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Texas oil company settles case alleging harassment of Asian employee

By Marian Johns | Jul 30, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — A Texas-based oilfield service company has settled a lawsuit filed by the federal government alleging the company subjected an Asian employee to racial harassment and retaliation.

Climate change roundup: NYC appeals loss, Big Oil attacks Wash. county’s lawsuit

By John O'Brien | Jul 30, 2018

New York City and the private lawyers it hired to sue the fossil fuel industry over alleged effects of climate change will not accept a federal judge’s recent decision to throw the lawsuit out of court.

EEOC settles with Pacific Bell for allegedly refusing deaf employee's requests for interpreter

By Marian Johns | Jul 26, 2018

FRESNO, Calif. — Pacific Bell Telephone has reached a settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to resolve a lawsuit alleging the company refused a deaf employee's requests for an interpreter.

Associated Fresh Market reaches $832,500 settlement with EEOC for alleged ADA violations

By Marian Johns | Jul 26, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City grocery store chain will pay $833,500 to resolve a claim by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that it denied reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities.

EEOC alleges 2 female employees at South Carolina Applebee's endured groping from manager

By Marian Johns | Jul 26, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. — Applebee's Grill and Bar will pay $75,000 to resolve allegations by the federal government that the company failed to respond to two female employees who reported being sexually harassed by an assistant manager at one of its restaurants in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Global metal goods business to pay $1 million for alleged disability discrimination

By Marian Johns | Jul 26, 2018

LOS ANGELES — Global metal goods manufacturer Mueller Industries Inc., has agreed to pay a $1 million settlement for a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleging disability discrimination.

Estée Lauder to pay $1.1 million to resolve sex discrimination lawsuit

By Marian Johns | Jul 26, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A lawsuit filed by the federal government alleging Estée Lauder practiced class sex discrimination by providing less paid leave to new fathers than to new mothers has been settled for $1.1 million.

EEOC settles lawsuit with professional membership organization accused of sex-based pay discrimination

By Marian Johns | Jul 26, 2018

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled its lawsuit with a national professional membership organization, which it alleges practiced sex-based discrimination.

Wisconsin's Scion Dental, EEOC settle racial discrimination lawsuit

By Marian Johns | Jul 25, 2018

MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) — A Wisconsin-based dental benefit administration company has agreed to settle a race discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

EEOC alleges racial discrimination in suit against Lafayette Schools' Federal Credit Union

By Marian Johns | Jul 25, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Lafayette Schools' Federal Credit Union for alleged racial discrimination.

Golden Corral franchisee settles hostile work environment claim by employee with autism

By Marian Johns | Jul 25, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — A North Carolina Golden Corral franchisee has reached a settlement with the federal government to resolve allegations that it subjected an employee with autism to a hostile workplace.

AngioDynamics agrees to $12.5 million settlement with DOJ over False Claims Act violations

By Marian Johns | Jul 25, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A New York medical device manufacturer who has been accused by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) of fraudulent Medicare, Medicaid and other federal healthcare program billing has agreed to a $12.5 million settlement.

Southern SNF Management, Rehab Services in Motion to pay $10 million over false Medicare claims

By Marian Johns | Jul 25, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — After facing allegations of submitting false Medicare claims, two consulting companies and nine of its affiliated skilled nursing facilities in Florida and Alabama have agreed to a $10 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

City of New York to pay $20.8 million to resolve discrimination allegations by RNs, midwives

By Marian Johns | Jul 24, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The City of New York has agreed to a $20.8 million settlement to resolve charges that it discriminated against city-employed RNs and midwives for not recognizing their jobs as "physically taxing" as it relates to retirement age and full pension options.

Founder of Michigan body armor company settles with DOJ over defective bulletproof vests

By Marian Johns | Jul 24, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The founder and former president of a Michigan company who is accused of selling defective bulletproof vests to law enforcement agencies will settle the claim, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Former Energy XXI CEO accepts permanent SEC injunction after allegedly hiding personal loans

By Marian Johns | Jul 24, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Former Energy XXI Ltd., CEO and board member John Schiller Jr., has accepted a permanent injunction after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges alleging he hid more than $10 million in personal loans from vendors and a company board candidate.

Triton Management Group agrees to settle allegations of failing to disclose finance charges in ads

By Marian Johns | Jul 24, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently resolved its allegations against a small-dollar lender who failed to disclose finance charges in its advertisements.

National Credit Adjusters settles allegations of unlawful debt collection

By Marian Johns | Jul 24, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — National Credit Adjusters LLC (NCA) has reached a settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) over allegations it violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Losing streak emerges as NYC, hired guns lose climate change case against Big Oil

By John O'Brien | Jul 20, 2018

Federal judges continue to reject the efforts of private lawyers who hold a financial stake in lawsuits brought by government officials against the oil industry over the alleged effects of climate change.

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