Report: FTC Approves $5 Billion Fine for FacebookMultiple news reports on Friday said the FTC has voted to fine Facebook almost $5 billion for privacy violations and mishandling user data. This would be the largest the FTC has handed down to a tech company.
EPA Announces $86,000 Settlement With Tesla For Fremont Plant ViolationsThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced an $86,000 settlement with Tesla Motor Co. over hazardous waste violations at the company's electric car plant in Fremont.
French Privacy Watchdog Slaps Google With $57 Million FineFrance's data privacy watchdog has fined Google $57 million, the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules that took effect last year.
NFL Fines Raiders $20,000 For Improper Injury ReportThe Oakland Raiders have been fined $20,000 for not downgrading guard Kelechi Osemele to out for a Week 5 game.
Whole Foods Pays $1.6M To Settle NorCal Hazardous Waste CaseWhole Foods and two related entities will pay $1.64 million to settle a civil law enforcement action alleging that it violated California laws for the safe storage, handling and disposal of hazardous waste over a five-year period, prosecutors said Thursday.
European Regulators Hit Google With Record FineEuropean authorities came down hard on Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own businesses, fining the tech giant a record $2.72 billion and raising the prospect of more.
VW Pleads Guilty In Emissions Scandal; 6 Employees IndictedSix high-level Volkswagen employees have been indicted by a grand jury in the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal, as the company admitted wrongdoing and agreed to pay a record $4.3 billion penalty.
CoCo County District Attorney To Pay $45K Fine For Misusing Campaign FundsContra Costa County’s top law enforcement official is facing penalties after illegally using campaign contributions for his own personal use, including travel, hotels, restaurants and movie tickets over a five-year period.
PetSmart Fined $4.24M After Defective Fishbowls Cause Serious InjuriesPetSmart will pay a $4.25 million civil fine for not quickly reporting defective fish bowls that caused serious injuries at least a dozen times.
Woman Fined $5,000 For Jumping Off Tour Boat Into San Francisco BayA woman will have to pay a $5,000 fine after jumping from a tour boat into San Francisco Bay earlier this month, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Friday.
BART Enacts Fines Of Up To $500 For Seat HogsPeople who put their feet up on BART trains or set their bag next to them could face some stiff penalties soon if they don't make room when asked.
BART To Consider Up To $500 In Fines For Seat HogsTo help as many people get a seat as possible on increasingly crowded BART trains, on Thursday BART's Board of Directors will consider fining passengers who take up more than one seat.
California Proposes Historic $1.5M Fine Aimed At Farms For Taking WaterThe California water board has proposed the first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for water-taking during the drought.
CPUC Imposes Record $1.6 Billion Fine On PG&E For San Bruno Pipeline ExplosionThe California Public Utilities Commission has approved to penalize Pacific Gas & Electric Co. a record $1.6 billion for the deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno.
Alameda County Bans Skateboarding On County Property; Violators To Face CitationsThe county of Alameda voted Tuesday to ban skateboarding on all county property, allowing for violators to be cited.