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Coca-Cola files motion of reconsideration after ruling in orange juice flavoring case

Shanice Harris Oct. 2, 2017, 9:03am

The Coca-Cola Co. has filed a motion of reconsideration after the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri court granted a motion of class certification in a lawsuit over allegedly added flavors in orange juice.

Aegerion resolves SEC allegations of misleading investors with $4.1 million penalty

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 12:32pm

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Sept. 22 that Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, now a subsidiary of Novelion Therapeutics, will pay a $4.1 million penalty after allegations of misleading investors in 2013.

Justice Department secures $2.5 million from Alaska's Health and Social Services

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 12:35pm

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 18 that the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (ADHSS) will pay a $2.49 million penalty after allegations of violating the federal False Claims Act while administering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Justice Department fines Young Living, alleging illegal trafficking of rosewood, spikenard oils

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 12:43pm

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 18 that Young Living Essential Oils L.C. was fined $500,000, plus $135,000 in restitution and $125,000 for a community service payment, after allegedly illegally trafficking rosewood oil and spikenard oil.

Solar energy company to pay $29.5 million penalty after allegedly violating False Claims Act

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 12:45pm

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 22 that SolarCity Corporation will pay $29.5 million after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

SEC secures $965 million from telecommunications company charged with bribing Uzbek official

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 2:29pm

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Sept. 21 that Telia Company AB, a telecommunications company with operations in the United States and headquarters in Sweden, will pay $965 million after settling allegations of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to win business in Uzbekistan.

EEOC sues CBS satellite station in Texas for alleged age discrimination

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 2:33pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 26 against CBS Stations Group of Texas for allegedly refusing to hire Tammy Campbell for a traffic reporter position because of her age.

Washington state alleges nation's second-largest for-profit prison management company underpays workers

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 2:48pm

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Sept. 20 that his office has sued the GEO Group Inc. (GEO) for failing to pay proper minimum wage to its workers.

Connecticut targets dentist who allegedly defrauded Medicaid out of $900,000

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 2:51pm

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced a lawsuit Sept. 21 against a Fairfield dentist over allegations of defrauding the state's Medicaid program.

SEC charges former Alliance Fiber Optic CEO with insider trading

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 3:18pm

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Sept. 20 that it has charged Peter C. Cheng, the former CEO of Alliance Fiber Optic Products, with allegations of insider trading in company stock.

Michigan attorney general joins 41-state coalition in case against opioid manufacturers

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 3:20pm

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Sept. 19 he is moving forward with a coalition of 41 attorneys general looking into the manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioid drugs.

In St. Louis, man sprays windshield wiper fluid industry with lawsuits

John O'Brien Oct. 3, 2017, 7:00am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) - One St. Louis man appears to have gone from product-to-product trying to find a windshield wiper fluid he can trust when it’s warmer than negative-20 degrees outside – but, unsatisfied, he recently filed eight class action lawsuits in one day.

California court denies stay of court proceedings in construction site damages case

David Hutton Oct. 3, 2017, 10:52am

The California Court of Appeals's Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, granted in part and denied in part a petition for writ of supersedeas.

Jones Act claim not precluded by LHWCA settlement, Washington court decides

Sara McCleary Oct. 3, 2017, 10:58am

A Washington appellate court has reversed a superior court’s decision in a case questioning whether a man with a settled claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) can pursue new claims under the Jones Act.

Washington state for-profit hospital allegedly denied charity care to low-income patients

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 11:12am

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Sept. 22 that his office has filed a lawsuit against Capital Medical Center in Olympia for allegations of withholding charity care from select patients.

Attorney: Lakers' TCPA lawsuit coverage appeal loss likely won't affect future filings

Carrie Salls Oct. 3, 2017, 12:38pm

In an Aug. 23 split decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a district court order dismissing a case filed by Los Angeles Lakers Inc. against Federal Insurance Co. when the team attempted to obtain insurance coverage in defense of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit.

Lawyers awarded $100K for their work on historic verdict; Winn-Dixie appealing

John O'Brien Oct. 3, 2017, 12:45pm

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) - What’s it worth for plaintiffs attorneys suing companies over their websites on behalf of blind clients to take the case to trial? In the only example, those lawyers have been awarded more than $100,000 for their efforts.

Alabama Supreme Court upholds summary judgment rejection in wrongful death lawsuit

David Hutton Oct. 3, 2017, 12:53pm

The Alabama Supreme Court concluded the Dallas Circuit Court was correct when it denied a motion for summary judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit against Terrence Venter and the city of Selma.

EEOC: Gulf Logistics allegedly fired employee because of perceptions about disability

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 1:02pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 21 against Gulf Logistics, an oil and gas vessel company, for allegations of firing an employee because of perceptions about his disability.

EEOC: Mississippi restaurant chain allegedly rescinded job offer over religious belief accommodations

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 1:06pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 25 against the restaurant chain Georgia Blue LLC for allegations of rescinding a job offer over an applicant’s religious beliefs.