Food & Beverage

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  • January 17, 2017

    Costco Can't Escape Hepatitis Frozen Berry Suit

    A California federal judge on Tuesday refused to quickly end a class action over a frozen berry mix sold by Costco that was supposedly contaminated with hepatitis A, nixing claims alleging emotional distress caused by fear of contracting the disease but allowing the rest to proceed.

  • January 17, 2017

    Venable Beats DQ Bid In EB-5 Hopeful's Contract Fight

    A California judge on Tuesday refused to disqualify Venable LLP from defending a Los Angeles restaurateur in a Chinese EB-5 visa hopeful's suit alleging the restaurateur mismanaged his $1 million investment in two restaurants, saying Venable's use of purportedly privileged documents doesn't warrant disqualification.

  • January 17, 2017

    Egg Contamination Shouldn't Lead To Jail, High Court Told

    Quality Egg LLC executives Austin “Jack” DeCoster and his son Peter DeCoster have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review their jail sentences related to a national salmonella outbreak, saying individuals cannot get jail time for vicarious liability offenses.

  • January 17, 2017

    Food & Beverage Group Of The Year: Jenner & Block

    Jenner & Block LLP’s food-and-beverage practice had a hand in two billion-dollar deals this year, US Foods’ May IPO and the marriage between Snyder’s-Lance and Diamond Foods, making it one of Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year.

  • January 17, 2017

    Kraft Patent Case To Go Forward Amid High Court Review

    A Delaware federal judge has denied liquid sweetener maker TC Heartland LLC a stay of an infringement suit from Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC over Heartland's concentrated liquid dispensers while the U.S. Supreme Court considers a dispute over where patent cases can be heard.

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