The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have entered into a consent decree with MFA Incorporated, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, and its wholly owned subsidiary MFA Enterprises, Incorporated (collectively, “MFA”), to address alleged chemical accident prevention and preparedness violations under the Risk Management Program of the Clean Air Act.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (MSSB) has agreed to pay a $3.6 million penalty and to accept certain undertakings for its failure to protect against its personnel misusing or misappropriating funds from client accounts.
The United States Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services just announced the largest ever healthcare fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, involving 601 charged defendants and more than $2 billion.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division issued a ruling on June 20 standing behind a Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division ruling that a police officer who alleged medical malpractice after being injured on the job must pay a lien regardless of his award.
An order was issued in the Superior Court Division in the General Court of Justice to grant the attorneys for former Krispy Kreme shareholders $150,000 in fees and denying the request for fees and costs associated with the litigation, noting that the attorneys are barred from recovering expenses according to state bar regulations.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The Ohio Supreme Court affirmed a recommendation that Ohio attorney Debra Kay Horton be suspended for two years for allegedly violating professional code while working a minor’s personal injury case.
AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) – On June 22, the Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling that affirmed the city of Laredo’s ordinance banning single-use plastic or paper bags by merchants violates a Texas statute, a ruling that could end the state-wide single-bag bans.
AKRON, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Bumble Bee Foods claimed in its motion to dismiss that an Ohio man suing the company over allegations it conspired with other major tuna brands doesn’t have a solid case.
LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reached a $82,500 settlement with a Los Angeles restaurant and jazz nightclub for allegations it denied working hours to pregnant employees.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal defense contractor has reached a $100,000 settlement to resolve a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Commission (EEOC), alleging the company denied an employee's transfer related to his son's medical issues then replaced the employee with a younger worker.
DALLAS — The federal government has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division against Halliburton Energy Services Inc. for allegedly subjecting two Muslim employees to national origin and religious discrimination.