CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — The U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced April 4 that Cathedral Buffet and its owner, televangelist Ernest Angley, have been ordered by a federal judge to pay $388,507 in back wages and damages to 235 “volunteers” who worked at the Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, restaurant.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 5 that it will seek public comment on Sycamore Partners II L.P.’s application to sell to assets it acquired under a 2015 FTC settlement to Dollar General Corporation.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 31 that NetSpend Corporation, a prepaid card company, will settle allegations of deceiving consumers about access to funds deposited on debit cards.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced March 31 that his office has filed a campaign finance lawsuit against Tim Eyman for allegations of improperly using $308,000 in contributions made to political committees, concealing contributions totaling $490,185 and conducting misleading campaign finance reporting.
MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 5 that Orion Energy Systems, a lighting company in Manitowoc, Wis., will settle allegations of retaliating against an employee who objected to the company’s wellness program.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 31 that, following a public comment period, it has approved final consent orders with CarMax, Asbury Automotive Group and West-Herr Automotive Group.
PORTLAND, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit over coconut water has resulted in the plaintiff's attorney filing a motion for sanctions after being accused of using the media to strengthen his position.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — A class action lawsuit has been filed against Healthport Technologies LLC, IOD Inc. and CIOX Health LLC, citing alleged breach of contract, fraud and unjust enrichment from overcharging patients for health records.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a class action lawsuit last month. The lawsuit questioned fees given during property inspections after the plaintiffs in the case had defaulted on their mortgages.
HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – The Connecticut Supreme Court recently upheld in part and reversed in part the judgment of a trial court in a lawsuit that involved an employee secretly working for a competitor of his employer.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has lauded a ruling made by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which leaves intact Texas’ stay of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Regional Haze Rule.
Freedom Stores Inc. and Freedom Acceptance Corp. will pay $540,000 over allegations of fraudulently charging hundreds of New York service members who purchased their goods, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said.