Legal Roundup

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Former State Representative John Carnevale Pleads to Perjury

By State of Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General | Aug 11, 2018

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that John Carnevale (age 56), of Providence, RI, pleaded nolo contendere to one count of perjury before Superior Court Justice Bennett Gallo.

NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Josh Stein sues Opioid Manufacturer Insys over Medicaid Concerns

By North Carolina Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General | Aug 11, 2018

Attorney General Josh Stein filed a suit to hold drug manufacturer Insys Therapeutics, Inc., responsible for its deceptive marketing and sale practices by intervening in two lawsuits accusing Insys of violating the False Claims Act

NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Company Must Pay Ex-Worker with Sleep Apnea for Failing to Reinstate Him Despite Medical Clearance

By New Jersey Attorney General's Office | Aug 11, 2018

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division on Civil Rights announced that a New Jersey trucking company must pay an ex-employee with sleep apnea $30,000 to resolve allegations it fired the man despite repeated medical examinations certifying him as fit for duty.

STATE OF MICHIGAN OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: West Michigan Man Charged by Schuette's Elder Financial Crimes Unit Bound Over for Trial on 14 Felonies

By State of Michigan Office of the Attorney General | Aug 11, 2018

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced that Gary “Duke” Haynes 57, of Comstock Park has been bound over for trial in Muskegon County on 14 felony counts for allegedly stealing over $300,000 from his elderly widowed client.

CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: California’s Attorney General and Air Resources Board, Los Angeles City Attorney, and County of Los Angeles File $119.5 Million Settlement before Court in Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Litigation

By California Attorney General's Office | Aug 11, 2018

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer (City Attorney), and the County of Los Angeles (County) announced a $119.5 million settlement with the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) over the unprecedented natural gas leak from a ruptured well at its Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility in Porter Ranch, California.

U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: FTC and State of Minnesota Halt Sellers Playbook’s Get Rich Scheme

By U.S. Federal Trade Commission | Aug 11, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Minnesota have charged Minnesota-based Sellers Playbook with running a large business opportunity scheme. A federal court temporarily halted the operation pending resolution of the case.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: EEOC Sues The University of Wisconsin System for Age Discrimination

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Aug 11, 2018

The University of Wisconsin System violated federal law when it refused to hire a former longtime employee because of her age, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed.

U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: FTC Charges Auto Dealerships in Arizona and New Mexico with Falsifying Consumers’ Information on Financing Documents

By U.S. Federal Trade Commission | Aug 11, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission has charged a group of four auto dealers operating in Arizona and New Mexico, near the border of the Navajo Nation, with a range of illegal activities, including falsifying consumers’ income and down payment information on vehicle financing applications and misrepresenting important financial terms in vehicle advertisements.

ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Rutledge announces arrest of Clinton Woman for Stealing Opioids

By Arkansas Attorney General | Aug 11, 2018

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the arrest of a Van Buren County woman.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: EEOC Sues Remedy Intelligent Staffing and Lornamead Inc. For Disability Discrimination

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Aug 11, 2018

Remedy Intelligent Staffing, LLC (Remedy), a California-based staffing firm, and Lornamead, Inc. (Lornamead), a manufacturer headquartered in New York City, violated federal law when they refused to provide reasonable accommodation to a long- term temporary employee that would have enabled him to continue to work after his kidney condition worsened and instead terminated his employment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.S. Department of Labor investigation results in Miami School Payimg $636.269 to 461 Employees for Wage Violations

By U.S. Department of Labor | Aug 11, 2018

Belen Jesuit Preparatory School of Miami, Florida, will pay $635,269 to 461 employees for violations of the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) found in a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Alorica Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit For $3.5 Million

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Aug 11, 2018

The U.S. District Court approved a consent decree between Alorica, Inc. and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for $3.5 million and remedial measures to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit, the federal agency announced.

U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: FTC Returns Money to People Targeted by Phony Debt Collection Scheme

By U.S. Federal Trade Commission | Aug 3, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 597 checks totaling more than $184,000 to people who were allegedly tricked into paying phony debts.

ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Settlement reached with Medical Device Company

By Arkansas Attorney General | Aug 3, 2018

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced that she has joined a coalition of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the federal government to settle allegations against Delaware-based medical device maker, Alere Inc

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Zachry Industrial, Inc. To Pay $135,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Aug 3, 2018

Construction Company Wrongfully Terminated Employees Based on Their Medical History Despite Their Fitness for Duty, Federal Agency Charged.

INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AG Curtis Hill praises another dismissal of a lawsuit targeting fossil-fuel corporations

By Indiana Attorney General's Office | Jul 29, 2018

Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that a 15-state coalition led by Indiana has prevailed in its support of a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by New York City against five fossil-fuel companies.

MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Consumer Protection Division Orders Swift Van Lines to Cease Operations and Pay Over $470,000 in Penalties and Costs

By Maryland Attorney General's Office | Jul 29, 2018

Maryland Attorney General's Office issued the following announcement on July 24.Maryland Moving Company Overcharged Consumers, Held Goods Hostage to Extract Payment.

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