WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – As Congress vilifies chemicals known as PFAS, some question whether the research upon which lawmakers – and trial lawyers – are relying shows that anyone has actually been harmed by them.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Several nonprofit public health and environmental groups have filed an amended complaint for relief in a federal district court in California asking that the EPA require companies to submit reports on potential amounts of asbestos in products.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Alleged risks to water supplies posed by chemicals commonly used by firefighters and the military were discussed at a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday as lawmakers sounded anxious for a regulatory measure.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Purdue Pharma is asking a Massachusetts court to dismiss the state’s lawsuit against it, calling sensational allegations of wrongdoing by company executives and members of the founding Sackler family “oversimplified scapegoating based on a distorted account of the facts.”
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline). — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement in its first-ever case regarding a dietary supplement manufacturer's alleged use of "fake paid reviews" to market a weight-loss supplement.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A California urology practice has reached a $1.85 million settlement with the federal government over allegations of submitting false Medicare claims for evaluation and management services.
LOS ANGELES — The federal government has reached a settlement with a Los Angeles charter school it says paid a female employee less than a male co-worker in the same job, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — A national valet and parking services company has agreed to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleging the company refused to hire a deaf valet applicant due to her disability.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A Tennessee nursing home chain will pay more than $18 million to resolve allegations of billing Medicare and Medicaid for substandard services and marking Tennessee's largest "worthless services" resolution in the state's history, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Feb. 27.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Global consultant firm McKinsey & Company Inc. has reached a $15 million settlement with the federal government to resolve allegations claims of insufficient bankruptcy case disclosures, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A broker of pension assignments who allegedly violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act by offering high-interest credit to veterans, has settled with the federal government for $1, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania Primo Hoagies franchise owner has agreed to settle charges by the U.S. Department of Labor that it incorrectly classified some of its employees to avoid paying overtime as well as violating other Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal government has joined a lawsuit against a Florida mail order diabetic testing supply company accused of submitting false claims to Medicare and paying kickbacks to Medicare beneficiaries.
BIRMINGHAM — Four related staffing agencies have settled allegations by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that they discriminated against Latino workers who were recruited to work in an Alabama poultry processing plant.
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.