More States Sue to fight EPA Clean Water Act Rule Changes

7/8/2015 Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced in a Tuesday press release that his office will be joining 26 other states who have filed four separate lawsuits since last month over rule changes regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforcement of the Clean Water Act. The legal fight is essentially a territorial battle over which


Van’s Food International, Inc. Agrees to $9M Settlement

7/8/2015 A waffle by any other name is not necessarily a waffle. Van’s Food International, Inc. agrees to $9M settlement in a class action suit alleging that the company mislabeled it’s products as “all natural” when, in fact, there were artificial ingredients in the mix. According to the suit, filed by plaintiff Diana Jill Miloro,


Amazon Search Results Lawsuit may Rekindle Keyword Trademark Litigation

7/7/2015 The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled against Amazon on Monday by allowing a lawsuit over misleading search results to proceed in Los Angeles federal court. By a split 2-1 decision, the judicial panel ruled that specialty watchmaker Multi Time Machine (MTM) can pursue its trademark infringement suit against the


It Ain’t Always Friday in Court

7/7/2015 The Briad Group, which operates 68 TGI Fridays restaurants in 26 states, got a big surprise: it ain’t always Friday in court. The company is on the losing end of a $40M judgment as a result of the stabbing death of an innocent patron by an underage drinker. The unfortunate victim, Orlando Jordan, was



Sh*t Work Paid $2.2M

7/6/2015 Two Georgia warehouse workers recently made history as plaintiffs in what is believed to be the first case to go to trial under the 2008 Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Dubbed “the mystery of the devious defecator” by U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg, the case revolved around the illegal testing of two employees after


BP Agrees to $18.7 Billion Federal Penalty

7/3/2015 In a joint press conference, the attorneys general for Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi announced that it has agreed to settle the penalty phase regarding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The spill occurred on April 20th, 2010, when the aforementioned oil rig caught fire, killing 11 people and sent over 3 million barrels of


Novartis Faces up to $3.3 Billion in Damages from Whistleblower Kickback Suit

7/2/2015 In what may be the largest whistleblower lawsuit ever, the Justice Department, along with 11 states, are accusing Swiss pharmaceutical titan, Novartis, of running a massive kickback scheme through the U.S. Medicare and Medicaid programs. Specifically, the U.S. is accusing the drugmaker of referring patients to a handful of specialty pharmacies who sent in



Supreme Court Rules against EPA on Mercury Emissions

6/29/2015 After a historic week in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to legalize gay marriage, as well as delivering a decision that will likely entrench Obamacare as the law of the land, the Court handed President Obama a major defeat to his environmental agenda. On the last day of the Court’s session, it ruled