HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 25 that Wonder Farm Inc. has agreed to settle allegations of misusing pesticides and violating worker safety regulations at its basil farm in Waianae, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu, by paying a $26,700 penalty.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced May 22 that Safetech Products LLC and owner Ryan Hyde have agreed to settle allegations of selling insecure wireless door and padlocks.
MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced May 25 that a federal court in Minneapolis ruled Wells Fargo is liable for a 20 percent negligence penalty for the $350 million of foreign tax credits it claimed while participating in an alleged abusive tax shelter called the Advantaged Repackaged Securities (STARS).
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced May 24 that the district and 42 states will receive $33 million after a settlement with Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. related to the sale of allegedly adulterated versions of common over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 23 a 90-day administrative stay for the August 2016 New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 23 the filing of a civil complaint in federal court in Detroit, against FCA US LLC, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., V.M. Motori S.p.A., and V.M. North America Inc. (collectively, “FCA”).
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced May 25 that the ConocoPhillips Company will pay $39 million after allegations of environmental damage and injury to natural resources caused by a gasoline additive known as methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).
BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced May 22 that his office has taken action against Kris-Leigh Catered Living of Severna Park, LLC and its owners (“Kris-Leigh”) for allegations of violating the Maryland False Health Claims Act.