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United Airlines won’t be fined for passenger-dragging incident, feds say

September 6, 2017 |

United Airlines won’t be punished by the federal government over the forced removal of a passenger from a flight in April that put a spotlight on the growing tensions between airlines and travelers on crowded flights.

The Department of Transportation has concluded its investigation into the dragging…


L.A. Times – Business

Santa Monica fitness brand Beachbody is fined $3.6 million over automatic renewals

August 30, 2017 |

Beachbody, a Santa Monica fitness brand behind popular exercise regimens such as P90X, agreed to pay $ 3.6 million and change its sales practices after an investigation found it was applying recurring charges to customers without their legal consent.

The maker of exercise videos, supplements and…


L.A. Times – Business

These three airlines were fined for passenger rights violations

July 25, 2017 |

Three large U.S. airlines are writing big checks for failing to abide by passenger rights rules.

American, Delta and Frontier Airlines have agreed to pay a total of $ 850,000 for keeping poor records, delaying refunds, failing to explain the compensation rules for passengers booted off of overbooked…


L.A. Times – Business

Hobby Lobby fined $3 million for smuggling ancient Iraqi artifacts

July 6, 2017 |

Federal prosecutors say Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $ 3-million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mislabeled.

Prosecutors filed a civil complaint in New York on Wednesday in which…


L.A. Times – Business

Teen Murdered After Being Fined for Wasting Police Time

March 20, 2017 |

A British teenager accused of wasting police time with a complaint about her ex-boyfriend was murdered by the same man less than six months later, prosecutors say. Shana Grice, 19, was found dead with her throat cut in her Brighton home in August last year, the Independent reports. In March,…
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TMZ

DeMarcus Cousins Fined $50,000 for Cussing Out Fans (Video)

March 9, 2017 |

DeMarcus Cousins lost his cool … twice … and it cost him. The NBA has fined the New Orleans Pelicans star $ 50,000 after footage surfaced showing him telling a fan to “suck my d**k” during Sunday night’s game against the Lakers.  The league…

TMZ.com

State Farm isn’t cutting rates fast enough and could be fined billions, insurance regulator says

January 17, 2017 |

The California Department of Insurance says State Farm is not moving fast enough to lower its rates for homeowners and renters and  it could face billions of dollars in fines if it doesn’t speed up the process.

The threat of hefty fines, sent Friday to State Farm, escalates an increasingly bitter…


L.A. Times – Business

Protesters, Police Clash While Pipeline Company Could Be Fined

November 3, 2016 |

Officers in riot gear clashed again Wednesday with protesters near the Dakota Access pipeline, hitting dozens with pepper spray as they waded through waist-deep water in an attempt to reach property owned by the pipeline’s developer, the AP reports. The confrontation came hours after North Dakota regulators criticized the pipeline…
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