TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Dec. 4 that Statewide Roadside Assistance of Toms River and its owner, Neal K. Prashad, will pay $57,920 for emotional distress and lost wages after allegations of persistent sexual harassment against a female employee.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Dec. 5 that his office has filed a motion to intervene in a federal court case to stop serial litigators from filing frivolous lawsuits against businesses in the state.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a lawsuit Dec. 5 against Los Angeles jewelry manufacturer Luxy Accessory Inc. (Luxy), and its owner Hyun Sook Kim, for allegations of selling jewelry with elevated levels of cadmium and lead.
SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced a lawsuit Dec. 7 against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the agency’s alleged failure to designate certain areas across the nation as having too much smog.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced Dec. 4 that Student Aid Center Inc. will pay $425,000 in restitution and civil penalties after allegations of deceiving student borrowers into paying fees for services that could be obtained for free.
HELENA, Mont. (Legal Newsline) — Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced a consumer protection lawsuit Dec. 4 against Purdue Pharma LLC for allegations of deceiving consumers about its prescription opioids such as OxyContin.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a lawsuit Dec. 6 against Buffalomusic producer Cody Conway and his company Buffalove Music Festival LLC for allegedly defrauding music festival consumers out of more than $14,000.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Dec. 6 that his office will continue its lawsuit against Northern Leasing Systems Inc. after New York state Supreme Court Justice Lucy Billings determined Schneiderman’s office had adequately alleged fraud on behalf of the defendants.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Dec. 6 that PayPal has notified his office of a data breach possibly affecting 1.6 million U.S. and Canadian users.
BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Nov. 29 against McCready Foundation Inc., a Maryland operator of medical and care facilities, for allegedly failing to promote a worker because of her race and age.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Nov. 29 that R. Siskind & Company Inc., an apparel company in Manhattan that does business as Siskind Group, will pay $50,000 after allegations of pregnancy discrimination.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Nov. 30 that Day and Zimmerman NPS, a Philadelphia company that provides staffing services to the power industry, will pay $45,000 after allegations of disability discrimination and retaliation.
SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Nov. 30 that Trans Ocean Seafoods Inc., a company in northwestern Washington state doing business as New England Shellfish, will pay $75,000 to three female former employees after allegations of sexual harassment.
DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Dec. 1 that AccentCare Inc., a Dallas home health care company, will pay $25,000 after allegations of disability discrimination against an employee with bipolar disorder.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The California Supreme Court has ruled that a church whose parking lot is across the street from the building does not owe a duty of care to a man who was injured while crossing the street.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – On Nov. 6, California’s 1st District Court of Appeal overturned a lower court's decision by ruling that the denial of Dow Agroscience’s motion for a change of venue in a Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Environment Act suit was an error.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Citizen conservation groups allege that a coal-fired electricity generating plant in Stokes County, North Carolina is unlawfully leaking toxic metals and other pollutants.