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The State AG Report Weekly Update September 1, 2016
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • September 1 2016

Michigan AG Bill Schuette reached a settlement with Firefighters Support Services, Inc. (“FSS”), resolving allegations that the charity violated the


Indiana to recover civil penalties for Ryland Homes for stormwater violations
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • October 13 2011

One of the largest home builders in the United States has agreed to pay $625,000 in civil penalties for violating federal and state laws to prevent stormwater runoff.


Identifying and resolving fraud and corruption cases in the US and the UK: Part IV (deferred and non-prosecution agreements)
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • September 2 2011

In order to entice corporates to voluntarily disclose instances of fraud and corruption, meaningfully cooperate with government investigations, andor undertake remedial measures, the US Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission will, in appropriate circumstances, enter into Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) and Non-Prosecution Agreements (NPAs) with corporations.


Judge rebukes consent decree on Comcast-NBCU merger
  • Paul Weiss
  • USA
  • August 5 2011

Comcast and the Justice Department (DOJ) may be forced to revisit their consent decree that governs Comcast’s recent acquisition of a 51 stake in NBC Universal (NBCU), as a federal judge reviewing the settlement has objected to arbitration terms contained in that agreement.


Federal court rules CERCLA settlement no bar to state claim for water treatment costs
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2011

A federal court in California has ruled that a company’s CERCLA consent decree with the U.S. government over clean up of groundwater does not shield it against a state court action for contribution to a settlement regarding water treatment costs caused by the contamination.


District courts retain jurisdiction over consent decrees until completed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2011

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a U.S. district court may not abdicate its continuing jurisdiction over a consent decree before the agreement is completed.


OCC extends deadline for action plans under foreclosure practices consent order
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2011

On June 13th, the OCC announced it has extended the timelines for submission of plans, programs, policies, and procedures and foreclosure review engagement letters required by consent orders issued on April 13, 2011 against eight large national bank residential mortgage servicers.


Company settles with FTC over attempted use of sweepstakes entry to avoid federal Do Not Call list requirements
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

The FTC recently announced a settlement with Electric Mobility Corporation ("EMC"), the manufacturer of Rascal Scooters, and its owner, Michaels Flowers, regarding charges that EMC illegally called millions of consumers who had listed their phone numbers on the national Do Not Call Registry.


Federal scrutiny of evolving media practices continues to evolve
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2011

The Federal government, so far as online advertising, privacy and data security practices are concerned, roared into March 2011 like a lion, but hardly left like a lamb.


Lead producer agrees to spend $65 million for alleged violations in Missouri
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2010

The nation’s largest lead producer has agreed to pay $7 million in civil fines, $3.5 million each to the United States and Missouri, and $65 million in injunctive relief to settle allegations that it violated federal and state environmental laws at 10 of its mining, milling and smelting facilities in southeastern Missouri. U.S. v. The Doe Run Res. Corp.