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February 2014

Is Cheating Moot if You’re Offered Chump Change?

By Claire Prestel, Staff Attorney It would be a pretty funny argument if companies weren’t using it to avoid being held accountable. Basically companies are saying, we’ll offer you $1 to stop complaining that we made $1 million by breaking the law. And just offering…

Nemphos v. Nestle Waters North America, Inc., et al.

When Michelle Nemphos’ daughter’s adult teeth started erupting, she was dismayed to see very bright white spots on her teeth. And Nemphos was surprised because she had been careful to ensure her daughter had almost exclusively fluoridated water from the time she was an infant…

Settlement Provides Clean Water, New Data in Factory Dairy Cases

First successful use of RCRA offers hope for widespread reforms at factory dairies A Washington State industrialized dairy has agreed to settle a federal environmental lawsuit against it, saying it would go bankrupt if the suit went forward. The settlement is significant in that it…

Court Says Scammed Customers Cannot Be Forced into Arbitration

By Aidan O’SheaCommunications Specialist In a case regarding a car dealership that misrepresented and marked up a fee in its contracts with customers, the Florida First District Court of Appeal has now written a thorough opinion outlining the reasons why those customers taking part in a class…