Consumer Law

Missouri has a new law defining ‘meat.’ That’s just the latest round in the battles over your food.

On Aug. 28, a law went into effect in Missouri that makes it a crime to use the term “meat” to describe any product that does not come from a “livestock or poultry carcass or part thereof.” The same day,...

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: Could they go to trial over the kids?

Brangelina is now shorthand for textbook anti-conscious uncoupling. Still, resolution – especially when six children are involved – is a thorny endeavor. So could this all end with a messy public spectacle? In June, their divorce made headlines again when the couple's private judge threatened Jolie, saying if the actress doesn't...

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Elder Financial Abuse Will Get Worse As Americans Age

One in 20 older adults said they were financially mistreated in the recent past, according to a study financed by the Justice Department. Requiring professionals who handle Individual Retirement Accounts to be fiduciaries, legally bound to act in their clients'...

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McDonald’s Versus ‘Fight for $15′: Documents Reveal Strategy

A battle between McDonald’s LLC and worker advocacy groups is putting the company’s response to the Fight for $15 campaign—and the role of two prominent law firms—under a microscope. McDonald’s is fighting a National Labor Relations Board complaint alleging it...

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Suit: Uber Saved $500M a Year by Misclassifying California Drivers as Independent Contractors

Uber Technologies Inc. may be saving more than $500 million a year by misclassifying its California drivers as independent contractors, according to a lawsuit that claims the ride-hailing company is flouting a ruling by the state’s highest court. Uber avoids...

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$19M Award to Real Estate Developer Upheld Against State of Texas

The state of Texas’ attempt to appeal a $19 million jury verdict in a property condemnation damage case was unsuccessful. The Court of Appeals for the 1st District of Texas affirmed the original decision of the Harris County Civil Court...

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Shelter: Separated Children Had ‘Suicidal Thoughts’

Confidential documents obtained by ProPublica Illinois tell a chilling story of the mental and physical health of immigrant children held under federal custody in the Chicago area, with some suffering suicidal thoughts during their detention. The documents cover nine federally-funded...

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Screenwriter’s Case Against ‘Light Between Oceans’ in Rough Waters

Who gets copyright protection? In the book "The Light Between Oceans," a boat comes ashore carrying newborn a baby and a dead man. In Nobile's screenplay, a pregnant woman is swept ashore, and her baby dying on the fourth day.  Margot...

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3d Circuit: Job Applicants Can Sue over Job Rejections from Background Checks

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Third Circuit ruled yesterday that job applicants have standing to sue under the Fair Credit Reporting Act in a criminal history lawsuit brought by plaintiffs against their prospective employer, SEPTA, says Outten...

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Bed bug-bitten guest failed to prove Blue Chip Casino’s negligence caused injury

An Indiana hotel guest didn’t offer sufficient evidence that proved the hotel’s negligence led to bed bugs in his room, the Court of Appeals of Indiana decided. Johnson said he suffered bed bug bites during his 2017 stay at Blue...

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