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Ben Heikali

F&F Scores Big Win In Folgers Coffee Case

Posted by Ben Heikali on 01/21/2021

On December 17, 2020, Judge Bernal denied in large part J.M. Smucker's motion to dismiss the complaint in the matter Ashton, et al. v. The J.M. Smucker Co., et al., No. 5:20-cv-00992. Plaintiffs, represented by Faruqi & Faruqi, allege that J.M. Smucker falsely advertises certain Folgers ground coffees as being capable of making a specific ...

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Reza Rezvani

17 Questions: Personal Injury

Posted by Reza Rezvani on 01/21/2021

New York Personal Injury FAQ 1. I HAVE A WORKERS' COMPENSATION CASE – CAN I BRING A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM? Yes, you can bring a personal injury claim, even if you have a workers' compensation case. It's not an either or – you can have both a workers' compensation and personal injury claim at the same time. You can file a personal injury ...

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Reza Rezvani

ELEVATOR/ESCALATOR ACCIDENTS

Posted by Reza Rezvani on 01/21/2021

ELEVATOR/ESCALATOR ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows that elevator and escalator accidents are responsible for approximately 17,000 injuries every year. State and local authorities require periodic inspections of elevators and escalators. Additionally, ...

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Reza Rezvani

VEHICLE CRASH PERSONAL INJURY FAQ

Posted by Reza Rezvani on 01/21/2021

WHO WILL COVER MY MEDICAL EXPENSES? No-fault insurance will cover your medical expenses. In New York, after you are involved in a vehicle crash, the expenses for your medical treatment are covered by no-fault insurance, regardless of whose fault the accident was. However, no-fault will not cover your medical expenses forever. If the vehicle ...

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Reza Rezvani

PERSONAL INJURY VS. WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Posted by Reza Rezvani on 01/21/2021

PERSONAL INJURY AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION – HOW THEY ARE DIFFERENT A construction accident can change your life forever. A personal injury claim can help you receive full compensation for your losses. A workers' compensation claim won't fully compensate you for your potential losses. WORKERS' COMPENSATION IS NOT YOUR ONLY OPTION Many people ...

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Ruhandy Glezakos

Consumer Defeats Motion to Dismiss in False Advertising Case Against Beer Maker

Posted by Ruhandy Glezakos on 01/20/2021

In a case against Pabst Brewing Co., LLC, the maker of Olympia Beer, a consumer successfully opposed a motion to dismiss allowing him to proceed with claims against the company for false and misleading advertising. Peacock v. Pabst Brewing Co., LLC, No. 218CV00568TLNCKD, 2020 WL 5847244, at *6 (E.D. Cal. Oct. 1, 2020). In the case against ...

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Stephen Doherty

Pilgrim’s Pride Settlement Is No Chicken Feed

Posted by Stephen Doherty on 01/19/2021

Broiler chicken producers Pilgrim's Pride and Tyson Foods settled price fixing claims with a class of direct purchasers this week. The plaintiffs alleged that a group of chicken producers representing ninety-eight percent of the broiler chicken market had limited production and coordinated prices by sharing information through the data company ...

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Daniel Weiss

Biden Pick for SEC Chair Signals Tougher Regulation

Posted by Daniel Weiss on 01/15/2021

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Biden will pick Gary Gensler to be the next chairman of the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). A former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Gensler has a reputation as a tough regulator willing to stand up to powerful special interests. While at the CFTC, Gensler was charged ...

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Alex Hartzband

The Damaging Effects of California Proposition 22 On Workers’ Rights Begin to Unfold

Posted by Alex Hartzband on 01/13/2021

On November 3, 2020, Californians passed a ballot initiative known as Proposition 22, or "the App-Based Drivers as Contractors and Labor Policies Initiative" ("Prop 22"), which asked voters to define app-based rideshare and delivery drivers as independent contractors, as opposed to employees. This paved the way for the adoption of labor and ...

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Christopher M. Lash

DELAWARE SUPREME COURT REJECTS LIMITING PRINCIPLES RELATING TO SECTION 220 DEMANDS

Posted by Christopher M. Lash on 01/04/2021

In AmerisourceBergen Corp. v. Lebanon County Employees' Retirement Fund, 2020 WL 7266362 (Del. Dec. 10, 2020), the Delaware Supreme Court rejected two common objections advanced by corporations when faced with stockholder inspection demands pursuant to Delaware General Corporation Law, 8 Del. C. § 220 ("Section 220"). The Court held that ...

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