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Stephen Doherty

Pigs Get Fed . . .

Posted by Stephen Doherty on 10/07/2021

And as the saying goes . . . "hogs get slaughtered." So it may be for the U.S. meat packing industry which appears to have gotten the Biden Administration's attention. According to a recent government report, half of the recent price increases at grocery stores across the country are due to higher meat prices. For example, pork prices have ...

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Ruhandy Glezakos

California Court Dismisses ‘Pink Tax’ Case Brought Against Walgreens

Posted by Ruhandy Glezakos on 10/06/2021

On September 23, 2021, Federal Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim dismissed claims brought by a California consumer alleging that Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. and its subsidiary Walgreen Co. ("Walgreens") charged female consumers a "pink tax" on women's hair loss products. Specifically, plaintiff alleged that Walgreens sold male and female versions ...

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Michael Van Gorder

Refined Aronson Standard Affirmed

Posted by Michael Van Gorder on 10/05/2021

On September 23, 2021, the Supreme Court of Delaware affirmed the Court of Chancery's decision in United Food & Com. Workers Union v. Zuckerberg, 250 A.3d 862 (Del. Ch. 2020), and held that the Court of Chancery's "refined articulation of the Aronson standard . . . [was] consistent with Aronson, Rales, and their progeny." In affirming the ...

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Cassandra Rohme

Construction Worker Receives Multi-Million Dollar Jury Award for Unsecured Ladder Injury

Posted by Cassandra Rohme on 10/04/2021

The Second Department recently upheld a multi-million-dollar award to a construction worker who was injured when an improperly secured ladder fell on him at a jobsite in Brooklyn in the case Pimenta v. 1504 Cia, LLC, 2021 NY Slip Op 04726 (2d Dept 2021). The Plaintiff was injured in August of 2014 while working as a construction worker. He ...

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Raymond N. Barto

Government Sues over “Alliance” Between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways

Posted by Raymond N. Barto on 09/30/2021

The Department of Justice and the attorneys general of six states have, together, filed an action challenging American Airlines's "Northeast Alliance Agreement" with its purported rival, JetBlue Airways. American is the largest of four airlines that collectively control over 80 percent of domestic air travel. JetBlue, on the other hand, is ...

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Ben Heikali

Class Actions Against Alcohol Giants Continue to Gain Traction

Posted by Ben Heikali on 09/29/2021

A consumer in Illinois is challenging Anheuser-Busch's advertising of its new Cacti Agave Spiked Seltzer product, alleging that the product is mislabeled because it does not contain any agave spirits, such as tequila and mezcal. According to the lawsuit, the product, which was the result of a recent collaboration between rapper Travis Scott ...

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Kristyn Fields

HHS Releases Report to Address High Drug Prices

Posted by Kristyn Fields on 09/28/2021

In an effort to lower drug prices, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report earlier this month entitled "Comprehensive Plan for Addressing High Drug Prices." The report outlines both legislative and administrative actions to lower drug pricing. Proposals that would require legislative action include: • Medicare ...

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Camilo Burr

NYC Council Passes Six Bills To Protect Food Delivery Workers

Posted by Camilo Burr on 09/27/2021

On September 23, 2021, the New York City Council approved a package of legislation to improve the working conditions for approximately 65,000 to 80,000 food delivery workers employed by food delivery service apps such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Grubhub. The six bills will set a minimum wage for the delivery workers; prevent the apps from ...

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Thomas T. Papain

SEC Orders KMS Financial Services to Pay $200,000 Penalty Over Failure to Adopt Written Policies and Procedures to Safeguard Customer Information and Records Against Cyberattacks

Posted by Thomas T. Papain on 09/20/2021

On August 30, 2021, the SEC ordered KMS Financial Services, Inc. ("KMS"), a dually registered broker-dealer and investment advisory firm with the SEC, to pay a penalty of $200,000 because KMS did not have written policies and procedures in place to safeguard customer information and records against cyberattacks and over a period spanning approximately ...

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Adam Steinfeld

(Cleaned Up): A Proposal to Streamline Legal Citation Gains Acceptance

Posted by Adam Steinfeld on 09/17/2021

Legal language changes slowly. Even ignoring lawyers' penchant for Latin, plaintiffs still "come now" before the court to "witnesseth" their testimony. Pushes to conduct law in "plain English" started in the sixteenth century. A mere five hundred years later, there are signs of progress in one of the most hidebound of legal conventions: citation. ...

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