Chicago, Illinois - The Justice Department today announced the filing of a lawsuit against the Chicago Board of Education, alleging that the board discriminated against pregnant teachers at Scammon Elementary School by subjecting them to adverse personnel actions, including termination in some instances, after they announced their pregnancies.  According to the complaint, these adverse personnel actions were in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  

Washington, DC - Two companies that market skin care and weight-loss products must stop making false or unsubstantiated deceptive claims about their products, under settlements resolving charges in two separate cases brought by the Federal Trade Commission.

Washington, DC - A data broker operation sold the sensitive personal information of hundreds of thousands of consumers – including Social Security and bank account numbers - to scammers who allegedly debited millions from their accounts, the Federal Trade Commission charged in a complaint filed today.

Columbus, Ohio - When it comes to living up to the agency’s five core values: justice, duty, courage, honesty and loyalty, our U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and employees give their all every day. To those five values, let’s for a moment add two words: selfless commitment.

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that XTO Energy Inc. (XTO), a subsidiary of ExxonMobil and the nation’s largest holder of natural gas reserves, will spend an estimated $3 million to restore eight sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands in connection with hydraulic fracturing operations.  XTO will also implement a comprehensive plan to comply with federal and state water protection laws at the company’s oil and gas extraction facilities in West Virginia that use horizontal drilling methods.

Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointment of members to the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) for the 2014-2016 term.