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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.