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UNITED STATES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Car Wash Headquarters to Pay $225,000 to Settle EEOC Class Race Discrimination Lawsuit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Jul 15, 2018

Car Wash Headquarters, doing business as Mister Car Wash and Mister Hotshine has agreed to pay $225,000 in lost wages and damages to settle a race discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

UNITED STATES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: Operator and Corporate Associate of Business Coaching Scheme Settle with FTC

By U.S. Federal Trade Commission | Jul 15, 2018

An officer of the Digital Altitude scheme that falsely claimed it would enable people to earn substantial income online, and a company it used to process consumers’ credit card payments, are banned from selling business coaching programs and investment opportunities under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission.

GEORGIA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Carr: Georgia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Participates in National Healthcare Fraud Takedown

By Georgia Office of the Attorney General | Jul 7, 2018

The United States Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services just announced the largest ever healthcare fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, involving 601 charged defendants and more than $2 billion.

TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT: New rates for counsel representing indigent defendants and families

By Tennessee Supreme Court | Jul 7, 2018

For the first time in over 20 years, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered an increase in the amount paid to lawyers representing indigent parties in criminal and child welfare cases.

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION: SEC Charges Morgan Stanley in Connection With Failure to Detect or Prevent Misappropriation of Client Funds

By U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission | Jul 7, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (MSSB) has agreed to pay a $3.6 million penalty and to accept certain undertakings for its failure to protect against its personnel misusing or misappropriating funds from client accounts.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: Justice Department, EPA Reach Settlement with MFA Incorporated and MFA Enterprises Incorporated to Address Alleged Chemical Accident Prevention Violations

By U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | Jul 7, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have entered into a consent decree with MFA Incorporated, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, and its wholly owned subsidiary MFA Enterprises, Incorporated (collectively, “MFA”), to address alleged chemical accident prevention and preparedness violations under the Risk Management Program of the Clean Air Act.

UNITED STATES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: California Company Settles FTC Charges Related to Privacy Shield Participation

By U.S. Federal Trade Commission | Jul 7, 2018

A California company has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that it falsely claimed it was in the process of being certified as complying with the EU-U.S.

UNITED STATES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: LA Louisanne Restaurant Settles EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit For $82,500

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Jul 7, 2018

LA Louisanne, Inc., a Los Angeles restaurant and jazz night club, will pay $82,500 and furnish other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Michigan Ski Resort to Pay $60,500 in back wages and penalties for violations of foreign visa program and child labor laws

By U.S. Department of Labor | Jul 7, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor has found Michigan ski resort Ski Brule Inc. in violation of the labor provisions of the H-2B temporary visa program and the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) after an investigation by the Department's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.S. Department of Labor investigation results in San Diego Restaurant paying penalties for Child Labor Violations

By U.S. Department of Labor | Jul 7, 2018

A San Diego Chuck E. Cheese restaurant will pay $3,928 in penalties after investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found the restaurant employed minors in violation of the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION: Wells Fargo Advisors Settles SEC Charges for Improper Sales of Complex Financial Products

By U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission | Jul 7, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Wells Fargo Advisors LLC agreed to settle charges of misconduct in the sale of financial products known as market-linked investments, or MLIs, to retail investors.

UNITED STATES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: FTC, Nevada Obtain Order Permanently Shutting down Revenge Porn Site MyEx

By U.S. Federal Trade Commission | Jul 7, 2018

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the state of Nevada, a federal court has ordered that a revenge porn site be permanently shut down, and that the operators pay more than $2 million after finding they violated federal and state law by posting intimate images of people and their personal information without their consent and charging takedown fees.

UNITED STATES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISION: Anchor Staffing to Pay $30,000 To Settle EEOC Sex Harassment and Retaliation Suit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Jul 7, 2018

Anchor Staffing, Inc., a Chicago-based staffing agency, will pay $30,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: U.S. EPA Reaches Agreement with Herzog Wine Cellars to Prevent Unlawful Wastewater Discharges

By U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | Jun 25, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced an agreement with Herzog Wine Cellars over violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

UNITED STATES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: Decrypting Cryptocurrency Scams to be held on June 25.

By U.S. Federal Trade Commission | Jun 25, 2018

As consumer interest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin has grown, scammers have reportedly become more active in this area.

STATE OF NEBRASKA JUDICIAL BRANCH: Nominations Open for Distinguished Judge Awards 2018

By Nebraska Supreme Court | Jun 23, 2018

The “Distinguished Judge for Improvement of the Judicial System” and “Distinguished Judge for Service to the Community” awards were established to publicly recognize members of the judiciary for meritorious projects and exemplary accomplishments that enhance the vision of justice within our communities.

ARIZONA ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Brnovich Announces $100M Settlement with Citibank for Manipulating LIBOR

By Arizona Attorney General | Jun 23, 2018

Arizona Attorney General issued the following announcement on June 15.Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a $100 million settlement with Citibank which resolves allegations that Citibank fraudulently and collusively manipulated LIBOR.

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