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  • Under Obamacare, Small Business Owner Could Face Fine Up to $500K

    05/31/2016 8:09:07 AM PDT · by milton23 · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/30/16 | Melissa Quinn
    When Maryland business owner Thomas Kunkel first learned about the Affordable Care Act, he was excited about the prospect of the new health care law. “From the small business standpoint, it was actually one of the first times I felt like a bit of a social program might actually benefit a small business,” he told The Daily Signal. “Usually it’s the opposite.” Kunkel owns Full House Marketing and Print in Edgewood, Maryland, and employs 21 full-time workers and up to 10 part-time employees. While he doesn’t provide them with health insurance, Kunkel cuts his workers a monthly check through a...
  • Rubio fined over improper donations (2012)

    02/18/2016 11:27:15 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/27/12 | John Bresnahan
    The Federal Election Commission has fined Sen. Marco Rubio $8,000 for accepting more than $210,000 in improper contributions during his 2010 run for the Senate. In a negotiated settlement finalized last month but only publicly released now, Marco Rubio for Senate acknowledged taking in more than $210,000 in "prohibited, excessive and other impermissible contributions" during his Senate campaign and failing to refund or "redesignate" the funds within the allowed time frame. Even after an internal audit, the Rubio campaign failed to identify more than $83,000 in improper or incorrectly characterized contributions, according to a March 19 agreement between the campaign...
  • Canadian Football Player Fined for Anti-Semitic Tweets

    05/14/2015 10:33:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 5/14/15 | Ben Ariel
    A football player in Canada has been fined by both the Canadian Football League (CFL) and his team over anti-Semitic tweets, The Toronto Star reports. The CFL and the Montreal Alouettes fined defensive lineman Khalif Mitchell an undisclosed amount for “tweets violating the league’s social media policy”, according to the report. The CFL and the Alouettes began looking into Mitchell’s social media conduct after B’nai Brith Canada, the Jewish human rights advocacy group, alerted them to “hateful content” on his Twitter account. Mitchell recently tweeted a link to a 2015 YouTube video titled “The greatest lie ever told – The...
  • Christian Bakers Who Refused to Make Cake for Lesbian Wedding Found Guilty

    02/04/2015 1:28:16 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 87 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 2/4/15 | Leonardo Blair
    Christian owners of a bakery in Gresham, Oregon, who were forced to close their business in 2013 due to backlash over their refusal to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding based on religious objections, were found guilty of discrimination Monday and now have to pay the couple up to $150,000 in fines. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries announced that the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery, Aaron and Melissa Klein, will have to pay the sapphic couple. Whether or not they pay the maximum $150,000 fine will be determined at a hearing on March 10 BOLI...
  • Couple fined for refusing to host same-sex wedding on their farm

    11/10/2014 4:47:53 AM PST · by Crazieman · 76 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/10/2014 | Andrea Peyser
    Cynthia and Robert Gifford are caught in a same-sex nightmare. They’ve been forced to defend themselves against claims that they’re lesbian-hating homophobes. “We respect and care for everyone!’’ Cynthia Gifford told me. “We had an openly gay man working for us this past season,’’ she said. “We’ve had a woman who’s transitioning to be a man. We don’t discriminate against anyone.’’ But the government of the state of New York sees things differently. The Giffords, who own the bucolic Liberty Ridge Farm in upstate New York, were ordered to pay a total of $13,000 — a $10,000 fine to the...
  • Planned Parenthood Fined $25,000 For Running Filthy Abortion Clinic

    08/02/2014 2:58:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A Planned Parenthood abortion clinic has been fined by the state of Ohio for running a filthy, unsanitary abortion clinic that puts the lives and health of women at risk. Today, Ohio Right to Life obtained documentation of enforcement actions against three abortion facilities by the Ohio Department of Health. Among them is a $25,000 fine issued to Planned Parenthood of Bedford Heights due to severe violations of health and safety standards. Such violations include the facility’s failure to adhere to infection control policies, including exposed urine samples. plannedparenthood121The violations include the state health inspector found include: no experienced director...
  • Mom fined $10 for lack of grains in kids' lunch

    11/19/2013 3:14:47 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 26 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | NOVEMBER 18, 2013 | KRISTEN ANNABLE
    WINNIPEG -- After sending her children to daycare with a lunch of roast beef, carrots and potatoes, Kristen Bartkiw was fed a $10 fine. The reason: An unbalanced meal. Despite the presence of a meat, vegetable, fruits and juice, the meal was missing a grain. The solution was to give the Rossburn, Man., school teacher a $10 fine and give her children Ritz Crackers as a supplement. "I don't blame the daycare," said Bartkiw, who was actually on the board of The Little Cub's Den when they decided to start fining parents. According to Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care...
  • 84-year-old pro-lifer fined 10,000 euro for seeking to counsel women at abortion clinic: France

    09/19/2013 7:51:41 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 17 replies
    Lifesitenews ^ | Sep 17, 2013 | Jeanne Smits
    Dr. Xavier Dor An octogenarian and veteran pro-life activist in France was fined 10,000 euro ($13,360 US) on Monday for having twice visited a Paris abortion clinic where he met with staff and attempted to counsel abortion-bound women. The conviction is one of the first cases pleaded under a French law that prohibits putting “moral and psychological pressure” designed to obstruct abortion. The hefty fine is 2,000 euro more than had been demanded by the public prosecution. Since 2001, when the offense of “obstruction to abortion” was given a wider definition in law, the maximum fine for violating the statute...
  • Clothing Store Fined $3.9 Million by Feds Over Drawstrings

    08/26/2013 9:10:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/26/13
    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wanted to send a “message” by fining a department store almost $4 million after they failed to “report immediately” to the federal government that they were selling children’s clothing with drawstrings. Ross Stores, Inc. settled with the agency in June, agreeing to pay a $3.9 million civil penalty after they “knowingly failed to report to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, that it sold or held for sale, about 23,000 children’s upper outerwear garments with drawstrings at the neck or waist.” The company said it settled to avoid costly litigation and denies...
  • TGI Fridays in NJ fined $500K for switching booze

    08/03/2013 7:35:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/31/13
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - An operator of TGI Fridays restaurants in New Jersey has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine for serving customers cheap booze when they paid for top shelf. **SNIP** The franchisee also faces a lawsuit in state court by two women who claim Briad had instituted a uniform policy to substitute cut-rate liquor for premium brands for over at least a year, in violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. It seeks reimbursement for all customer losses and punitive damages of three times the price of each drink. Twenty-nine establishments, including 13 TGI Fridays, had been...
  • Amsterdam fined, taxed Holocaust survivors in hiding

    04/03/2013 9:58:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/2/13 | JTA
    THE HAGUE (JTA) — The City of Amsterdam fined hundreds of Jewish Holocaust survivors for failing to pay taxes while they were in hiding or in concentration camps. The affair was exposed in an article in Het Parool, a local daily, on March 30. Many of the houses in question were confiscated and used by members of the NSB Dutch Nazi party while the Jewish owners were in hiding or in camps. The city went after survivors as late as 1947, the report said. Other Dutch municipalities waived such debts, Het Parool reported. The following year the city agreed to...
  • Beitar Team Fined for Fans’ Racism

    01/29/2013 3:27:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/1/13
    The Beitar Jerusalem team has been fined 50,000 shekels by a Football Association court for fans’ recent anti-Muslim chants. In addition, the east seating section at Beitar’s home field in Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem will be closed for the next five games. The team was also given a suspended sentence of a 35,000 shekel fine and five games with no audience if there are additional incidents in which racist calls are heard...
  • Elizabeth Warren Claims Not to 'Know' Whether Union Members Were Fined for Not Supporting Her

    10/13/2012 11:32:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/13/12 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Elizabeth Warren Claims Not to 'Know' Whether Union Members Were Fined for Not Supporting HerBy MICHAEL WARREN 12:21 PM, Oct 13, 2012 Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat challenging Republican Scott Brown for the U.S. Senate, dodged questions about claims that a local union was fining its members for not publicly supporting her campaign. This week, Warren repeatedly told Boston's local FOX TV affiliate, "I don't know anything about" the possibility that union members were threatened with fines if they did not attend a debate and hold signs to support the Democrat. After being pressed about her thoughts on those allegations...
  • After government says it misled users, Facebook pledges to address privacy concerns

    11/30/2011 5:36:29 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-30-11 | ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - Government regulators are sharing some alarming information about Facebook: They believe the online social network has often misled its more than 800 million users about the sanctity of their personal information. The unflattering portrait of Facebook's privacy practices emerged Tuesday in a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging that Facebook exposed details about users' lives without getting legally required consent. In some cases, the FTC charged, Facebook allowed potentially sensitive details to be passed along to advertisers and software developers prowling for customers. To avoid further legal wrangling, Facebook agreed to submit to government audits of its privacy...
  • Family Fined $300 For Having Apple, Tomato, 3 Cucumbers In Backpack At Newark Liberty

    08/11/2011 9:58:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    New York CBS Local ^ | 8/11/11 | Sean Hennessey
    Steinbergers Had Just Gotten Off Flight From Israel, Forgot About Kid's Snack MONSEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A family of four from Florida visiting relatives in New Jersey got an unwelcome surprise at the Customs gate — all because of some forgotten fruit and vegetables. The oversight was an expensive one that has the family fuming, reports CBS 2’s Sean Hennessey. “I don’t have to be traumatized like this. Nobody should have to be traumatized,” Suri Steinberger said. Suri and Peter Steinberger are livid after what they call an over-reaction by customs agents at Newark Liberty Airport. They were told they...
  • Obama fined during London visit

    07/24/2011 7:10:34 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 13 replies
    GeoTV ^ | July 21, 2011 | Geo News
    LONDON: US President Barack Obama was fined £120 for not paying the London congestion charge during his state visit to Britain. London mayor, Boris Johnson wanted the £10 congestion fee to be paid for the Presidents armor plated limo "The Beast" and all other cars during his visit in May. Johnson is understood to have raised the issue with Obama at a Buckingham Palace
  • Cops: Man who found $17K didn't tell the truth (fined $500)

    06/29/2011 10:19:22 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/29/11 | Deanese Williams-Harris
    An Arlington Heights man was fined $500 after he turned in $17,000 but lied about how and where he actually found the cash, police said today. Robert Adams, 54, was cited today for filing a false report with the Rolling Meadows Police Department. On the evening of June 6, Adams found a Chase Bank bag full of cash totaling about $17,000 near a Walgreens ATM in Midlothian, police said. Instead of turning the cash in at that location, Adams drove to Rolling Meadows and turned in the bag at a Chase Bank. He later told police he found the cash...
  • Disgraced attorney owes $15 million to teenager he raped

    05/25/2011 8:22:22 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 38 replies
    mpls star tribune ^ | 5-24-11 | ABBY SIMONS
    Disgraced former attorney Aaron Biber, imprisoned for raping a 15-year-old friend of his son, has been ordered to pay $15 million to a trust in the teen's name for acts a judge deemed "utterly intolerable to the civilized community." Hennepin County District Judge Denise Reilly ordered Biber, 48, formerly of Shoreview, to pay $10 million in punitive damages and $5 million for assault, battery and emotional distress inflicted on the teen, leading up to and including the October 2009 assault. Attorney Michael Schwartz, trustee for the teen, said he and other attorneys will immediately work toward collecting on the civil...
  • Renewable energy (biomass) plants fined for Clean Air Act violations

    02/17/2011 6:46:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    California Watch ^ | 2/17/11 | Sam Pearson
    Two Central Valley biomass plants have agreed to pay more than $830,000 in fines for violating the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday. “Today’s enforcement actions are a victory for human health,” Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s regional administrator for the Pacific Southwest, said in a statement. The plants in Chowchilla and El Nido, both owned by Global Ampersand, LLC, of Boston, were fined $343,000 and $492,000, respectively. Company representatives did not respond to requests for comment. David Kim, assistant regional counsel for the EPA, said that the fines showed that even the renewable energy industry could run...
  • Brett Favre to be fined $50,000, not suspended, over Jenn Sterger texts

    12/29/2010 12:53:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies · 16+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/29/10 | Staff from agencies
    The NFL announced today that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre will be fined $50,000 for the Jenn Sterger episode. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed the announcement on his Twitter account, writing that the NFL found “no violation of league policy,” during its investigation into accusations that Favre sent lewd photographs to Sterger in 2008. Aiello added that Favre’s fine stemmed from a “lack of cooperation” into the investigation. (Snip) Favre, 41, acknowledged earlier this year that he left Sterger voicemails while trying to woo the stunning ex-model in 2008.