Jessica Gomez of San Bernadino County is confused about candy. So confused that earlier this year, she brought a lawsuit against Jelly Belly, the company that creates jelly beans, alleging that “fancy phrasing” on the packaging led her to believe she was purchasing a sugar-free product.
David Greenstein sued UPS for “ruining his rare Star Trek posters,” Slim Fast for “putting diet bars in packages he thought were misleadingly big,” a tile supply store for “saying it had a certain tile in stock when it didn’t,” and a dog-training service that “failed to train his German shepherd and his poodle.”
But that’s not the half of it.
A Missouri man has taken a common gripe with snack food companies to court: The boxes of Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers he bought appeared to only be half full, and now he’s filed a class action lawsuit against Hershey’s over this instance of slack fill – empty space in a package.
The U.S. Chamber applauds the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2017” (H.R. 985), the “Innocent Party Protection Act of 2017” (H.R. 725), and the “Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2017” (H.R. 720).
A staple of recent annual legislative sessions has been the introduction of a state equivalent to the federal False Claims Act (FCA), and one Pennsylvania lawmaker has said he plans to soon bring such a bill back to the floor for consideration.
But opinions remain divided on how that legislation will benefit the state.
Democratic Rep. Brandon Neuman said Feb. 28 that during the 2017-2018 Regular Session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, he plans to reintroduce legislation to create the Taxpayer Protection Against Fraud Act – a measure aimed at reducing “waste, fraud and abuse” in state government.
PHILADELPHIA – A state court judge has ordered the conductor of an Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia in May 2015, resulting in the deaths of eight people and injuries to more than 200, to officially verify his complaint and disclose his full address to defense counsel.
Judge Arnold L. New ruled March 9 that plaintiff Brandon Bostian of Boston, Mass. must provide proper verification of his lawsuit and his address to opposing counsel within 10 days, despite his attorney stating that information should be omitted for his client’s protection.