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News from April 2019

Boeing files breach of contract suit against Worldwide Trust Group after military product agreement goes left

By Charmaine Little | Apr 26, 2019

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Boeing is seeking damages from a Kuwait-based company over allegations it breached their consultant agreements regarding the sales of defense products and services.

Alleged victim of sex trafficking sues Alan Dershowitz for defamation

By Charmaine Little | Apr 26, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York attorney Alan Dershowitz is being sued for his allegedly defamatory statements toward a victim of sex trafficking.

Oreo maker facing fraud lawsuit over 'made with real cocoa' statement

By Charmaine Little | Apr 26, 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The manufacturer and creator of Oreo cookies, Mondelēz Global LLC, is facing a proposed class action lawsuit for its alleged deception in advertising the ingredients in the famous treat.

Pelvic mesh lawyers pressured clients to dismiss cases to avoid costs of trial

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 26, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A law firm representing thousands of pelvic mesh plaintiffs gave some of its clients two days to decide whether to dismiss their lawsuits and accept a proffered settlement from Johnson & Johnson, or risk incurring substantial costs preparing for trial.

While admissions scandal rages elsewhere, watchdog fights for records from University of Texas

By Record News | Apr 26, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – As Americans learn about current favoritism in college admissions, they still can’t learn about past favoritism at the University of Texas.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Golden Corral to Pay $31,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

By Press release submission | Apr 29, 2019

A Golden Corral restaurant franchisee located in Augusta, Ga., will pay $31,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Margaret Oertling Cupples Receives Award from Mississippi Children's Museum

By Press release submission | Apr 29, 2019

Bradley is pleased to announce that Margaret Oertling Cupples, managing partner of the firm’s Jackson office, has received the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) Preston Myers Hays Award of Light for exemplary service to the museum.

Talc supplier's bankruptcy could be what Johnson & Johnson needs to bring order to costly asbestos litigation

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 29, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) - Johnson & Johnson has borrowed a page from the legal playbook pioneered by breast-implant manufacturer Dow Corning to try to consolidate thousands of talc lawsuits in a single federal court for resolution.

Could regulation of PFAS chemicals affect efficient firefighting?

By Rich Peters | Apr 29, 2019

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – As the push to ban chemicals key to fighting fires continues across the country, it remains to be seen how successful alternatives will be.

At Univ. of Colorado, climate change plaintiffs present their side; Energy industry says event was 'one-sided'

By William Sassani | Apr 29, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. (Legal Newsline) – “This has nothing to do with national climate policy.”

'Name-calling' lawyer gets stern warning from federal judge; Called one defendant 'Richie the rug'

By Karen Kidd | Apr 29, 2019

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A California attorney who allegedly has been online trolling his former employer, a Los Angeles-based law firm, and suing in a North Carolina district court, has narrowly missed sanctions, the federal judge who dismissed the case said.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: A & F Fire Protection to Pay $407,500 to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination and Retaliation Suit

By Press release submission | Apr 29, 2019

A & F Fire Protection Co., Inc., a fire sprinkler and fire standpipe contractor located in West Babylon, N.Y., has agreed to pay $407,500 and take substantial non-monetary corrective action to settle a race discrimination, hostile work environment, and retali­ation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Jonathan Wohlwend Rejoins Bradley’s Birmingham Office as Intellectual Property Associate

By Press release submission | Apr 29, 2019

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings issued the following announcement on April 23.Bradley is pleased to announce that Jonathan D.

Customer alleges Google's AdWords practices were fraudulent, caused him economic damages

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 29, 2019

NASHUA — A New Hampshire man is suing Google, alleging its AdWords practices were fraudulent and caused him to suffer economic damages.

Customer alleges Ralph Lauren did not advertise actual price of shirt

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 29, 2019

NEW YORK — A New Jersey woman is suing Ralph Lauren in a class action lawsuit, alleging she was misled into believing the price she was paying for a shirt was a sale price when, in reality, it was not.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Cooper Machine Company to Pay $20,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Apr 30, 2019

Cooper Machine Company, Inc., a Wadley, Ga., company that sells and manufactures equipment used in the sawmill industry, will pay $20,000 and provide other relief to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced.

Opioid judge forgives plaintiffs’ `egregious’ failure to disclose contract with key witness

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 30, 2019

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - It was “egregious” and it was unjustified, but the failure of plaintiff lawyers to reveal they’d put a star witness on the payroll more than a year ago didn’t justify the ultimate sanction of barring him from testifying in an upcoming trial, the judge overseeing federal multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry has decided.

Lawyer alleges Uber caused irreparable harm to reputation

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — A lawyer is suing Uber, alleging he was swept up in criminal activity without his knowledge or consent, causing irreparable harm to his reputation.

Law firm alleges clients failed to pay more than $18,000

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 30, 2019

MIAMI — A Miami-Dade County law firm is suing a group of clients, alleging it was not paid more than $18,000 for expenses incurred while delivering legal services.

Houston municipal pension company accuses Conagra of false and misleading financial statements

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 30, 2019

CHICAGO — A Houston municipal pension company is suing Conagra, alleging the defendant made false and misleading statements about the financial health of its company.

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