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Remember Bill Paxton? He starred in movies like Twister, Titanic, and Mighty Joe Young and tragically died last year on February 25 shortly after “having heart surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.” Now his family has decided to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the “California hospital where he died” on allegations that “the heart complications that ultimately took Paxton’s life were a result of negligence by the hospital and the surgeon who operated on him.”
A lawsuit settlement was just announced between King's Hawaiian and Pan-O-Gold Baking Company, a Minnesota-based company. The lawsuit itself was filed by King's Hawaiian “against the Midwest company regarding the well-known packaging King's Hawaiian uses with its beloved Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls,” and alleged that Pan-O-Gold “infringed its intellectual property rights in its well-known orange packaging.”
A lawsuit against Golden Valley Lending was just dropped by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, despite allegations that the lender “allegedly charged people up to 950 percent interest rates.” To many, the watchdog group's latest move is yet another example of how it's moving “away from aggressive enforcement under interim director Mick Mulvaney,” and many career staff members are none too pleased about that.
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