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EEOC secures $25,000 for applicant allegedly denied job because of diabetes

Mark Iandolo Oct. 4, 2017, 3:55pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Sept. 26 that Aldonsa Inc., doing business as Oilfield Instrumentation USA Inc., will pay $25,000 after allegations of disability discrimination.

EEOC accuses Dollar General Stores of discriminatory hiring practices

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 3:05pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 25 against Dolgencorp LLC, doing business as Dollar General Stores Inc., for allegations of rescinding job offers from applicants after learning they had disabilities.

Massachusetts helps draft legislation to better protect consumers from data breaches

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 3:04pm

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Sept. 25 that her office has updated legislation to better protect consumers from data breaches like the recent one at Equifax.

California attorney general leads coalition against Trump's bid to repeal 2015 Clean Water Rule

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 3:01pm

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Sept. 28 that he and eight other attorneys general submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers opposing the Trump administration’s attempt to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule.

Buffalo waste management workers to receive $69,000 for alleged living wage violations

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 2:59pm

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Sept. 27 that Allied Waste Services of North America LLC (Allied), a company that provides commercial waste management services, will pay $69,000 after allegations of failing to pay the city’s living wage to employees.

Justice Department: Parker-Hannafin acquisition of Clarcor could be anti-competitive

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 2:57pm

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sept. 26 it has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Parker-Hannifin Corporation, alleging its $4.3 billion acquisition of Clarcor Inc. could harm competition in markets for aviation fuel filtration products.

FTC secures $7 million from operators who allegedly defrauded schools, child care centers

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 2:54pm

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Sept. 25 that Telestar Consulting Inc. and owner Karl Wesley Angel will pay $7 million to settle allegations of tricking child care centers, schools, and police and fire departments into buying products that were not ordered.

Washington state attorney general alleges Purdue Pharma fueled opioid epidemic

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 2:52pm

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit Sept. 28 against Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, for allegations of fueling the opioid epidemic through a deceptive marketing campaign.

EEOC: North Dakota health care company allegedly fired employee because of pregnancy-related disability

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 2:49pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 25 against Trinity Health in North Dakota for alleged pregnancy discrimination.

EEOC: BlueCross/Blue Shield of Texas allegedly discriminated against deaf job applicant

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 2:47pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 26 against BlueCross/Blue Shield of Texas for allegations of disability discrimination.

EEOC: Mississippi restaurant chain allegedly rescinded job offer over religious belief accommodations

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 1:06pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 25 against the restaurant chain Georgia Blue LLC for allegations of rescinding a job offer over an applicant’s religious beliefs.

EEOC: Gulf Logistics allegedly fired employee because of perceptions about disability

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 1:02pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 21 against Gulf Logistics, an oil and gas vessel company, for allegations of firing an employee because of perceptions about his disability.

Alabama Supreme Court upholds summary judgment rejection in wrongful death lawsuit

David Hutton Oct. 3, 2017, 12:53pm

The Alabama Supreme Court concluded the Dallas Circuit Court was correct when it denied a motion for summary judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit against Terrence Venter and the city of Selma.

Lawyers awarded $100K for their work on historic verdict; Winn-Dixie appealing

John O'Brien Oct. 3, 2017, 12:45pm

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) - What’s it worth for plaintiffs attorneys suing companies over their websites on behalf of blind clients to take the case to trial? In the only example, those lawyers have been awarded more than $100,000 for their efforts.

Attorney: Lakers' TCPA lawsuit coverage appeal loss likely won't affect future filings

Carrie Salls Oct. 3, 2017, 12:38pm

In an Aug. 23 split decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a district court order dismissing a case filed by Los Angeles Lakers Inc. against Federal Insurance Co. when the team attempted to obtain insurance coverage in defense of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuit.

Washington state for-profit hospital allegedly denied charity care to low-income patients

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 11:12am

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Sept. 22 that his office has filed a lawsuit against Capital Medical Center in Olympia for allegations of withholding charity care from select patients.

Jones Act claim not precluded by LHWCA settlement, Washington court decides

Sara McCleary Oct. 3, 2017, 10:58am

A Washington appellate court has reversed a superior court’s decision in a case questioning whether a man with a settled claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) can pursue new claims under the Jones Act.

California court denies stay of court proceedings in construction site damages case

David Hutton Oct. 3, 2017, 10:52am

The California Court of Appeals's Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, granted in part and denied in part a petition for writ of supersedeas.

In St. Louis, man sprays windshield wiper fluid industry with lawsuits

John O'Brien Oct. 3, 2017, 7:00am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) - One St. Louis man appears to have gone from product-to-product trying to find a windshield wiper fluid he can trust when it’s warmer than negative-20 degrees outside – but, unsatisfied, he recently filed eight class action lawsuits in one day.

Michigan attorney general joins 41-state coalition in case against opioid manufacturers

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 3:20pm

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Sept. 19 he is moving forward with a coalition of 41 attorneys general looking into the manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioid drugs.