PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania country club has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the federal government alleging the establishment subjected a groundskeeper to seasonal layoffs and then fired him because of his age.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Florida compounding pharmacy accused of paying kickbacks to a third-party marketing company in order to obtain referrals for compound drug prescribers has reached a settlement with the federal government.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Maine Attorney General's Office have reached settlements with two companies who both falsely marketed weight loss supplements that will result in nearly $3.5 million in refunds going to consumers affected by the alleged scam.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is considering changes and modifications to its Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising (Franchising Rule) and seeks public comment on the rule.
WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware court has denied a motion by Japanese company Hitachi to dismiss a suit filed by a construction worker who was allegedly injured while operating a nail gun it manufactured.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – Ruling that the record presented to it lacked any indication of an intent to harm, the Vermont Supreme Court affirmed a lower court's judgment in a company's suit against an engineering consultant company over bids for a sewer infrastructure expansion project.
PHILADELPHIA – It's curious that a group of lawyers and scholars that traditionally sought to help judges by restating existing laws - but has since been accused of trying to create its own - is involving federal judges as it explains itself, attorneys feel.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A minority shareholder in a company that organizes endurance events alleges he has sustained $4.3 million in losses as a result of the company's refusal to honor its contractual obligations.
ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — The state of New York has reached a settlement with two previous New York City cooperative corporations over charges they avoided the state's rent stabilization laws by operating their buildings as "for-profit rental buildings."
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Class action lawsuits are rolling in against a major pet nutrition food producer after it recalled canned dog food products because of potentially elevated amounts of vitamin D.
JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) — Eleven lawsuits filed by the state of Mississippi against several government contractors that allege bribery and kickbacks of a former Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) commissioner have resulted in $26.6 million in recoveries.
CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — Illinois Attorney Kwame Raoul has joined a 13-state coalition urging the federal government to ensure small loan borrowers are protected from high interest and abusive lending and that lenders comply with state laws regarding small-dollar loans.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — LPL Financial LLC has reached a settlement agreement with the state of Maryland that could result in more than $26 million in civil penalties and will resolve allegations the company's policies and actions resulted in unregistered, non-exempt securities sales.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A payday retail lender operating in several states has settled charges by the federal government of failing to prevent overcharges, making harassing collection calls to borrowers' references and falsely advertising services that the company did not really offer.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Feb. 14 that it has reached a settlement with two men who allegedly made several million dollars from customers by conducting a "work-from home business opportunity" scam.
East Coast Labor Solutions, East Coast Labor Solutions of West Virginia, Labor Solutions, and Labor Solutions of Alabama ("East Coast Labor"), four related staffing agencies under common ownership, have agreed to pay $475,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle a federal lawsuit alleging national origin discrimination and failure to accommodate disabilities brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced.