CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 15 it had started an emergency response action to clean up the vacant Williamson Polishing & Plating building in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood of Indianapolis.
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – City officials at Highland Park, Michigan, were shocked when they received a bill from the Great Lakes Water Authority, which was formed to take over the Detroit Water and Sewer Department.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled that a company does not have to disclose that it hired outside firms to publish promotional material regarding a company and its stock evaluations. The ruling confirmed that the third party has the duty to disclose the payments
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Dec. 19 that the city of West Haven, Connecticut, has agreed to make changes to its storm water system, ensuring the protection of local waterways.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) – The Nevada Supreme Court has released two separate rulings to clarify the widely controversial issues linked to the Minimum Wage Amendment made to the Nevada Constitution.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Goodwill Industries is the defendant in a lawsuit filed Dec. 13 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging a pattern of sexual harassment and disability discrimination at its facilities in the East Bay Area of Northern California. The suit also claims managers who tried to help victims faced retaliation.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a lawsuit Dec. 20 against Military Credit Services LLC (MCS) for allegedly making loans with improper disclosures.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange joined 24 other state attorneys general Dec. 16 in supporting Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) as U.S. attorney general. The attorneys general urged the Senate Judiciary Committee’s leadership to confirm the nomination.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Dec. 15 the unveiling of Consumer Credit Trends, a digital tool that will help consumers monitor developments in lending and forecast potential risks.
The plaintiff, the owner of a privately-held residential mortgage company, argues JGW was in possession of “material non-public information” and made “misrepresentations and omissions of material fact” regarding JGW’s business in connection with a March 2015 stock purchase agreement.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Dec. 28 that United Shore Financial Services LLC (USFS) agreed to a $48 million settlement after allegations it violated the False Claims Act.
WENATCHEE, Wash. (Legal Newsline) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Dec. 29 that his office has filed charges against Timothy Powell and his business A1 Asbestos LLC, for allegations of providing false asbestos waste shipment records to an Okanogan County landfill.
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Dec. 22 that Inbound Call Experts, doing business as Advanced Tech Support, along with other defendants, will pay $10 million for alleged customer deception.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Dec. 22 it has filed a civil complaint against Barclays Bank PLC and many of its affiliates. The department alleges Barclays engaged in a fraudulent scheme to sell residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS).