Comments such as “Seasons 52 girls are younger and fresh” has led to the $2.85 million settlement of an age discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the Orlando-based restaurant chain, a unit of Darden Concepts Inc., the agency said Thursday.

(Reuters) — Wells Fargo & Co. said on Friday it will pay $480 million to resolve a securities fraud lawsuit related to a sales scandal that surfaced in 2016.

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CADILLAC — Parties involved in the dispute over the future of Cadillac Junction have been fighting this legal battle since 2008, when Clam Lake voters turned down a request by developer TeriDee LLC to annex into the city of Cadillac.

Aqua Bio Technology ASA (ABT) has entered into a settlement with Access Business Group International LLC (Access), resolving the parties' dispute from 2016.

ABT has entered into a settlement with Access. ABT entered into the settlement to reduce the ongoing litigation and arbitration costs and to allow ABT's management to focus fully on the commercialization of the company's new ingredients and cosmetic products.

A contractor that helped manage the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has resolved an acrimonious dispute with the utility, both organizations said Thursday.

In October 2016, PWSA accused Veolia North America-Northeast LLC of “grossly mismanaging” operations, claiming the Boston-based company “misled and deceived PWSA as part of its efforts to maximize profits for itself to the unfair detriment of PWSA and its customers.” The authority alleged failures such as improper customer billing and a mishandled change in the chemicals used to control corrosion in lead pipes.

A hole-in-one from 137 yards is not covered when the insurance policy says it must be from at least 170 yards, says a federal appeals court, in denying a nonprofit coverage for two prizes it was obligated to pay in a golf charity event.


RSUI Indemnity Co. is not obligated to provide $3 million in property damage caused by a grain bin explosion under an exclusion in its policy, said a federal appeals court in upholding a lower court ruling.


The Commerce Department moved Friday to impose an 80 percent tariff on Canadian jetliners, siding with U.S. manufacturer Boeing in a case that alleges Canadian jetmaker Bombardier is selling jets in the United States at unfairly low prices.

(Reuters) — A federal judge said current and former Wells Fargo & Co. officers and directors, including CEO Tim Sloan, must face nearly all of a lawsuit by shareholders seeking to hold them personally liable for sales abuses and the creation of millions of unauthorized accounts.


The U.S. Commerce Department sided with Boeing on Tuesday in the jetmaker’s tense trade dispute with Bombardier, imposing a massive tariff that would more than triple the price of Bombardier’s CSeries jets sold to American airlines and could further erode relations between the U.S. and Canada.


VidAngel, a Utah business that caters to customers who want to stream and filter out objectionable content in films and shows, has lost another round in court in a copyright infringement dispute with Disney and three other California entertainment companies.


The makers of the EpiPen failed to properly investigate more than 100 complaints that the device malfunctioned during life-threatening emergencies — including situations in which patients later died, according to a Food and Drug Administration warning letter sent to a Pfizer company.


Arizona's attorney general sued Insys Therapeutics Inc. on Thursday, accusing the drugmaker of engaging in a fraudulent marketing scheme aimed at increasing sales of a fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine.


Viacom Inc. allegedly allowed mobile gaming application developers to embed codes to collect data about children’s online activities for advertising and other commercial purposes, according to a class action complaint ( Rushing v. Viacom, Inc. , N.D. Cal., No. 3:17-cv-04492, class complaint filed 8/7/17 ).


(Reuters) — A federal judge on Monday said Tiffany & Co. may recover at least $19.4 million in damages from Costco Wholesale Corp. over the warehouse club chain's illegal sale of counterfeit diamond engagement rings bearing the "Tiffany" name.


NEW YORK (AP) - A nonprofit disability rights organization filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber, claiming the ride-hailing service discriminates against New York City riders with disabilities by not providing enough access to vehicles that can accommodate wheelchairs.


A Utah federal judge Friday confirmed a software company’s arbitration award of nearly $3 million, which a three-arbitrator panel in Salt Lake City had issued after finding the company’s former European business partners had breached distribution agreements.

On Wednesday, American Airlines announced its decision to sever its code-share agreements with Etihad and Qatar Airways.

On Wednesday, American Airlines announced its decision to sever its code-share agreements with Etihad and Qatar Airways.

Forty-three state attorneys general, including Wisconsin's Brad Schimel, have reached a $33 million settlement with a division of Johnson & Johnson over accusations the company misrepresented the quality of its over-the-counter medicines.

The botulism outbreak at Valley Oak Food and Fuel in Walnut Grove, California may have caused a death. At least one lawsuit has been filed, and all of the patients in this outbreak have been hospitalized. Inspection reports stated that cheese sauce was impounded by a California Department of Public Health Officer.

A medical device firm has agreed to pay a $2.5 million settlement in connection with a laptop stolen in 2012, said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights.

The suit, filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County in Illinois on April 25, names Bailey Foods LLC as the sole supplier of meat for Evanger’s Hunk of Beef canned dog food. Holly and Joel Sher, owners of the Wheeling, IL, Evanger’s want $20 million in punitive damages from Bailey Foods, which is based in Marshall, WI.

As the Department of Justice (DOJ) continues to prioritize prosecution against food companies that have been involved in recalls and foodborne illnesses, many often wonder how exactly the department decides which companies it will pursue and why. The most notorious recent example is the case against the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) in which the sentencing of the company’s executives was said to have set a precedent for the industry. One of the reasons the DOJ went after PCA was due to its widespread distribution of food and the fact that the illnesses and deaths were all over the country, according to Michael Blume, director of the consumer protection branch of the DOJ.

Express Scripts Holding Co. shares fell in early trading after the company said it will lose its biggest customer, health insurer Anthem Inc., which will drop the pharmacy benefit manager after accusing it of overcharging by billions of dollars a year.

Tesla's push to sell its all-electric vehicles in Utah hit another roadblock Monday when the state Supreme Court upheld a decision by Utah licensing officials to deny the automaker a license to sell new cars.

One person died in the blast about 8am at the Loy-Lange Box Co. and two more were killed when a large piece of the van-sized boiler crashed into the Faultless Healthcare Linen building, Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said.

Trader Joe’s has issued a voluntary recall for variations of an unsweetened apple sauce over concerns about possible pieces of glass in the products’ jars. Two of the three variations are sold in stores nationwide, while the other is available in multiple states.

A California man on Wednesday filed suit against Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) in federal court in St. Louis, alleging that company representatives made misleading statements about the company’s relationship with its largest commercial client, Anthem Inc.

While significant strides have been made, footwear and apparel firms around the world still have a long way to go when it comes to adequately addressing labor practices across their supply chains.

Electrolux Home Products Inc. argued in late August that Allstate Insurance Co. and Allstate Property & Casualty Insurance Co. improperly consolidated six unrelated claims involving different property owners in an attempt to invoke the court’s jurisdiction, urging the judge to sever the claims and then dismiss them based on various deficiencies.

These days Impression makes aftermarket cartridges for between 50 and 70 different printers and copiers, says owner and C.E.O. Eric Smith. Its remanufactured cartridges cost about half new brand-name cartridges, “and we tie a warranty to our product where we will service their machine as well.” Today Impression employs 25 people, and generates between $10 million and $15 million in sales.

The benefits of the rail yard proved to be short-lived. In August of this year, a little over a year into operating its new facility, Brink Farms received a cease-and-desist letter from track owner CSX Transportation Inc. restricting the company from using the infrastructure to ship or receive goods.

Chipotle’s payroll issues have been rolling out for quite some time now. It was back in late August when CNN reported that nearly 10,000 workers sued Chipotle for unpaid wages. It was reported that the fast-growing Mexican food chain often made their employees clock out of work when they reached 40 hours, but still continue to work, unpaid.

Currently, American aquaculture is done only in state waters within a few miles of the coast. (Think farmed salmon.) But the government is trying to go further out to sea, into federal waters, to create an offshore aquaculture industry. After NOAA, under both presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush tried—and failed—to push national aquaculture legislation through Congress, NOAA decided to do an end run around Capitol Hill, creating a controversial aquaculture permitting system in the Gulf of Mexico that promptly drew litigation as well as the ire of fishermen, boaters, and environmentalists.

A group of residents and activists stand outside the Hawaii State Capitol ahead of a meeting about labor conditions for foreign fishermen in Hawaii's commercial fleet, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 in Honolulu. A group of Hawaii lawmakers is holding the public meeting to discuss conditions among the Hawaii fleet after an Associated Press investigation found that some foreign fishermen have been confined to vessels for years. A federal loophole allows the foreign men to work but exempts them from most basic labor protections.

AP recently reported on suspected labor exploitation in Hawaii’s multi-million-dollar fishing industry, prompting a robust response from advocacy organizations, businesses, and legislators. Documenting the hardships of 770 foreign workers confined to Hawaiian fishing boats almost year-round, AP brought attention to a troubling legal loophole in Hawaii’s labor statutes: Hawaiian fishing boats are precluded by state legislation from federal regulations guaranteeing federal labor protections.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety issued recommendations to automakers on Monday on how to protect connected and automated vehicles from cyber attacks. The agency’s guidelines are suggestions, but cannot be enforced.

An arbitration award filed this week in Sacramento Superior Court found that Blue Shield of California engaged in an unlawful business practice against the not-for-profit Sutter Health network of doctors and hospitals, and breached its contracts with Sutter.

When Governor Doug Ducey announced his appointment of David Farca to lead the Arizona-Mexico Commission last year, he attributed his choice to Farca's "exceptional entrepreneurial experience." But records in an ongoing lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court against Farca and ToH Design Studio, his Scottsdale interior-design and furnishings company, put a negative spin on that experience.

If you walk into any of Rent-A-Center's 2,600 locations across the country, you can walk out with a laptop, a smartphone, or a couch under a high-interest payment plan. The Rent-A-Center business model allows people with low or no credit some access to the basic necessities of modern life, even if they wind up paying three times more for the product in the end. But newly released complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) paint a sometimes disturbing picture of how Rent-A-Center tries to collect debts if you miss a payment.

The petition was filed Sunday night in federal bankruptcy court in Newark by Cohen Grand Lodge LLC, at 220 Franklin Turnpike, forestalling a sale in Iron County, Utah, which was scheduled for the following day. "This was the only way to stop the sale so we can get time to deal with the mortgage issues, reorganize the company and reorganize the debt," said Charles A. Stanziale Jr. of the Newark office of McCarter & English, which is representing Cohen Grand Lodge LLC.

A federal judge in Salt Lake City gave final approval to a settlement in a putative class-action lawsuit filed two years ago against Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. and its senior executives. The US$47 million settlement resolves allegations that the company and its executives failed to disclose an unlawful pyramid scheme in China. Judge Jill N. Parrish also awarded attorney’s fees in the amount of $13.6 million plus interest—reflecting 29 percent of the settlement fund—and the payment of litigation expenses of approximately $449,000 plus interest.

A battle is brewing between a corporate coffee chain and a local sandwich shop. Bad Ass Coffee based out of Utah claims a restaurant called Santa Fe’s Bad Ass Sandwiches stole its name and logo.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office filed a discrimination lawsuit against a used car dealership accused of wrongfully terminating a disabled employee suffering from stage 4 lung cancer. The lawsuit alleges Sullivan Motor Co. in Mesa discriminated against the employee who had become disabled during his ongoing battle with cancer, according to a press release.

Three-hospital Care New England Health System (CNE) agreed to pay a $400,000 fine and complete an OCR-prescribed corrective action plan that will last for six years. As in recent OCR penalties, the chain was sanctioned because of the business associate provisions of HIPAA.

On the first Labor Day since the passage of the 2015 California Fair Pay Act, touted as the nation’s toughest gender discrimination law, no workplace issue is grabbing more attention across the state. Employment lawyers are predicting a wave of class-action lawsuits under the new statute, which makes it far easier to sue an employer for discrimination.

It was just the sort of attack that the fortresslike walls of the Medici were designed to repel: a phalanx of 50 or so union members and affordable-housing advocates, wielding handmade signs (most in the same handwriting) with slogans such as "Good Jobs and Affordable Housing Now" and "NO more luxury development, NO displacement, NO homelessness. YES on Prop. JJJ."

According to HarrisMartin Publishing, Judge Ann I. Jones of the Los Angeles Superior Court found that “coordination will promote the ends of justice” in an August 2 ruling. In the ruling, the court recommended that the site of the coordinated proceedings be in Los Angeles County given that the majority of plaintiffs are expected to be from Southern California. The number of cases is also expected to be significant, totaling near 2,000 cases, the article stated.

SAN DIEGO — Consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against a major computer and electronics company for allegedly selling printers labeled with "smart install," a feature that provides easy installation, but did not actually have that function.

Last October, Ford dealer O.C. Welch and his service manager noticed that gross profits weren't as high as they should have been based on the number of repair orders. They scrutinized the books at O.C. Welch Ford-Lincoln in Hardeeville, S.C., and found payments to nonexistent vendors. The trail led to Assistant Comptroller DeAnne Ogden.$2-million-embezzled

Last month, Bayer AG opened the doors on a $335 million joint venture with Crispr Therapeutics to develop therapies using a new gene-editing tool. Later this year, rival Editas Medicine Inc. will move into larger digs as it, too, races ahead with a $200 million-plus effort to leverage the gene-editing tool into new drugs. The flurry belies the fact that the companies don’t actually know yet who owns the intellectual-property rights to the technology.

Almost two weeks ago, Wells Fargo fired two percent of its global workforce after the exposure of massive fraud in its sales organization. More than 5,300 employees got the axe for opening over 2.2 million fraudulent accounts, some of which used actual customer information and which penalized those customers with fees and fines. The financial giant insisted that, despite the size of the fraud and the five years in which it flourished, upper management knew nothing about it — even though their bonuses depended on those sales figures.

The city contends the water department worker was disgruntled after being passed over for a promotion and decided to retaliate—by deleting the evidence the city uses to defend itself in TORT claims- those are grievances claiming negligence when city property damages private property.

The Southwest Utah Public Health Department has agreed to repay some $73,000 in Medicaid allocations after investigators found one of its employees had been providing patient services through a separate private company.

The former owner of Satview Broadband, LTD., is suing Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc., General Manager Joseph Sanchez and former Board of Trustees chairman John Tapia, because he claims they made false statements that ruined his former company’s reputation.

Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Utah District Court on behalf of all persons or entities who acquired LifeVantage Corporation (NASDAQ:LFVN) securities between November 4, 2015 and September 13, 2016 (the “Class Period”).

VidAngel, a Provo, Utah-based streaming service that lets people filter out the swear words, sex and violence from Hollywood movies for $1 each. The service has attracted hundreds of thousands of people to its website that erases the naughty bits from movies including “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the “Captain America” series and even “Zootopia.”

A Utah company that organizes Lantern Fest events nationwide has settled a trademark infringement lawsuit it filed against Pikes Peak International Raceway, paving the way for the track to host a Lantern Fest on Nov. 5

VFiles founder Julie Anne Quay is in a legal battle with a disgruntled employee whom she claims is disparaging the clothing retailer — just as she is preparing her Fashion Week show Wednesday with the help of Naomi Campbell, rapper Young Thug and Rihanna’s stylist Mel Ottenberg.

Dennis Fong has long dreamed of a project that would transform the tired shopping center at Story and King roads where he is a principal landowner. But city leaders 15 years ago interrupted his plans when they lost patience and moved to seize the property and hand it over to another developer who would turn it into a $60 million Latino-themed mall.

Credit Suisse Group AG is accusing a group of five investment bankers who left for Jefferies Group LLC in May of stealing confidential information and trying to coax former colleagues to join them.

Lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York, California, Minnesota, and Washington DC argue that because General Mills’ Nature Valley granola bars contain small amounts of pesticides, the bar’s “100% natural” claims dupe customers.

Cyanotech Corp. (Nasdaq Capital Market: CYAN), a Kailua-Kona-headquartered maker of microalgae-based nutrition and health products, announced Tuesday that it had a net loss of $691,000, or 12 cents per diluted share, during its first quarter of fiscal year 2017 compared with a net loss of $105,000, or 2 cents per diluted share, for the first quarter of FY 2016.

A former administrative worker at a Florida-based pediatric practice has been indicted in federal court along with two others for alleged identity theft and fraud crimes involving stolen patient information. But no HIPAA-related criminal charges were filed in the case.


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