The citizens of Louisville, Kentucky and the surrounding area have recently sued the local Whiskey distilleries because of a “black gunk” that was found over the roofs of their houses and cars. As a result, property damage and negligence lawsuits have been filed against factories along the “Bourbon Trail.” The main cause of the sooty germination is a naturally occurring fungus that latches onto ethanol, which many distilleries continue to emit. Though monetary damages have not been specified many are asking the companies to reevaluate their environmental policies. Read more
Sketchers USA Inc. just recently settled over a recent advertising campaign that came under harsh criticism. The shoe company was claiming that their new toning shoe helped build muscle and shed fat. The $40 million class-action lawsuit was centered around a flashy commercial featuring Brooke Burke and Kim Kardashian. In the commercial Kardashian and Burke sport a variety of Sketchers brands, including Shape-Ups, Resistance Runners, Podded Sole Shoes, and Tone-Ups. The class action lawsuit was settled out of federal court in Louisville, KY and combined the cases of about 70 people seeking damages. Part of that final agreement was that Sketchers was no longer allowed to run the advertisement. The lawyers involved will split about $5 million while most consumers were entitled to a maximum repayment for their purchase.