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Murphy Oil to pay $100,000 to employee allegedly denied disability accommodations

By Marian Johns | Aug 22, 2018

SAN ANTONIO — The federal government has settled its lawsuit with Murphy Oil USA Inc., to resolve allegations the company required an employee with a back impairment to perform duties against his medical work restrictions.

Utah mining company appeals order in fight over information with EPA

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 22, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline) – United Park City Mines and Talisker Finance on July 27 filed an appeal asking for an interlocutory review of a July 9 order that ordered them to comply with the request for information issued by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Trump administration files appeal in ongoing case against California over 'sanctuary' laws

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 22, 2018

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) – The United States of America has filed an appeal in federal court in an ongoing case in which it claims that the state of California overstepped its authority in its “sanctuary” state laws and violated the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Payday lending company settles allegations of violating consumer financial laws

By Marian Johns | Aug 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The federal government has reached a settlement in its lawsuit against Hydra Group over allegations the payday lending company violated federal consumer financial laws.

Royal Bank of Scotland to pay $4.9 million to resolve U.S. charges of misleading investors

By Marian Johns | Aug 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A recent $4.9 million settlement reached between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is the largest penalty imposed on a single entity by the department for financial crisis-era misconduct, according to the federal government.

EEOC alleges Arkansas company fired worker after he suffered stroke

By Marian Johns | Aug 21, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — A federal agency has filed a lawsuit against an Arkansas custom fabrication company, alleging it refused to allow a long-term employee to return to work after he suffered a stroke and then firing him for reporting the incident to the U.S. government.

Whistleblowers get more thanks to Virginia Supreme Court ruling

By Randy Tucker | Aug 21, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Virginia Supreme Court affirmed a lower court decision that ruled that in a Medicaid qui tam case, the relator is eligible for 28 percent of the gross proceeds of the settlement.

New York city alleges water supply contamination caused by airport, Air National Guard base

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 16, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A New York city alleges that discharges from New York Stewart International Airport and Stewart Air National Guard Base caused contamination of its water supply.

Federal government seeks reimbursement for removal of hazardous substances at Illinois site

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 16, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The government is seeking reimbursement of costs it alleges it incurred to respond to the release or threatened release of hazardous substances at a site in Illinois.

Ninth Circuit Appeals Court tells EPA to ban pesticide within 60 days

By Marian Johns | Aug 15, 2018

NEW YORK — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has agreed with New York state in the banning of a pesticide that has been documented to harm neurological development in children.

EEOC: Black employee faced racial slurs, harassment at oil, gas company

By Marian Johns | Aug 14, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — The federal government is suing a Texas oil and gas company, alleging it subjected an African-American employee to racial slurs without taking action to stop the discrimination.

EEOC: San Diego country club manager solicited naked photos, grabbed female employees

By Marian Johns | Aug 14, 2018

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against San Diego's Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, alleging a manager sexually harassed of a group of female employees, which included soliciting naked photos, grabbing and kissing.

EEOC: Workers at Georgia Piggly Wiggly subjected to lewd sexual comments, advances

By Marian Johns | Aug 14, 2018

ATLANTA — The federal government has filed a lawsuit on behalf of two female Georgia Piggly Wiggly workers who allegedly endured lewd sexual comments and advances from a male coworker and were then fired for reporting the matter.

EEOC alleges United Airlines pilot posted sexually explicit images of female flight attendant

By Marian Johns | Aug 14, 2018

SAN ANTONIO — The federal government is suing United Airlines, alleging sexual harassment of a female flight attendant by a male pilot who posted sexually explicit images of the attendant on various websites.

EEOC accuses New Orleans cleaners of harassing Hispanic employee from Mexico

By Marian Johns | Aug 14, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The federal government is suing Mariam Enterprises DBA Marion's Cleaners over allegations of discrimination and harassment against a Hispanic employee from Mexico.

EEOC alleges Colorado home health company subjected female employees to sexual harassment

By Marian Johns | Aug 14, 2018

DENVER — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against a Colorado senior home health care company who allegedly subjected female employees to sexual harassment by a client's son.

U.S. alleges New Mexico sports cantina manager texted body parts photo to female employee

By Marian Johns | Aug 14, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE — The federal government has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a New Mexico sports cantina, alleging sexual harassment, including one claim that a manager texted a photo of one of his body parts to a female employee.

Hawaii joins 19-state coalition challenging EPA's rollback of Clean Air Rule

By Marian Johns | Aug 10, 2018

HONOLULU — Hawaii has joined a 19-state coalition and the District of Columbia that is challenging the Trump administration's rollback of the Clean Air Rule, which the coalition says will cost Americans an additional $193 billion to $236 billion in gas and will add carbon emissions.

U.S. settles with Detroit hospital over alleged illegal patient referrals

By Marian Johns | Aug 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A regional Detroit-based hospital has reached a settlement with the federal government over allegations the hospital promised free or below fair market value office space and staff to physicians in exchange for referrals.

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