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CT Appeals Court Overturns Convicted ‘Driver Using Cell Phone’

The Connecticut Appellate Court overturned a Superior Court ruling that had found Mr. Dunbar guilty of violating Connecticut’s Use of Cell Phone While Driving Laws. In the State of Connecticut vs. Lonnie Dunbar “The defendant, Lonnie Dunbar, appeals from his judgment of conviction, rendered after a trial to the court, on the charge of operating a motor vehicle upon a highway while using a hand-held mobile telephone in alleged violation of …Read More

$55 Million Award in J&J Baby Powder Lawsuit; More Lawsuits to Come

From USA TODAY:   A jury ordered Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) to pay $55 million to a woman who claims talc in the company’s baby powder caused her ovarian cancer. On Monday, a jury in St. Louis, awarded Gloria Ristesund $5 million in damages and $50 million in punitive damages, Reuters reported. The verdict comes months after a jury ordered the company to  pay $72 million to the family of an …Read More

NFLPA, Brady Lose Appellate Court Decision

Parties: NFL (and NFL Management Council) vs. NFLPA (and Brady) Venue: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; New York Judge: 3-Judge Panel; Katzman, Chin & Parker How We Got Here:  NFL Appealed Judge Berman’s District Court Ruling from Sept. 2015.  See Below Ruling: In a split 2-1 decision, the Court of Appeals overturns Judge Berman’s Ruling, and reinstates Brady’s 4-game suspension. “We hold that the Commissioner properly …Read More

Erin Andrews’ Realistic Payday

Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews was awarded $55,000,000.00 by a Nashville Jury as damages in her Peephole Video lawsuit against a Hotel, its owner, and the individual who committed the crime. Here are the quick hits: Plaintiff: Erin Andrews, celebrity Fox Sports’ Reporter previously employed by ESPN Defendants: Michael David Barrett, stalker and videographer of the peephole video. Windsor Capitol and West End Hotel Partners, owner and operators of the Nashville, …Read More

Chipotle Sickens Customers, Shareholders

The last several months have not been kind to Chipotle; nor to many customers that have eaten there. The Denver based company has been reeling since August, 2015, when dozens of patrons in one of their California restaurants became violently ill; see: diarrhea, vomiting. The breakouts continued throughout 12 other states, culminating with the National News worthy outbreak in the state of Massachusetts. A Brighton, MA Chipotle (part of Boston) …Read More

MDL Consolidation for Ashley Madison Data Breach

From Jared Firestone via The Expert Institute: In August, 2015, a class action lawsuit was filed against AshleyMadison.com, a popular Canadian website that facilitates extramarital affairs, after a breach of the site’s data systems exposed the personal information of about 39 million current and former users. After obtaining the data, the hackers demanded that Avid Life Media, the website’s parent company which also owns Cougar Life and Established Men, shut …Read More

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