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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.

Koch Foods to pay $3.75 million to settle class action discrimination lawsuit

By Marian Johns | Aug 7, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — One of the nation's largest poultry suppliers has agreed to settle a class employment discrimination lawsuit filed by the federal government for $3.75 million, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

U.S. accuses 2 businesses of denying accommodations to worker with kidney condition

By Marian Johns | Aug 7, 2018

BUFFALO — The federal government has filed a lawsuit against a California staffing agency and New York City manufacturer for allegedly denying accommodations to and firing a worker who had a kidney condition.

U.S. district court rules against UPS Ground Freight union's contract policy

By Marian Johns | Aug 7, 2018

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas has ruled that a UPS Ground Freight union contract policy of paying disabled drivers less than non-disabled drivers violates federal law.

Just sue it: Fla. AG candidate wants to use office to avoid red tape, file lawsuits

By Daniel Beauregard | Aug 6, 2018

A Florida Democrat running for attorney general recently expressed an eye-opening take on what it means to be a state attorney general, showing his desire to file lawsuits with impunity.

U.S. settles with Texas company accused of colluding with competitors to fix pay rates

By Marian Johns | Aug 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Texas-based Your Therapy Source has settled charges by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that the company colluded with its competitors to fix prices on physical therapy pay rates.

With two high-profile losses, when do climate plaintiffs start worrying about sanctions?

By Dan Fisher | Aug 1, 2018

Now that federal judges on either coast have dismissed two of the most prominent climate lawsuits against the oil industry, risks to taxpayers may be going up.

U.S. alleges Texas metro-chemical contractor fired workers because of blood disorders

By Marian Johns | Jul 31, 2018

HOUSTON — A Texas petro-chemical contractor whom the federal government alleges fired three brothers because of their hemophilia blood disorder, has settled a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity.

EEOC alleges Halliburton Energy breached previous settlement agreement in discrimination case

By Marian Johns | Jul 30, 2018

JACKSON — Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., has reached a $280,000 settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to resolve a lawsuit alleging the company breached a previous mediation settlement with the EEOC in a discrimination case.

EEOC alleges Dallas electric company fired worker who refused to sign mandatory medication disclosure

By Marian Johns | Jul 30, 2018

DALLAS — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing Dallas-based Oncor Electric Delivery Company for allegedly practicing disability discrimination stemming from a mandatory medication disclosure policy.

Frye Media founder agrees to $27.4 million settlement for alleged fraudulent investments

By Marian Johns | Jul 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The founder of the Frye Festival and Frye Media, Inc., along with several others, have agreed to settle charges by the federal government of selling fraudulent investments that raised at least $27.4 million.

Michigan company accused of submitting false USAID claims to pay $2.48 million settlement

By Marian Johns | Jul 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Michigan-based U.S. construction company accused of submitting false claims for payment to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will pay a $2.481 million settlement, according to U.S. Department of Justice..

3M reaches $9.1 million settlement with U.S. for allegedly selling defective earplugs to military

By Marian Johns | Jul 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Minnesota company that allegedly sold the federal government defective dual-ended combat arms earplugs has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for $9.1 million.

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