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Auto Parts Manufacturer Agrees to Pay $4 Million for Contamination Cleanup

New York AG Letitia James and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (“DEC”) reached a settlement with auto parts manufacturer American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. (“American Axle”) to resolve allegations that its manufacturing site in Tonawanda, New York, was contaminated with chemicals and petroleum in violation of the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) and state environmental laws.

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Not in New Jersey: Online Gun Retailer Agrees Not to Ship Ghost Guns into Garden State

New Jersey AG Gurbir Grewal reached a settlement with online gun retailer James Tromblee, Jr. d/b/a U.S. Patriot Armory and individuals and corporations involved in the alleged conduct (collectively, “U.S. Patriot Armory”) to resolve allegations that it violated the state’s Consumer Fraud Act, regulations regarding hazardous products and advertising, and a 2018 cease and desist…

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Appliance Retailer to Settle Unfair Business Practices Suit for $10.5 Million

California AG Xavier Becerra reached partial settlement with appliance retail store chain Adir International, LLC d/b/a La Curacao and a related entity and individual (collectively, “Curacao”) to resolve allegations that it engaged in unlawful business practices and misleading advertising in violation of California’s Unfair Competition Law and other consumer protection statutes. As previously reported, the…

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Ergonomic Office Equipment Manufacturer Settles Allegations It Overcharged California

California AG Xavier Becerra reached a settlement with ergonomic office equipment manufacturer Workrite Ergonomics LLC and its parent company (collectively “Workrite”) to resolve allegations that it concealed information and overcharged state agencies in violation of California’s False Claims Act.

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Glue Manufacturer in Sticky Situation Over Unqualified “Made in USA” Claims

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) reached a settlement with glue manufacturer Chemence, Inc. and its president (collectively “Chemence”) to resolve allegations that Chemence deceptively labeled its fast-acting glues as “Made in USA” in violation of the FTC Act.

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