“Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi testified in Boston federal court Monday that she was “terrified” and “petrified” after a Teamster reached into her van and suggested he was going to assault her during a confrontation that prosecutors say was criminal extortion.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration urged consumers on Friday to avoid a second brand of papayas grown on a Mexican farm that has been linked to a salmonella outbreak over which one hospitalized man has sued.
Direct purchasers in a proposed class action accusing poultry producers of colluding to fix the prices for broiler chickens urged an Illinois federal judge on Friday to sign off on a $2.25 million deal they struck with Fieldale Farms Corp.
The maker of the Babyganics line of popular baby sunscreen and cleaning products has agreed to pay more than $2.2 million to settle a putative class action claiming it falsely advertised its products as "organic," according to court documents filed in New York federal court.
Mexichem SAB de CV has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Israel-based Netafim Ltd. from a company backed by private equity firm Permira and others in a deal worth $1.895 billion, according to a Monday statement.
It's been a particularly busy few weeks at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, with new claims in the agricultural, energy, tourism, textiles and construction sectors targeting nations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. Here are the latest claims at ICSID you need to know.
The last week has seen a pair of former Lloyds Bank executives sue their erstwhile employer, a trio of insurers lodge a professional negligence claim against a McLarens loss adjusting service unit, and a former owner of Arsenal sue Linklaters and Deloitte. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K.
Consumers in multidistrict litigation accusing Coca-Cola Co. of misleading people about added preservatives and artificial flavors in its Coke products on Thursday urged a California federal judge to certify their classes, saying that they would consider buying Coke again if it were properly labeled.
A restaurant linen salesman has pushed the U.S. Supreme Court to revive antitrust claims against his former employer, arguing that the Eleventh Circuit incorrectly dismissed his allegations that his old company and a major linen buyer iced him out of the market.
U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock, who is presiding over the trial of four Boston-area Teamsters accused of trying to strong-arm a “Top Chef” television crew into paying them for unneeded work, usually speaks so softly that spectators have to lurch forward on the courtroom benches to hear him.
A Colorado federal judge on Friday blocked meatpacker JBS USA LLC from arguing that giving prayer breaks to Muslim workers would significantly slow production, saying documents it destroyed or lost are vital to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rebutting this defense at an impending discrimination trial.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday filed a civil complaint in Ohio federal court alleging that a convicted former assistant treasurer for the Frisch's Big Boy restaurant chain misappropriated about $3.9 million from the chain by diverting payroll funds and falsifying Frisch's accounting records.
A Nebraska federal judge on Thursday approved a magistrate judge’s order striking down a grocery chain’s demand for a jury trial in an $85 million grocery supply contract dispute.
A California federal judge tossed on Thursday a putative class action alleging See's Candy Shops Inc. mislabels sweets as kosher, finding that the plaintiff hadn’t shown that at least $5 million of the company’s $250 million in candy sales were subject to mislabeling.
Houston Rockets star James Harden filed a response on Thursday in a lawsuit brought by the son of late all-star and Rockets great Moses Malone, telling the court while someone may very well have assaulted Moses Malone Jr. outside a nightclub in June 2016, it wasn't him and he's not liable for the incident.
A New York federal judge said Thursday that consumers who alleged they were duped into believing Monini’s truffle-flavored olive oil contained actual truffles could not show they had been misled, as the listed ingredients did not include truffles, dismissing the proposed class action.
The parent company behind fast-casual chain Fatburger Corp. and the Buffalo’s Cafe restaurant franchise said Thursday it seeks to raise up to $20 million with an initial public offering under recently changed rules aimed at smoothing smaller companies’ paths to public markets.
Chipotle asked a Colorado federal judge Wednesday to deny a bid from Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP and Motley Rice LLC, involved in a separate suit, to intervene in a derivative shareholder suit and attempt to unseal certain documents, telling the judge they have no right to the information.
A California federal judge said Thursday she won’t toss a putative class action alleging Kona Brewing Co.’s parent company misleads buyers into thinking mainland-brewed beer is actually from the tropical island, saying during a hearing the package’s Hawaii address and map of Kona could mislead a reasonable consumer.
Goldman Sachs is buying part of a $10 billion credit facility held by state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco as it prepares to go public, Meituan-Dianping is in talks with potential investors about a funding round that would value the company at up to $30 billion, and PE-backed Austrian lender BAWAG could be worth $5.9 billion in a public market debut.
As we all anxiously await a decision in the appeal from the Federal Communications Commission's “any reasonable method” ruling, several courts have found other ways to limit this particular species of Telephone Consumer Protection Act abuse. The most recent and notable is the Second Circuit's decision last month in Reyes v. Lincoln, say Michael Daly and Daniel Brewer of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
In the penultimate installment of this series, Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project answer a question on many legal analysts’ minds: What if both sides’ expert witnesses sat in a hot tub discussing the case while a jury watched?
Recently, this publication featured an op-ed in which one law firm partner contended that midsize firms will be the next casualty of the legal market, due to a supposed inability to compete with BigLaw or boutique firms for business. Though we can expect to see Am Law firms continue to lead the market in megadeals and life-or-death litigations, by all indications midsize is on the rise, says Ronald Shechtman of Pryor Cashman LLP.
Outside counsel should be able to articulate why she is proposing an alternative fee arrangement for this matter. If the client has not requested an AFA or the case is unusually difficult to budget with accuracy, this might not be the case to propose an AFA, say attorneys with WilmerHale.
Despite the boom in mobile application development, many lawyers are still reluctant when it comes to using apps in their daily work. Attorney Sean Cleary explores the benefits and shares some recommendations for apps geared toward attorneys.
What began as a small money-laundering investigation at a gas station in the capital of Brazil has spread to corporations around the world and to the uppermost ranks of government. The best way for a company to understand its legal posture relative to its activities in Brazil is to undertake a comprehensive, independent investigation of operations in the region, says Ariel Ramirez of Berkeley Research Group LLC.
The California Senate is poised to act on a bill that would require a higher salary threshold for categorizing employees as exempt from overtime requirements. Many employers pay their exempt employees, and many of their nonexempt employees, more than the proposed minimum, but this legislation will have a greater impact on certain categories of businesses, says Gina Roccanova of Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson PLC.
In a recent Law360 guest article, Christopher Bogart of Burford Capital LLC claimed that "while theoretically well designed to find the proverbial needle in a haystack, big data and AI currently lack the ability to do so usefully in a commercial litigation financing context." But AI can manage many of the tasks that litigation financiers would otherwise perform, says Eva Shang, co-founder of Legalist Inc.
Courts increasingly require empirical proof in cases where the impact of particular behavior, claims or statements on consumer perceptions or choices is a central focus. Primary survey data and real-world data can each offer strong evidence on its own, but substantial synergies can be obtained when the two are used together, say members of Analysis Group Inc.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning will continue to be a major focus for the legal community, whether as an isolated topic, as it intersects with cybersecurity, or within the legal profession itself. Each of these raises unique concerns for attorneys, says Randy Sabett, vice chair of Cooley LLP's privacy and data protection practice group.