Proposed Class Action Settlement Involving Lenny & Larry’s Cookies Amended to Give Consumers More...

Plaintiffs in the case, Cowen et al. v. Lenny & Larry’s, Inc., alleged that labels for the defendant’s “The Complete Cookie” product included inaccurate nutritional information.

Arby’s Franchisee to Pay $84,000 to Settle EEOC Suit for Sexual Harassment of Teen...

Beavers' Inc., owner and operator of 51 Arby's locations in south Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle, has agreed to pay $84,000 and provide other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced

Department of Labor Working to Expedite Occupational Licenses for Veterans

Veterans and transitioning servicemembers face unique barriers to entry into licensed civilian occupations. Despite having acquired relevant skills and experience, veterans and transitioning servicemembers can encounter lengthy processes and educational requirements to obtain the credentials, such as occupational licenses, needed to enter civilian employment that can impose additional time and financial costs.

General Electric Agrees to Pay $1.5 Billion Penalty for Alleged Misrepresentations Concerning Subprime Loans...

The Department of Justice announced last week that General Electric (GE) will pay a civil penalty of $1.5 billion under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) to resolve claims involving subprime residential mortgage loans

HUD Charges Facebook with Housing Discrimination Over Company’s Targeted Advertising Practices

According to HUD’s Charge, Facebook enabled advertisers to exclude people whom Facebook classified as parents; non-American-born; non-Christian; interested in accessibility; interested in Hispanic culture; or a wide variety of other interests that closely align with the Fair Housing Act’s protected classes.

GA Among States to Receive Part of $20 Million in Fishery Disaster Funding

The U.S. Department of Commerce allocated $20 million to help tribes, communities, fishermen, and businesses affected by commercial fishery failures that occurred in Georgia, California, Oregon, and Washington between 2013 and 2017.

SBA Administrator Honors Nation’s Top Small Businesses

Check out the winner from Georgia!

Cryptocurrency CEO Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud in $4 Million Crypto Scheme

According to his plea papers, Mr. Rice, 30, admits he lied to would-be investors, claiming that AriseBank – billed as the world’s “first decentralized banking platform” based on the proprietary digital currency AriseCoin – could offer consumers FDIC-insured accounts and traditional banking services, including Visa-brand credit cards, in addition to cryptocurrency services.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Issues Voluntary Recall of Nearly 900,000 Vehicles in the United States

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has agreed to voluntarily recall of 862,520 vehicles in the United States.

FTC Brings First Case Challenging Fake Paid Reviews on an Independent Retail Website

The Federal Trade Commission last week announced its first case challenging a marketer’s use of fake paid reviews on an independent retail website.