Monthly Archives: July 2015

Youth Leagues Biting Off More Than They Can Chew

Courtroom spike

Audrey Dimitrew, a 16 year old club volleyball player, and her family have decided to press charges on the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association (CHRVA) after the league would not permit her to switch teams, denying her request for release from the team after she was receiving insufficient playing time.  This youth sports dispute is one of many in recent months, believing that the judicial system has the ability to intervene on matters of playing time and league guidelines.  The lawsuit was filed in March after the refusal to release Dimitrew, for the league believed it would be setting a “bad precedent” if the only prerequisite for discharge from the league was to be unsatisfied with playing time on the court.  Instead, the league handbook denotes valid reasoning for dismissal lays in a player undergoing a “verifiable hardship,” something the league believes Dimitrew did not face.  This lawsuit brings into question the inevitable disputes between parents, players, and coaches, and if such disagreements are cause for litigation.

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A Nutty Lawsuit

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

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

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

Package misconception

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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