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Trial lawyers find unusual allies in fight against arbitration: Conservative state treasurers

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 11, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Class action lawyers who see arbitration as a mortal threat to their business have found unlikely allies among some of the nation’s most conservative state officials.

Kentucky podiatry practice allegedly submitted false Medicare claims

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 8, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A Lexington, Kentucky podiatry practice is alleged to have submitted fraudulent claims for payments.

Unions allege Department of Veterans Affairs infringes on employees' right to freely associate

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 8, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two labor unions allege a federal agency has violated the constitutional rights of some of its employees.

Medical device manufacturer, parent company to pay more than $30 million for federal violations

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A medical device manufacturer along with its parent company have agreed to pay more than $30 million for violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and False Claims Act relating to their medical devices.

Family Healthcare Network to pay $1.75 million over alleged discriminatory leave polices

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

FRESNO — California-based Family Healthcare Network has agreed to a $1.75 million settlement over charges its leave polices allegedly discriminate against employees with pregnancies and disabilities.

EEOC: Embassy Suites settles charges of firing employee due to asthma

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

SAN DIEGO — Merritt Hospitality LLC and HEI Hotels and Resorts LCC have settled a lawsuit filed by a federal agency, alleging one of the companies' workers was fired due to her asthma, violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Actelion Pharmaceuticals reaches $360 million settlement with U.S. for alleged drug kickbacks

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A San Francisco pharmaceutical company accused by the federal government of giving kickbacks to Medicare patients using its hypertension drugs has agreed to a $360 million settlement.

Madison Square Garden executive chairman to pay $600,000 for failing to report voting securities

By Marian Johns | Dec 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Madison Square Garden Company Executive Chairman James Dolan has agreed to a more than $600,000 settlement to resolve charges by the federal government of failing to report voting securities of the company in the required time frame.

Murex Petroleum settles EEOC charges of racial harassment

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

CHICAGO — Murex Petroleum Corp. has settled charges by a federal agency of failing to stop one of its employees from being subjected to racial harassment.

California federal court grants FTC motion to temporarily stop 'Internet marketing scam'

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) allegations against Apex Capital Group, LLC of deceptive marketing for online products have resulted in a California U.S. district court granting a motion to temporary ban the company's operation.

FTC: Office supply scam victims to receive part of $647,000 payout

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nonprofit organizations along with churches, schools and small businesses that were victims of an office supply scam will receive part of a more than $647,000 payout, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Oregon delivery service to pay more than $3.2 million to settle pay violations

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon delivery service company has agreed to pay more than $3.2 million in wages and damages to settle charges by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) of failing to pay its couriers minimum wage and overtime pay.

Minnesota, Iowa restaurants to pay back wages to more than 100 current, former employees

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — Four restaurants in Minnesota and Iowa have reached a settlement with the federal government to resolve charges of minimum wage, overtime and records violations.

Former MRI International CEO found guilty for role in $1 billion Ponzi scheme

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — MRI International's (MRI) former CEO and President Edwin Fujinaga will face sentencing on March 8, 2019, after being found guilty of participating in over $1 billion in fraudulent investments by a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada court.

Supervalu asks FTC to approve resale of two stores despite '16 divestiture agreement

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Supervalu Inc., has submitted an application to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for approval to resell two of its Shop 'n Save supermarkets back to Koninklijike Ahold and Delhaize Group (Giant).

Louisiana electrical contractor charged by DOL for federal overtime law violations

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

NEW IBERIA — A Louisiana electrical contractor has agreed to pay over $240,000 in back wages to employees to resolve U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) claims of federal overtime law violations.

Microcap stock marketer charged by SEC for 'manipulative trades'

By Marian Johns | Nov 30, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Virginia resident who dealt with microcap stock has been charged by the federal government with participating in thousands of "manipulative trades" for stocks he was being paid to market.

Feds allege Washington resident engaged in money laundering

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 26, 2018

TACOMA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) – The federal government alleges that a Washington resident has engaged in money laundering.

Trump's endorsement of ACN: 'Not a word of this was true,' lawsuit says

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 20, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A group of people is suing President Donald Trump, his children and the Trump Corp. claiming they fraudulently promoted and endorsed business opportunities.

EEOC alleges Kansas City wedding venue owner fired witness to race discrimination claim

By Marian Johns | Nov 19, 2018

ANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A federal agency alleges a Kansas City wedding event venue owner fired an employee for substantiating a fellow worker's claim of race discrimination in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

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