SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - At the end of this month, California Supreme Court Justice Kathryn Werdegar is scheduled to retire, giving Gov. Jerry Brown the opportunity to appoint his fourth justice to the highest court in the nation’s most populous state, ending a Republican majority and sealing his influence over the court for decades.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Superior Court Law Division has found in favor of two former employees of Technology Dynamics Inc., doing business as Nova Battery Systems (NBS), in a lawsuit brought by NBS that alleged a scheme to steal employees away from the company.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Missouri has affirmed a lower court’s verdict in favor of the defendant in a medical negligence case in which two plaintiffs claimed a juror should have been disqualified.
Last week, more than 150 groups and organizations sent a letter to members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, urging them to oppose any “ill-considered efforts” that would split the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. So far, three such bills have been introduced in Congress this year.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Aug. 18 against Tarr Inc. and Zenith LLC, a dietary supplement company based in San Diego, for allegations of firing an employee after learning of her pregnancy.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Aug. 24 that three Connecticut companies have agreed to publicly report on their use of required toxic chemicals, which the agency says will help create a safer environment for the public. The companies each agreed to separate settlements.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Aug. 24 that that his office has filed a lawsuit against pharmacist Hin T. Wong and NY Pharmacy Inc. (“NY Pharmacy”) for allegations of defrauding the New York State Medicaid program out of millions of dollars.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced Aug. 18 that its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting nominations to fill five three-year vacancies on the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council. The DOL noted that Aug. 31 is the deadline for nominations.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Aug. 22 against Lincoln Cemetery Inc., an internment arrangement corporation in Atlanta, over allegations of firing an employee who participated in an EEOC case.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Aug. 24 that the owner of two Big Island hardware stores and a commercial property has agreed to close four large-capacity cesspools (LCCs) at properties in Naalehu, Kamuela and Hilo, Hawaii.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Aug. 21 that Simon Property Group will pay $945,000 to the state to settle allegations of using anti-competitive tactics to thwart the development of competing outlet centers in New York City.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Aug. 24 that Ricoh Electronics Inc. has agreed to settle allegations of inaccurate reporting on chemical substances by paying a $245,900 penalty and changing its business practices.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Aug. 25 that she has joined a coalition of attorneys general in issuing a statement in response to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) electric grid study.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Aug. 23 that the final three defendants in a case of allegedly deceptive marketing of dietary supplements have agreed to settle charges the agency filed in February.