NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Feb. 17 that Horizon Healthcare Services Inc., the state’s largest health care provider, will pay $1.1 million and improve data security practices after allegations of failing to properly protect the privacy of close to 690,000 New Jersey policyholders.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Feb. 17 that it had signed an information-sharing agreement with the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Rulings by a circuit court were correct in requiring that a Virginia woman should have disclosed a pending lawsuit in a bankruptcy estate, Virginia's high court has ruled.
The state’s high court, in its Feb. 17 opinion, sided with defendant American Family Mutual Insurance Company. The court held that an insurer may apply depreciation to the cost of labor when determining actual cash value under a standard policy that did not define the term “actual cash value.”
LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Feb. 14 that Florida-based nonprofit Breast Cancer Outreach Foundation Inc. will pay $150,000 after allegations it deceptively raised $1.4 million nationwide, including at least $36,372 in Michigan.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Feb. 9 that Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Western Nuclear Inc. have settled in separate agreements over allegations related to uranium mine waste at the Mariano Lake and Ruby Mines on the Navajo Nation.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the state’s Division of Civil Rights announced Feb. 10 the filing of a complaint against a Hilton Homewood Suites hotel for allegations of discriminating against female employees.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Feb. 16 that the state’s Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision in Ferguson’s lawsuit against a Richland Florist for alleged LGBT discrimination.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and nine other state attorneys general announced Feb. 21 the final consent judgment shutting down an allegedly illegal robocall scheme selling Florida cruise line vacations.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Feb. 15 that his office has won a case against a developer that challenged the constitutionality of the district’s inclusionary zoning (IZ) program.
SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Feb. 8 that Martin Nygaard and Nygaard Land LLC will begin a major wetland restoration effort on 72 acres of formerly wooded property that Nygaard owns and cleared.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has ruled that in cases in which a layperson can understand the consequences of medical negligence, an
expert is not needed, reversing a summary dismissal of a medical malpractice case.