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  • October 19, 2017

    NYC Can't End 'Tavern On The Green' TM Pact, Court Told

    A successor to the former operator of the Tavern on the Green restaurant in Central Park told a federal court Wednesday that New York City isn’t entitled to a ruling essentially nixing an agreement whereby the city allowed the company to use the name for other eateries, saying the city can't show the pact was breached.

  • October 19, 2017

    Latte Drinkers Say Starbucks Can't Dodge Underfilling Suit

    A putative class of Starbucks drinkers has asked a California federal judge to reject the coffee company’s bid to duck their suit alleging it underfilled lattes and mochas, arguing that discovery is incomplete and what information consumers do have suggests their allegations are true.

  • October 19, 2017

    Coca-Cola Can't Shake Seagram's Ginger Ale False Ad Suit

    A California federal judge on Wednesday refused to toss a putative class action alleging The Coca-Cola Co. deceptively labeled its Seagram's Ginger Ale product as being "made with real ginger," finding the argument that the product's natural flavors may have been derived from ginger root wasn't enough to kill the case.

  • October 18, 2017

    Eatery Claims JPMorgan Failed To Prevent Account Thefts

    JPMorgan Chase Bank NA recklessly allowed a restaurant's employee to make hundreds of thousands of dollars in unauthorized withdrawals from the Manhattan eatery’s checking account, according to a suit alleging more than $1.3 million in damages that landed in New York federal court Tuesday.

  • October 18, 2017

    4 Tips For Flu Shot Programs That Won't Get You Sued

    Health care employers and certain other businesses are increasingly requiring employees to get flu shots as a condition of employment, but these programs can invite suits from workers or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission if implemented poorly. Here, attorneys share tips for how to protect patients and patrons while limiting legal risks.

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