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Food & Beverage

  • September 12, 2018

    McDonald’s Workers To Walk Out In 10-City #MeToo Strike

    McDonald’s workers active in the "Fight for $15" minimum wage protests said Wednesday they will walk off the job during the lunch shift in 10 cities on Sept. 18 in a #MeToo action demanding that the fast-food chain and franchisees protect women from sexual harassment in the workplace.

  • September 11, 2018

    How A 'Lost Generation' Of Associates Bounced Back

    Caught in a whirlwind of firm dissolutions and layoffs, thousands of associates were thrust into one of the worst job markets in history a decade ago. While some have rebounded, others are still feeling the lingering effects of the financial crisis on their careers.

  • September 11, 2018

    CIT Sends Chinese Garlic Appeal Back To Commerce

    The U.S. Court of International Trade has told the U.S. Department of Commerce to reconsider whether a Chinese exporter’s sale of fresh garlic during the period of review was typical of the exporter, saying that the department did not have enough evidence backing its decision to rescind review.

  • September 11, 2018

    DOJ Presses To Halt Discovery In Tuna Price-Fixing MDL

    Prosecutors have asked a California federal judge to delay discovery in a civil tuna price-fixing case against Bumble Bee Foods’ ex-CEO, saying some depositions could interfere with the government's criminal case against him.

  • September 11, 2018

    Deals Rumor Mill: GIC, Deutsche-Commerzbank, Yum China

    Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund is reportedly eyeing General Electric’s plane-leasing business, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank executives are growing on the idea of merging, and a group of investors is going to scrap a bid to take over Yum China Holdings.

  • September 11, 2018

    Kind Fights Bid To Restart Snack Bar False Labeling Suit

    Kind LLC asked a New York federal court to hit the snooze button on multidistrict litigation alleging its snack products are mislabeled as "non-GMO" and "all natural," saying the consumers' argument that the stayed case should be restarted due to regulatory foot-dragging was without factual basis.

  • September 11, 2018

    Perdue Farms Defeats Suit Over Anti-Gay Comments

    A South Carolina federal court has thrown out a lawsuit brought by a former Perdue Farms Inc. truck driver who claimed his co-workers spread rumors that he was gay, finding the company couldn't be held liable for the alleged defamation.  

  • September 10, 2018

    Consumers Denied Cert. In False Ad Suit Over Diet 'Crystals'

    A California federal judge on Monday declined to certify a class of consumers alleging that now-defunct Sensa falsely advertised its weight-loss "crystals," which were meant to be sprinkled on food and purportedly caused users to feel full, pointing to issues with an arbitration clause posted on its website.

  • September 10, 2018

    Costco Can't Dodge Title VII Verdict For EEOC At 7th Circ.

    The Seventh Circuit on Monday upheld a win for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its Title VII suit alleging that Costco Wholesale Corp. failed to protect a female worker from a customer's harassment, also holding that the lower court should have considered back pay for her unpaid medical leave.

  • September 10, 2018

    Can BigLaw Avoid Another Associate Purge?

    The legal industry has shown some caution in rebuilding its pool of associates after the dramatic layoffs of thousands during the last recession. But have firms done enough to survive the next?

  • September 10, 2018

    Okla. Urges Justices To Rebuff Tribe's Tax Arbitration Case

    The state of Oklahoma on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a petition by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation seeking to restore its $27 million arbitration victory for an exemption from state alcohol sales taxes, saying there is no circuit split at stake and that only a limited group of tribes would be affected by the ruling.

  • September 10, 2018

    Severson & Werson Adds 3 Partners To Trial Practice

    Severson & Werson has expanded its trial practice, bringing three new partners versed in a variety of court cases to its San Francisco office from Archer Norris PLC.

  • September 10, 2018

    Fed. Circ. Affirms Chinese Honey Co.'s Duty Calculation

    The Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed the U.S. Court of International Trade’s decision to uphold anti-dumping duties on a Chinese honey exporter, rejecting the exporter’s challenge of the math behind the duties.

  • September 10, 2018

    DC Celebrity Chef Puts Biz In Ch. 11 After Harassment Suit

    Washington, D.C., celebrity chef Mike Isabella has put his restaurant empire into Chapter 11, saying he needs to reorganize after the publicity from a settled sexual harassment suit drove away both customers and investors and forced him to close some locations.

  • September 10, 2018

    Ex-Kitchen Collection Managers' OT Class Action Approved

    A federal judge in Texas on Monday gave the green light to a former store manager at The Kitchen Collection LLC to proceed with his Fair Labor Standards Act collective action against the nationwide kitchen goods store, alleging he and other mangers were misclassified and not paid what they were owed in overtime wages.

  • September 10, 2018

    Commodities Supplier Wants $650K Emergency Award Axed

    Commodities supplier Tradiverse Corp. urged a New York federal court Friday to vacate an interim emergency arbitral award that requires the company to pay a $650,000 bond in proceedings initiated by a Venezuelan commodities merchant, saying it was not treated fairly by the arbitrator.

  • September 10, 2018

    Muscle Milk Buyers Get Partial Cert. In Nutrition Labeling Row

    A California federal judge has partially certified various classes and subclasses of consumers who had sued the makers of Muscle Milk alleging that the company’s product labels overstate the nutritional benefits of the brand’s protein supplements.

  • September 10, 2018

    15 Minutes With Meals On Wheels America’s CLO

    Robert T. Herbolsheimer has been involved with Meals on Wheels America since the mid-1990s, when he first started providing pro bono legal services to the national association dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. He recently detailed the challenges faced by the organization, the aspects that inspire him and the meal he would choose if he were only allowed one option for the rest of his life.

  • September 7, 2018

    Measuring The Recession’s Toll On The Legal Industry

    For starting attorneys, the financial crisis casts a long shadow, even though the worst is past. Here’s our breakdown of the data showing its impact and where the industry’s headed.

  • September 7, 2018

    Too Small To Fail?

    It’s been almost 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed — kicking off a global recession and putting two Skadden partners on a path to building a firm that would weather the storm. Here's how upstarts and their larger rivals are positioning themselves for the next downturn.

Expert Analysis

  • Testing Mandate Is Straining California Cannabis Cos.

    Oren Bitan

    California’s Proposition 64 legalized recreational cannabis, but set a deadline of July 1, 2018, for cannabis products to be tested for a range of toxic substances. Since then, one in every five pot samples have failed required testing, posing big challenges for the industry, says Oren Bitan of Buchalter PC.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: A Superhero Supreme

    Burden Walker

    As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.

  • Blockchains: A Better Tool For Supply Chain Management

    James Ton-that

    Although commonly associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology can also be implemented to modernize international supply chains, which currently suffer from voluminous documentary requirements, layers of middlemen and immense regulation, say James Ton-that and Ravi Soopramanien of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 RBG Lessons On Having It All

    Rachel Wainer Apter

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be​ — f​eminist icon​, brilliant jurist​, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend.​ ​Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and ​raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.

  • Calif. Employer's Guide To Tracking Off-The-Clock Tasks

    Elizabeth Arnold

    The California Supreme Court's recent ruling in Troester v. Starbucks means that all work time may be considered compensable. Elizabeth Arnold and Chester Hanvey of Berkeley Research Group LLC describe how to conduct a time and motion observation study in the context of this decision.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: How To Play The Long Game

    Arun Subramanian

    One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.

  • Considerations When Hiring A Seasonal Workforce

    Chas Rampenthal

    Traditionally, business owners — particularly within highly seasonal industries like hospitality — have turned to immigrant labor and the H-2B visa as a way to fill employment gaps. But with these visas under intense scrutiny lately, employers considering other options should proceed with caution, says Chas Rampenthal, general counsel at LegalZoom.

  • Inside The Latest Congressional Hearing On Crypto

    Todd Friedman

    Following a July hearing by the House Committee on Agriculture on the regulation of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, Todd Friedman of Silver Miller recaps the views of various stakeholders — from the former head of JPMorgan's blockchain program to a former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: In Pursuit Of Precision

    Trevor Morrison

    As clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we learned early on that, when preparing a memorandum or draft opinion, it was essential to present any opposing argument in its strongest possible light. There is a lesson here for today's public debates, says Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU Law School.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: My RBG Guide To Judging

    Goodwin Liu

    I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the days of RBG bobbleheads and “You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth” T-shirts. I had no idea I would become a judge, and I feel lucky every day that I had the chance to learn from her, says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.