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SEC: Giga Entertainment lied to investors regarding Apple Store download rankings

By Marian Johns | Nov 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a complaint against Giga Entertainment Media Inc., alleging the company deceived its investors regarding its Apple Store download rankings as well as faking documents to conceal the criminal record of one of its officers.

Georgia federal court fines Hyundai Construction Equipment $1.9 million for Clean Air Act violations

By Marian Johns | Nov 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Georgia federal court has fined Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc,. $1.9 million for importing engines from Korea that surpass the Clean Air Act's air emissions standards and for plotting to deceive and interfere with the EPA's enforcement of the standards.

PR firm settles FTC charges of not disclosing paid endorsements, articles

By Marian Johns | Nov 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A public relations firm has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges it did not disclose that it paid Olympic athletes featured in promotions of a new mosquito repellent during the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics Games and Zika virus outbreak in its advertising and marketing.

Report: EEOC obtained more than $500 million in relief for workplace discrimination victims

By Marian Johns | Nov 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A recently published fiscal year 2018 performance report by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shows the agency obtained more than $500 million in relief for workplace discrimination victims as well as a 30 percent increase in discrimination inquiries through its new online system, according to the agency.

British Airways, Iberia to pay $5.8 million for allegedly falsely reporting mail delivery times

By Marian Johns | Nov 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — British Airways and Iberia Airlines will pay $5.8 million to settle charges by the federal government that the airlines incorrectly reported internationally transported U.S. mail delivery times, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

EEOC: Energy component manufacturer allegedly revoked job offer due to kidney disease

By Marian Johns | Nov 19, 2018

MACON, Ga. — A Georgia stored energy component manufacturer faces a lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allegedly revoking a job offer to an applicant due to his chronic kidney disease.

Woman injured in New Jersey accident seeks declaration of lien rights for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey law firm and a Florida resident are seeking a declaration regarding a lien from several federal agencies to assist her in a lawsuit over injuries she sustained in an auto accident.

Millions sought from successors of American Zinc, Lead and Smelting for cleanup costs of sites

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Legal Newsline) – The federal government and several states and Native American tribes are seeking damages from two companies and executives over the alleged release of hazardous substances and multiple sites around the nation.

Whole Foods reaches $65,000 settlement over alleged firing of employee due to kidney impairment

By Marian Johns | Nov 13, 2018

CHARLOTTE — Whole Foods Market has reached a $65,000 settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to resolve a lawsuit alleging the company fired an employee for missing work due to kidney impairment.

EEOC: North Carolina restaurant allowed employee to be subjected to racial slurs, harassment

By Marian Johns | Nov 13, 2018

CHARLOTTE — A North Carolina barbecue restaurant is facing a lawsuit from the federal government, alleging it did not attempt to stop a black employee from being subjected to racial slurs and harassment by another employee.

Miss. restaurant settles claims it violated woman's religious beliefs by making her wear blue jeans instead of blue jean skirt

By Marian Johns | Nov 13, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A Mississippi restaurant has settled a lawsuit filed by a federal agency, alleging the company discriminated against a female worker who could not follow the dress code due to her religious beliefs.

EEOC reports increase in potential workplace discrimination claims

By Marian Johns | Nov 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is reporting a spike in its outreach and enforcement work in fiscal year 2018, which included responding to 200,000-plus likely discrimination claims and securing $505 million and other relief for nearly 70,000 victims of workplace discrimination.

SEC alleges SeeThruEquity defrauded investors over false claims of 'unbiased' research reports

By Marian Johns | Nov 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A stock research firm is being accused of defrauding investors by issuing reports that featured research that the firm said was "unbiased," after allegedly receiving money to issue the research, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

MoneyGram International reaches $125 million settlement over alleged consumer fraud

By Marian Johns | Nov 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — MoneyGram International Inc., has reached a $125 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve the breach of a 2012 deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) involving consumer fraud scams, according to the federal government.

U.S. accuses Swiss company of residential mortgage-backed securities fraud

By Marian Johns | Nov 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal government is suing a Swiss investment bank and financial services company https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UBS for alleged residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.

Justice Department memo to states attorneys discusses 'principles' of civil suit resolutions

By Marian Johns | Nov 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recently released memo to U.S. states attorneys and other civil litigation segments, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has set guidelines for what it is calling "principles" for state and local government civil suit resolutions.

U.S. district court denies UPS Freight's request to vacate injunction relating to ADA

By Marian Johns | Nov 12, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- An effort by UPS Freight, asking a federal court to vacate an injunction which prohibits the company from violating the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), was recently struck down in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

FTC: Maryland federal district court halts $100 million real estate investment scam

By Marian Johns | Nov 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a Maryland federal district court's order to halt a large "real estate investment scam" that resulted in taking more than $100 million from investors who purchased lots.

Labor Department alleges Pennsylvania restaurant failed to pay full minimum wage, overtime

By Marian Johns | Nov 9, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Department of Labor is suing a Pennsylvania restaurant in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for allegedly failing to pay servers a full federal minimum wage as well as overtime pay.

New Jersey supermarket owes more than $175,000 for alleged minimum wage violations

By Marian Johns | Nov 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A New Jersey supermarket has agreed to pay more $175,000 in employee lost wages and damages after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found violations of federal minimum wage and record-keeping laws.

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