Bayer AG’s Monsanto Co. and other companies cannot escape Los Angeles County’s bid to recoup costs from the cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyls, a California federal judge ruled Thursday, rejecting the companies’ argument that the allegations are too old.
Oregon’s Democratic U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have criticized the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed regulations for hemp farming, saying restrictions on THC concentrations and who can test the crops are burdensome.
A Michael Shvo venture is reportedly on the hunt for as much as $600 million in refinancing for the Coca-Cola building in Manhattan, Pepsi is said to have leased 192,000 square feet in Chicago, and MG3 Developer Group has reportedly dropped $32.65 million on two Florida office buildings.
A Chipotle customer who says the restaurant's chicken gave her food poisoning didn't need to determine the specific pathogen that caused her illness to levy claims against the popular franchise, a split California appellate court said in reviving her suit.
McDonald's push for profits and its inadequate safety measures have caused employees to suffer physical and psychological harm at the hands of violent customers, workers at 13 Chicago restaurants alleged in an Illinois state court suit filed Thursday.
A Florida CBD supplement company has asked a federal court to toss a proposed class action claiming its products overstated their cannabidiol content, asserting that the suit made sweeping claims about all of the firm's products based on a single, unverified test.
A California federal judge has recommended granting hot sauce maker Tapatío Foods LLC's motion for default judgment against the makers of THC-infused Tíowaxy hot sauce, who were accused of trademark dilution.
A private equity firm is hoping to usurp the previously announced deal for Hudson’s Bay worth about $1.4 billion, Charles Schwab could pay $25 billion to buy smaller rival TD Ameritrade, and DoorDash is considering a direct listing instead of an IPO. Here, Law360 breaks down these and other deal rumors from the past week that you need to be aware of.
The House Judiciary Committee advanced a rare bipartisan immigration bill to the floor on Thursday that would provide migrant farmworkers with a path to legal status in exchange for having businesses check their eligibility for agricultural employment.
Canned seafood producer Bumble Bee Foods LLC hit Chapter 11 Thursday afternoon in Delaware with a deal to sell its assets for $925 million and blaming its financial troubles on the fallout from a price-fixing scheme that led to criminal fines and civil lawsuits.
Americold Realty Trust, a REIT focused on temperature-controlled warehouses, said Thursday it has agreed to acquire the Canadian warehouse operator Nova Cold Logistics from Brookfield Business Partners in a deal worth CA$337 million ($253 million).
Aramark Corp. is hashing out the final terms of a deal to settle a proposed class action from a group of managers accusing the Philadelphia-based food giant of reneging on its promises to pay them bonuses in 2018.
Prosus on Wednesday urged shareholders of fellow food delivery service Just Eat to support its £4.85 billion ($6.2 billion) offer and reject a planned all-stock sale to Takeaway.com, contending its interloping bid is less risky and that it will be more invested in Just Eat's future.
Two former Chicken of the Sea executives testified Wednesday that ex-Bumble Bee Foods CEO Chris Lischewski approached them about pricing, with one executive admitting he entered a price-fixing agreement with Lischewski and the other saying he lied about having been in a car accident to avoid the meeting.
A California state appeals court has refused to toss a bartender's suit accusing actor Shia LaBeouf of physically threatening him and accusing him of racism in an alcohol-fueled rage when the bartender refused to serve him drinks, saying the actor's conduct is not constitutionally protected.
New York has told a federal judge that its sovereign immunity should defeat three Shinnecock Indian Nation members’ suit claiming the state and a county have illegally prosecuted them for fishing near the tribe’s Long Island reservation, while the tribe members argued that state officials aren't entitled to such protection.
Two investors in dining deals website Restaurant.com filed a derivative suit Wednesday in Delaware Chancery Court alleging the company’s CEO has engaged in "self-interested" dealings and unjustly enriched himself amid financial struggle that has led to the company being shopped at an undervalued price.
The Trump administration’s nominee to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration told lawmakers on Wednesday that aggressive action is needed to combat the youth vaping crisis but stopped short of saying he was committed to banning e-cigarette flavors.
A proposed class of consumers is taking Conagra Brands Inc. to California federal court, claiming the company deceived them by advertising Swiss Miss hot chocolate as having “simple” ingredients like cocoa while it actually uses heavily processed, alkalized cocoa.
A Republican lawmaker from Utah has proposed legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would allow states to offer their own work visa programs.
A former Duane Morris intellectual property partner told a California federal court that it should dismiss a suit against him because both he and the former client accusing him of malpractice reside in California, meaning the court has no jurisdiction.
Coca-Cola and the heirs of juicemaker Hubert Hansen are facing off in a California bench trial this week over who controls the name and image of the long-deceased juice purveyor, which are used in several brands owned by the beverage giant.
A records suit filed by an exchange-traded fund's ousted CEO, who was tagged as being "dispatched from the devil" by the current CEO, should be settled by the parties, the Delaware chancellor urged Tuesday.
A bipartisan group of Congress members introduced legislation Monday aimed at assisting Native American tribes in the protection and conservation of buffalo.
A Pizza Hut delivery man who says he was beaten and robbed after his employers ignored a "do not deliver" list has sued parent company Yum Brands Inc. and a Mississippi franchise in federal court.
As the U.S. and China continue their protracted negotiations over trade agreements, there are actions U.S. businesses can take today in an effort to mitigate damages arising out of the latest round of tariffs on Chinese imports, says Katie Roskam at Varnum Riddering.
Oklahoma's new Environmental, Health and Safety Audit Privilege Act is designed to encourage voluntary compliance with environmental and occupational health and safety laws, but businesses should understand the limited scope of the immunity and privilege it offers, say Ashlyn Smith and Jake Krattiger of GableGotwals.
A California state appeals court's recent wage decision in O’Grady v. Merchant Exchange Productions highlights that employers must clearly communicate to customers and employees the purpose of a service charge, especially if it is not intended as a gratuity, say attorneys at Davis Wright.
Although lateral partner hiring is the preferred method of inorganic growth among law firms, the traditional approach to vetting does not employ sufficient due diligence by the hiring firm, says Michael Ellenhorn at executive search firm Decipher Competitive Intelligence.
Recently announced U.S. tariffs against a range of European products are just the latest negative consequence of a 15-year trade dispute centering on subsidies to Boeing and Airbus — a conflict that has proven disastrous for all involved, says Alan Hoffman, a retired attorney and private pilot.
U.S. companies moving their supply chains to avoid Chinese tariffs should be aware of the complexities of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol country-of-origin determinations and the scope of U.S. Department of Commerce authority to impose tariffs on Chinese goods that originate outside of China, say attorneys at Covington.
The National Labor Relations Board’s recent LA Specialty Produce decision demonstrates the impact of the board's 2017 Boeing decision on workplace handbook standards and allowed the NLRB to explain certain aspects of the Boeing ruling, says Anthony Glenn at Barnes & Thornburg.
A recent wave of consumer class claims that challenge the visual accessibility of gift cards under the Americans with Disabilities Act in New York federal courts are facially deficient and should be susceptible to early dismissal, say attorneys at Akin Gump.
Defense-oriented attorneys and corporations should be aware of the International Agency for Research on Cancer's list of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other exposures slated for review over the next five years, and begin preparing for eventual hazard evaluations by IARC working groups, say Eric Lasker and John Kalas of Hollingsworth.
A recent $20 million settlement that requires Kellogg's to limit “healthy” claims on cereals with significant added sugar is a prime example of consumer class actions shifting focus toward sugar, and shows why even compliant labels inconsistent with current nutrition trends can pose a risk, say Lindsey Heinz and Elizabeth Fessler of Shook Hardy.
While food marketing class actions have declined in California and increased in New York over the past few years, an examination of Ninth and Second Circuit case law shows why New York appears to be a less favorable forum for food plaintiffs overall, say attorneys at FaegreBD.
As Texas and other states review their judicial election processes, they would be well served by taking guidance from Massachusetts' Governor’s Council system, which protects the judiciary from the hazards of campaigning, says Richard Baker of New England Intellectual Property.
Reading Jeffrey Rosen’s "Conversations With RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law" is like eavesdropping on the author and his subject while they discuss how the restrained judicial minimalist became the fiery leader of the opposition, says Ninth Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Kisor v. Wilkie opinion, which narrowed Auer deference, recent decisions in Pennsylvania and New York federal courts demonstrate that Auer remains intact, even though courts are more closely scrutinizing agencies’ interpretations of their own regulations, says Brent Owen at Squire Patton.
Transactional attorneys should consider consulting with litigation counsel when drafting certain contractual provisions — choice of law, choice of forum, attorney fees and others — that could come into play in a broad range of substantive disputes, says Adrienne Koch at Katsky Korins.