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Class Action

 
Amazon Accused of Colluding With Publishers to Inflate eBook Prices
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Amazon has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging that it colluded with some publishers to inflate the prices of digital books. According to the lawsuit, Amazon and the publishers created price restraints that forced consumers to pay more for eBooks on sites other than Amazon.com. A similar lawsuit was filed in 2011 against Apple Inc and the same publishers by law firm Hagens Berman, which filed the recent lawsuit against Amazon.
Staff Report, Reuters 01/14/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Class Action Alleges TRESemmé Keratin Products Contain Formaldehyde
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On January 7, 2021, consumer goods company Unilever United States was served with class claims in New Jersey federal court alleging its popular TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Shampoo (“the products”) contain an ingredient that causes significant hair loss and scalp irritation upon proper application.
Elizabeth DiNardo, Esq., Associate Counsel, Counsel Financial 01/15/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Laws/Cases

 
Conservationists Sue Laguna Beach Over Program Changes
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The city of Laguna Beach, California, is named as defendant in a lawsuit filed by conservationists over a change to the city's historic preservation program. In August, the City Council approved an amendment to the program which added "owner consent" to the list of requirements for adding establishments to the register of historic places. According to the lawsuit filed by the Laguna Beach Historic Preservation Coalition and other groups, the amendment puts historic properties at risk of substantial alteration or demolition.
Lilly Nguyen, LA Times 01/14/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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PacifiCorp Accused of Negligence in Deadly Slater Fire
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A lawsuit has been filed by victims of the Slater fire in Northern California and Southern Oregon alleging that local electric provider PacifiCorp was negligent. The lawsuit was filed in Superior Court of California in Sacramento on behalf of about 50 plaintiffs and contends that the company is responsible for the deadly fire because it failed to maintain its transmission lines and turn them off prior to the fire. The lawsuit accuses PacifiCorp of wrongful death, injuries and damages, including trespass, nuisance and negligence.
Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian 01/13/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

 
Former NFL Player Sam Davis Found Dead in Stairwell at Care Facility
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A lawsuit has been filed over the death of former Pittsburgh Steeler Sam Davis at a personal care home in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Davis was found dead at the bottom of a flight of stairs 14 hours after he was reported missing by facility staff. The lawsuit filed by the former athlete's family alleges New Life Personal Care Home, Inc. was negligent in his death. The family filed suit in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.
Staff Report, CBS - Pittsburgh 01/15/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Louisiana Family Sues Sheriff's Office After Autistic Teen's Death
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The parents of an autistic teen from Louisiana who died after being sat on by Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies have filed a lawsuit over his death. According to the lawsuit, deputies restrained the teen face-down for over nine minutes, causing him to lose consciousness and die. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in New Orleans.
Michelle Hunter, New Orleans Times-Picayune 01/14/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Leominster Officers Involved in Man's Death Were Undertrained, Says Lawsuit
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The city of Leominster, Massachusetts, is facing a lawsuit over the death of a mentally ill man in 2018. The lawsuit was filed by the father of the man who died two days after being restrained by officers during a well-being call to his grandmother's home. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Worcester alleges the officers involved in the incident were undertrained and used excessive force.
Brad Petrishen, Worchester Telegram & Gazette 01/14/2021   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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