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DC attorney general sues DoorDash for pocketing tips

Nov. 19, 2019 3:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The attorney general of Washington D.C. is suing DoorDash, saying the food delivery service pocketed tips that customers thought were going to delivery workers. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, seeks to recover millions of dollars in tip money and to impose civil penalties on the company....

Burgerville settles credit card hack lawsuit

Nov. 12, 2019 3:53 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Burgerville has an initial agreement to settle a class-action lawsuit against them over a hack that potentially exposed thousands of customers' credit and debit card information. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Vancouver, Washington-based restaurant chain was one of over 100...

Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

Nov. 12, 2019 10:31 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision that was welcomed by rights groups but sparked anger in Israel. The European Court of Justice said that when products come from an Israeli...

AT&T fined $60M for misleading with 'unlimited' plans

Nov. 5, 2019 2:46 PM EST

AT&T will pay $60 million to settle the government's allegation that it misled customers of unlimited-data plans by slowing down service for heavy users. The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that AT&T will automatically provide partial refunds to customers who signed up for unlimited wireless plans...

Former scrap metal firm executive sentenced in fraud scheme

Nov. 5, 2019 11:17 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former senior vice president of a scrap metal recycling firm is headed to prison for his role in a 17-year conspiracy that defrauded customers out of millions of dollars. Michael Valenti III received a 30-month sentence Monday and will have to pay restitution, though that amount...

Google sued by Australian regulators over location tracking

Oct. 29, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's consumer watchdog sued Google on Tuesday alleging the technology giant broke consumer law by misleading Android users about how their location data was collected and used. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission accused Google of collecting information on...

California governor wants investigation of high gas prices

Oct. 21, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor has asked the attorney general to investigate why the state's gas prices are so high, pointing to a new report suggesting big oil companies are "misleading and overcharging customers" by as much as $1 per gallon. Name brand retailers — including 76,...