WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Hong Kong investment bank will pay a $47 million criminal penalty to resolve allegations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that the bank violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when it awarded jobs to friends and family of Chinese officials.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — MFA Incorporated of Columbia, Missouri, and its subsidiary, MFA Enterprises Incorporated, have settled with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for $850,000 relating to allegations of chemical accident prevention violations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been granted an order from a federal district court which terminates several San Diego Internet marketing companies from continuing what the FTC alleges is deceptive "free trial" advertising and offers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement with a California online training services company that allegedly posted false claims relating to its Privacy Shield participation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal government has obtained a court order that halts the alleged deceptive marketing and billing of two California companies that sell skincare products, resolving resolves charges against dating back to June 2015.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Citibank has reached a $335 million agreement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to settle claims the company violated the Truth in Lending Act for not re-evaluating and reducing annual percentage rates for 1.75 million of its consumer credit card accounts.
HOUSTON — A Beaumont, Texas, painting company is being sued by the federal government for alleged discrimination against an employee who was fired because he was in opioid dependency recovery treatment.
HONOLULU — The federal government is suing a major health insurance provider over allegations the provider denied intermittent leave to a class of disabled employees by abruptly changing a company policy.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The federal government and Louisiana are seeking damages from an oil production company over a 2016 pipeline leak that discharged several thousand gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court has reversed a summary judgment in a case filed by property owners against animal feeding production operators they allege have damaged their property and quality of life.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a court action against several student loan debt relief businesses for an alleged scam that tricked consumers into paying upfront fees for services that never were provided.
CHICAGO — The state of Illinois has reached a $20 million settlement with Royal Bank of Scotland for the bank's alleged failure to fully disclose the risks of its mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) relating to the state's pension fund investments.
BROOKLYN — New York state Attorney General Barbara Underwood has reached a settlement agreement with a Brooklyn Honda dealer for more than $423,000 to resolve allegations the dealership targeted non-English speaking customers on which to use deceptive practices.