Zico Beverages LLC violated California consumer protection laws by labeling its 100 percent natural coconut water as containing “no added sugar” when the beverage in fact contains some, according to a proposed class action filed Wednesday in state court.
Golden Corral Corp. may offer customers an endless buffet, but it has shown itself to be less bountiful to those it employs as associate managers by wrongfully exempting them from federal and state overtime pay requirements, according to a lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania federal court Wednesday.
A Florida federal magistrate judge on Wednesday asked a unit of Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. and a juice company whose debt to a pineapple grower Del Monte is trying to intercept to search far and wide for any cases that address whether unconfirmed arbitral awards can serve as the basis for debt garnishment.
A group of consumers who claim they were misled by “Imported From Italy” labels on Filippo Berio olive oil asked a California federal court on Wednesday to give initial approval to a preliminary settlement reached with Salov North America Corp.
Private equity-owned Chuck E. Cheese could go public this year in an IPO valuing it at around $1 billion; Chinese state-owned Cosco is in talks to buy rival Orient in a deal worth more than $4 billion; and specialty insurer OneBeacon, worth around $1.6 billion, is up for grabs.
Noodles & Co. urged a Colorado federal judge Tuesday to dismiss a group of financial institutions’ proposed class action claiming the fast-casual chain’s negligence surrounding a recent payment card breach exacerbated their losses, saying the laws of each company's state bar the allegations.
A Florida man indicted in a scheme to defraud MillerCoors LLC out of more than $8 million through marketing events has settled with the company in a related civil suit and will reimburse it for the losses he caused, a lawyer for MillerCoors said Tuesday.
When it comes to Mayer Brown’s reputation as the go-to firm for companies looking to navigate the vast legal territory that comes with producing an edible product, from labeling challenges to tricky financing, its partners attribute its renown to the firm’s diverse smorgasbord of clientele.
American Eagle has reportedly leased nearly 13,000 square feet in New York, parking app firm SpotHero is said to be taking 28,000 square feet in Chicago and Mars has reportedly leased more than 7,000 square feet in Miami from a venture that includes Independencia Asset Management.
Just two days before President Barack Obama is set to exit office, his administration on Wednesday filed a new World Trade Organization dispute against Canada, challenging regulations that it claims have unfairly kept U.S. wines from grocery store shelves in British Columbia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quality Sausage Co. and a subsidiary filed suit against Twin City Fire Insurance Co. in Texas federal court Friday, alleging that the insurer wrongfully denied coverage after a hacker tricked one of the unit’s employees into transferring $1 million out of a client’s bank account.
A group of shepherds challenging a 2015 Department of Labor rule setting a pay floor for long-term livestock workers on temporary H-2A visas urged a D.C. federal court on Monday to deal them a quick win and to find the rule is illegal.
Andrew Puzder, the fast food executive whom President-elect Donald Trump tapped to serve as U.S. secretary of labor, on Monday tweeted that he is “looking forward” to his confirmation hearing, amid media reports that he was considering withdrawing himself from consideration for the job.
A Florida federal judge on Friday gave the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission two more months to show Darden Restaurants Inc. discriminates against older job applicants after the company provided a swath of previously undisclosed hiring data Thursday, days before the EEOC’s expert analysis was due.
More than 100 agriculture and other commerce groups on Friday urged President-elect Donald Trump to forge ahead with President Barack Obama’s efforts to normalize trade with Cuba as a group of bipartisan Congress members co-sponsored a bill earlier this week to lift a decades-old embargo on the island nation.
As 2017 marks the commencement of a new presidential administration, the food and beverage industry is one of many sectors facing anticipated regulatory and legislative reforms. Specifically, the industry can expect to see governmental attention on a number of fronts, say attorneys at McGuireWoods LLP.
After a full year in effect, the amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) has been tested in a variety of district courts. A sampling of these decisions reveals that courts seem to be adhering closely to the amended rule and ordering adverse inference instructions only where there was intent to deprive another party of access to relevant information, say Carrie Amezcua and Samantha Southall of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.
Unless reversed or modified, the Ninth Circuit's decision in Briseno v. ConAgra Foods means class action plaintiffs aren't required to establish an administratively feasible way to identify putative class members for class certification. But aside from that holding, the opinion addresses several other arguments often raised in class actions in ways that are mostly unhelpful for defendants, say attorneys at Greenberg Traurig LLP.
Many organizations are interested in finding electronic discovery partners who offer tantalizingly low prices for electronic discovery services. However, unforeseen gaps, lax security practices, ignorance of global practices and delayed deliverables can all add up to a surprisingly large final cost, says Michael Cousino of Epiq Systems.
Over the past year, clear trends have emerged in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s enforcement activities. In part one of this four-part series, attorneys at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC examine key 2016 government policies, regulations and enforcement actions in this area, and the likely impact of these trends on enforcement in 2017.
As critical as lawyers are to society, they are reported to be the most frequently depressed occupational group in the United States. In response to the inherently stressful nature of the practice of law, more and more lawyers are turning to an ancient contemplative practice called “mindfulness,” says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.
It is still unclear how much legal immigration policy will change in the new Trump administration. However, both President-elect Donald Trump and his nominee for secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, Andrew Puzder, have worked in industries that rely heavily on foreign nationals and it is entirely possible that legal immigration will stay within historic norms, says Becki Young, co-founder of Hammond Young Immigration Law LLC.
Blockchain is essentially a computerized public ledger that can apply to almost anything that a person might save into a database or spreadsheet. This versatile technology may enhance the legal industry by providing an improved record keeping system, setting up "smart contracts" and tracking intellectual property and land records, say R. Douglas Vaughn and Anna Outzen of Deutsch Kerrigan LLP.
By eliminating the ascertainability requirement to certify a class, the Ninth Circuit’s recent decision in Briseno v. ConAgra Foods followed in the footsteps of the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Circuits, while disagreeing with the Third Circuit. However, it left the door open for opposition to certification in cases that pose more serious obstacles to reliably “ascertaining” class members, say attorneys at Crowell & Moring LLP.
The Affordable Care Act contains a number of provisions not ordinarily associated with health care, including nutrition labeling of menu items for chain restaurants and retail food establishments. With the Trump administration working to fulfill its repeal and replace campaign promise, Michael Walsh of Strasburger & Price LLP looks at the current status of the menu labeling rule, its viability and some of its untested challenges.