Retailer Fashion Nova agrees to pay $1.75 million to settle lawsuit

The Vernon-based retailer Fashion Nova Inc. has agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle a consumer protection lawsuit that alleged the company failed to ship items in accordance with state law and properly notify customers about shipping delays, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Thursday.

Louisiana sues California over alligator ban

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana is suing the state of California over its decision to ban the import and sale of alligator products, saying the ban will hurt an important Louisiana industry and ultimately could hurt the state’s wetlands.