Food & Beverage

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  • December 12, 2019

    Three More Chicken Cos. Settle Price-Fix Suit For $13M

    Three poultry producers agreed to pay more than $13 million to settle price-fixing claims in antitrust litigation over chicken prices, with a group of buyers urging an Illinois federal judge Wednesday to sign off on the deal.

  • December 12, 2019

    Senate Confirms Lung Cancer Doctor To Lead FDA

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed radiation oncologist Stephen M. Hahn to take over leadership of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless.

  • December 12, 2019

    Postmates Fires Back At Couriers' Arbitration Fee Demands

    Postmates told a California federal judge Wednesday that it shouldn’t have to cover $10 million in arbitration fees for over 5,200 couriers alleging they were misclassified as independent contractors and shorted on wages, saying the couriers are the ones holding up the process.

  • December 12, 2019

    McDonald's Wins OK Of Deal Ending Joint-Employer Case

    A divided National Labor Relations Board ordered an agency judge Thursday to approve a settlement she previously rejected and end a high-profile fight over whether McDonald's USA LLC can be held jointly responsible for labor law violations allegedly committed by franchisees.

  • December 12, 2019

    11th Circ. Affirms Insurer Not Liable In Nightclub Patron Death

    AIX Specialty Insurance Co. does not have to cover a Florida nightclub facing a negligence suit over a death at the hands of a driver who crashed her vehicle after a night of drinking at the club, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed.

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