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EEOC alleges New York manufacturing company manager used racist, sexist remarks to employees

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

NEW YORK — The U.S. government is suing an upstate New York porous materials business, over allegations its plant manager used racial slurs and sexist remarks against employees.

EEOC, major milk producer settle discrimination claim regarding reserved parking spaces

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

BALTIMORE — A major milk producer in the Baltimore-Washington area, has agreed to a settlement that resolves charges by the federal government that the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by prohibiting disabled employees to park in spots reserved for them.

MedStar accused of refusing to accommodate worker who suffered on-the-job injury

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal government is suing Washington Hospital Center Corporation DBA MedStar Washington Hospital and MedStar Health, Inc., (together MedStar) for allegedly refusing to accommodate an employee who suffered a knee injury while on the job.

EEOC: Oceanic Time Warner Cable/Spectrum's attendance polices violate federal law

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

HONOLULU — A federal agency alleges a Hawaii communication company's inflexible leave and attendance policies violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

EEOC alleges consumer loan, finance company paid female branch managers less than male co-workers

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

ABERDEEN, Miss. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, alleges a consumer loan and finance company is paying female branch managers less than their male co-workers for doing the same work.

EEOC alleges nationwide health care provider for jails, prisons violated federal law

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

PHOENIX — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing a nationwide health care provider for jails and prisons, alleging it discriminated against employees with disabilities through the company's 100 percent return-to-work policy and other actions.

Nonprofits allege Department of Health and Human Services is unreasonably delaying rule implementation

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 21, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Several medical nonprofits have filed suit against a federal agency over delays in implementation of a final rule.

SeaWorld, former CEO to pay more than $5 million to settle alleged misleading of investors

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., and its former CEO have agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle charges by the federal government that they mislead investors on the impact a negative documentary had on the company's reputation and business.

FTC's agreement with NetSpend means $10 million in refunds to customers denied prepaid activation

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A settlement reached between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and NetSpend, will allow the federal government to issue more than $10 million in refunds to NetSpend customers who were denied or delayed activation of their NetSpend prepaid debit cards after the company blocked customers from using the cards.

New Hampshire city's wastewater treatment facility violates Clean Air Act, government alleges

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 21, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (Legal Newsline) – The federal government alleges a New Hampshire municipality's wastewater treatment facility is operating in violation of federal law.

Federal court grants FTC's request to stop false claims on rental listing websites

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal court has granted the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) request for a temporary restraining order prohibiting two operators of rental listing websites from making false claims regarding availability of apartment units and Section 8 vouchers.

EEOC: Social services agency to pay $60,000 for failing to remove worker's personal disability data

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

NEW YORK — A New York social service agency has agreed to a $60,000 settlement with the federal government to resolve charges the agency refused to remove confidential information about an employee's disability from a duty log, which could be accessed by other employees, and then firing her for filing a complaint.

Marriott hotel owners settle cancer discrimination allegations

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal agency's claims of disability discrimination involving an employee with breast cancer against a hotel owner/operator which operates under franchise agreements with Marriott International, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hilton and Best Western, have been settled.

Teamsters Local Union No. 455 reaches agreement with EEOC over fair representation charges

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

DENVER — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reached a $153,000 settlement with Teamsters Local Union No. 455 to resolve allegations the union denied fair representation to some of its members faced with discrimination.

U.S. alleges regional fast food chain subjected female workers to sexual comments, touching

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Agency (EEOC) alleges a regional fast food chain violated federal law when it subjected three young female workers to inappropriate sexual comments and unwanted touching by male supervisory officials.

Del. judge throws out talc suits from out-of-state plaintiffs against J&J; SCOTUS decision on jurisdiction was a factor

By Sandra Lane | Sep 21, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A Delaware judge has dismissed some claims filed by female users of Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder products who claimed that using this product on their perineal area caused ovarian cancer.

Delaware Supreme Court affirms lower court’s decision in parking lot slip-and-fall case

By Sandra Lane | Sep 21, 2018

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit filed over injuries sustained in a fall on an icy parking lot was dismissed because the judge ruled that the plaintiff had failed to present enough evidence to prove her claims.

Massachusetts Supreme Court shoots down attempt to allow corporations to make political donations

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 21, 2018

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – The Massachusetts Supreme Court rejected an appeal from two corporations that challenged the constitutionality of state law prohibiting political contributions.

Woman's trial against Johnson & Johnson over mesothelioma diagnosis begins in New Jersey

By Glenn Minnis | Sep 21, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Health care conglomerate Johnson & Johnson's alleged failure to honor its own pledge on the issue of asbestos and talc in its baby powder will end in a New Jersey woman being forced to pay the ultimate price, her attorney stated during opening arguments in the latest case over allegations its products caused mesothelioma.

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