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  • May 29, 2020

    Godiva Can't Slip Suit Over Using 'Belgium 1926' On Labels

    A New York federal judge ruled Friday that Godiva Chocolatier Inc. must face some claims in a potential class action over its use of "Belgium 1926" on its U.S. packaging, saying it creates a "plausible inference" that the chocolates are of European origin when they are produced in Pennsylvania.

  • May 29, 2020

    Allen & Overy-Led Peet's Coffee Owner Prices €2.25B IPO

    Guided by Allen & Overy LLP, the owner of Peet's Coffee priced its upsized initial public offering Friday, which it said would raise approximately €2.25 billion (about $2.5 billion), in one of the largest offerings of 2020 that values the beverage company at about $17.3 billion.

  • May 29, 2020

    Calif. Winemaker Sues Gov. Over Napa Reopening Exclusion

    A California winemaker has sued Gov. Gavin Newsom over the state's plan to reopen Napa County wineries during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying it's discriminatory because it allows wineries that serve food to open but is continuing to keep those that only offer wine tastings closed.

  • May 29, 2020

    Farmers Want To Delay Peanut Price-Fix Trial Over COVID-19

    Farmers and companies suing three of the largest players in the U.S. peanut shelling industry are asking a Virginia federal judge to postpone the start of their mid-January price-fixing trial for at least four months, citing coronavirus-related discovery challenges and an overlap with another case.

  • May 29, 2020

    Burger King Sued Over Ex-Manager's Miscarriage

    An ex-manager at a Pittsburgh-area Burger King has filed suit in Pennsylvania federal court alleging that she suffered a miscarriage after her superiors refused to make accommodations for her to go to the hospital when she began experiencing significant vaginal bleeding during a shift last August.

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