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Class Action Against Milk Companies May Result in Compensation for California Customers
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California residents may be eligible for compensation for the price gouging of milk, according to a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that several dairy product companies conspired to raise the price of milk and dairy products by slaughtering cows prematurely. The milk-producing companies, including the National Milk Producers Federation and Land O’Lakes, have denied the lawsuits allegations. However, according to reports, the lawsuit has reached a settlement of $52 million. Individuals who have purchased milk or dairy products in the state of California may be eligible for compensation under the recent settlement.
Gabby Ferreira, San Luis Obispo Tribune 01/16/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Trial Begins in California School Bus Crash Lawsuit, Driver Facing Charges
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A civil lawsuit has been filed on behalf of five school children who were injured in a bus crash in Anaheim, California. The crash that took place on April 24, 2014 led to the "severe and permanent" injuries to the five children, the lawsuit alleges. Trial for the case, Taing et al. v. Orange Unified School District, is set to begin Tuesday morning in Santa Ana. The driver of the bus that crashed is also facing separate criminal charges in the case and may be facing up to 19 years in prison.
Matt Coker, OC Weekly 01/17/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Trampoline Park Injury Lawsuit Settled for $3M
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A lawsuit filed by a man who was injured at a trampoline park has been settled. The plaintiff filed suit against AirMaxx Trampoline Park in St. Cloud, Minnesota after he was paralyzed when he jumped into a foam pit at the facility. Attorneys for the plaintiff say that the defendant agreed to pay $3 million to the plaintiff to end the lawsuit. During the incident in August 2015, the plaintiff suffered a broken neck and a severe spinal injury, causing him to become paralyzed.
David Unze, St. Cloud Times 01/13/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Michigan Man Files Suit Over Crash Against Driver Going Wrong Way
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A man who was injured in a car crash in Michigan has filed a lawsuit over his injuries. The man was injured when another man was driving the wrong way down the street and crashed into the plaintiff's parked car. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was getting a coat from his car when the defendant crashed into the car, throwing him onto the pavement. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff suffered multiple injuries that include three broken bones in his back, a severe shoulder injury, laceration to his scalp and a possible concussion.
John Tunison, MLive 01/13/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Virginia Family Files Suit Over Boy's Sexual Abuse by School Janitor
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The family of a boy who was sexually abused by a school janitor has filed a lawsuit against the boy's school alleging that it was responsible. The lawsuit was filed against Lebanon Elementary School in Virginia in federal court alleges that the school did not do enough to prevent the boy from being victimize or recognize the signs that he was being abused. The boy was abused by the janitor in a custodial closet at school and then further when the boy's family allowed him to move in with the janitor. The school employee pleaded guilty in 2014 to 150 counts of aggravated sexual battery, forcible sodomy and carnal knowledge in connection with his abuse of four boys.
Mariah Balingit and Andee Erickson, The Washington Post 01/16/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Arizona Attorney General Announces Intention to Sue Theranos for Fraud
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On January 12, 2017, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich quietly announced, via the state’s website, that he will be pursuing a civil suit for consumer fraud against healthcare technology company, Theranos Inc. The announcement of this suit comes after a string of bad news concerning the healthcare start-up, stemming from a damning investigative article from the Wall Street Journal in October 2015, which exposed the inherent problems with the company’s non-invasive blood testing technology.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 01/17/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Products

 
Pictsweet Recalls Crunchy Breaded Okra for Glass Contamination
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The Pictsweet Company has issued a recall on its Pictsweet Farms 12 ounce Crunchy Breaded Okra due to a potential glass contamination. The products were recalled after the company learned that some packages may contain glass fragments, which could cause injury if ingested. The company has received one report of a minor injury in connection with the recall. The Pictsweet products were distributed through retail stores across the United States.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 01/13/2017   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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