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Kentucky city settles with U.S. after allegations of discriminating against pregnant employees

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice announced this week the city of Florence, Kentucky, has agreed to settle allegations of pregnancy and disability discrimination brought by the department under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

DraftKings, FanDuel to each pay $6 million after allegedly deceiving New York consumers

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) ­— New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced last week that his office has reached separate settlements with DraftKings and FanDuel for $6 million each after allegations the companies conducted deceptive advertising.

Montana to seek damages from Bridger after alleged 2015 oil spill

HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) ­— Montana Attorney General Tim Fox, Gov. Steve Bullock and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) recently announced an attempt to pursue natural resource damages from Bridger Pipeline LLC (Bridger).

Mon General Hospital agrees to change insurance coverage practices after EEOC settlement

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced last week that Mon General Hospital has agreed to conciliate sex discrimination charges by employee Kathy McIntire, who alleged she was denied spousal benefits for the sole reason that she is a female married to another female.

States settle with Hyundai, Kia for $41.2M

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced last week that the state will receive $1,490,190 from a multistate settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia after allegations the companies misrepresented mileage and fuel economy ratings.

EEOC announces $750,000 settlement with Schenker after race discrimination allegations

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced last week that Schenker Inc., a leader in contract logistic services, will pay $750,000 after several charges of discrimination were filed against the company.

Court signs $10 billion settlement order in Volkswagen 'clean diesel' case

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced last week that a federal judge in San Francisco has signed a $10 billion settlement, beginning the process for owners to receive compensation for the Volskwagen and Audio 2.0 liter diesel cars they bought.

New York attorney general to introduce legislation aimed at curbing misuse of non-compete agreements

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) ­— New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced last week the introduction of legislation meant to curb the rampant misuse of non-compete agreements.

Court orders Exxon and outside auditor to provide documents to N.Y. attorney general

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) ­– New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced last week that a judge ordered ExxonMobil (Exxon) and its outside auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), to comply with a subpoena issued by Schneiderman’s office in a case involving potential law violations by Exxon.

Nevada Attorney General leads 21-state coalition against DoL's new overtime rule

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced this week the filing of a motion for preliminary injunction and request for expedited consideration on behalf of 21 coalition states in Nevada’s federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule.

Man alleges Cream of Wheat makers falsely advertise maple syrup as ingredient

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against the makers of Cream of Wheat Instant Hot Cereal over allegations it falsely advertises that one of the cereal's flavors actually contains maple syrup and maple brown sugar.

Illinois law firm alleges Hotwire sent out junk faxes for advertising

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Flossmoor, Illinois, law firm alleges a San Francisco-based discount travel site sent out junk faxes advertising its services.

Nest Labs accused of falsely advertising energy savings with thermostat use

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Los Altos, California, woman alleges a Palo Alto, California company falsely advertised that its thermostats would provide energy savings to consumers.

State of California accuses T.RAD of alleged price manipulation of auto parts

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – California recently filed a lawsuit against a Japanese company over allegations of competition suppression in the auto parts industry.

NY woman claims Golden State Warriors mobile app records conversations without permission

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – An NBA team's mobile app records users' conversations without their consent and violates its users' privacy, a New York woman alleges.

Attorney: Don't reject applicants' requests or you could face legal trouble

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — McDonald's has agreed to pay more than $56,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and create more accommodations for disabled applicants.

Nationwide data breach class action to continue after Sixth Circuit ruling

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) -- A panel of judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has declared the victims of a data breach suffered by Nationwide Insurance no longer need to establish their standing to prove that they are in danger.

Investment firm defamed pharma company to drive down stock price, lawsuit says

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — A $20 million lawsuit involving a pharmaceutical company and the investment firm with a stake in the company is a battle for control, a University of Toledo professor says.

Shareholder alleges Sanderson Farms, officers violated securities laws

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — A shareholder is suing Sanderson Farms, alleging violation of federal law.

California couple file class action over Autozone rewards program

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California couple are suing Autozone, alleging the defendants made false claims to consumers regarding its awards programs.