WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the approval Jan. 9 of a final order settling charges that CentraCare’s acquisition of St. Cloud Medical Group, also known as SCMG, would be anti-competitive. The approval comes following a public comment period.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 9 that it had charged Joel Jerome Tucker, SQ Capital LLC, JT Holdings Inc. and HPD LLC with selling portfolios of fake payday loan debts.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Jan. 11 that L3 Technologies Inc., a contractor for U.S. and various foreign government agencies, will pay $1.6 million after allegations of failing to maintain proper books and records.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 11 that Damian Kutzner, who allegedly helped operate a mortgage relief scheme that duped consumers and stole millions, has agreed to a court order banning him from the debt relief business.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Claim handlers from eight different entities have been ordered by the Federal Trade Commission to provide the government with data illustrating the way they notify class members about settlement agreements and other
developments related to their cases.
FREMONT, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit Jan. 6 against two telemarketing groups for allegedly misleading consumers – Buckeye Impact Group LLC and Premier Design Group LLC.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Jan. 9 that it is ordering Works and Lentz Inc., Works and Lentz of Tulsa Inc., and their president, Harry A. Lentz Jr., to provide $577,135 in relief to consumers, correct their business practices and pay a $78,800 penalty for allegations of falsifying documents sent to consumers in the debt collection process.
HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Jan. 9 that Diallo’s of Houston, a nightclub and party venue in the Houston area, will pay $139,366 after allegations of disability discrimination.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Jan. 10 that Gonnella Baking Co. of Chicago will pay $30,000 to resolve allegations of racial harassment at the company’s Aurora, Ilinois, facility.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Dec. 29 rejected Occupational Safety and Health Administration citations issued to a Delek Refining LTD facility for alleged safety violations that occurred years prior to its ownership of the refinery.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Jan. 13 that its staff has submitted a supplemental comment and analysis to the Virginia Department of Health. In the comments, the staff voices opposition to issuing a letter authorizing a cooperative agreement to Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, along with West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, announced Jan. 19 that a group of 13 states has challenged the federal government’s “Stream Protection Rule.”
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Jan. 17 that 10 investment advisory firms will pay between $35,000 and $100,000 each in penalties after allegations of violating the SEC’s investment adviser pay-to-play rule.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Department of Justice announced a civil antitrust lawsuit Jan. 17, filed at the request of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), against Mitchell Rales for alleged violations of Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act of 1976.
TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced a lawsuit Jan. 12 against Searchtec Inc., alleging the company repeatedly disposed of documents containing personal information of consumers by dumping them in trash receptacles.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Jan. 12 that her office has coordinated with Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) Commissioner Drew Breakspear on settlements with the operators of an alleged online lending scheme.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regional haze regulations in Texas and Oklahoma has been put on hold by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District.