A Nutty Lawsuit

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A Tasty Legal Battle

Over the past few years we have seen plenty of health trends appear. One of the major fads is the boom in consumption of almond milk. In the last two to three years, top manufacturers have been posting roughly 50 percent gains. Consumers of almond milk are aware that the liquid probably contains some water, but how much of your almond milk is actually made from almonds?Based off of a class action lawsuit vs Blue Diamond Growers, allegedly their almond milk contains just 2% almonds. Read More

Airbag Malfunction Sparks Lawsuit

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Airbag may cause injury.

Millions of cars are produced and sold each year. A Japanese company, the Takata Corporation, manufactures airbags for at least eleven automakers for nearly fifteen years. Currently, they are facing lawsuits due to faulty airbags. Takata Corporation’s airbags have been reported to rupture and spray bits of metal at the driver and front seat passengers. This issue first surfaced in 2004, but Takata did not issue a recall until 2008. Takata bowed to government pressure and declared many of its products defective, agreeing to double the number of air bag inflators being recalled to 33.8 million, making it the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

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Uber Now Facing Lawsuits From Cab Companies

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There’s a new service in town.

Uber exploded into the transportation scene trying to change the way people travel. There idea is a great idea allow you to use your personal car as a way to transport people where they need to go, whether that be to a hotel or to the airport. You control everything through  the Uber app. So if you want to make some extra cash, you could become an Uber driver. Uber classifies their drivers as “independent contractors” instead of employees and Uber drivers feel they should be employees, and not independent contractors. You can read more about this matter at the Huffington Post.

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Procter & Gamble Co. Reaches Settlement for Slack-Fill

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Objects may be smaller than they appear…

Procter & Gamble Co., owner of Olay, has just settled a lawsuit with California prosecutors to the tune of $850,000. Prosecutors of Fresno,  Shasta, Yolo, and Riverside’s DA Offices filed a consumer-protection suit against the beauty company.  The settlement comes after Olay was accused of deceiving customers. Olay allegedly gave consumers the illusion that some of their products were bigger than they actually are, through the use of larger than needed packaging. Olay was ordered to modify the packaging on these products, as a result of the settlement.

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Woman Fired for Removing Tracking App on Company Phone

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GPS disabled

A former sales executive was fired when she uninstalled on application on her company phone that kept track of her GPS location 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Myrna Arias, a former sales executive for money transfer service Intermex, claims that her boss, John Stubits, fired her shortly after she uninstalled the job-management Xora application that she and her colleagues were required to use. It was her job to travel across Central California, visiting bodegas  (mini marts) and Hispanic business owners to convince them to install Intermex machines.  After two months on the job, Intermex forced Arias and other employees to download the Xora app onto their company phones. Arias says it relied on the app to keep track of employees travel. The company also told them they needed to keep their phones on all day, every day.

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