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  • U.S. Department of Education Announces Major Settlement with Temple University

    U.S. Department of Education Announces Major Settlement with Temple University | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: December 4, 2020) Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a settlement agreement with Temple University for what the Department alleges are false representations to U.S. News & World Report to bolster the school's ranking in the annual U.S. News college rankings. The Department's investigation probed the alleged submission of false information by Temple's Fox School of Business and Management ("Fox School") to U.S. News & World Report between 2014 and 2018. "We know many students rely on rankings to make decisions, and in this case students were presented deliberately falsified information by Temple's Fox School," said Secretary DeVos. "It has been our commitment from day one to hold all higher education institutions — non-profit, proprietary, and public — accounta...
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  • FCC Reaches 200 Million Dollars Settlement in Sprint Lifeline Investigation

    FCC Reaches 200 Million Dollars Settlement in Sprint Lifeline Investigation

    Federal Communications Commission Reaches $200 Million Settlement in Sprint Lifeline Investigation | site |



    FCC says T-Mobile will pay $200 Million Civil Penalty to Resolve Sprint Lifeline Investigation

    Largest Fixed-Amount Penalty To Be Paid in Commission History



    (November 4, 2020) - - On November 4, 2020 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information:

    WASHINGTON, November 4, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau today announced that T-Mobile will pay a $200 million penalty to the U.S. Treasury to resolve an investigation of its subsidiary Sprint’s compliance with the Commission’s rules regarding waste, fraud, and abuse in the Lifeline program for low-income consumers. The payment is the largest fixed-amount settlement the Commission has ever secured to resolve an investigation. The settlement comes after an Enforcement Bureau investigation into...
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  • Federal Communications Commission reaches 1.13 Million Dollars Settlement with Scripps on Monitoring of TV Tower Lighting

    Federal Communications Commission reaches $1.13 Million Settlement with Scripps on Monitoring of TV Tower Lighting| site |



    (January 13, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provided the following information: WASHINGTON, January 13, 2019—The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau today announced an agreement with Scripps Broadcasting Holdings to settle an investigation into the monitoring practices of lights on television towers it acquired earlier this year from Cordillera Communications. Scripps has agreed to resolve the Bureau’s investigation by paying a $1,130,000 penalty and abiding by a compliance plan to prevent further violations. Consistent monitoring of tower lighting systems is an important aviation safety issue and potentially a life-saving measure, as it ensures that owners quickly learn of—and can correct—malfunctioning obstruction lights. The Bureau began its investigation when, on August 31, 201...
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  • Federal Trade Commission Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Uber

    Federal Trade Commission Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Uber




    (October 26, 2018) - - The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a settlement with Uber Technologies, Inc. over allegations that the ride-sharing company deceived consumers about its privacy and data security practices.

    In its complaint, the FTC alleged that Uber failed to monitor employee access to consumers’ personal information on an ongoing basis and to reasonably secure sensitive consumer data it stored in the cloud. As a result of its failure to take reasonable measures to secure both rider and driver data, the company suffered two breaches. The first breach occurred in or about May 2014 when an intruder gained access to personal information about Uber drivers. Uber suffered a second, larger breach of drivers’ and riders’ data in October-November 2016, and failed to disclose
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  • Treasury Department Reaches 100 Million Dollars Settlement With Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation

    Treasury Department Reaches $100 Million Settlement With Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation

    Treasury Settlement Part of Interagency Investigation into Apparent Violations of Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations





    Washington, DC - - (March 7, 2017) - - As part of a combined $1.192 billion resolution, pending court approval, with federal agencies, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced a $100,871,266 settlement agreement with Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as with ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively referred to as “ZTE”), to settle ZTE’s potential liability for apparent violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 560. If ZTE’s criminal plea is approved in federal court, the combined resolution figure would
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  • 5.5 Million Dollars HIPAA Settlement Shines Light on the Importance of Audit Controls

    5.5 Million Dollars HIPAA Settlement Shines Light on the Importance of Audit Controls



    February 18, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (February 16, 2017) - - Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) has paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $5.5 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules and agreed to implement a robust corrective action plan. MHS is a nonprofit corporation which operates six hospitals, an urgent care center, a nursing home, and a variety of ancillary health care facilities throughout the South Florida area. MHS is also affiliated with physician offices through an Organized Health Care Arrangement (OHCA). MHS reported to the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that the protected health information (PHI) of 115,143 individuals had been impermissibly accessed by its employees and impermissibly disclosed to affiliated physician o
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  • Federal Trade Commission Settlement Puts a Stop to Money Mule Who Profited from India-Based IRS and Other Scams

    Federal Trade Commission Settlement Puts a Stop to Money Mule Who Profited from India-Based IRS and Other Scams






    February 16, 2017


    Washiington, DC - - (February 15, 2017) - - A Florida man charged with helping telemarketers in India defraud cash-strapped American consumers will be banned from aiding any telemarketers in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The proposed settlement resolves an FTC complaint against Joel S. Treuhaft and his company, PHLG Enterprises, LLC, who collected more than $1.5 million from about 3,000 consumers in a scheme that helped Indian call centers collect money from victims of IRS tax scams, government grant scams and advance-fee loan scams, among others. “The scammers behind these call centers relied on PHLG and its runners to get consumers’ money,” said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “Stopping companies that assist and facilitate f
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Reaches Settlement Agreements with Ohio and Florida Insurance Companies Accused of Violating Fair Housing Act

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Reaches Settlement Agreements with Ohio and Florida Insurance Companies Accused of Violating Fair Housing Act






    January 26, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (January 26, 2017) - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced agreements with two insurance companies in Ohio and Florida settling allegations the companies violated the Fair Housing Act by denying insurance coverage to properties that contain “subsidized housing” and “low-income housing.”

    The Fair Housing Act makes it unlawful for providers of housing-related services or products, including insurance providers, to discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status.

    The agreements stemmed from a Secretary-Initiated complaint HUD filed after receiving reports the insurance companies’ policies and practices had a discriminatory
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces Major Settlement with Temple University
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces Major Settlement with Temple University | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release: December 4, 2020) Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a settlement agreement with Temple University for what the Department alleges are false representations to U.S. News & World Report to bolster the school's ranking in the annual U.S. News college rankings. The Department's investigation probed the alleged submission of false information by Temple's Fox School of Business and Management ("Fox School") to U.S. News & World Report between 2014 and 2018. "We know many students rely on rankings to make decisions, and in this case students were presented deliberately falsified information by Temple's Fox School," said Secretary DeVos. "It has been our commitment from day one to hold all higher education institutions — non-profit, proprietary, and public — accounta...
    12-04-2020, 08:04 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FCC Reaches 200 Million Dollars Settlement in Sprint Lifeline Investigation
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    Federal Communications Commission Reaches $200 Million Settlement in Sprint Lifeline Investigation | site |



    FCC says T-Mobile will pay $200 Million Civil Penalty to Resolve Sprint Lifeline Investigation

    Largest Fixed-Amount Penalty To Be Paid in Commission History



    (November 4, 2020) - - On November 4, 2020 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information:

    WASHINGTON, November 4, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau today announced that T-Mobile will pay a $200 million penalty to the U.S. Treasury to resolve an investigation of its subsidiary Sprint’s compliance with the Commission’s rules regarding waste, fraud, and abuse in the Lifeline program for low-income consumers. The payment is the largest fixed-amount settlement the Commission has ever secured to resolve an investigation. The settlement comes after an Enforcement Bureau investigation into...
    11-09-2020, 10:18 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission reaches 1.13 Million Dollars Settlement with Scripps on Monitoring of TV Tower Lighting
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Communications Commission reaches $1.13 Million Settlement with Scripps on Monitoring of TV Tower Lighting| site |



    (January 13, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provided the following information: WASHINGTON, January 13, 2019—The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau today announced an agreement with Scripps Broadcasting Holdings to settle an investigation into the monitoring practices of lights on television towers it acquired earlier this year from Cordillera Communications. Scripps has agreed to resolve the Bureau’s investigation by paying a $1,130,000 penalty and abiding by a compliance plan to prevent further violations. Consistent monitoring of tower lighting systems is an important aviation safety issue and potentially a life-saving measure, as it ensures that owners quickly learn of—and can correct—malfunctioning obstruction lights. The Bureau began its investigation when, on August 31, 201...
    01-17-2020, 12:43 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Trade Commission Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Uber
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Trade Commission Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Uber




    (October 26, 2018) - - The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a settlement with Uber Technologies, Inc. over allegations that the ride-sharing company deceived consumers about its privacy and data security practices.

    In its complaint, the FTC alleged that Uber failed to monitor employee access to consumers’ personal information on an ongoing basis and to reasonably secure sensitive consumer data it stored in the cloud. As a result of its failure to take reasonable measures to secure both rider and driver data, the company suffered two breaches. The first breach occurred in or about May 2014 when an intruder gained access to personal information about Uber drivers. Uber suffered a second, larger breach of drivers’ and riders’ data in October-November 2016, and failed to disclose
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    10-27-2018, 01:07 PM
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    Treasury Department Reaches 100 Million Dollars Settlement With Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation
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    Treasury Department Reaches $100 Million Settlement With Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation

    Treasury Settlement Part of Interagency Investigation into Apparent Violations of Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations





    Washington, DC - - (March 7, 2017) - - As part of a combined $1.192 billion resolution, pending court approval, with federal agencies, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced a $100,871,266 settlement agreement with Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as with ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively referred to as “ZTE”), to settle ZTE’s potential liability for apparent violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 560. If ZTE’s criminal plea is approved in federal court, the combined resolution figure would
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    03-10-2017, 03:53 PM

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