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News from May 2019

Exxon uses revived Helms-Burton law to sue Cuban companies for holdings confiscated in the 1960s

By John Severance | May 7, 2019

The first prominent company to take legal action against the Cubans is Exxon. In a suit filed May 2 in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, Exxon is seeking damages in the amount of $71,611,002.90 plus interest of 6 percent since July 1,1960.

Nestle accused of using misleading labels regarding child and slave labor; Company expects case to be tossed

By Brian Brueggemann | May 7, 2019

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) - A class action lawsuit filed in federal court in California accuses Nestle of using package labels that mislead consumers about the use of child labor and slave labor in the company's West African supply chain.

FOLEY & LARDNER LLP: Foley Adds Bankruptcy Partner Paul Labov in New York

By Press release submission | May 7, 2019

Foley & Lardner announced today that Paul Labov has joined the firm’s Litigation Department and Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practice Group as a partner in the New York office.

CLARK HILL: Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Washington DC Super Lawyers

By Press release submission | May 7, 2019

Four Clark Hill attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers’ 2019 Washington DC Super Lawyers & Rising Stars list. The following attorneys have received a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their areas of practice.

Trust born out of Texas life settlement company sues insurance firm in Iowa court, alleges overcharging

By John Breslin | May 8, 2019

DES MOINES (Legal Newsline) – A Texas-based trust born out of the bankruptcy reorganization of a high-profile life settlement company is involved in a lawsuit against an insurance company over claims it inflated monthly charges on policies.

'Trolling for clients': The battle for new plaintiffs creates friction among lawyers and referral services

By John O'Brien | May 8, 2019

It’s a world that the public rarely catches a glimpse of, but the competition for clients can lead to nasty disputes among plaintiffs attorneys and lawyer referral services who question whether the rules are being followed by everyone.

Nevada AG's old law firm can make up to $350 million on his opioid lawsuit; GOP decries 'cronyism'

By Dan Fisher | May 8, 2019

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Legal Newsline) - Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford’s former law firm stands to earn as much as $350 million in fees under a generous contract to handle the state’s opioid lawsuit that also provides for the separate reimbursement of expenses.

A class action law firm was set up to punish its own client financially, thanks to clause in contract

By John O'Brien | May 10, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Chicago class action law firm used a contract that would have left its client liable for thousands in attorneys fees if she chose to settle her case against its wishes.

Post accused of falsely advertising cereal ingredients not included in products

By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2019

BROOKLYN — A customer is suing Post, alleging its cereals falsely advertised ingredients that are not included in the products.

Florida customer alleges power banks lacked advertised energy

By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2019

LOS ANGELES — A Florida man is suing a power bank manufacturer, alleging the products did not have the energy as was advertised.

Customer alleges supplement did not help him lose weight as advertised

By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2019

LOS ANGELES — A New Jersey man is suing a supplement manufacturer, alleging he was led to believe a supplement would help him lose weight.

Customer alleges pest control product contained toxic chemicals

By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2019

BROOKLYN — A customer is suing a pet pest control product company, alleging a product contained toxic chemicals despite claims of being all natural.

Student accuses university of sexual harassment, false charges

By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2019

DES MOINES — A student is suing a university, alleging she was sexually harassed and then falsely accused of wrongdoing.

Companies sue over Baltimore's own version of Clean Air Act

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — A group of companies is suing the mayor and city council of Baltimore, alleging that they are being unfairly limited in their operations by the new Baltimore Clean Air Act.

FasTrak mix-up results in class action lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — A man is filing a class action lawsuit against numerous transportation authorities, alleging that he and other drivers were mailed a letter that advertised toll services.

Lawsuit says J&J puts trans fats in Benecol

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — A man is suing Johnson & Johnson via a class action lawsuit, alleging that he purchased a product believing it to be safe for consumption when it was not.

Nature's Path sued over how much acai berry is in toaster pastries

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — A woman is suing a food manufacturer via a class action lawsuit alleging that she was misled about the ingredients in toaster pastries.

Postmates facing class action over fees

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — An individual is suing Postmates in a class action lawsuit alleging that it charged more than it claimed and failed to uphold its delivery guarantee.

ISN Software appeals to Delaware high court in case over law firm's $65 million mistake

By Brian Brueggemann | May 13, 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. (Legal Newsline) – A software company that unsuccessfully sued a law firm for allegedly providing about $65 million worth of bad advice during a buyout of stockholders is appealing to the Delaware Supreme Court.

PEPPER HAMILTON LLP: Four Lawyers From Pepper Hamilton Named to Delaware Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists for 2019

By Press release submission | May 13, 2019

Pepper Hamilton announced that four lawyers have been named by Delaware Super Lawyers magazine as top attorneys in the state for 2019.

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