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U.S. reaches settlement with California test prep company for Title III ADA violation

By Marian Johns | Jul 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached a settlement with a California test prep company over allegations the company did not make its online courses and tutoring sessions accessible for the deaf or hard of hearing.

Consumers scammed by Tucker payday lending scam to receive $500 million

By Marian Johns | Jul 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the Department of Justice's (DOJ) plan to remit more than $500 million to the FTC for consumers scammed by a payday lending scheme.

Consumer board reaches $5 million settlement with South Carolina business in debt collection case

By Marian Johns | Jun 28, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has reached a $5 million settlement with a South Carolina business and its' subsidiaries regarding allegations of improper debt collection and credit furnishing practices.

FTC reaches settlement with California tech support company linked to India-based scam

By Marian Johns | Jun 28, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a $136,000 settlement with a California tech support company for alleged involvement in an India-based scam.

Texas nonprofit challenges redefinition of US waters

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 28, 2018

GALVESTON, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization in Texas alleges that a rule published by two federal agencies violates the constitution.

FTC reaches $7 million settlement in alleged 'get-rich-quick scheme' from spam emails

By Marian Johns | Jun 27, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Operators and their related companies accused of what the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is calling a "get-rich-quick scheme" have reached a $7 million settlement for allegations of deceiving consumers by falsely promising consumers they could earn money working online.

Michigan court upholds omission of Conyers III's name from ballot because of lack of valid signatures

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 27, 2018

LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline) – Michigan’s Court of Appeals issued a ruling on June 12 affirming the Wayne County Circuit Court's decision to deny John Conyers III’s petition for a court order that would put his name back in the running as a candidate for the 13th Congressional District.

Judge boots global warming cases of San Francisco, Oakland against oil industry

By John O'Brien | Jun 26, 2018

A California federal judge has rejected the efforts of municipal officials who teamed with private lawyers to seek to hold the energy industry liable for the alleged future effects of climate change.

Justice Department reaches $22.51 million settlement with Florida company for false Medicare claims

By Marian Johns | Jun 26, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached a $22.51 million settlement with a Florida company that manages nearly 700 hospital-based wound care centers through the country, for alleging billing Medicare for medically unnecessary hyperbaric oxygen.

SEC reaches $42 million settlement with Merrill Lynch for allegedly misleading customers

By Marian Johns | Jun 26, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reached a $42 million settlement charges against Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith for allegedly misleading customers about how the company's trades were executed.

Delta Faucet reaches settlement with Department of Labor for alleged FMLA violations

By Marian Johns | Jun 26, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. — The U.S Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Delta Faucet Co., for allegations the company violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by firing an employee for taking time off to care for a family member.

EEOC alleges Michigan restaurant sexually harassed female employees

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit June 15 against Georgina’s LLC, doing business as Georgina’s Taqueria, for allegations of subjecting female employees to repeated sexual harassment.

EEOC: IDEC fired employee because of heart condition

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit June 15 against IDEC Corporation, a global industrial device manufacturer, for allegedly firing an employee because of a disability. "

New Mexico restaurant allegedly refused to allow Muslim employee to wear hijab

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit June 19 against Blue Moon Diner LLC for allegedly committing religious discrimination against a female employee who is Muslim. "

EEOC: South Carolina logging company to pay $53,000 after religious discrimination allegations

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 22, 2018

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced June 20 that J.C. Witherspoon J.R. Inc., a logging company with headquarters in Alcolu, South Carolina, will pay $53,000 after allegations of religious discrimination.

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