JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently submitted a memorandum in support of its motion for partial summary judgment in Mississippi federal court in its lawsuit against Faurecia Automotive Seating over allegations of employee discrimination.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced April 24 that they are opposing the Trump administration’s decision to dismantle the Waste Prevention Rule.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 24 that Luxy Accessory Inc. (Luxy), a Los Angeles jewelry distributor, and its owner Hyun Sook Kim will pay $1.626 million after allegedly violating California’s Metal Containing Jewelry Law and the Unfair Competition Law.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced April 20 Wells Fargo Bank NA will pay $1 billion allegedly violating the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA).
SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) — Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced April 18 that Lester Smith, a former board member and race director of the Portland Marathon, will pay $865,000 after allegedly delivering loans from the marathon to himself and his for-profit company Next Events LLC.
AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced April 20 that Patterson Companies Inc., a distributor of dental supplies, will pay $200,000 after allegations of violating state antitrust laws through the operation of an illegal group boycott of an online rival.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 23 that a federal court has blocked the Trump administration’s attempted delay of a rule updating penalties for automakers that fail to comply with federal fuel efficiency standards.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced April 19 that he has joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general in submitting a letter to the Congress asking it to oppose the Practice of Law Technical Clarification Act of 2018.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry ordered plaintiffs’ attorneys to keep monthly records of the time they spend on their cases down to a tenth of an hour and imposed strict rules on who can collect fees, in an effort to prevent the excesses that have drawn criticism in other class actions and mass tort cases.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced April 23 that his office will fight the Trump administration’s proposal to allow insurers to sell allegedly inadequate, short-term health plans.
PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently announced that ABC Nissan, an auto dealer in Phoenix, has agreed to a $130,000 settlement after allegations of false advertising. The $130,000 will go toward restitution for consumers victimized by the alleged scheme.
TRENTON, NJ (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights announced April 24 that Trane U.S. Inc. will pay $45,000 to a former employee after settling allegations it discriminated against an asthmatic worker.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Petitioners opposing Google's settlement of a class action lawsuit are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to provide greater clarity on the use of the doctrine of “cy pres” after a federal appeals court approved the agreement, sending millions of dollars to nonprofit organizations that are not plaintiffs in the case.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Texas judge has decided California officials suing the energy industry over climate change are talking out of both sides of their mouths, and the former top lawyer of the Golden State is disappointed in their actions.
MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Texas plaintiffs lawyer Mikal Watts is being accused by a colleague and farmers of shady behavior and criticizing the class action mechanism in massive litigation over genetically modified corn sold by Syngenta.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The fight over New York City’s controversial asbestos court is not over, as companies worried about their treatment there are likely to appeal an order that kept alive the possibility for even bigger verdicts.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced April 24 that the entity formerly known as Yahoo! Inc. will pay $35 million after allegations of misleading investors following the one of the world's largest data breaches.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 19 that, following a public comment period, it has approved a final consent order against Telomerase Activation Sciences Inc. and Noel Patton (collectively, TA Sciences) that resolves allegations of deceptive advertising.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced April 18 that it has found failures to disclose funeral home pricing information at 29 of the 134 funeral homes its investigators visited while working undercover in 2017.