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  October 12, 2018

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Class Action

 
Starbucks Sued Over Mislabeled White Chocolate Energy Drink
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On October 8, 2018, coffee giant Starbucks was served with a proposed class action suit in Manhattan federal court alleging that the company deliberately misled customers as to the true nature of the ingredients in its Starbucks White Chocolate Doubleshot Energy Drinks. In the complaint, named plaintiff Juan Rafael Marten argues that Starbucks engaged in deceptive marketing and packaging of the product, leading reasonable consumers to believe that the energy drinks contain white chocolate.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 10/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
New Jersey Funeral Home Let Body Decompose Before Funeral, Says Lawsuit
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A lawsuit has been filed in New Jersey by a woman who alleges her brother's body was allowed to decompose before a funeral took place. The woman has filed suit against Carl Miller Funeral Home in Camden and its employees alleging that they are responsible for allowing her brother's body to decompose. As alleged in the lawsuit, the defendants failed to embalm the deceased man in a timely fashion after his death. The complaint was filed Wednesday in Camden County Superior Court.
Bob D'Angelo, Atlanta Journal-Constitution 10/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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California Jury Rules in Favor of City in Crosswalk Injury Suit
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A California jury has ruled in favor of the city of Clovis in a lawsuit filed after a young girl suffered a brain injury when she was struck in a crosswalk. The lawsuit alleged the crosswalk was dangerous because it was unmarked and dimly lit. The complaint sought at least $9 million in economic damages. After about an hour of deliberation, the Fresno County jury ruled 9-3 in favor of the city.
Robert Rodriguez, The Fresno Bee 10/11/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Man Who Hung Upside Down in Universal Ride for an Hour Settles Suit
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A man who alleges he was stuck upside down on a ride at Universal in Orlando, Florida has settled his lawsuit. The plaintiff filed suit against Universal alleging he hung upside down for an hour when the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey broke down. The terms of the settlement have remained confidential. The lawsuit was filed in Orange Circuit Court in March 2017 and sought an unspecified amount of damages.
Gabrielle Russon, Orlando Sentinel 10/12/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Olympic Gold Fencer Files Suit Against Moving Company Over Career Damaging Injury
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Olympian fencer Mariel Zagunis has filed a lawsuit against Portland, Oregon's 1-800-GOT-JUNK? alleging that the company is responsible for damaging her athletic career. Zagunis hired the junk-hauling company to remove unwanted items from her Portland-area home in October 2016. The Olympic gold medalist alleges she was injured when the company's truck suddenly malfunctioned by dropping onto her right foot, breaking her toe. The lawsuit seeks $15,000 in medical expenses, $200,000 in lost earnings from fencing and $750,000 for pain and suffering.
Aimee Green, The Oregonian 10/09/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Widower Files Lawsuit Seeking Answers About Wife's Death at Military Hospital
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A former Coast Guard officer has filed a lawsuit seeking answers about his wife's death in a military hospital. The 33-year-old wife of the plaintiff died during childbirth and the lawsuit alleges the plaintiff was not given any information on the cause of her death. The California resident has taken his case to the Supreme Court after his wrongful death lawsuit filed in 2015 was dismissed. The lawsuit challenges a law that prohibits active-duty military members from suing the federal government for injuries.
JoNel Aleccia, The Seattle Times 10/11/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Los Angeles Pays $6M to Family of Teen Killed in Crosswalk
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The city of Los Angeles is to pay $6 million in a wrongful death lawsuit over the death of a teen in a crosswalk. The lawsuit was filed by the family of the teenage boy who was struck by a city truck while crossing a Highland Park intersection. The lawsuit filed by the family alleged the driver who struck the teen was “unfit and unqualified” to drive the truck, had driven the vehicle in a reckless manner, and that the intersection was “dangerously defective.”
Emily Alpert Reyes, LA Times 10/10/2018   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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