SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 26 that he has joined a coalition of 16 attorneys general in urging Congress to protect critical ozone air quality standards.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced April 24 that Energy & Process Corporation (E&P) of Tucker, Georgia, will pay $4.6 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 27 that Hiatt & Mason Enterprises Inc., a structural steel erection services company, will pay $35,000 after allegations of racial harassment.
HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 26 that Downhole Technology LLC will pay a $120,000 settlement after allegations of retaliatory discrimination.
In 2011, plaintiff Sharon McGill filed a class action lawsuit against Citibank N.A. based on its marketing of a “credit protector” plan and the handling of a claim. Pursuant to an arbitration provision, Citibank petitioned to compel McGill to arbitrate her claims on an individual basis.
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Garden of Light Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri brought by a woman who alleges the packaging of its granola snack is deceptive and misleading.
AMARILLO, Texas (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 26 that Flying Star Transport, a fuel transport company in Texas, will pay $65,000 after allegations of disability discrimination.
In 2006, the state Legislature passed and then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the California Global Warming Solutions Act, which requires that covered entities reduce greenhouse gas, or GHG, emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020. The California Chamber of Commerce and Morning Star Packing Company were among those who sued the State Air Resources Board over a cap-and-trade aspect of the law.
Plaintiff Sarah Deming filed her nine-page complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, April 22. Los Angeles-based Fox Entertainment Group Inc. produced and distributed Water for Elephants, which was based on the novel of the same name.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 4 that it has reached settlements totaling more than $201,000 with three companies that had allegedly violated California’s Truck and Bus Regulation.
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced May 3 that Persimmon Lane LLC has settled with the agency and the commonwealth of Virginia. The company will help fund the cleanup of the Hidden Lane Superfund site, a 150-acre property in Sterling, Loudon County, Virginia.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced April 28 that the Morrow Group LLC, a Dayton-area certified alcohol and drug outpatient center, and owner Clifford Morrow have been ordered to pay $1.4 million after allegations of billing for services that were never provided.