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VERNIS & BOWLING: Vernis & Bowling Sponsors Nblsa at the University of South Carolina School of Law

By Vernis & Bowling | Feb 18, 2019

Vernis & Bowling is proud to be a 2019 sponsor of the Honorable Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (MJP NBLSA) at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE DISTRICT OF MAINE: U.S. Attorney’s Office Collects $3,916,132 in Civil and Criminal Actions for U.S. Taxpayers in Fiscal Year 2018

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maine | Feb 18, 2019

United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine (USAO-ME) collected $3,916,132 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF OKLAHOMA: Northern District of Oklahoma U.S. Attorney’s Office Collects $2,159,920 in Civil and Criminal Actions for U.S. Taxpayers in Fiscal Year 2018.

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma | Feb 18, 2019

U.S. Attorney Trent Shores announced that the Northern District of Oklahoma collected $2,159,920 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2018, representing a jump in collections as compared to Fiscal Year 2017.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE DISTRICT OF VERMONT: Vermont U.S. Attorney’s Office Collects $3,743,362.58 in Civil and Criminal Actions for U.S. Taxpayers in Fiscal Year 2018

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Vermont | Feb 18, 2019

U.S. Attorney Christina E. Nolan announced that the District of Vermont collected $3,743,362.58 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2018.

INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AG Curtis Hill reaches $269.2 million settlement with Walgreens over alleged fraud and overbilling

By Indiana Attorney General's Office | Feb 18, 2019

Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that Indiana has joined the United States, the District of Columbia and other states in settling two qui tam (whistleblower) lawsuits against Walgreens Boots Alliance (Walgreens).

NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Interactive Brokers Agrees to Pay New Jersey Bureau of Securities $100,000 Penalty to Settle Failure to Supervise Findings

By New Jersey Attorney General's Office | Feb 18, 2019

he Division of Consumer Affairs and the Bureau of Securities (“the Bureau”) announced that online brokerage Interactive Brokers, LLC (Interactive) has agreed to pay a $100,000 civil penalty and, if necessary, to revise its account opening procedures to resolve a Bureau investigation related to a financial scam perpetrated on Interactive’s online trading platform.

NEBRASKA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: AG Peterson Joins $1.5M Settlement with Retailer Neiman Marcus over 2013 Data Breach

By Nebraska Office of the Attorney General | Feb 18, 2019

Nebraska Attorney General announced the Neiman Marcus Group LLC has agreed to pay a $1.5 million settlement and implement a number of policies.

ARKANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Rutledge Congratulates U.s. Attorney General William Barr

By Arkansas Attorney General | Feb 18, 2019

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge congratulates President Donald J. Trump’s nominee William (Bill) Barr on his confirmation for U.S Attorney General.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Investigations Find Federal Contractors Owe $255,474 to Employees Working on Indiana Housing Project

By U.S. Department of Labor | Feb 18, 2019

After a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division investigation, four contractors working on the federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Village of Hope housing project in Gary, Indiana, will pay 53 current and former employees a total of $255,474 for violating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA).

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Investigation Results in U.s. District Court Ordering Utah Drywall Company to Pay $100,000 in Back Wages and Damages for Labor Law Violations

By U.S. Department of Labor | Feb 18, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department Of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah has ordered Metal Rock Construction Inc. to pay $50,000 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 86 employees for violating the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.S. Department of Labor investigation results in judge ordering Minnesota tech company to pay engineer $43,366 in back wages for h-1b visa program violations

By U.S. Department of Labor | Feb 18, 2019

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Administrative Law Judge Theresa Timlin has issued an order requiring TLC Precision Wafer Technologies Inc. – based in Minneapolis, Minnesota – to pay a former employee $43,366 in back wages for violating the labor provisions of the H-1B visa program.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Park School of Baltimore Will Pay $41,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Suit

By U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Feb 18, 2019

Park School of Baltimore, Inc., a private school in Pikesville, Md., will pay $41,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle a federal sex discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP: High-Profile Litigators Join Dinsmore

By Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | Feb 12, 2019

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has welcomed litigation partners Nathan Blaske and Harry Cappel in its Cincinnati office.

NELSON MULLINS: Publication Spotlights Nelson Mullins’ Tori Silas for Tech Practice

By Nelson Mullins | Feb 12, 2019

Atlanta partner Tori Silas was featured by the Daily Report for the dynamic technology practice she plans to build after joining Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as a partner on Monday.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Brad Robertson Appointed Co-Chair of LSC Emerging Leaders Council

By Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP | Feb 12, 2019

Bradley is pleased to announce that Brad Robertson, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, has been appointed co-chair of the newly created Emerging Leaders Council of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

POLSINELLI PAC: The Fax Partnership Selects Polsinelli Real Estate Chair and Shareholder Amy Hansen to Serve on its Board of Directors

By Polsinelli PAC | Feb 12, 2019

Amy Hansen, Denver office shareholder and national Real Estate Practice Chair at Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli, has been unanimously selected to join the board of directors for The Fax Partnership, also known as The Fax.

NELSON MULLINS: Nelson Mullins' Sally Caver Selected as LCLD Fellow

By Nelson Mullins | Feb 11, 2019

Sally H. Caver, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's Columbia office, has been selected as a 2019 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, which identifies, trains, and advances the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.

NELSON MULLINS: Nashville Partner James A. Haltom Named to Nashville Business Journal 40 Under 40 List

By Nelson Mullins | Feb 11, 2019

James Haltom, a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Nashville office, has been named by the Nashville Business Journal as a 40 under 40 honoree.

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