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Ramen Noodle Class Action Continues to Trial
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On January 11, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick ordered that the trial in the Ramen Noodle price-fixing class action will proceed next month, upon his refusal to grant defendants’ bid for dismissal. The suit was initially filed in 2013 by consumers and food retailers in 23 different states against South Korean Ramen manufacturers Nongshim Co. and Ottogi Corp.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 01/22/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Google Facing Discrimination Lawsuit From Two Former Employees
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Google is facing a class action lawsuit by two ex-employees who say they were discriminated against by their former employer. According to the complaint, the plaintiffs were discriminated against because they were white men with conservative political views. The lawsuit, which is scheduled to go to trial, comes after a September 2017 lawsuit which alleges that Google systematically paid its male employees more than its female employees. In a statement, the company stated that they "look forward to defending against Mr. Damore’s lawsuit in court.”
David Ingram, Reuters 01/08/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Kentucky AG Files Opioid Lawsuit Against McKesson
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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a lawsuit alleging that an opioid manufacturer flooded the state with prescription painkillers while overdose deaths were on the rise. The lawsuit, filed Monday in Franklin Circuit Court, says that McKesson Corporation distributed 18.4 million doses of painkillers in Floyd County between January 2010 and the end of 2016, which amounts to 477 pills for every adult and child across the county. The complaint accuses the manufacturer of unfair, misleading, and deceptive business practices.
Bill Estep, Lexington Herald-Leader 01/22/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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D.C. Police Named in False Arrest Lawsuit Over Inauguration Day Protests
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A number of people arrested last year during inauguration-day protests in Washington, D.C., have filed a lawsuit alleging false arrest. The complaint blames the Metropolitan Police Department officials for failure to distinguish actual rioters from peaceful protesters during a mass arrest at the event. The lawsuit states that police failed to identify and apprehend individuals smashing windows and vandalizing property during the protest, leading to the arrests of a number of peaceful participants. Of those arrested, some of the protesters were held for up to nine hours without access to a bathroom, food or water, according to the lawsuit.
Britain Eakin, Courthouse News Service 01/19/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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JustFoodForDogs Recalls Dog Food for Possible Listeria Risk
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JustFoodForDogs has issued a recall on three of its dog food products due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Included in the recall are the Beef & Russet Potato, Fish & Sweet Potato and Turducken dog food meals in all sizes. "Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans if they were to intentionally or unintentionally ingest the dog food or come into contact with contaminated feces," states the recall. The recalled dog food products were distributed only through 11 JFFD retail locations in Southern California, 3 Pet Food Express (PFE) locations in Southern California and 10 Northern California PFE locations.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 01/20/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

Lawsuit Claims Unsafe Traffic Intersection Responsible For Death
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A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in New York by the daughter of a woman who died after she was hit at an intersection in Staten Island. The 61-year-old woman died five days after being severely injured in the crash which took place at Crowell Avenue and Westcott Boulevard on Oct. 10, 2016. The complaint was filed in state Supreme Court, St. George against the city and the driver who hit the plaintiff's mother. The lawsuit alleges the city was negligent as the roadway "lacked a proper and safe design...(and) proper traffic signals."
Frank Donnelly, Staten Island Advance 01/20/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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