BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced May 1 she joined a coalition of 17 states and the District of Columbia in suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over allegations the EPA illegally rolled back greenhouse gas emission limits for cars and light-duty trucks.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 30 that she is leading a coalition of 12 attorneys general in supporting the National Labor Relations Board’s decision that misclassifying employees as independent contractors is an unfair labor practice.
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit April 26 against Ashley Distribution Services Ltd., which is based in Wisconsin but also does business in North Carolina under the title, Advance, for allegations of disability discrimination against a truck driver applicant.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced April 27 that Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Inc. will pay $50,000 after allegations of improperly canceling the insurance policies of about 200 homeowners in the state.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 26 that United Health Program of America Inc., a discount medical plan provider, and parent company Cost Containment Group Inc. (CCG), will pay $5.1 million after allegedly coercing 10 employees to engage in religious practices at work and for creating a hostile work environment.
BANGOR, Maine (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit April 26 against Walmart Inc. for allegations it failed to reassign a long-term employee to a vacant position in another location after she become disabled.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 26 that Evergreen Kia, a car dealership in Chicago, will pay $100,000 and adjust its business practices after allegations of sexual orientation and disability discrimination.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 30 that Tarr Inc. and Zenith LLC, a dietary supplement company with headquarters in San Diego, will pay $50,000 after allegations of pregnancy discrimination.
PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit April 30 against Hirschbach Motor Lines Inc. for allegedly rejecting job applicants with disabilities by using a pre-employment “back assessment” test.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey city of Linden, its Local Emergency Planning Committee and the State Emergency Response Commission have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the trio by an environmental group alleging state and federal violations in the required implementation of the Emergency Planning Committee Right to Know Act.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Royal Sea Cruise has filed a memorandum of points and authorities in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California aimed at bolstering its motion seeking to compel arbitration in a telephone harassment suit.
RICHMOND, Va.(Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s decision to deny Rent-A-Center’s motion for summary judgment and its efforts to force an ex-employee to arbitrate his disability and race discrimination claims.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – A Missouri man, who has purchased about 600 boxes of Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers over a period of several years, has lost part of his class action lawsuit against the Hershey Co. over the alleged amount of empty space in its packaging.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Johnson & Johnson, fresh from losing a $117 million asbestos verdict in New Jersey, is opposing plaintiff lawyers who are trying to obtain punitive damages against it in a specialized New York court for asbestos lawsuits.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Several environmental groups have filed a motion to reconsider the U.S. District for the District of Columbia’s order to transfer to Georgia their lawsuit alleging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated environmental policies that affect water supplies in the Apalachicola Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.