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Hyundai, Kia Settle State Probes Over Misstated Fuel Economy

October 27, 2016 – Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. agreed to pay $41.2 million to settle state attorneys general probes stemming from overstated fuel-economy claims the South Korean auto makers made several years ago. The manufacturers settled investigations with 33 states and Washington, D.C., state attorneys general and the companies said Thursday. The… Read more »

States Seek Injunction Against Overtime Rule

October 13, 2016 – Twenty-one attorneys general from predominantly Republican states requested Wednesday evening that a Texas court issue an emergency preliminary injunction against the Labor Department’s final overtime rule. The rule, to take effect in December, will raise (to $47,476) the salary threshold under which virtually all workers are guaranteed time-and-a-half pay if they… Read more »

Backpage CEO Arrested for Allegedly Pimping Children, Money Laundering

October 7, 2016 – For years state attorneys general have attempted to have online classifieds service Backpage remove adult services listings, to no avail. Yesterday, Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer was arrested in Houston on a California warrant that accuses him of pimping children, according to CNN Money. “Raking in millions of dollars from the trafficking… Read more »