MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Oct. 17 that a federal judge has granted its request for a preliminary injunction against two people and their companies for allegations of tricking small commercial trucking companies into paying them for federal and state motor carrier registrations.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Nov. 14 that a U.S. district court judge issued a summary decision and $30 million judgment against the Nicholas Scott Congleton, the pitchman behind a product known as Pure Green Coffee Extract. Congleton allegedly had been deceiving consumers through false weight-loss claims, bogus testimonials and fake news websites.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark
Brnovich announced a lawsuit Oct. 14 against Phoenix-based Arch Vacations Inc.
and its president, Darlene Ziebell, alleging violations of the Arizona
Consumer Fraud Act.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Nov. 15 that automobile detailing business OnSite Solutions LLC will pay $50,000 to settle allegations of race discrimination.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Nov. 17 against Spec Formliners Inc. of Santa Ana, California, over allegations of paying a female sales representative less than a male sales representative.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges Nov. 17 against Patrick Carter, the founder and CEO of 808 Renewable Energy Corp., and other individuals over allegations of defrauding investors.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice announced Nov. 17 that JPMorgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited (JPMorgan APAC), a Hong Kong-based subsidiary of multinational bank JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC), will pay $72 million after allegations of gaining advantages for bank deals by awarding important jobs to relatives and friends of Chinese government officials.