News from November 2018

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Adds Litigation Associate to Boston Office

By Press release submission | Nov 30, 2018

\Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added Elizabeth Georgiopoulos as an associate in the Litigation Practice in the firm’s Boston office.

Oregon Supreme Court remands Starbucks wage and hour case

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 30, 2018

SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the state of Oregon has the remanded a case filed by Starbucks employees who sued the company for allegedly improperly calculating tax withholdings.

Supervalu asks FTC to approve resale of two stores despite '16 divestiture agreement

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Supervalu Inc., has submitted an application to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for approval to resell two of its Shop 'n Save supermarkets back to Koninklijike Ahold and Delhaize Group (Giant).

Former MRI International CEO found guilty for role in $1 billion Ponzi scheme

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — MRI International's (MRI) former CEO and President Edwin Fujinaga will face sentencing on March 8, 2019, after being found guilty of participating in over $1 billion in fraudulent investments by a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada court.

Minnesota, Iowa restaurants to pay back wages to more than 100 current, former employees

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — Four restaurants in Minnesota and Iowa have reached a settlement with the federal government to resolve charges of minimum wage, overtime and records violations.

Oregon delivery service to pay more than $3.2 million to settle pay violations

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon delivery service company has agreed to pay more than $3.2 million in wages and damages to settle charges by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) of failing to pay its couriers minimum wage and overtime pay.

FTC: Office supply scam victims to receive part of $647,000 payout

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nonprofit organizations along with churches, schools and small businesses that were victims of an office supply scam will receive part of a more than $647,000 payout, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

California federal court grants FTC motion to temporarily stop 'Internet marketing scam'

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) allegations against Apex Capital Group, LLC of deceptive marketing for online products have resulted in a California U.S. district court granting a motion to temporary ban the company's operation.

Consumer alleges BANG sports drink contains minimal amount of creatine

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 30, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A sports and energy drink product is alleged not to contain the ingredients advertised by its manufacturer.

Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., attorneys general seek to block Whitaker appointment

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. — As part of a 15-state coalition challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting U.S. attorney general, an amicus brief has been filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland by the attorneys general of Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

Murex Petroleum settles EEOC charges of racial harassment

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

CHICAGO — Murex Petroleum Corp. has settled charges by a federal agency of failing to stop one of its employees from being subjected to racial harassment.

Georgia resident alleges Alltran Education sent deceptive collection letter

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 30, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia resident alleges an Illinois debt collector used deceptive tactics in a collection letter.

From Cook County Record

Trial lawyers: EPA admission of fault in Sterigenics emissions measuring won't matter to lawsuits vs company

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 30, 2018

As federal environmental regulators reassess their controversial measurements of emissions from the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook, a group of lawyers representing Willowbrook residents are continuing unfazed in their lawsuits against the company, based largely on findings in a federal report that relied heavily on the allegedly faulty data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Brnovich maintains consumer privacy is priority while defending outside counsel as 'necessity'

By Glenn Minnis | Nov 30, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - Republican Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants Arizona residents to know he has a one-track mind when it comes to protecting their internet privacy rights.

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