A private label for Dick’s Sporting Goods is wrapped up in a legal dispute with a company that specializes in sports apparel, team uniforms, and jerseys. Launched within the past decade, Wooter advertises a unique infinity symbol that appears to resemble two semi-open links in a chain. About a year following Wooter’s development, the brand Calia was introduced with Carrie Underwood as the face of the women’s activewear line. Although Underwood left the brand two years ago, Calia continues to drive impressive sales for Dick’s Sporting Goods.Continue reading
The family of a slain 21-year-old has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the ridesharing company, Uber. In the claim, the family accuses the Uber driver of negligently leaving the area where their son exited the vehicle. On the early morning of May 21, 2023, 21-year-old Cory Hunter was one of five passengers in the car. He had fallen asleep during the trip, however, around 2:30 am he was asked to leave the vehicle to allow another passenger to vomit outside. Unfortunately, Hunter never hopped back into the car.Continue reading
Pet owners may pause (or paws) to consider the brand of flea-and-tick medications that they administer to their dogs or cats. In a recent consumer protection-related lawsuit, exclusivity contracts are allegedly to blame for the lack of variety in widespread drug products available to pet owners. According to the claim, if given the fair opportunity to purchase generic options, consumers of Advantage II and K9 Advantix II topical flea-and-tick treatments could have saved a lot of money. As the patent guidelines diminished within the appropriate timeframe, generic brands became available to the market about six years ago. Continue reading
In the case of Williams v. Burger King Corp, the plaintiffs are invited to amend their initial complaint if they so wish. However, their current claim against Burger King has been dismissed by a federal judge. The plaintiffs identify themselves as vegans who were led to believe that Burger King’s “Impossible Whopper” was specifically cooked on a separate grill, away from the chicken and beef products.
How natural does ‘natural’ have to be? It appears that the Organic Consumers Association (and other groups) have an answer. A lawsuit from a few years ago has forced General Mills, makers of the crunchy granola snack Nature Valley, to drop the “100% Natural” label from their advertising. The snack contains traces of a chemical called glyphosate, which is actually a weed killer. The inclusion of this substance is in accordance with EPA standards (30 parts per million in grains), whereas Nature Valley products include .45 parts per million. Still, the OCA and 2 other organizations have shaken General Mills and are now having an impact on their product (and stock performance). Read More