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WASHINGTON STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Google, Facebook to pay more than $400K to Washington State in Campaign Finance Cases

By Washington State Attorney General | Dec 21, 2018

Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 over allegations the companies failed to maintain legally required information for Washington state political advertising placed on their online platforms since 2013.

BLANK ROME: Blank Rome Welcomes New Litigation Associate in Princeton

By Blank Rome PAC | Dec 20, 2018

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Michael R. Darbee has joined the Firm’s General Litigation group as an associate in the Princeton office.

ARCHER & GREINER: Steven Mignogna named to Board of Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

By Archer & Greiner, PC. | Dec 20, 2018

Steven K. Mignogna, a Partner in the firm’s Haddonfield office, has been named to the Advisory Committee of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning.

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP: Dinsmore’s Sherman Appointed to United Medical Center Board

By Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | Dec 20, 2018

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has appointed Dinsmore’s William A. Sherman, II to serve on the board of directors for the United Medical Center (UMC).

NELSON MULLINS: Six Nelson Mullins Attorneys Selected for 2019 Maryland 'Super Lawyers' List

By Nelson Mullins | Dec 20, 2018

Six Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP attorneys were selected to the 2019 list of Maryland "Super Lawyers."

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Louisiana Credit Union to Pay $110,000 to Settle EEOC Lawsuit Charging Retaliation

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Dec 20, 2018

A Louisiana credit union has agreed to pay a former branch manager $110,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Wilmington Trust Corporation to Pay $700,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Dec 20, 2018

Wilmington Trust Corporation, a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of M&T Bank Corporation, which is based in Buffalo, N.Y., has agreed to pay $700,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Maritime Autowash Will Pay $300,000 in EEOC Race and National Origin Discrimination Case

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Dec 20, 2018

Maritime Autowash (later known as Phase 2 Invest­ments, Inc.) will pay $300,000 in monetary relief and furnish equitable relief to settle a federal race and national origin dis­crimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Judd Harwood and Jennifer Commander Join PARCA Leadership

By Bradley Arant Boult Cummings | Dec 20, 2018

Bradley is pleased to announce that Judd A. Harwood and Jennifer L. Commander, attorneys in the firm’s Birmingham office.

MORGAN LEWIS: Corporate Counsel Rank Morgan Lewis Among Top Client Service Leaders in 2019 BTI Report

By Morgan Lewis | Dec 20, 2018

Morgan Lewis is one of just three firms to have achieved the highest overall scores every year since the survey's inception in 2002.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Rocco’s Pub to Pay $15,500 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Dec 19, 2018

Rocco's Pub, a Jasper, Ga., restaurant and bar operated by Ciorrocco's, Inc., will pay $15,500 to settle a pregnancy discrimination charge brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced.

MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Used Auto Dealership in Westport Agrees to Pay $450,000 for Selling Defective and Unsafe Vehicles

By Massachusetts Attorney General's Office | Dec 19, 2018

A Westport used auto dealership and its former owner will pay $450,000 in restitution and penalties to resolve allegations that the dealership sold unsafe and defective used vehicles and violated Massachusetts laws relating to used auto sales.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Harborview Senior Care Properties to Pay $21,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Suit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Dec 19, 2018

Senior Care Properties, Inc., doing business as Harborview Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, will pay $21,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit.

MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Telecommunications Contractor to Pay $450,000 for Making False Payment Certifications to MassdDOT and MassTech

By Massachusetts Attorney General's Office | Dec 19, 2018

A Nebraska-based firm that designs, engineers and installs telecommunications infrastructure will pay $450,000 to settle allegations that it failed to pay its subcontractors as required under contracts with the former Massachusetts Highway Department.

JONES DAY: Jones Day associate wins first place in prestigious legal writing competition

By Jones Day | Dec 19, 2018

Nicole Chipi, an associate in Jones Day's Miami Office, won the 2018 Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing for her paper, "Eat Your Vitamins and Say Your Prayers.

MCGUIRREWOODS LLP: Maryland Super Lawyers Features Ava Lias-Booker as Baltimore Trailblazer

By McGuireWoods LLP | Dec 19, 2018

Maryland Super Lawyers prominently featured Baltimore partner Ava Lias-Booker in an oral history of trailblazing African-American lawyers who helped shape the city’s legal community in the post-civil rights era.

BAKER MCKENZIE LLP: Pro Bono Partner and Executive Director Angela Vigil Named Top 10 Legal Innovator by Financial Times

By Baker & McKenzie LLP | Dec 19, 2018

Angela Vigil, Baker McKenzie's Pro Bono Partner and Executive Director, has been named a Top 10 Legal Innovator by the Financial Times in its annual North America Innovative Lawyer Awards, considered one of the top legal rankings in the US, Canada and Mexico.

BARNES & THORNBURG LLP: Brown named Chair of Barnes & Thornburg's National Litigation Department

By Barnes & Thornburg LLP | Dec 19, 2018

Barnes & Thornburg has named D. Randall Brown chair of the firm’s national Litigation Department. Brown is managing partner of the law firm’s Fort Wayne office.

BARNES & THORNBURG LLP: Two Barnes & Thornburg attorneys named to Georgia Trend's 2018 Legal Elite List

By Barnes & Thornburg LLP | Dec 19, 2018

Stephen Opler, partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Corporate Department, and Steve Weizenecker, partner in the Entertainment, Media and Sports Practice Group, have been named to Georgia Trend 2018 Legal Elite List.

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