MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced May 4 that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Syfrett Feed Company Inc. of Okeechobee, Florida, its owner and President Charles B. Syfrett I, its Vice President Melissa S. Montes De Oca and its Operations Manager Charles B. Syfrett II.
FLORENCE, S.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 4 against Green Apple LLC, doing business as Applebee’s Grill and Bar, for allegedly subjecting two female employees to a sexually hostile work environment.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced May 1 that Importer Merchandising Concepts LP (IMC) and two individuals, Glen Michaels and Alan Lewis, will pay $275,000 to resolve allegations the company improperly evaded customs duties on imports of wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
DUBLIN, Ga. (Legal Newsline) - Companies like Oasis Legal Finance, which offer lump sums of money to plaintiffs in exchange for a possible payoff, are used to defending the legality of their agreements to state regulators and lawmakers. But now they are facing a challenge from their own customers.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 4 that Catlin Enterprises Inc., a company that marketed itself as “the leader in home opiate detox since 2009,” and CEO George Catlin have settled FTC charges that the withdrawal treatment claims for their “withdrawal ease” and “recovery ease” products were false or unsupported by scientific evidence.
ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 3 that Brown & Brown, an insurance brokerage firm in Daytona Beach, Florida, will pay $100,000 after allegations of pregnancy discrimination.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced May 4 that Jay Clayton has been sworn into office as the 32nd chairman of the SEC by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Two California consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a health supplement company, alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation, unfair competition and unjust enrichment.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 2 that a federal court has approved the divestiture of Saltzer Medical Group from Idaho-based St. Luke’s Health System. The FTC successfully challenged St. Luke’s acquisition of Saltzer.
Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor released a measure officially delaying the implementation of the rule and its related exemptions by 60 days. The applicability date is now June 9. Some argue a longer delay is necessary, while others contend the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission should step in and craft a better rule.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland appeals court recently affirmed that an architectural firm will receive more than $60,000 for the income-producing time it lost enforcing a project management service contract connected to the construction of a visitor center in Baltimore.
A majority of the state Supreme Court, in its April 25 decision, concluded the fee couldn’t reasonably predict the bank’s loss and did not “reasonably approximate” the costs of handling and processing the late balloon payment.