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Federal Regulatory Agencies

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from federal regulatory agencies ranging from the Securities Exchange Commission to the Commodities Futures Trading Commission

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Tucoemas Federal Credit Union Settles EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit for $450,000
FRESNO, California, Dec. 13 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release:

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- Senior Female Employees Were Passed Over for Credit Union's Top Job in Favor of a Younger, Male Applicant, Federal Agency Charged

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the resolution of a sex, age and retaliatory discrimination lawsuit against Tulare County-based Tucoemas Federal Credit Union. The credit union has agreed to pay $450,000, along with certain injunctive relief, to resolve the complaint.

According to the EEOC, Tucoemas failed to ... Show Full Article

SEC Issues Administrative Law Judges Order Involving Mark Feathers
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission's Administrative Law Judges issued the following order (File No. 3-15755) involving Mark Feathers:

In the Matter of Mark Feathers

Order Following Prehearing Conference

I held a telephonic prehearing conference on December 10, 2019, at which the parties and I discussed scheduling and other prehearing matters.

Generally, a respondent who wishes to obtain a copy of a prehearing or hearing transcript must purchase it from the court reporting company. 17 C.F.R. Sec. 201.302(b). The reporting contract allows a respondent in an administrative ... Show Full Article

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Revisions to the Community Reinvestment Act Regulations
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued the following financial institution letter (No. FIL-81-2019):

Summary:

The FDIC and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) are issuing a joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPR) to comprehensively amend the Community Reinvestment Act's (CRA) implementing regulations. The rules were last substantially updated nearly 25 years ago. The proposed revisions would seek to modernize and update CRA regulations to better achieve the law's underlying purpose of encouraging banks to serve their communities. The NPR is intended ... Show Full Article

FTC Approves Final Order Imposing Conditions on NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC's Acquisition of Generation Pipeline LLC
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following news release:

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC's acquisition (https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/cases/191_0068_c-4691_dte-enbridge_decision_and_order_public_version.pdf) of Generation Pipeline LLC would likely harm competition to provide natural gas pipeline transportation in a three-county area. NEXUS is a joint venture between DTE Energy Company and Enbridge Inc.

The complaint, which was first announced ... Show Full Article

FCC Issues Public Notice on Truth-in-Billing Rules
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following public notice (CC Docket No. 98-170 and WC Docket No. 04-36):

Comment Date: (30 days after date of publication in the Federal Register)

Reply Comment Date: (60 days after date of publication in the Federal Register)

With this Public Notice, we seek to refresh the record on possible ways to modernize and strengthen the Commission's truth-in-billing rules, with the goal of ensuring that all consumers are provided with the basic information they need to make informed choices in a competitive communications marketplace. ... Show Full Article

FCC Enforcement Bureau Issues Notice on Marketing Support Systems
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau issued the following notice of apparent liability for forfeiture (File No.: EB-TCD-18-00028267):

In the Matter of Kenneth Moser dba Marketing Support Systems

NAL/Acct. No.: 202032170001

FRN: 0029043379

NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FORFEITURE

Adopted: December 12, 2019

Released: December 13, 2019

By the Commission: Chairman Pai and Commissioners Rosenworcel and Starks issuing separate statements.

I. INTRODUCTION

1.Combatting unlawful, unwanted telephone calls--including unlawfully "spoofed" calls--is ... Show Full Article

American Woodmark to Pay $25,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 13 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release:

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- Employee With Disabilities Denied a Reasonable Accommodation and Discharged After Seeking Two Days of Unpaid Leave, Federal Agency Charges

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American Woodmark Corporation, a wood cabinetry manufacturer, will pay $25,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

According to the EEOC's suit, American Woodmark denied Erica Grier's request for an accommodation in the form of two ... Show Full Article