A proposed class action has claimed a brand of energy bars trying to find its place in a crowded sports-nutrition market misled diet-conscious consumers to believe its low-sugar snacks are also low in carbohydrates, concealing that the bars actually pack a macronutrient punch.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Sazerac fights an effort to “monopolize” a simple whiskey name, Mattel cites a little-known Sotomayor opinion to protect Barbie, and NBA superstar Russell Westbrook shoots for a registration for his charitable foundation.
A Colorado federal judge has blocked Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. from appealing his refusal to disqualify attorneys from representing workers who sued the company over alleged wage violations and had those claims sent to arbitration, saying the motion was part of an "unseemly" attempt to sidetrack the case's resolution.
Bankrupt Applebee’s restaurant franchisee RMH Franchise Holdings Inc. said in a Delaware court filing Tuesday that it had reached a settlement agreement with the restaurant chain that will pave the way to a much smoother Chapter 11 confirmation process than anticipated.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday denied a bid by a former confidant of the ex-wife of Chobani Inc.’s founder to have her lawyers disqualified, calling his arguments for conflict in her legal team “speculation.”
A New York federal judge has told a group of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. shareholders that they can't have another go at the restaurant chain, saying the supposed new information they proffered doesn't save their claims.
A group of former employees of a defunct Long Island vending machine company on Tuesday urged the Second Circuit to vacate their convictions for defrauding customers by lying about the money-making potential of the machines, with one worker citing ineffective assistance of counsel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday advised consumers across the nation who have any romaine lettuce to throw it away, saying that 32 cases of E. coli across 11 states are linked to the consumption of romaine.
Energy drink maker Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. is facing a new proposed class action — this time, in Florida federal court — claiming the company's Bang energy drinks contain none or only small amounts of the nutritional supplement ingredients claimed on the label.
A California federal judge on Monday gave the final nod to a $16 million settlement ending class claims that Zicam LLC and Matrixx Initiatives Inc. falsely advertised their over-the-counter homeopathic remedies as able to prevent and shorten the common cold.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has won a new trial in a case that had resulted in a $3 million jury verdict against it stemming from the alleged sexual assault of a minor employee by her supervisor, with a Texas appellate court on Tuesday holding the jury should have been allowed to hear about the conduct of the employee.
Architecture firm Soos & Associates Inc. asked an Illinois federal court Monday to dismiss Five Guys' counterclaims in the firm's copyright infringement suit against the burger chain, saying its former client can’t plausibly argue the two agreed Five Guys could share Soos’ restaurant design plans with a competing architecture firm.
Georgia-based Fieldale Farms has secured a $2.25 million exit from a class of food service distributors’ suit surrounding an alleged decadelong industry-wide plot by poultry producers to ratchet up chicken prices, after an Illinois federal judge gave final approval to the settlement.
A computer forensic expert took the stand Monday during the third day of a California federal jury trial over multimillion-dollar class claims that two South Korean companies fixed the prices of instant ramen noodles, testifying that the companies altered internal pricing documents before giving them to the Korean antitrust watchdog.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review an appeal lodged by a woman found guilty by a Minnesota federal jury of a scheme to take illegal fees from foreign workers who received H-2A work visas.
Four companies spanning a wide range of industries — from biotechnology and transportation companies to a plant-based meat startup and cryptocurrency bank — filed initial public offerings on Friday that are preliminarily estimated to total $350 million and could price before the year’s end.
A Blackstone Mortgage Trust entity has reportedly loaned $211.9 million for a Florida retail and residential project, a $200 million Habitat Co. Chicago mixed-use project is said to have received the green light, and TF Cornerstone has reportedly dropped $300 million on a development site near the location of the new New York City Amazon headquarters.
A former executive at produce distributor Chiquita International Brands Inc. has urged a Florida federal court presiding over multidistrict litigation to toss tort claims that he was involved in a scheme to fund a Colombian terrorist group, asserting he had no knowledge of any such alleged payments.
A Republican New Jersey state court judge has declined to recuse himself from a supermarket competition case involving an attorney from his town who supported his Democratic political rivals, ruling that a “reasonable” person wouldn’t find that a 14-year-old election campaign would impact his impartiality.
The Tenth Circuit sided with a group of Colorado wheat farmers Friday in their lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Federal Crop Insurance Corp. over calculations that the farmers said limited their ability to insure against losses.
Missouri recently became the first state in the union to enact a ban on labeling products as “meat” unless they are “derived from harvested product livestock or poultry.” But the company that makes Tofurky has already filed suit in federal court to challenge the new law's constitutionality, says James Lawrence of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP.
The reversal last month by New York's appellate division in Daesang v. NutraSweet is an important decision for the state's courts because it helps reaffirm New York's role as a preferred venue for international arbitration, say Stephen Younger and Michael Farinacci of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
In the aftermath of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, the U.S. Supreme Court should decline review of the nation's most polarizing political questions unless and until the questions become time-sensitive, says Alexander Klein, head of the commercial litigation group at Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco LLP.
In this series featuring law school luminaries, Boston College Law School professor Kent Greenfield reflects on his corporate law theories, his legal battle with the Pentagon over free speech and gay rights, and important constitutional law issues to watch out for.
The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act, signed into law in August, will significantly alter how the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States conducts its work. Emerging technology companies, and their prospective investors, must be mindful of whether investments are now subject to CFIUS jurisdiction, say attorneys at Latham & Watkins LLP.
Whether Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s prior statements may be grounds for disqualification when it comes to judging certain cases is debatable, but there are no specific recusal guidelines for the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices themselves don’t even agree on where to draw the line when it comes to perceived political bias, says Donald Scarinci, a founding partner of Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC.
As technology evolves, law firms are increasingly looking for ways to improve communication, transparency and service for their clients. Firms should put knowledge management at the core of their value proposition to create a competitive advantage, says Rob MacAdam at HighQ.
Last week, Canada reached agreement with the United States and Mexico on what is essentially a revised North American Free Trade Agreement. The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement alters some provisions of NAFTA, maintains others and borrows a few ideas from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, say attorneys with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
A newly enacted Missouri law makes it a misdemeanor to use the word “meat” on labels of food products that do not come from an animal. Businesses selling meat substitute products in the state that do not meet the new labeling requirements could face liability under another consumer protection statute as well, says Martha Charepoo of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC.
Despite the large number of digital accessibility lawsuits — thousands in the last few years alone — brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, there are still no bright-line rules that retailers can follow in order to avoid being targeted, say attorneys with Steptoe & Johnson LLP.