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August 18, 2014
chrisgeidner:

Expect Many, Many Lawsuits From Ferguson
WASHINGTON — It’s been nine days since Michael Brown was shot, unarmed, in the middle of a street in Ferguson, Missouri, but civil rights and civil liberties legal advocates say the legal fallout from the shooting and its tumultuous aftermath are just beginning.  
“There will be lawsuits up the kazoo,” said Barbara Arnwine, the longtime president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, in an interview Sunday evening. “I think you’re going to see ripple after ripple of legal matters here in response to this outrageous situation.”

The cluster-you-know-what won’t be going away anytime soon.

chrisgeidner:

Expect Many, Many Lawsuits From Ferguson

WASHINGTON — It’s been nine days since Michael Brown was shot, unarmed, in the middle of a street in Ferguson, Missouri, but civil rights and civil liberties legal advocates say the legal fallout from the shooting and its tumultuous aftermath are just beginning.  

“There will be lawsuits up the kazoo,” said Barbara Arnwine, the longtime president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, in an interview Sunday evening. “I think you’re going to see ripple after ripple of legal matters here in response to this outrageous situation.”

The cluster-you-know-what won’t be going away anytime soon.

22:02 // 2 weeks ago
April 20, 2014
We are announcing today that we have reverted back to our prior legal terms, which contain no mention of arbitration.

A statement from General Mills • Walking back a much-criticized policy that would have essentially replaced the consumer’s right to sue the company with an online arbitration process. The move drew much heat after The New York Times wrote an article on the practice last week.

By the way, they’re not the only ones that do this.

17:48 // 4 months ago
March 24, 2014
(Celebrities) want their cake and eat it, too. They want free publicity, and they want to be left alone when they’re out in public, and the rest of the world doesn’t have that choice.
Mickey Osterreicher says on celebs trying to push back on the paparazzi in regards to privacy. Source
15:24 // 5 months ago
March 4, 2014

Judge rules Chevron doesn’t have to pay billions in Ecuadorian ruling

  • $9.5B in damages won’t have to be paid to Ecuadorian villagers, as part of a ruling against Chevron that approved by Ecuador’s Supreme Court, according to a trial judge in Manhattan. According to U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, there was clear evidence of corruption in the original ruling, leading Kaplan to refuse to enforce the fine in the United States. Chevron has already pulled the bulk of its resources out of Ecuador, forcing those who filed the suit to try and reclaim damages in other countries where Chevron still has a significant presence. Attorneys representing the Ecuadorian villagers say they will appeal the ruling in the U.S., and will also continue to seek enforcement in other countries as well. source
18:51 // 6 months ago
January 9, 2014

History repeats itself, McDonald’s coffee edition.

  • 1994 A jury awarded $2.9 million to a woman who suffered third-degree burns after spilling a cup of hot coffee purchased from a McDonald’s in Albuquerque, NM. The ruling drew global media attention, and ultimately lead McDonald’s to begin printing a warning on all its coffee cups going forward.
  • 2014 A California resident is clearly hoping history will repeat itself, having filed suit against the burger franchise after spilling a cup of coffee she purchased at the McDonald’s on Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles. Thursday’s filing doesn’t include any specific information on the extent of the plaintiff’s injuries, but does claim the lid for the woman’s coffee cup was “negligently, carelessly and improperly” attached. Anybody think this will work?
15:14 // 7 months ago
November 30, 2013

Match.com faces massive lawsuit over fake profile pictures

  • $1.5B the amount a Miami-based model is suing Match.com (using class-action status) because her photos keep getting used in fake profiles. The model, Yuliana Avalos, was triggered to action in part because of men who were getting scammed out of money after contacting a fake profile using her image. IAC, the parent company of Match.com, calls the suit meritless. source
9:01 // 9 months ago
November 1, 2013

Philadelphia City Councilman Jim Kenney is such a huge fan of Sriracha that he sent a letter to the company encouraging them to move to Philadelphia, apparently because he thinks his city can handle watery eyes and breathing problems.

15:39 // 10 months ago
October 30, 2013
15:44 // 10 months ago
October 29, 2013
Are you a fan of Sriracha? If so, we’d suggest picking up a few extra bottles soon. The town of Irwindale, CA has filed a lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods, demanding the company halt operations at its local factory after many residents began complaining of burning eyes, lungs and occasional headaches. The company plans to fight the lawsuit, but founder David Tran says consumers can expect Sriracha prices to increase “a lot” if Irwindale forces the plant to close. According to Tran, Huy Fong Foods is currently producing 200,000 bottles of Sriracha per day, all of which are pre-sold, but the company is still struggling to meet demand as is. A judge is expected to issue a ruling on the matter this Thursday. (Photo via ilovememphis) source

Are you a fan of Sriracha? If so, we’d suggest picking up a few extra bottles soon. The town of Irwindale, CA has filed a lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods, demanding the company halt operations at its local factory after many residents began complaining of burning eyes, lungs and occasional headaches. The company plans to fight the lawsuit, but founder David Tran says consumers can expect Sriracha prices to increase “a lot” if Irwindale forces the plant to close. According to Tran, Huy Fong Foods is currently producing 200,000 bottles of Sriracha per day, all of which are pre-sold, but the company is still struggling to meet demand as is. A judge is expected to issue a ruling on the matter this Thursday. (Photo via ilovememphis) source

17:58 // 10 months ago
October 23, 2013
18:30 // 10 months ago