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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION: SEC Charges Morgan Stanley in Connection With Failure to Detect or Prevent Misappropriation of Client Funds

By Press release submission | Jul 7, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (MSSB) has agreed to pay a $3.6 million penalty and to accept certain undertakings for its failure to protect against its personnel misusing or misappropriating funds from client accounts.

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY: Justice Department, EPA Reach Settlement with MFA Incorporated and MFA Enterprises Incorporated to Address Alleged Chemical Accident Prevention Violations

By Press release submission | Jul 7, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have entered into a consent decree with MFA Incorporated, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, and its wholly owned subsidiary MFA Enterprises, Incorporated (collectively, “MFA”), to address alleged chemical accident prevention and preparedness violations under the Risk Management Program of the Clean Air Act.

UNITED STATES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: California Company Settles FTC Charges Related to Privacy Shield Participation

By Press release submission | Jul 7, 2018

A California company has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that it falsely claimed it was in the process of being certified as complying with the EU-U.S.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: Michigan Ski Resort to Pay $60,500 in back wages and penalties for violations of foreign visa program and child labor laws

By Press release submission | Jul 7, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor has found Michigan ski resort Ski Brule Inc. in violation of the labor provisions of the H-2B temporary visa program and the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) after an investigation by the Department's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.S. Department of Labor investigation results in San Diego Restaurant paying penalties for Child Labor Violations

By Press release submission | Jul 7, 2018

A San Diego Chuck E. Cheese restaurant will pay $3,928 in penalties after investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found the restaurant employed minors in violation of the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

UNITED STATES FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: FTC, Nevada Obtain Order Permanently Shutting down Revenge Porn Site MyEx

By Press release submission | Jul 7, 2018

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the state of Nevada, a federal court has ordered that a revenge porn site be permanently shut down, and that the operators pay more than $2 million after finding they violated federal and state law by posting intimate images of people and their personal information without their consent and charging takedown fees.

Feds say proposed merger between Disney, Fox could impact costs of cable sports

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 6, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The federal government alleges that a proposed merger between Disney and Fox would result in higher prices for cable sports programming.

Justice Department reaches $8.5 million settlement with Caris Healthcare

By Marian Johns | Jul 5, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached a $8.5 million settlement with Caris Healthcare LP, along with its subsidiary Caris Healthcare LLC, after a whistleblower alleged the company submitted false claims and retained payments for patients ineligible for Medicare hospice benefits.

Justice Department alleges competitive harm in Disney's Fox acquisition

By Marian Johns | Jul 4, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed an antitrust lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in an effort to block Walt Disney Company's $71.3 billion acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., and also proposed a settlement for the divestiture of 22 regional sports networks (RSNs) by Disney.

Anchor Staffing settles EEOC lawsuit alleging sexual harassment complaint

By Marian Johns | Jul 4, 2018

CHICAGO — A U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit against Chicago staffing agency Anchor Staffing Inc., alleging sexual harassment and retaliation has been settled for $30,000.

EEOC targets Washington state construction company that allegedly fired employee for having epilepsy

By Marian Johns | Jul 4, 2018

SEATTLE — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington against a Washington state construction company that allegedly fired an employee because of her epilepsy.

Executives beware: Social media posts will make it into depositions

By John Breslin | Jul 3, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – As the country ponders if, or when, the most powerful chief executive in the U.S. will find the details of his tweets fired back at him in deposition hearings, business leaders are being warned over their own social media sense.

FTC, Nevada granted court order to permanently shut down 'revenge porn site'

By Marian Johns | Jul 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission and the state of Nevada have obtained an order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada to permanently shut down a "revenge porn site," which is required to pay more than $2 million after violating state and federal laws.

Florida roofing company faces $149,662 in fines for fall, safety hazard allegations

By Marian Johns | Jul 2, 2018

JUPITER, Fla. — A Florida roofing company is facing $149,662 in fines after it was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for several fall and safety hazards.

J.C. Penney reaches settlement over immigration discrimination allegations

By Marian Johns | Jul 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — J.C. Penney Corporation has reached a settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding allegations the company was facing for immigration-related discrimination.

U.S. settles discrimination claims against North Carolina landscaping company

By Marian Johns | Jul 2, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has settled claims against a North Carolina landscaping company that allegedly discriminated against qualified, available U.S. workers by showing hiring preference to temporary workers holding H-2B visas.

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.

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