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2009-07-07 19:03:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents more than 200,000 California home care workers, filed a motion with U.S. District Court to hold the State in contempt for illegally cutting the wages of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers by $2 per hour in defiance of an earlier court order. "It's unbelievable that the State feels it can simply ignore a U.S. District Court ruling," said Dave Regan, SEIU...

2009-07-02 06:21:00

ALVISO, Calif., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO), the creator of and leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced that U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted the request of EchoStar and its related companies ("EchoStar") to stay the contempt order imposed by the U.S. District Court pending the outcome of EchoStar's appeal. "We are confident that the District Court judge's thorough and well-reasoned decision...

2009-06-25 19:39:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. District Court judge issued an injunction Thursday afternoon ordering the state of California to halt a proposed $2 cut in wages for the state's 400,000 home care workers. The injunction has the effect of stopping pay cuts in all California counties that were planning on passing the state cut through to their home care workers. The injunction, issued by federal judge Claudia Wilken, was in response to a lawsuit filed by the Service...

2009-05-19 10:06:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific, a manufacturing company headquartered in Atlanta, has agreed to perform remedial work at an estimated cost of nearly $13 million to contain two former disposal areas within the Kalamazoo River Superfund site in Allegan and Kalamazoo Counties, Mich., the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. According to the settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, Mich.,...

2009-05-13 13:27:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the impending retirement of Justice David H. Souter, there has been much discussion about President Obama's first appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. The HNBA has urged the President to take this opportunity to make history and to "select from among the many talented and experienced Hispanic American jurists and lawyers who are both willing and able to serve our country" on the Supreme Court. Hispanic lawyers share the interest of our...

2009-04-30 13:39:00

Largest Violator to Date Sentenced to Fifteen Months in Prison WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three more commercial fishermen were sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md., for illegally harvesting and under-reporting their catch of striped bass, also known as rockfish, the Justice Department announced. The sentencings are part of the on-going prosecution of individuals and wholesalers who have participated in a black market to overfish and under-report...

2009-04-22 17:33:00

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it will not appeal a U.S. District Court order that 17-year-old girls should have unrestricted, over-the-counter access to Plan B or so-called "emergency contraception." Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO of Americans United for Life said, "The federal agency tasked with protecting public health has abdicated its responsibility by not appealing the court order. The maker of...

2009-04-22 14:08:00

Seafood Wholesaler and Owner Charged with Conspiracy WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas L. Hallock, a commercial fisherman licensed in Maryland, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md., to 12 months in prison, for illegally overfishing striped bass also known as rockfish, the Justice Department announced. He was also fined $4,000 and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $40,000 to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to the benefit of the...

2009-04-17 14:16:00

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six energy companies, in three settlements, have agreed to install pollution control equipment at a cost of over $6 million to comply with the Clean Air Act at their natural gas producing facilities in the Uinta Basin, near Vernal, Utah, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The facilities are located on the Uintah & Ouray Indian Reservation. The series of three settlements with Bill Barrett Corp,...

2009-04-16 13:57:00

Microsoft Agrees to 18-Month Extension, Subject to Court Approval WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice told the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today that it is necessary to extend the term of certain portions of the Microsoft final judgment by at least 18 months. The Department said that an extension is necessary to ensure the quality of the technical documentation Microsoft provides to licensees. The Department's Antitrust Division...


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