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Shareholder alleges Fiat Chrysler violated federal securities laws

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

Washington secretary of state to pay $10,115 for alleged campaign finance violations

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that Washington’s Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, will pay $10,115 for alleged campaign finance violations.

Western Union settles for $586 million after allegations of fraud, money laundering

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 19 that the Western Union Company (Western Union), a global money services business headquartered in Colorado, will forfeit $586 million after allegations of allowing consumer fraud and money laundering.

Medstar allegedly violated False Claims Act, to pay $12.7 million penalty

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice announced Jan. 13 that Medstar Ambulance will pay $12.7 million after allegations of knowingly submitting false claims to Medicare.

Justice Department targets Ahmet Okumus for alleged HSR Act violations

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice announced a civil antitrust lawsuit Jan. 17, filed at the request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), against Ahmet Okumus.

Deutsche Bank to pay $7.2 billion for alleged role in financial crisis

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice announced Jan. 17 that Deutsche Bank has agreed to a $7.2 billion settlement after allegations it misled investors in the packaging, securitization, marketing, sale and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) between 2006 and 2007.

Attorneys: ‘By-the-book,’ ‘apolitical’ Rosenstein is ‘beyond qualified’ for deputy AG role

According to reports, President Donald Trump plans to nominate Rosenstein, the longtime U.S. attorney in Maryland, for the No. 2 job at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Shareholder alleges gene therapy company, officers violated federal securities laws

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — A shareholder is suing a New York gene therapy company and its officers, alleging violation of federal law.

U.S. government accuses Georgia hospital of violations

DUBLIN, Ga. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. government is suing a Georgia hospital, alleging violation of federal law.

Class actions follow FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission’s two-year probe of Qualcomm has led to the government filing suit against the California-based company, accusing executives of employing “onerous” tactics allowing it to “maintain a monopoly on baseband processors.”

Public policy group sees First Amendment liberties at risk in case

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Critics continue to argue that actions like those that recently forced classified-ad website to shutter its “adult” section are unconstitutional and in violation of freedom of speech rights.

California consumer accuses Presidio of false advertising

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A California consumer is suing a men's grooming product manufacturer, alleging negligent misrepresentation and unfair competition. 

Consumer financial board alleges CityFinancial Servicing, CitiMortgage misled consumers

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) —The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Jan. 23 that it took separate actions against CitiFinancial Servicing and CitiMortgage Inc. for business practices involving struggling homeowners seeking options to save their homes.

Matson to pay $725,000 for alleged Clean Water Act violations in Honolulu Harbor

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Jan. 19 that Matson Terminals Inc. has agreed to pay $725,000 in civil penalties after allegations of Clean Water Act violations related to a September 2013 molasses spill into Honolulu Harbor.

District of Columbia settles class action lawsuit related to tax-lien statute

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) —District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Jan. 18 that the district will settle a class action lawsuit filed by Boies, Schiller & Flexner on behalf of property owners who lost homes and home equity because of the district’s tax-sale foreclosure system.

FTC accuses Qualcomm of anti-competitive monopoly tactics

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 17 that it has filed a complaint in federal court against Qualcomm Inc. for allegedly using anti-competitive tactics to keep its monopoly related to key semiconductor devices.

EEOC targets Marquez Brothers, alleging civil rights violations

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Jan. 12 against Marquez Brothers International Inc. for allegations of failing to hire non-Hispanic applicants for entry-level positions due to their race.

Consumer accuses Whirlpool of dishwasher defect

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — A Virginia consumer is suing Whirlpool, alleging design defect and product liability.

Physician accuses health care companies of fraud in class action

SHERMAN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — A physician is suing health care companies, alleging fraud.

Miss. House bill moves to Senate vote; bill would require attorney general to seek approval for certain litigation

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – Mississippi’s Bill 555 passed in the Republican-led state House, requiring the attorney general, the only statewide elected Democrat, to seek approval from a commission before pursuing litigation that may recover at least $250,000 in awards.