DETROIT, MI — A Muskegon firm will pay $66,000 to the state of Michigan this month for violations of state environmental law following a major failure of the company’s Detroit dock, which collapsed into Detroit River last fall.

Revere Dock LLC owner Steve Erickson of North Muskegon has signed a settlement with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) that outlines plans to restore and upgrade the site, which partly sank into the river on Nov. 26, 2019.

The state announced the settlement Oct. 12 and said Erickson has until summer to finish restoration work at the 5851 West Jefferson Avenue property. Upgrades include a new 600-foot steel seawall to replace the old wood and concrete dock that collapsed after a large pile of construction aggregate was placed near the shoreline.

The collapse initially sparked fears of contaminated drinking water because the site was used in the 1940s and 1950s for atomic bomb material development. Testing by the Great Lakes Water Authority and EGLE subsequently found no excessive levels of radioactivity.

EGLE and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency testing also found industrial contaminants in site soils and sediment at the site collapse, but not at excessive levels.

The site is the former location of Revere Copper and Brass Co., which operated there for more than 60 years. Erickson has owned the site since 2015 and leased it to Detroit Bulk Storage. It is located next to the Historic Fort Wayne property.

In January, the city of Detroit fined Revere Dock $10,000 for illegally storing limestone at the site without a permit.

Restoration plans follow months of back-and-forth between Revere Dock and EGLE, which called earlier work plans inadequate and directed improvements.

EGLE said Monday it has approved site plans following a June public hearing. Those plans call for

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Citigroup Inc C.N agreed to pay a $400 million penalty and draw up a sweeping remediation plan after U.S. regulators identified “several longstanding deficiencies” and operational lapses, U.S. regulators said on Wednesday.

The Federal Reserve and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said that the bank required “comprehensive corrective actions” and must overhaul its risk management, data governance and internal controls across the company.

The Fed said the action “requires the firm to correct several longstanding deficiencies.”

“For several years, the Bank has failed to implement and maintain an enterprisewide risk management and compliance risk management program, internal controls, or a data governance program commensurate with the Bank’s size, complexity, and risk profile,” the OCC said in its consent order.


In a statement, Citi said it was disappointed to have fallen short of regulatory expectations and has “significant remediation projects” under way.

The hefty penalty follows renewed public and regulatory scrutiny of Citi’s operations after an “error” led the bank to mistakenly send Revlon creditors $900 million of its own funds in August. The bank is pursuing legal action against some lenders who are refusing to return the payment.

Since then it has announced that Chief Executive Mike Corbat would retire earlier than expected and the bank would boost investment in its operational systems by $1 billion.


Incoming CEO Jane Fraser, who will take over early next year, has highlighted improving risk and control systems as a priority. “We will invest in our infrastructure, risk management and controls to ensure

H&M has been fined more than $41 million for allegedly tracking hundreds of employees’ personal lives on a company database.

Managers at the Swedish retailer’s customer service center in Nuremberg kept meticulous notes on workers’ vacations, illnesses, religious beliefs and family problems starting in at least 2014, according to the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, a German privacy watchdog.


Those notes, based on workplace meetings and one-on-one conversations, were used to evaluate staffers’ work performance and make decisions about their “employment relationship,” regulators said Thursday, calling H&M’s practices a “particularly intensive interference” with its employees’ rights.

The details supervisors recorded were sometimes visible to as many as 50 other managers, officials said. But a “configuration error” made the data accessible company-wide for a few hours in October 2019, an incident that alerted regulators to H&M’s practices, according to the watchdog.

Johannes Caspar, the data protection commissioner, said the surveillance showed a “serious disregard” for the workers’ data privacy. The 35.2 million-euro fine his office ordered H&M to pay is the second-largest issued so far under the European Union’s data protection laws that took effect in 2018, according to Forbes.

“The amount of the fine imposed is accordingly appropriate and suitable to deter companies from violating the privacy of their employees,” Caspar said in a statement.


H&M — which has about 179,000 employees worldwide — said it will “carefully” review the watchdog’s decision and pledged to pay “financial compensation” to anyone who worked at the Nuremberg center for at least a month since May 2018.

The Stockholm-based company said it has taken several steps to protect its workers’

Tennessee Titans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (99) looks on before the start of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Titans defeated the Vikings 31-30. (AP Photo/David Berding)

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Tennessee Titans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was fined $35,000 on Saturday following two unnecessary roughing penalties against the Minnesota Vikings during a Week 3 victory, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero:

It’s the second-highest fine in Clowney’s career. The veteran was hit with a $40,110 penalty for a roughing-the-passer call against then-Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles in December 2018. 

It’s also the eighth time in Clowney’s seven-year career the defensive end has received a fine from the league. Saturday’s penalty brings his total up to $151,677 forfeited, according to Spotrac.

The 2014 No. 1 overall draft pick signed a one-year, $13 million deal with the Titans this offseason after ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler previously reported he was setting his price mark at $17 million yearly. So far it hasn’t exactly into much success for the Tennessee defense despite a 3-0 start. The unit ranks as the fourth-worst in football, averaging 422.3 yards allowed and 24.7 points allowed per game. 

One of Clowney’s penalties against the Vikings last week was a block in the back call that erased a defensive touchdown for the Titans. 

Through three games, Clowney has recorded just seven total tackles and one pass deflection. He’ll need to step his game up—and avoid costly penalties—as the Tennessee defense continues to develop. 

Alberta’s superintendent of insurance issued more than $1.5 million in fines against 16 auto insurance companies for overcharging motorists for coverage, but what hasn’t been revealed is how much extra money drivers had to pay. 

The Insurance Bureau of Canada and several of the penalized companies say the money has already been refunded to drivers.

The TD Bank Group, which includes Primmum Insurance, Security National Insurance Company and TD Home and Auto Insurance, received $885,000 in fines, the highest amount among all of the companies that were penalized.

The TD Bank Group issued a statement to CBC News saying the overcharges were the result of a system error that affected some customers’ policies. The company says the error was disclosed to the superintendent of insurance and “all impacted current and past customers” were reimbursed with interest. 

“We regret the inconvenience this may have caused some of our customers and have taken all measures to correct our system to ensure customers have the right coverage that fits their specific needs and circumstances,” said the statement.

Intact Insurance was fined $165,000 over the four-year period, the second highest among the penalized companies. Economical Insurance and its affiliate Sonnet Insurance were fined the same amount. The company said the error was the result of a technical issue and anyone who was overcharged was given a refund.

“This related to a technical error, which until early 2019 impacted a small number of our customers through both overcharges and undercharges on their premium,” said Paul MacDonald, an executive vice-president with Economical Insurance.

“As soon as we became aware of the error, we fully refunded any overcharged amounts to customers, self-reported the situation to the superintendent of insurance in Alberta, and enhanced testing with a view to preventing this type of error from happening again,” said