Business Law

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Apr 18, 2011

Burger King Corp. and its new owners have reportedly settled a lawsuit with its franchisees over Value Menu prices, The Associated Press reports.

According to the news provider, some of the company's franchisees sued in 2009 after Burger King asked them to sell its $1 double cheeseburger. The franchisees claimed they lost money when they sold the burgers at the low price.

Burger King, which agreed to be purchased by 3G Capital in September, said recently that it will issue new policies in relation to decisions regarding the Value Menu.

Apr 6, 2011

The federal government has reportedly filed a lawsuit against a mining company in Nevada over more than $7 million that was spent to clean up hazardous materials at three mines in Idaho, The Associated Press reports.

According to the news provider, the lawsuit, which was filed by Idaho U.S. Attorney Wendy Olsen, is against Federal Resources Corp. and former mine sites in the Idaho counties of Bonner and Blaine.

The suit contends that the federal government was tasked with spending $7.4 million to clean up hazardous waste that allegedly contaminated nearby soil and water.

Mar 25, 2011

A family from the western part of Colorado has filed a lawsuit against a drilling company claiming it contaminated their air and drinking water, affected their health and forced them to leave their home, The Associated Press reports.

According to the news provider, Bill and Beth Strudley and their two sons live near the town of Silt, Colorado.

Mar 14, 2011

The largest theater chain in the U.S., Regal Entertainment Group, was recently fined more than $158,000 by the U.S. Department of Labor for allegedly hiring minors for dangerous work, Bloomberg reports.

According to the news provider, Wisconsin-based Marcus Theatre Corp. was fined nearly $94,000, while Missouri-based Wehrenberg Inc. was fined more than $25,000.

Mar 3, 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division recently ordered a farm on the coast of San Mateo County, California to pay $45,000 in fines relating to labor violations, The Associated Press reports.

The federal regulators are requiring Marchi's Central Farm of Pescadero to pay approximately $10,000 in fines and $35,000 more in back wages to more than 90 workers, the news provider said.

Investigators claim that the farm denied full wages to workers and illegally subtracted equipment and housing costs from their pay.