December 12, 2018

9th Circuit ruling against Asarco upholds $10 million in bonuses for 700 miners

Tucson-based copper miner Asarco LLC has lost another ruling in its fight to avoid paying copper-price bonuses to union workers. But the new ruling by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals gives Asarco another chance to...

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December 12, 2018

The Cato Corporation Pays $3.5 Million to Settle EEOC Systemic Investigation

The Cato Corporation, a leading retailer of women's fashion and accessories, has agreed to pay $3.5 million to resolve a nationwide, systemic investigation. The Cato Corporation denied reasonable accommodations to certain pregnant employees or those with disabilities, made certain employees...

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December 12, 2018

Encore Capital to pay $6 million to resolve alleged unfair debt collecting

Alabama, along with 36 other states and the District of Columbia, has agreed to a $6 million settlement with Encore Capital Group Inc. and its subsidiaries regarding the companies' debt buying and collecting actions. According to the Alabama Attorney General's Office,...

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December 12, 2018

Major Union Contract Settlements Up 3.4 percent

In the third quarter of 2018, union contract settlements yielded average first-year pay increase of 3.4 percent  (182 collective bargaining agreements), representing the highest third-quarter average increase since 2008. Last year, the third quarter average increase was 2.5 percent, and the...

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December 11, 2018

2018 Year-End Estate Planning

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. made significant changes to the individual and corporate income taxes, restructured international tax rules, provided a deduction for pass-through income and eliminated many itemized deductions. Read the source article at Legal News & Business Law...

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December 11, 2018

Senior Care Centers, LLC and Subsidiaries File Bankruptcy in N.D.T.X.

Senior Care Centers, LLC and 120 subsidiaries filed for chapter 11 relief in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas. The Debtors are one of the largest providers of skilled nursing services in the country, providing...

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December 11, 2018

Target OKs $7.4 million settlement with California over disposal of hazardous waste into landfills

Target Corporation has agreed to a $7.4 million settlement with the state of California regarding allegations the company disposed of retail hazardous waste materials into the state's landfills. According to the California Attorney General's Office, Target violated a 2011 judgment...

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December 11, 2018

Family Healthcare Network Settles EEOC Disability and Pregnancy Discrimination Suit for $1.75 Million

Family HealthCare Network will pay $1.75 million and furnish other relief to settle a systemic disability and pregnancy discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The Visalia, Calif.-based health care company operates over 20 health care...

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December 10, 2018

Mississippi man says female boss forced him into sexual relationship then fired him

Mississippi man says female boss forced him into sexual relationship then fired him Mississippi man accused former female boss in lawsuit of forcing him into a sexual relationship. Post to Facebook Mississippi man says female boss forced him into sexual...

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December 10, 2018

Former prosecutor’s disbarment for anonymous online posts is lesson for other lawyers, court says

A former federal prosecutor has been disbarred for posting anonymous online comments about cases being handled by himself or by his office. The Louisiana Supreme Court said Perricone had violated ethics rules regarding conduct that is prejudicial to the administration...

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