A quinoa snack company misrepresents that its quinoa puffs are made primarily with quinoa flour when the main ingredient is likely rice flour instead, according to a proposed class action filed in New York federal court Thursday.
Global food distributor Sysco Corp. said Thursday it has priced $1 billion of new debt and plans to buy as much as $200 million of debt from investors in a cash tender offer.
Farms and ranches that use water from a source in northern California and southern Oregon asked a California federal judge Wednesday to modify a water flow order meant to protect salmon populations, arguing that new evidence showed the measures are unnecessary in 2018.
Benchmark Capital partner Matt Cohler is said to be buying a New York duplex that had been listed for $35 million, Publix has reportedly bought a Florida shopping center for $15.74 million, and KTB Asset Management is said to have sourced $82 million in financing for a hotel in London.
A Second Circuit panel on Thursday said that a New York banana distributor who was convicted of robbing his company’s profit-sharing plan has to be resentenced, but backed both the lower court’s conviction and restitution order.
A man who led Boston’s square-bagel restaurant chain the two years before it filed for Chapter 11 insisted Wednesday that a bankruptcy judge in Massachusetts has the authority to — and should — order the company to prioritize his severance pay ahead of many other debts.
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell and private equity firm Blackstone have reportedly teamed up to make a joint offer for assets from BHP, China Resources Beer is mulling a deal for the Chinese business of Heineken, and Prudential’s Malaysian unit is in talks to sell a 30 percent stake.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that the wheels are in motion to allow shellfish to be traded between the U.S. and Europe for the first time in years, after determining that European shellfish is as safe as American.
A Minnesota federal judge has tossed multidistrict litigation against Supervalu and Albertsons over two 2014 data breaches, holding Wednesday that the sole shopper leading the action failed to state valid claims against either retailer.
A woman shot in the face during an altercation at a Steak 'n Shake restaurant can sue the establishment for failing to provide her adequate protection, an Indiana appeals court ruled Wednesday, reversing a lower court's finding that the shooting was unforeseeable.
Ancient Nutrition, a maker of bone broth protein supplements that claims it is “providing history’s healthiest, real food nutrients to the modern world,” said Thursday that the nutrition company has reaped $103 million from an investment led by San Francisco-based private equity firm VMG Partners.
An affiliate of a private equity fund controlled by Brazil’s GP Investments Ltd. said Thursday it will take over U.S. restaurant chain company Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc. in a $100 million deal.
The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel should move forward with a yearslong case over whether McDonald’s USA LLC and its franchisees are jointly liable for alleged labor law violations, a group of Democratic senators wrote in a letter Wednesday.
McLaren shareholders reportedly aren't interested in a stock market offering anymore, Walmart's Brazilian operations may owe up to $3 billion in back taxes, and J.M. Smucker is considering selling off its baking brands, including Pillsbury.
Bayer AG said Wednesday it has entered into exclusive talks with BASF SE for the potential sale of its entire vegetable seed business as the German drug and chemical maker looks to ease antitrust concerns over its planned takeover of U.S.-based Monsanto Co.
A class representative for Native American farmers and ranchers who reached a $680 million settlement over discrimination claims against the U.S. Department of Agriculture pressed the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear his challenge to a plan to divide unclaimed funds, saying constitutional violations in the deal aren’t addressed by the government’s decision to block similar plans in future.
A California federal judge ruled on Wednesday that Frito-Lay Inc. must face a proposed consumer class action that alleges the company falsely marketed its vinegar-flavored chips as containing only natural ingredients, saying she could not yet determine if one ingredient, malic acid, is an artificial flavor.
A California appellate panel on Wednesday, in the words of the Bard of Avon, agreed with a lower court that a man who spent $18 million on counterfeit fine wine did not sustain a loss to property and is not entitled to coverage under his insurance policy.
Two congresswomen proposed a bill Wednesday that would block businesses from redistributing tipped workers’ tips without their permission, a day after Labor Secretary Alex Acosta told them he would support a measure that stopped employers from keeping their workers’ tips.
The maker of popcorn chips called Popcorners fills the bags more than halfway with unnecessary empty space, essentially making consumers pay for air, says a proposed class action filed Wednesday in New York federal court.
When negotiating a restaurant lease, counsel for a prospective tenant must pay close attention to the process as well as to local laws and regulations, which can sometimes vary greatly with major substantive consequences, says Michael Kent of Kent Beatty & Gordon LLP in the final part of this article.
Because courts have not modernized as quickly as companies like Amazon, Tesla and Apple, Americans are becoming increasingly dissatisfied, but technological innovations may be able to help Americans access their due process, says Stephen Kane of FairClaims.
In a national survey of 378 small law firms, partners ranked client referrals as the most important means of business development. Yet studies reveal that while professional services providers obtain most new clients from existing client referrals, their best new clients — the ones providing the largest pool of investable assets — overwhelmingly come from “centers of influence,” says Frank Carone, an executive partner at Abrams Fensterman.
When negotiating a restaurant lease, counsel for a prospective tenant must pay close attention to the process as well as to local laws and regulations, which can sometimes vary greatly with major substantive consequences, says Michael Kent of Kent Beatty & Gordon LLP.
The hospitality industry has long relied on tips and service charges to augment wages paid to employees. The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed new regulations governing tip sharing, in part as a response to regulations it promulgated in 2011, which have resulted in a split between the federal circuits and a petition for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, says Margaret Grover of Wendel Rosen Black & Dean.
Lawyers who have left the traditional practice for perceived greener pastures are many. But the circumstances surrounding broadcast journalist Bob Woodruff’s departure are unique. Like none I’ve ever heard, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
As someone who spent half her days last year on the bench presiding over trials, I often find the alarmist calls to revamp the jury trial system a tad puzzling — why is making trial lawyers better rarely discussed? Then along comes a refreshing little manual called "On the Jury Trial: Principles and Practices for Effective Advocacy," by Thomas Melsheimer and Judge Craig Smith, says U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall of the Northe... (continued)
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report on agriculture and rural prosperity highlighting innovations in agricultural biotechnology as a driver of the “fourth industrial revolution.” To foment further innovation in agricultural biotechnology and reduce regulatory burden on industry, the federal regulatory framework should be updated, says Brian Sylvester of Keller and Heckman LLP.
Initial selection of defense counsel is usually made at the outset of litigation, long before it is known whether the case may actually proceed to trial. Attorneys with McDermott Will & Emery discuss questions in-house lawyers should consider when deciding whether their litigation counsel should remain lead trial counsel in a case proceeding to trial.
On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced 12 new judicial nominations. We will soon discover whether these candidates learned from the mistakes of the three nominees forced to withdraw in December after bipartisan concerns arose over their qualifications, says Arun Rao, executive VP of Investigative Group International.