DoorDash told a California federal judge Friday that consumers must individually arbitrate their proposed class claims it deceptively subsidized drivers’ pay with customers' tips, saying there’s no getting around the app-based food delivery company's arbitration agreement.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should affirm that CBD is legal and develop rules for marketing dietary supplements that contain the newly legal but mostly unregulated chemical, a trade group told the agency in a letter on Thursday.
Following raids from European enforcers earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of collusion in the Atlantic salmon farming industry.
China announced Thursday that it has lifted its ban on U.S. poultry imports, a week after the U.S. Department of Agriculture said it would allow chicken killed in China to be exported into the U.S.
A New York federal judge has trimmed claims for negligence and unjust enrichment from a suit brought by a Ricola cough drop buyer alleging that the company’s “naturally soothing” claims are misleading, but allowed her state law false advertising claims to move forward.
The European Union hit Colombia with a World Trade Organization complaint Friday, saying that the country is unfairly imposing anti-dumping duties on frozen French fried potatoes from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
A Louisiana federal judge decertified a collective action against Associated Wholesale Grocers, finding the warehouse supervisors who said they were incorrectly classified as overtime-exempt were too varied to proceed as a group.
The parent company of casual dining chain Houlihan’s told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Friday that it intends to pursue an "ambitious" plan to sell its assets as a going concern by the end of 2019 and has a $40 million offer in hand to guide the process.
A proposed class of consumers took Whole Foods Market Group Inc. to New York federal court on Friday, claiming buyers were misled by the ingredients label on the retailer’s instant oatmeal because it hides the product's added sugar content under a different term.
The Federal Circuit on Thursday ruled against a coalition of southern Oregon and Northern California farmers who argued they weren’t properly compensated when the federal government declined to release water to them, saying tribal water rights were first in line.
Romania has asked a D.C. federal judge to stay his confirmation of a $330 million arbitral award against the country until Bucharest's appeal is decided.
Ranchers who rely on migrant guest workers to fill shepherding and herding positions will soon lose the ability to keep those workers for longer-term labor, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Thursday in a new policy memo.
A lawsuit by the founder and ex-CEO of nutrition-infused water startup Wanu Water that alleges a former director plotted his ouster through a defamatory smear campaign is filled with deficient and unsupported claims, a Delaware vice chancellor was told Thursday.
Attorneys for a woman who claims she was the victim of a "new form of American sex slavery" while working at a Sbarro pizzeria have urged a Nevada federal court to toss a sanctions bid against them for accusing a human resources director of participating in the abuse.
A Washington federal judge on Wednesday halted the Lummi Nation’s plans to take part in winter crab fishing in an area off the state’s coast, saying three other tribes that have long fished those waters had shown that letting the Lummi join in could hurt them economically and culturally.
Milk producer Dean Foods on Thursday got permission from a Houston bankruptcy court to tap into $475 million of its $850 million in debtor-in-possession financing, a move the company said will help keep the milk flowing until it can arrange an asset sale.
An Oregon federal judge has denied Jack in the Box Inc.'s bid to kick a wage class action to arbitration, but the judge limited the fast food chain's liability for diverting too much worker pay into a state benefits fund.
Two California residents have sued Nestle USA for allegedly misleading buyers of its "premier" white chocolate by selling chips that contain hydrogenated oil instead of cocoa, in violation of FDA labeling rules.
The full Federal Circuit denied Gamon Plus Inc.'s combined petition for rehearing Thursday, killing the burner on its attempt to get an earlier panel decision vacated that revived Campbell Soup Co.’s challenge to two Gamon design patents covering a display rack.
A proposed class of consumers is urging the Ninth Circuit to give them another shot at a suit alleging General Mills Sales Inc. falsely claimed its cereals and bars were healthy, saying the lower court misrepresented their claims when it dismissed the suit in August.
Hungary was ordered Wednesday to pay €7.15 million ($7.9 million) to a British agricultural company that claimed its leasing rights to state-owned farmland had been expropriated, after an international tribunal rejected arguments that the claim was barred under European Union law.
Denny's Inc. was hit with a Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Miami alleging the national restaurant chain has improperly paid servers below minimum wage based on the law's "tip-credit" provisions without meeting several of the provisions' requirements.
A California ski resort that once hosted the Winter Olympics got the green light Wednesday to hire more than a dozen cooks under the migrant guest-worker program after the U.S. Department of Labor found the resort had actually submitted the correct documents.
A Dream Hotels venture has reportedly sold a Chicago property at a loss for $13 million, Zaragon is said to have dropped $12 million on a former USA Today distribution site in Florida, and a financing arm of Carlyle Group and Slate Property is said to have loaned $44 million for a Manhattan development site.
The U.S. Department of Labor sued a Massachusetts restaurant chain in federal court Wednesday, claiming it worked some employees more than 60 hours per week without paying overtime and falsified time clocks to make it appear the workers stayed within 40 hours.
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.
For American farmers who have suffered through years of trade war tariffs and catastrophic weather, the new federally regulated industrial hemp production program offers much needed hope of new agricultural opportunity, says Richard Blau of GrayRobinson.
By monitoring the shifting trade landscape and deploying appropriate tariff strategies to mitigate risk, American businesses can minimize the negative effects that ongoing changes in global tariffs may have on their bottom line, say Michelle Schulz and Luis Arandia of Polsinelli.
Following the Ninth Circuit's recent ruling in Monster Energy v. City Beverages, arbitrators should consider whether to amend disclosures concerning potential conflicts of interest to meet the court's hypertechnical, but not wholly illogical, partiality standard, says Dustin Hecker at Arent Fox.
Replacing hourly billing with flat-fee arrangements, especially for appellate work, will leave attorneys feeling free to spend as much time as necessary to produce their highest quality work, says Lawrence Ebner of Capital Appellate Advocacy.
Although the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were amended to provide a uniform standard of culpability for spoliation, cases with similar facts are still reaching differing results because the rule does not specify how a court should evaluate a party's intent, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton.