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  April 25, 2019

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Transportation Cycle and Coverage in Trucking Cases
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Effective Discovery Strategies
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Liability in Shared Ride Cases
Class Action

 
Fisher Price Faces Class Action Over Recalled Rock 'N Play Tied to Infant Deaths
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Fisher-Price is facing a class action lawsuit over its recalled Rock 'N Play sleeper. The product has been connected to more than 30 infant deaths and well over 100 injuries, according to the lawsuit. The complaint was filed by a family whose baby died just minutes after being placed in the Rock 'N Play. The lawsuit filed April 18 in U.S. District Court in Buffalo by a couple from Delaware is the first of two class action complaints filed against Fisher Price and its parent company in recent days.
Meaghan M. McDermott, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 04/23/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Nestlé Faces Allegations of Child Slavery in Cocoa Farms
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On April 19, 2019, class claims were filed in federal court in the Southern District of California against the world’s largest food company, Nestlé USA Inc. ("Nestlé"). The suit alleges that Nestlé has "been making its chocolate fortune off the backs of child labor and child slave labor in West Africa." According to the complaint, filed by named plaintiff Renee Walker, Nestlé deceptively labels its products to intentionally mislead consumers into believing its products are procured in accordance with environmentally and socially responsible standards.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 04/25/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Transplant Centers Across US Join Lawsuit Challenging Organ Allocation Policy Change
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Thirteen transplant centers across the country have filed a lawsuit challenging legislation that would alter how liver donations are allocated to transplant candidates. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics recently joined the lawsuit which alleges a systematic problem within the United States organ donation and transplantation system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the United Network for Organ Sharing are named as defendants in the lawsuit filed in Atlanta. A stay was issued on the policy's implementation on Wednesday.
Staff Report, The Gazette Online 04/24/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Lyft Named in Lawsuit Over Fullerton Crash That Injured Pedestrians
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Lyft is facing a lawsuit over a crash in Fullerton, California that resulted in a number of injuries. Nine people were injured when a pickup truck veered onto a sidewalk after colliding with two cars operated by Lyft drivers. Law enforcement reported that the driver of the truck was under the influence of marijuana when he crashed into the two Lyft cars and the pedestrians. He faces criminal charges and is also named as defendant in the complaint.
Staff Report, MyNewsLA.com 04/24/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Popular Heart Drugs Tainted with Carcinogens Subject of Dozens of Lawsuits
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Widely prescribed generic heart medications tainted with potential carcinogens are the subject of dozens of lawsuits filed in the U.S. The drugs are at the center of a widening recall being overseen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and have been taken by millions of people across the country. "We will have approximately 2,000 personal-injury cases on file in the next two years,” stated one attorney at a conference in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey last month.
Anna Edney and Margaret Cronin Fisk, Portland Press Herald 04/24/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Former Montgomery Sports Anchor Files Suit Alleging Racial Harassment
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A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination and breach of contract has been filed by a former sports anchor for a TV station in Montgomery, Alabama. The lawsuit filed in federal court last November alleges three counts of racial discrimination, fraud, and breach of contract during his employment at the network in 2016. According to the plaintiff, he was not treated the same as his white co-workers at the station. The lawsuit seeks an undisclosed amount of damages and back pay in addition to a jury trial.
Ivana Hrynkiw, AL.com 04/24/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
South Carolina Inmate Stabbed and Left to Die, Alleges Lawsuit
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The mother of a man who was allegedly left to die after being stabbed in a South Carolina prison has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The state Department of Corrections is named as defendant in the lawsuit that was filed last week. According to the complaint, guards at the prison dragged the man into the prison yard after he was stabbed in his cell and left him there to die.
Zack Budryk, The Hill 04/18/2019   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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