DENVER (Legal Newsline) – If left intact by the U.S. Supreme Court or new presidential regime, the Dec. 27 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit regarding the use of administrative law judges could cause a tectonic shift in the legal powers of bureaucracies and may undo a wide range of decisions handed down during prior cases.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Greenacres Motors has agreed to accept fines and penalties totaling $280,000 following allegations of a pattern of sexual harassment by former owner and employee Monte L. Masingale.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson
on Jan. 23 went before the state’s Health Care & Wellness Committee to support an increase of the legal age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21.
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — A complaint has been filed against Syfrett Feed Company Inc. (Syfrett Feed) of Okeechobee, Florida; Charles B. Syfrett I, owner and president; Melissa S. Montes De Oca, vice president; and Charles B. Syfrett II, operations manager, citing adulteration and misbranding of medicated animal feed, violating of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will refund checks totaling close to $20 million to more than 617,000 T-Mobile consumers who had third-party charges added to mobile bills, allegedly without consent.
COLUMBUS (Legal Newsline) – A case involving the applicability of two types of disability awards allotted to injured workers was decided on Dec. 8 by the Ohio Supreme Court, but has been scheduled for reconsideration with oral arguments in the coming months.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California man has slapped Dole Foods with a class action lawsuit alleging its foods fraudulently contain excessive amounts of sugar while being advertised as health-conscious options.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in its opinion last week, said the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota’s certification of the settlement class did not meet the standard of “rigorous analysis.”
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Facing a class action lawsuit involving alleged spam text messages, American Eagle Outfitters has agreed to settle the proposed lawsuit by paying a large settlement to the plaintiffs.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man's second lawsuit over the additional charges he incurred to have more “likes” for use on the dating app Tinder was recently reinstated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Supreme Systems, Inc. will pay more than $32,000 in restitution and penalties following allegations that the company failed to pay employees proper wages in accordance with state laws.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Jan. 25 that Newton dentist Dr. Julia Faigel and her 21 corporations will pay a total of $475,000 following allegations of improperly billing the state’s Medicaid system.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — The owners of a Farmington, Utah, Papa John's will pay $125,000 to settle allegations of disability discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has resolved two lawsuits against coal mining companies that allegedly conducted hiring practices that excluded women from working in mines.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A Los Angeles man has filed a class-action lawsuit against Tradewinds Beverage Co.; Sweet Leaf Tea Co.; Nestle Waters North America, Inc.; and Does 1 through 25, citing alleged breach of implied warranty, breach of warranty, fraud and negligent misrepresentation.