Food & Beverage

  • January 17, 2018

    Goldman Sachs Exec's Ex-Aide Accused Of $1.2M Wine Theft

    The FBI arrested the ex-personal assistant of Goldman Sachs’ co-President David Solomon in Los Angeles Tuesday for allegedly stealing $1.2 million of rare wine from his former boss, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

  • January 17, 2018

    Del. Justices Grapple With Tolling Query In Pesticide Case

    Delaware’s Supreme Court justices grappled Wednesday with a Third Circuit request to clarify statute of limitations "tolling" calculations in a banana plantation worker class challenge to the dismissal of a pesticide exposure suit, but spent much of the hearing trying to untangle years of national and foreign litigation.

  • January 17, 2018

    Romania Looks To Ax Suit Seeking OK Of $250M Award

    Romania urged a D.C. federal court Tuesday to nix the latest attempt by two Swedish food industry investors to confirm a $250 million arbitral award issued against the country in 2013 for revoking certain economic incentives, saying it hasn’t been properly notified of the suit.

  • January 17, 2018

    CDC Warns Coconut Linked To Salmonella May Be In Stores

    A multistate outbreak of salmonella infections related to packaged Coconut Tree-brand coconut distributed by Evershing International Trading Co. continues to pose a danger because the product remains in stores and can last for several months if kept frozen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

  • January 17, 2018

    10th Circ. Revives Kellogg Workers' Religious Bias Claims

    A jury should decide whether Kellogg USA tried to accommodate two Seventh-day Adventists it fired after they refused to work on their Sabbath, the Tenth Circuit said Wednesday, reversing the cereal maker’s win but rejecting a stricter reasonableness test the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had proposed.

  • January 17, 2018

    Cott To Sell UK Juice Plant To Clear $1.25B Refresco Merger

    Cott Corp. will sell a British juice plant in order to avoid local competition concerns from its $1.25 billion merger with Dutch soft drink bottler Refresco Group NV, a concession the U.K.’s antitrust authority said Wednesday it had accepted “in principle.”

  • January 17, 2018

    Wendy's Rips Cert. Bid In Data Breach Suit

    Wendy’s said that a push for class certification from customers suing the fast-food chain over a data breach must be denied, telling a Florida federal judge on Tuesday that the proposed class may include individuals who weren’t impacted by the breach.

  • January 17, 2018

    A Chat With Davis Wright CSO Mark Usellis

    In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts Amanda Brady and Amy Mallow of Major Lindsey & Africa interview law firm management from Am Law 200 firms about how they are navigating an increasingly competitive business environment. The second conversation is with Mark Usellis, chief strategy officer for Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

  • January 16, 2018

    McDonald's Delayed NLRB Case But Won't Be Reprimanded

    A National Labor Relations Board judge chided McDonald’s for delaying a case, which accuses the company and its franchisees of anti-union activity, while it appeals an order that it produce a report a month ahead of its expert’s testimony, but nonetheless rejected the NLRB general counsel’s request that the expert be barred from testifying.

  • January 16, 2018

    Trump's Mar-A-Lago Again Cited For Food Safety Issues

    Florida state restaurant inspectors found food safety issues and building problems at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach during a November visit, nearly a year after a previous visit turned up food violations at the private club.

  • January 16, 2018

    House OKs Bill Lowering Hundreds Of Tariffs

    The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill Tuesday to lower tariffs on about 1,800 imports for products that have little threat to domestic industry, following a push from manufacturers and other businesses.

  • January 16, 2018

    37 Babies Sickened By Recalled French Milk Products

    Families of babies sickened by salmonella-tainted milk products made by French company Lactalis are pursuing legal action over a recall that has spread to 12 million boxes of milk in 83 countries, according to media reports on Monday.

  • January 16, 2018

    Ferrero Inks $2.8B Deal For Nestle’s US Confectionery Biz

    Ferrero, the Italian company behind Nutella, Tic Tacs and its branded pralines, on Tuesday inked a $2.8 billion cash deal to swallow Nestle SA’s domestic confectionery business — including its Butterfinger, Baby Ruth and Wonka brands — to become the third-largest confectionery company in the United States.

  • January 16, 2018

    Australia Breaks WTO Silence To Fight Canadian Wine Rules

    The Australian government targeted Canada’s restrictions on the retail sale of foreign wines with a new World Trade Organization complaint Tuesday, marking the first time the country has triggered a dispute in Geneva since 2003.

  • January 16, 2018

    ITC Finds Chinese Sodium Gluconate Imports Hurt US

    The U.S. International Trade Commission decided Friday that sodium gluconate and related imports from China were likely being subsidized and dumped to the detriment of a domestic producer, though the agency found that wasn’t the case for imports from France.

  • January 16, 2018

    Burger King, Supermarket Hit With ADA Suits Over Websites

    Fast-food giant Burger King and supermarket chain Morton Williams are violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to provide websites that are accessible to users who are blind or visually impaired, according to proposed class actions filed Friday in New York federal court.

  • January 16, 2018

    Starbucks Wins EU Ruling Over 'Coffee Rocks' Trademark

    A European Union court on Tuesday sided with Starbucks and tossed out a decision allowing a Belgian woman to register a “Coffee Rocks” trademark that the coffee giant says is confusingly similar to its logo.

  • January 16, 2018

    Indonesia Still Working To Resolve WTO Food Fight

    The Indonesian government is attempting to comply with a World Trade Organization decision that faulted its import restrictions on beef, poultry and various produce items, but remains at odds with the U.S. and New Zealand on what the compliance deadline ought to be, according to WTO documents circulated Tuesday.

  • January 12, 2018

    The Firms That Dominated In 2017

    Law360’s Firms of the Year rose above the competition with a combined 24 Practice Group of the Year awards after helping their clients win game-changing judgments and close record-breaking deals in 2017. Here’s a closer look at how they landed at the top.

  • January 12, 2018

    Law360 Names Practice Groups Of The Year

    Law360 congratulates the winners of its 2017 Practice Group of the Year awards, which honor the law firms behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.

Expert Analysis

  • A Momentous Year For CFIUS: Part 2

    Stephen Heifetz

    Regardless of whether new legislation is enacted, dramatic changes to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States have arrived. In 2017, a much “stickier” CFIUS process resulted from concerns about China and a broader worry that international trade has not always benefited the United States, say attorneys with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC.

  • A Survey Of In-House Attorney Views On Trade Secrets

    David Almeling

    In an attempt to peek behind the corporate curtain and pick the brains of those with unrivaled access to their companies’ trade secrets, we surveyed 81 in-house attorneys who work on trade secret issues. We discovered many interesting findings — and one alarming trend, say attorneys with O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

  • A Momentous Year For CFIUS: Part 1

    Stephen Heifetz

    The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States was the subject of more focus, change and consequence in 2017 than it had been in at least a decade. It appears that the significant CFIUS developments last year soon may be followed by formal legal changes, say attorneys with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC.

  • 6 E-Discovery Predictions For 2018

    Erich Potter

    Erich Potter, discovery counsel with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, discusses six ways e-discovery will continue to excite and confound in 2018.

  • 6 Roles To Embrace In An Evolving Legal Industry

    Rob MacAdam

    Smart law firms are increasingly positioning professionals to proactively guide them as the legal landscape reshapes itself, harnessing six emerging roles within their organizational charts to embrace new approaches, tools and systems, says Rob MacAdam of HighQ.

  • Opinion

    This Year, Let’s Invest In Lawyer Resiliency

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    Highly profitable companies have comprehensive corporate wellness programs that realize plateauing health care costs, greater employee engagement, and a demonstrable competitive advantage. The legal field needs a similar awakening, says Rudhir Krishtel, a former partner of Fish & Richardson and senior patent counsel at Apple.

  • 5 Legal Technology Predictions For 2018

    Jeff Ton

    While each new year is expected to bring fresh challenges to the legal industry, 2018 will be particularly disruptive to the status quo. Both law firms and organizations that cater to the legal community should prepare for developments like increasing pressure from international clients and data security risks caused by multigenerational gaps, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.

  • Indirect Purchaser Cases In 2017: Key District Court Rulings

    Chris Micheletti

    Over the last year, there were some interesting cases in the indirect purchaser class action arena, with district courts addressing pleading motions, class certification in “pay-for-delay” drug cases, and class certification of nationwide and multistate class claims based on California’s state antitrust law, say Chris Micheletti and Christina Tabacco of Zelle LLP.

  • Indirect Purchaser Cases In 2017: Key Appeals Court Rulings

    Chris Micheletti

    As with 2016, there were no major U.S. Supreme Court decisions impacting indirect purchaser claims in 2017. Unlike 2016, however, several circuit court decisions addressed important issues such as ascertainability, 23(b)(3) predominance, and indirect versus direct purchaser status, say Chris Micheletti and Christina Tabacco of Zelle LLP.

  • Litigation Finance Trends To Watch In 2018

    Jay Greenberg

    Jay Greenberg and Max Volsky, co-founders of litigation finance platform LexShares Inc., analyze emerging trends based on conversations with their investors and executives in this rapidly evolving sector.