S.C., city attorney Francis Cantwell submitted two motions in the Sergeant Jasper zoning case requesting Circuit Judge J.C. Nicholson Jr. delay the certificate of appropriateness and to reconsider, alter and amend his decision.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The California Supreme Court was looking for a middle way when it handed down its recent decision that said employers must provide employees with suitable seating when it is reasonable to do so, a labor attorney, a San Jose attorney says.
Whether it’s called mining or spying, becoming an adversary’s Facebook friend to obtain detrimental information that could be used in court crosses ethical boundaries, an attorney specializing in digital discovery says.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — On Jan. 15, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a press release saying that the agency had awarded a whistleblower $750,000. Later, the recipient, Eric Hunsader - founder and CEO of Nanex, LLC - identified himself to the press.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit updated a section of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in a March ruling, prohibiting debt collectors from misleading consumers as it pertains to their debt and interest.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court has ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau overstepped its bounds when issuing a Civil Investigation Demand to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced a lawsuit against Mitchell & Best Homebuilders LLC of Rockville and other entities for allegedly violating the Home Builder Registration Act, the Maryland Express and Implied Warranties Act and the Consumer Protection Act.
HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane and Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L Bremby announced that the state will be a part of a global $784.6 million settlement with Wyeth over allegations the drug maker knowingly underpaid rebates owed under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program.
BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced that executives at FanDuel Inc. and DraftKings Inc., two companies offering paid daily fantasy sports contests, agreed to stop providing those contests to consumers in Idaho.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new Family and Medical Leave Act that will provide the nation’s most comprehensive paid family leave program to New York employees but may present serious challenges for employers.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Health care providers need to be mindful of two recent major Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) settlements to avoid being similarly targeted, two industry attorneys say.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - The class action lawsuit filed by a disgruntled Kanye West fan who claims to have been duped by the entertainer is, at its heart, about people who feel misled, an attorney and social media blogger said in a recent interview.