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Please Don’t Pass the Salt (Labels): The Fight Over NYC’s Sodium Labeling Rule

After surviving its first go-around in court, New York City’s attempt to require restaurateurs to add sodium warnings to their menus has hit a roadblock in the form of a temporary injunction. Perhaps taking inspiration from the FDA’s recent imposition of nutrition-labeling requirements on restaurant menus, the New York City Board of Health had approved ...
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Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands wins new U.S. trial in $100 mln Macau case

Las Vegas Sands Corp persuaded Nevada’s highest court to throw out a more than $100 million verdict in favor of a Hong Kong businessman for helping Sheldon Adelson’s gaming company enter the fledgling Macau casino market more than a decade ago. In a decision on Friday, the Nevada Supreme Court found “insufficient evidence” to support ...
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Defending Against the Reptile Strategy

The Reptile Strategy “Based on a plaintiff’s attorney generalizing the defendant’s conduct so the jury members feel personally threatened by the alleged danger actions,” the reptile strategy is a force to be reckoned with. This specific strategy has been implemented in “almost 50 notable cases”, one of which a “Florida attorney received a $2.6 million ...
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Report Reveals Some Salary Trends among General Counsel, In-House Lawyers

The inside counsel market seems to be pretty stable, according to Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Miriam Frank. There are a few notable insights into the market for general counsel and in-house attorneys from a recent report released by Major, Lindsey & Africa. “The [inside counsel] market seems to be pretty stable,” Miriam Frank, vice president ...
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Employers Hit with Background Check Lawsuits

Employees and job applicants are filing class action lawsuits against employers alleging that they are using invalid forms to obtain consent for background checks as part of their hiring process. The lawsuits allege violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681, et seq. (“FCRA”), which provides for statutory damages of up to $1,000 for ...
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Don’t Settle Away Your Liability Insurance

When settling a lawsuit against your company, you should do everything you can to keep your insurance company aboard. If the insurance company unreasonably refuses consent to a fair settlement, though, be prepared to fight. Most hotels buy commercial general liability insurance to ensure that if they are sued by a third party, their insurance ...
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Improper Tip Pooling Targeted in Class Action Lawsuits

The use of class action lawsuits against large corporations over allegedly illegal tip pooling arrangements is increasingly common. This work examines the use of class action lawsuits for this type of lawsuit and analyzes two recent cases from Massachusetts and New York targeting the legality of Starbucks’ tip-pooling policy under the laws of each state ...
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