National Milk Producers Federation Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Pending

The National Milk Producers Federation class action lawsuit has reached a settlement agreement. The antitrust lawsuit was filed by Matthew Edwards et al. against defendants NMPF, also known as Cooperatives Working Together, Dairy Farmers of America, Land O’ Lakes, Dairylea Cooperative, and Agri-Mark in the Northern District Court of California. The suit alleges that the


Trinity Health – Hepatitis C Lawsuit Settlement Pending

According to U.S. News, Trinity Health has reached, at least in principle, a hepatitis C lawsuit settlement that has been pending in North Dakota. The plaintiffs’ attorney, Behdad Sadeghi, indicated that the settlement involving 21 of the victims still needed to be finalized. Even so, attorneys for Trinity filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit


Lawsuit Filed Against a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs Facility

A lawsuit filed against a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs facility is alleging medical malpractice and wrongful death. The wife and the daughter of Jason Simcakoski filed the lawsuit in Madison, Wisconsin, on August 29th, 2016. It is not clear at this time what damages his family are seeking. Simcakoski was 35 years old in 2014 when


Chipotle Class Action Lawsuit Now Includes over 10,000 Employees

In 2014, a Chipotle class action lawsuit, Turner et al. v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. was filed against Chipotle by hourly workers at its restaurants nationwide. The lawsuit was certified as a class in August, 2015. According to the New York Daily News, since the class action was certified almost 10,000 employees have joined the


Driving While Affluent: A Richly Unjust Defense

Back in June of 2013, 16-year-old Ethan Couch killed four people after hitting them with his car when driving while intoxicated (presumably from the liquor he and his friends had stolen from a Walmart earlier that night.) At the time of the accident, he was speeding while driving illegally on a suspended license with a


Lawsuits Filed Related to Pokemon GO Mobile Game

A lawsuit was filed seeking class action status on July 29, 2016, against Pokemon Company, Niantic, Inc. and Nintendo Co. LTD related to the Pokemon GO mobile game. The lawsuit was filed by Jeffrey Marder in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, NDA. The suit alleges that the plaintiffs Pokemon GO mobile game


When Rape Culture and White Privilege Collide

It was a late night in January, 2015. There was alcohol involved. There was dancing involved. There may have even been flirting involved. What was NOT involved, however, was consent. Thankfully, two Stanford University graduate students were out for a bike ride when they came across a man thrusting himself on top of an unconscious,


Taxotere Can Cause Permanent Hair Loss – Why Does it Matter?

Taxotere (docetaxel) is a drug that is manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis for use in treating a number of different types of cancer. In 2004, the Food and Drug Administration, FDA, approved Taxotere for the treatment of breast cancer. It has since been discovered that Taxotere can cause permanent hair loss. An expected side effect of cancer


Apple Lawsuit Filed over Defective iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

On August 27, 2016, a class action lawsuit was filed in California against Apple. A class action lawsuit is an action initiated by one or more individuals that sue as representatives of a larger class of people that have incurred the same wrong by the same defendant. The Apple lawsuit filed suit will include those