The state of California is suing Whole Foods Market for selling products thatcontain pesticides that have not yet been registered with the state. The four products being reviewed are either pet products or insect repellants. Charlotte Fadipe, who is part of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation states, “to sell a pesticide product in stores, a company must register it with the state so that it can be tested and approved for safe use”. According to Charlotte, Whole Foods did not register the pesticides they are using in these four particular products, and people are bringing these products into their home without knowing if they are safe for use. Because these pesticides are unregistered, there is no way for the Department of Pesticide Regulation to know if they are safe, it must be first tested and approved. Read More
A recent study released by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of traffic safety issues, discovered that drunk driving has increasingly become an equal opportunity crime, with vastly more women being arrested today for driving drunk than in the past. According to the study, the number of women who have been arrested or charged with DUI has doubled over the past three decades. Though drunk drivers are still more likely to be male, the percentage of female drunk drivers has risen substantially. Today, around 25 percent of those who are arrested for drunk driving in the U.S. are women. The Bureau of Justice says this represents a large increase from the nine percent of drunk driving arrests that women made up back in 1980. Read more
It appears that a popular video game retailer is playing some games of their own. GameStop (NYSE: GME), whose headquarters is in Grapevine TX, has been named in a class-action lawsuit in regards to the selling of used video games without including all of the downloadable content, or DLC. When purchasing a new video game, a special unique keycode is included that allows the purchaser access to new features, such as new weapons, enhanced features, or updated rosters. The class-action states that since anyone who buys a used game does not have access to the keycode, and GameStop does not strictly state this, they are in violation of the Consumer Fraud Act. The suit was filed in New Jersey as each plaintiff is seeking about $10-$15 per game in locations across the state from Fall 2010 to Summer 2012. Read more
It has been a less than memorable couple of years for the Trump Organization. After an unsuccessful presidential run, Donald Trump has recently been announced as a defendant in an upcoming civil suit seeking 40 million dollars in restitutive damages. The civil suit, which has been brought upon by the New York State Attorney General, contends that Donald Trump and the Trump organization misinformed the public and engaged in illegal and deceptive business practices. This school that was unaccredited ran in various locations across the United States.
On January 1, 2013, the Huffington Post reported a tragic police shooting and death of the pitbull, Kincaid, occurred in the morning at the residence of Stacy Fields and her stepfather Ed Augustine. Two Baltimore, Maryland Police officers were arresting a suspect while Mr. Augustine was restraining Kincaid pleading for him not to shoot Kincaid. However, the police officers alleged that Kincaid lunged at them in which one officer responded with six shots, three of which connecting with Kincaid.