WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced May 3 that, following a public comment period, it approved a final order settling charges against AMR Holdco and Air Medical Group Holdings, which does business as LifeTeam.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced a lawsuit May 4 against Net Credit, a major online lender in the state, for allegedly violating the Virginia Consumer Protection Act.
AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced May 7 that his office’s Consumer Protection Division has secured assurances of voluntary compliance with 37 store owners and wholesale distribution companies that agreed to stop selling contact lenses in Texas that are allegedly dangerous and unlawful.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced May 8 that KleinBank will settle allegations of “redlining,” a practice of discrimination in which lenders intentionally avoid providing services to members of certain communities because of the race or national origin of those residents.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced May 7 that Challenge Fisheries LLC, Quinn Fisheries Inc., Charles Quinn II, and Charles Quinn III will pay $414,000 after allegations of oil discharges into New Bedford harbor in Massachusetts.
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 3 against Simmons Security and Protective Services, a Kansas company that provides private security services, for allegations of pregnancy discrimination.
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 3 that Seasons 52, a chain of restaurants based in Orlando, will pay $2.85 million after allegations of age discrimination against a class of people.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced May 4 that her office is taking action against Icebox Café L.C. and Icebox Café at MIA LLC for allegedly misleading consumers regarding the local nature and sustainability of their products.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – An inmate serving life for murder cannot sue over an alleged behind-bars attack because he is, by almost all legal standards, dead, the Rhode Island Supreme Court has ruled.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – A court was wrong to issue summary judgment in a case filed by a former college hockey player who claimed he was poisoned by noxious gases at a sports arena, the Rhode Island Supreme Court has found.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Intentional interference or concealment of evidence does not rise to the level of destruction, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled, dealing with an issue that has divided appeals courts in the state.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Mississippi ruled that a woman, Doretha Thompson, was legally permitted to another trial in a medical malpractice lawsuit based on an April 26 opinion.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The New York Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court’s decision in a dispute between the state environmental agency and a chemical manufacturing plant, paving the way for the clean up of a hazardous waste site in Niagara County.
PHILADELPHIA – A ruling from a federal judge in Pennsylvania remains pending on whether or not compulsory arbitration will be permanently prohibited, in the case of a litigation funder that pursued financial recovery against a former National Football League player who allegedly failed to repay it a loan.
NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced May 8 that Meitu Inc., a software and consumer electronic company based in China, will pay $100,000 after allegations of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA).
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Bureau of Securities Chief Christopher W. Gerold announced May 7 that they will urge Congress to oppose a bill could allegedly weaken states’ rights when it comes to protecting investors from securities fraud.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 3 against Two Peaches Group LLC, which does business as Value Village and operates five for-profit thrift stores in the Atlanta area, for allegations of disability discrimination and refusing reasonable accommodation requests.