Monthly Archives: March 2015

Above the Legal Limit Arsenic Levels Found in California Wines

Hold the arsenic please.

A recent Law Suit was filed against over 2 dozen California winemakers, after the wine from Trader Joe’s tested positive for higher levels of arsenic. This class action lawsuit has become media rich after the wine contained arsenic with levels five times over the EPA’s limit for drinking water.  The wines that were included are Trader Joe’s Charles Shaw White Zinfandel, and Franzia White Grenache. There were over 1,300 bottles that were tested and just over one fourth of the bottles contained higher than normal levels of arsenic.

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WEN Products Causing Hair Loss

Hair care fail

WEN hair products maker Guthy-Renker LLC has recently gone under fire as they are facing a class-action law suit. The law suit was initially filed in the state of California on July 31, 2014. The issue at hand is that its products are allegedly defective, causing hair loss that prolongs even when consumers terminate use of the products. Guthy-Renker is being charged with the following: “Breach of warranty, violating California’s unfair competition law, violating the California false advertising law, violating Florida’s Unfair and Deceptive trade Practices Act, negligence, failure to warn, failure to test, and strict products liability.”
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Could Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Be Going Extinct?

BBQ joint in hot water

A New York-based BBQ restaurant chain has had a lawsuit filed against them claiming that unfair wages are being paid to specific employees. The suit against the popular Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurant was filed as a class action lawsuit in Federal Court in New York City by Fitapelli & Schaffer law firm. Fitapelli & Schaffer law firm is representing all servers, bussers, runners, bartenders, and other “Tipped Workers.” These are employees who are currently work or have worked at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurants in their multiple New York Locations.  With eight restaurants in the Tristate area and other locations expected to open relatively soon, Dinosaur is a growing business. John Stage founded Dinosaur in 1988 along with some biker friends and then sold Dinosaur to a company that is controlled by billionaire financier George Soros in 2008.

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Monster Court Case for Energy Drink Company

Consume with caution

It appears that “Monster Energy Company” is heading to court on April 27th, 2015 over a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the Death of nineteen year old Alex Morris, of Alameda County, CA. In an article written by Brenda Craig, it was stated that, “Alex Morris went into cardiac arrest and his girlfriend called for an ambulance.  He was experiencing an extreme atrial fibrillation event, and a short while later, Alex Morris, despite medical intervention, was pronounced dead at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in northern California.” It has been stated that Morris was a daily consumer of this energy drink, usually drinking about two cans per day since he was sixteen years old.  Post death reports confirmed that Morris had also consumed two 16oz cans of Monster Energy Drink within twenty four hours of his death.

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LAPD Officers Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

Police problem

Recently, a decision has been made about an incident involving two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers suing the department for discrimination because they are Latino. Officers Allan Corrales and George Diego were awarded near $4 million combined in their discrimination suit against the department. Both officers are Latino and were involved in a fatal shooting in 2010 killing an unarmed, autistic African American man, Eugene Washington.

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