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National group honors Georgia Office of Attorney General

By Marian Johns | Jul 11, 2018

ATLANTA — The Georgia Office of Attorney General has been recognized by The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) with the association's "Best Brief Award."

Iowa Supreme Court reverses ruling in property owners' case against animal feeding production operators

By Erianne Leatherman | Jul 11, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court has reversed a summary judgment in a case filed by property owners against animal feeding production operators they allege have damaged their property and quality of life.

Good Health snack products alleged to misrepresent nutritional, health qualities

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 11, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A New York man alleges a line of snack food products is deceptively labeled and marketed.

Uber alleges Ohio insurance company sent it junk faxes

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 11, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – A ride-hailing service company alleges an Ohio-based insurance company sent it junk faxes.

Campbell Soup Co. alleged to use false advertising regarding preservatives

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 11, 2018

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege a brand of canned soup is deceptively marketed as containing no preservatives.

Consumer challenges benefit claims of CVS Pharmacy supplement

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 11, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges a dietary supplement sold by a pharmacy chain falsely states it provides beneficial effects for cognition and memory.

Louisiana, federal government allege Shell is liable for damages from Gulf oil spill

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 11, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The federal government and Louisiana are seeking damages from an oil production company over a 2016 pipeline leak that discharged several thousand gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

EEOC alleges Hawaii health insurance provider discriminated against disabled employees

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

HONOLULU — The federal government is suing a major health insurance provider over allegations the provider denied intermittent leave to a class of disabled employees by abruptly changing a company policy.

EEOC alleges Texas painting company fired employee who was in opioid recovery treatment

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

HOUSTON — A Beaumont, Texas, painting company is being sued by the federal government for alleged discrimination against an employee who was fired because he was in opioid dependency recovery treatment.

Citibank, consumer board reach $335 million agreement to settle credit card claim

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Citibank has reached a $335 million agreement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to settle claims the company violated the Truth in Lending Act for not re-evaluating and reducing annual percentage rates for 1.75 million of its consumer credit card accounts.

FTC obtains court order to stop 2 California companies from alleged deceptive marketing

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal government has obtained a court order that halts the alleged deceptive marketing and billing of two California companies that sell skincare products, resolving resolves charges against dating back to June 2015.

California online training services company settles FTC charges of false privacy shields

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement with a California online training services company that allegedly posted false claims relating to its Privacy Shield participation.

Federal court grants FTC request to halt Internet marketing companies' alleged deceptive advertising

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been granted an order from a federal district court which terminates several San Diego Internet marketing companies from continuing what the FTC alleges is deceptive "free trial" advertising and offers.

Allegations of MFA's Clean Air Act violations produces $850,000 settlement

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — MFA Incorporated of Columbia, Missouri, and its subsidiary, MFA Enterprises Incorporated, have settled with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for $850,000 relating to allegations of chemical accident prevention violations.

Hong Kong bank to pay $47 million for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violation

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Hong Kong investment bank will pay a $47 million criminal penalty to resolve allegations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that the bank violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) when it awarded jobs to friends and family of Chinese officials.

EEOC alleges Halliburton subjected 2 Muslim employees to harassment, discrimination

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

DALLAS — The federal government has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division against Halliburton Energy Services Inc. for allegedly subjecting two Muslim employees to national origin and religious discrimination.

Federal defense contractor reaches $100,000 settlement with EEOC

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal defense contractor has reached a $100,000 settlement to resolve a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Commission (EEOC), alleging the company denied an employee's transfer related to his son's medical issues then replaced the employee with a younger worker.

L.A. restaurant, nightclub settles EEOC charges of discrimination against pregnant servers

By Marian Johns | Jul 10, 2018

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reached a $82,500 settlement with a Los Angeles restaurant and jazz nightclub for allegations it denied working hours to pregnant employees.

High-low settlement cancels $36M Ga. verdict, but plaintiffs can relitigate pain and suffering claims

By Erianne Leatherman | Jul 10, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that damages sought in a wrongful death lawsuit against Toyota Motor Co. are limited by a rule against double recovery.

Railroads avoid $6B Iowa class action over 2008 flood

By Erianne Leatherman | Jul 10, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (Legal Newsline) – The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a district court ruling that prohibits a group of property owners from suing railways for damages related to a 2008 Iowa flood.

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