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News from April 2019

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Federal Contractor to Pay $1,650,452 in Back Wages and Benefits After U.s. Department of Labor Investigation

By Press release submission | Apr 23, 2019

McKesson Specialty Distribution LLC – a California-based distributor for a federally funded children's vaccine program – will pay $1,650,452 in back wages and fringe benefits to 515 employees after discovering and self-reporting violations of the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA) to the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD).

Webinar aims to help companies know what to do before and after a data breach

By Karen Kidd | Apr 23, 2019

A company needs to know what to do before and after a data breach and addressing those steps is part of the on-demand Financial Poise Webinar "Data Breach Response: Before and After the Breach."

Noted risk adviser among panelists in May's Private Director Symposium in New York

By Karen Kidd | Apr 23, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A noted risk adviser and litigation practice group leader will be one of the panelists during next month's Private Director Symposium near Times Square in New York.

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Legal observers say ALI's pending Copyright Law Restatement encroaches on federal decision-making territory

By Nicholas Malfitano | Apr 24, 2019

PHILADELPHIA – The American Law Institute’s pending Restatement of the Law, Copyright has some law scholars questioning its compilation, merits and intentions as to its given subject, while the ALI stands by the integrity of its Restatement-drafting process.

Idaho residents allege Air Force-approved project would endanger health, safety of people and wildlife

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 24, 2019

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) – A group of Idaho residents are challenging a project approved by the Air Force they allege is harmful to residents and wildlife.

Woman seeks $10 million from Uber after she allegedly was sexually assaulted by driver

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A woman is seeking $10 million in damages from ride-hailing company Uber after she allegedly was sexually assaulted by a driver.

PruittHealth-Raleigh to pay $25,000 to settle pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by EEOC

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 24, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled its lawsuit against a health care provider over allegations that a pregnant employee was discriminated against and not given the necessary accommodations.

GE to pay $1.5 billion penalty to settle allegations regarding subprime loans

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – General Electric will pay a $1.5 billion civil penalty to resolve allegations regarding subprime residential mortgage loans originated through one of its subsidiaries.

Justice Department releases white paper on CLOUD Act

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 24, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice announced April 10 the publication of a white paper on the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, or CLOUD Act.

New York attorney general announces lawsuit will continue against jeweler over allegations of selling overpriced items

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 24, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Letitia James announced April 12 that a lawsuit against Hauppauge, New York-based Harris Jewelry over allegations of illegal and fraudulent practices will proceed.

New York announces plans to sue EPA over issue of certificate of completion for Hudson River cleanup

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 24, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Letitia James and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced April 11 that New York State will be suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the cleanup of the Hudson River.

In latest talc trial, J&J accused of causing woman’s mesothelioma; Defense maintains asbestos not in baby powder

By John Sammon | Apr 24, 2019

ALAMEDA (Legal Newsline) – Trial opened on April 22 in which a woman is claiming her use of Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused her to develop mesothelioma, pitting plaintiff attorneys accusing the company of negligence against defense attorneys who characterize the contraction of illness as a natural and unexplainable event.

Libertarian Party of Kentucky, others challenge deadline for statement of candidacy

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 24, 2019

COVINGTON, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Third-party candidates in Kentucky allege two bills are unconstitutional and are seeking relief to prohibit their enforcement.

Oklahoma's AG is twisting the law to suit his high-profile opioid case, Johnson & Johnson says

By John O'Brien | Apr 24, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Oklahoma’s attorney general and the private lawyers he hired – who are earning millions from a lawsuit over the nation’s addiction crisis – are using a mangled interpretation of state law as they seek to generate headlines, one of the sued companies says.

Wildearth Guardians alleges Office of Surface Mining Reclamation failed to produce documents requested under FOIA

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 25, 2019

DENVER (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit conservation organization alleges two federal agencies have failed to produce documents requested via the Freedom of Information Act.

Drinker alleges O Organics kombucha contains 'significant levels' of alcohol

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California man is suing the makers of a kombucha brand over allegations the fermented tea drinks contain "significant levels of alcohol."

Here's an idea: A lawsuit over light bulbs

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 25, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York woman is suing a LED lightbulb manufacturer over allegations the bulbs do not last as long as advertised.

Feds allege iSpring falsely advertised imported parts were made in USA

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 25, 2019

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The federal government alleges a company incorrectly advertised that its goods were crafted in the USA when they were not.

Lawsuit: Stubhub has 'unjustly earned millions' from fees

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 25, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Port St. Lucie, Florida, woman alleges StubHub hides added fees at the last step of an online sale and has "unjustly earned millions" from ticket sales.

Was the judge overseeing the $80M Roundup verdict swayed by a public relations campaign against her?

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 25, 2019

Monsanto has appealed a groundbreaking $80 million verdict over its Roundup herbicide, saying the judge committed several serious legal errors and reversed herself on the issue of punitive damages after she was placed on the receiving end of an “extraordinary and coordinated public relations campaign”

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