News from April 2019

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Restructuring Attorney Eric Howe Joins Greenberg Traurig in Minneapolis

By Press release submission | Apr 16, 2019

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues its strategic growth of its Minneapolis office with the addition Eric J. Howe as a shareholder in the Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice.

Arkansas Supreme Court reverses denial of long-term care facility's charitable immunity

By Marian Johns | Apr 17, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court has reversed and remanded a Jefferson County Circuit Court's decision that denied a long-term care facility's "charitable immunity" in a wrongful death claim.

Tenneco granted summary judgment in lung cancer case

By Marian Johns | Apr 17, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. — Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc. (Tenneco), the makers of Walker mufflers, has been granted its motion for summary judgment by the Delaware Superior Court in a case alleging a former auto mechanic who contracted and died from lung cancer because the mufflers contained asbestos.

Massachusetts Supreme Court backs P.F. Chang workers

By Marian Johns | Apr 17, 2019

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Supreme Court has reversed an appeals' court denial of motion for class certification and remanded a case involving P.F. Chang workers' allegations of wage law violations to the trial court.

Former New Jersey bus driver denied discrimination appeal

By Marian Johns | Apr 17, 2019

TRENTON — The New Jersey Superior Court has denied the appeal of a New Jersey bus driver who alleged his employer subjected him to a hostile work environment and discriminated against him because of his weight.

Washington suit against Ethicon over pelvic mesh implant begins Monday

By John Sammon | Apr 18, 2019

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The lawsuit of Washington State’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon for selling a pelvic mesh implant to women that allegedly caused chronic pain, infections and medical complications will begin on Monday, April 22, another in a long line of lawsuits over the past several years that contend the implants are dangerous.

Compound drug producer Fusion IV asks federal court to rule California was wrong to block operation

By John Breslin | Apr 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A producer of compound drugs has asked a federal court to rule that California was wrong to deny a license for an outsourcing facility in the state.

Kellogg's targeted in 'graham' cracker suit, mirrors others filed in New York

By John Breslin | Apr 19, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – Kellogg Co. is the target of a class-action lawsuit that claims the food-manufacturing giant uses deceptive practices when marketing and selling its "graham cracker" products.

Nonprofit accuses Arizona Rangers of misusing grant

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 19, 2019

PHOENIX — A nonprofit is suing the Arizona Rangers, alleging a grant was misused.

Customer alleges CVS sold multivitamins that listed misleading ingredients

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES — A customer is suing CVS, alleging multivitamins listed misleading ingredients.

Legal woes continue for multi-level marketing women's clothing company LuLaRoe

By John Severance | Apr 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Legal problems continue for LuLaRoe, a multi-level marketing company that sells women's clothing.

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION: Sara Cortes and David Bartels Named Deputy Chief Counsels of the Division of Investment Management

By Press release submission | Apr 22, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Sara Cortes and David P. Bartels have been named Deputy Chief Counsels of the Division of Investment Management.

DOJ, FBI failed to fully comply with congressional 9/11 mandate, lawsuit alleges

By John Suayan | Apr 22, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, Inc. and Architects & Engineers (AE) for 9/11 Truth are suing federal officials in an effort to have the defendants fully comply with a five-year-old mandate from Congress pertaining to 9/11.

Stockholders sue Boeing following deadly crashes

By John Breslin | Apr 22, 2019

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Boeing investor has filed a securities class action against the company following two deadly airplane crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia.

Just before trial, Washington AG Ferguson's Ethicon case against Johnson & Johnson settles

By John Sammon | Apr 22, 2019

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit launched by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson against Johnson & Johnson for a pelvic mesh implant it sold called the “Ethicon” has been settled out of court according to a report from Courtroom View Network (CVN).

Washington state claims three major drug companies failed to report, stop 'suspicious opioid' shipments

By Marian Johns | Apr 23, 2019

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The state of Washington has filed a lawsuit against three major prescription opioid distributors alleging the companies' negligence was a significant factor in the state's opioid epidemic.

California home improvement contractor employee alleges she was told to turn away Middle Eastern, Indian customers

By Marian Johns | Apr 23, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California-based home improvement contractor is being sued by the federal government over claims by an employee that she was instructed to turn away customers perceived to be Middle Eastern or Indian.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Safeway to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Apr 23, 2019

National grocery store chain Safeway, Inc. will pay $75,000 and make significant changes to its policies and hiring practices to resolve a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Saint Thomas Health to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit

By Press release submission | Apr 23, 2019

Saint Thomas Health (STH), operating Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn., will pay $75,000 and furnish other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Recovers $53,100 for Employees After Investigation Uncovers Wage Violations at North Carolina Restaurant

By Press release submission | Apr 23, 2019

– After an investigation by the a U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), La Rancherita Inc. – operating as La Rancherita Mexican Restaurant in Apex, North Carolina – has paid $53,100 in back wages to 18 employees to resolve violations of the overtime, minimum wage, and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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