JACKSONVILLE — The city of Jacksonville will pay $4.9 million as part of a settlement against the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters, Local 122, IAFF, alleging it practiced a promotion process that was discriminatory against African-Americans.
MIAMI — An Orlando restaurant has reached a settlement with the federal government to resolve allegations of subjecting a bartender to sexual harassment and then firing her due to her complaints about the harassment.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Feb. 14 that it has reached a settlement with two men who allegedly made several million dollars from customers by conducting a "work-from home business opportunity" scam.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A payday retail lender operating in several states has settled charges by the federal government of failing to prevent overcharges, making harassing collection calls to borrowers' references and falsely advertising services that the company did not really offer.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is considering changes and modifications to its Disclosure Requirements and Prohibitions Concerning Franchising (Franchising Rule) and seeks public comment on the rule.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Maine Attorney General's Office have reached settlements with two companies who both falsely marketed weight loss supplements that will result in nearly $3.5 million in refunds going to consumers affected by the alleged scam.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Florida compounding pharmacy accused of paying kickbacks to a third-party marketing company in order to obtain referrals for compound drug prescribers has reached a settlement with the federal government.
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania country club has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the federal government alleging the establishment subjected a groundskeeper to seasonal layoffs and then fired him because of his age.
WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set its sites on three companies that sell dietary supplements and other health-related products, alleging the companies may be using false claims not supported by scientific evidence.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumers affected by what the federal government calls a "robocall scheme" will soon see some of the $1.7 million in settlement monies ordered by a Florida district court against several companies involved in the illegal calls.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Greenville University (NGU) has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle allegations by the federal government that the South Carolina college submitted false claims to the U.S. Department of Education.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A company contracted by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and its subcontractor are facing a lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) over allegations of violating the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act.
BALTIMORE — A Maryland private school softball coach's claim that he was fired because he was a male, has resulted in a $41,000 settlement, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
WASHINGTON, D.C — A tree pruning, removal and vegetation management company working as a federal contractor has settled charges by the U.S. Department of Labor of discriminating against more than 100 African-American job applicants.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Florida roofing contractor faces more than $90,000 in penalties after receiving citations by the federal government at some of its worksites for not protecting workers from serious falls.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is charging a Ukrainian hacker, six traders and others with hacking into Electronic, Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) system to obtain information used for illegal trading.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has reached a $4.6 million settlement with the federal government to resolve charges the firm violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) by not registering as an agent of the government of Ukraine.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — An Ohio bakery and grocery store has agreed to pay more than $80,000 in back wages after the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) found the business paid some employees for "straight time" and in cash, rather than paying for overtime hours.
TOLEDO, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Two environmental organizations are seeking a court order to declare the U.S. Environment Protection Agency's 2019 Integrated Report Approval was not in accordance with the Clean Water Act regarding western Lake Erie.
SHREVEPORT, La. (Legal Newsline) – The federal government and a Louisiana agency are seeking penalties from the owners and operators of pipelines over three oil spills in three states.