You’ll remember the scene from “Casablanca.” Ilse (Ingrid Bergman) comes in and Rick (Humphrey Bogart) says, “Your unexpected visit isn’t connected by any chance with the letters of transit. It seems as long as I have those letters, I’ll never be lonely.” That’s sort of how I feel about “all natural” product labeling litigation.
If you’re a fan of tech blogs, you’ve already seen the angry headlines against Dropbox including an arbitration clause in their latest terms of service. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that the the cloud hosting site is stripping people of their legal rights.
Two more food companies have reached settlements over “natural” claims. In a class action suit against Popchips, Inc., plaintiffs alleged that the maker of Popchips snacks misled consumers by labeling and promoting its product as “natural” when it contained artificial and synthetic ingredients.
The end of daylight savings is not the only reason why employers within the Second Circuit need to be paying extra close attention to their clocks. It is not uncommon for an employer faced with a lawsuit alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation to be sued as well under state tort law claims arising out of the same factual circumstances, e.g,. intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent hiring/retention, assault and battery.
In absence of the Ninth Circuit precedent on the issue, a the District Court for the Southern District of California, remanded an action to the state court and held that only 25 percent of the total potential California Labor Code Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) recovery may be included in calculating the amount in controversy on the PAGA claims.