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Posted 9 months ago in Class Actions Products Liability Video by Larry Bodine  
Newsbreak: Chicken Jerky Treats Poison Pets [Video]

  Larry Bodine, editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com provides today’s Newsbreak about a type of chicken jerky treats that is poisoning pets across America. The Food and Drug Administration has warned that these chicken tenders, strips or treats imported from China contain an unknown poison that has made thousands of pet dogs sick and has even killed 500 dogs, which suffered from kidney failure. Recently a class action lawsuit was allowed to proceed in a Los Angeles federal court against a California …

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Newsbreak: Big Beef Against Marriott Hotels [Video]

  Betsy Kim, editorial director of Lawyers.com, provides a “food for thought” Newsbreak. A man has a big beef against the Marriott International. He’s suing the hotel chain, accusing it of charging for Kobe beef but actually dishing out a much lower-quality meat to his 300 wedding guests in Lincolnshire, Ill. Anthony Schittino claims Kobe beef is from the Wagyu bloodline of cattle from Japan’s Kobe region, raised and slaughtered in a particular way. But Schittino says the U.S.D.A. banned …

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Posted 9 months ago in Consumer Law The Internet & The Law Video by Larry Bodine  
Newsbreak: Video Gamers Sue to Play Online [Video]

  Larry Bodine, editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com provides today’s Newsbreak about what happens when you tell millions of video game players that they can no longer compete against each other online. Competing online is huge. For example, 5,000,000 people a day use Electronic Arts Internet services to play each other online using Xbox Live, Nintendo Wi-Fi connection and PlayStation Network. Recently, a class action lawsuit filed in New York federal court charged EA with false advertising and breach of warranty for …

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Newsbreak: OSHA Issues New Standards for Hazardous Chemicals [Video]

  Betsy Kim, editorial director of Lawyers.com provides today’s legal Newsbreak on sustainability. The push for green initiatives is opening up myriad opportunities for new businesses, and the need to know what’s going on with environmental laws. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA) issued new standards for employers to voluntarily reduce the level of hazardous chemical exposure. OSHA says its current rules, drafted in the 70s, are “dangerously out of date” and tens …

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Posted 9 months ago in The Internet & The Law Video by Betsy Kim  
Newsbreak: Yahoo! and LinkedIn Sued for Violating Privacy

  Betsy Kim, editorial director of Lawyers.com, provides today’s Newsbreak with information on your Internet privacy. Yahoo! is being sued by users of its email system. The plaintiffs claim Yahoo! illegally reads, copies and analyzes emails to make money with targeted advertising and data collection. They say this violates California’s Invasion of Privacy Act and the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The complaint states Yahoo! put in a new default email system, telling email account holders it would look for …

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