We Are…In Legal Trouble

Tackling another lawsuit

Penn State Football is once again in the spotlight, and not for the team’s spectacular prospects or prior season performances.  Head coach James Franklin and several named players are involved in a hazing lawsuit, filed earlier this month by a former Nittany Lion.  Despite attempts to report the hazing to coach Franklin and staff, the former player claims he faced retaliation that affected his potential for success as a Penn State football player.  Although this one player faced the retaliation, the underclassmen as a whole were allegedly subjected to the harassment on and off the football field. Read more

An Infantile Misrepresentation

Tylenol lawsuits continue

If you purchased Infants’ Tylenol any time from October 2014 to January 6, 2020, you may be entitled to a few bucks.  Johnson and Johnson received negative backlash following the infamous talcum powder dispute and the company remains under scrutiny due to misrepresented pill bottles.  According to this most recent lawsuit, Johnson and Johnson allegedly advertises on its packaging that their Infants’ Tylenol is specially manufactured to supply a safe dosage for infants.  On the contrary, the concentration of acetaminophen is 160 mg, the same level found in Johnson and Johnson’s Children’s Tylenol. Read more

Song Dispute Tunes Out

Can’t stop the music

Although the terms of the settlement were not disclosed, Miley Cyrus has settled a $300 million lawsuit concerning the origins of her popular hit “We Can’t Stop.”  Initially filed in 2018, Michael May, also known as Flourgon, accused Cyrus and Sony Corp’s RCA Records of negligently infringing upon the copyright of his 1988 song, “We Run Things.”  While a similarity exists in one of the lyrics, the two songs are not identical, so is this really a case of copyright infringement?  The two parties involved have not left the matter for the courts to decide.   Read more

Furnishing a Resolution in Toddler Death Case

Ikea settles

Ikea has made headlines recently as the defendant in the largest single plaintiff wrongful death settlement in US history.  The resolution follows a claim filed in June 2018, alleging inadequate steps taken by Ikea to ensure its furniture is safe and secure for all consumers.  The lawsuit also blames Ikea for not acting hastily when learning of the extreme dangers associated with their signature Malm dresser. Read more

Customer Loyalty is Sloping

Pay to park

For those who frequent cities and attractions, it is typically assumed that you have to pay to park your car.  It is considered a perk to enjoy free parking, which is why routine skiers are fighting back at Vail Resorts Inc. following the recent implementation of a new fee policy at the premier parking location of Northstar California Resort. For years, visitors took advantage of the convenient access to the slopes from that parking lot; but now they are forced to reconsider their options.  A lawsuit was filed in December, alleging fraud and breach of contract against Vail Resorts Inc. Read more