NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 21 that UBS will pay $230 million to resolve allegations of misconduct in the lead-up to the financial crisis.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 23 that it has filed a complaint and motion for preliminary injunction in federal court against Alliance Security Inc., a home security installation company, and its founder, for allegedly using telemarketing to call millions of numbers registered on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced March 27 that its Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) has submitted comments to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection after the agency requested assistance in assessing its civil investigative demands (CIDs) procedures.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 23 that the Wyoming Military Department (WMD) was found by a federal district court to have discriminated against former employee Amanda Dykes.
DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit March 27 against Simplicity Ground Services P.C., a company that provides airline ramp and cargo-handling services and is based in Detroit, for allegedly forcing an employee onto unpaid leave because of her pregnancy.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 23 that Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) will pay $42 million after allegations of fraudulent electronic trading services.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced March 28 that Viridian Energy LLC, a supplier of energy to Massachusetts residents, will pay $5 million after allegations the company deceptively marketed and sold electricity services.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. government wants a seat at the table as lawyers for hundreds of municipalities and other plaintiffs negotiate a potentially multibillion-dollar settlement of lawsuits over the opioid addiction crisis, citing its “substantial financial stake” in the matter and need to recover its own costs.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A bitcoin user alleges the owner of a bitcoin exchange is responsible for the loss of more than $400 million from users "through either gross negligence or outright theft."
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced March 26 that Menacola Marketing Inc., a telemarketing company working on behalf of a sham charity called the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation (NVVF), will shut down after a settlement.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced March 27 that Source One Financial Corporation, a finance company providing subprime automobile loans, will pay $765,000 after allegations of routinely facilitating the sales of defective and inoperable cars.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California cities suing ExxonMobil and four other big oil and gas companies have amended their complaint after a federal judge criticized them for portraying an internal memo by an industry association as revealing inside information about climate science that turned out to be merely a summation of findings by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit located in Lexington, Kentucky is challenging the recent disapproval at the federal level of amendments to the state regulatory program that Kentucky implements the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced March 29 that SightLine Health LLC, which operates radiation therapy centers throughout the country and has its headquarters in Texas, will pay up to $11.5 million after allegedly violating the False Claims Act’s Anti-Kickback Statute.
HACKENSACK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The attorney for the plaintiff went after a defendant's star witness on April 3, downplaying the urologist and reconstruction surgeon specialist’s experience with a pelvic mesh implant device the plaintiff alleged damaged her life and resulted in excruciating pain.