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Posted on April 20th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Leidig v. Buzzfeed, Inc., No. 16 Civ. 542 (VM) (GWG), (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 19, 2017), the Plaintiffs, Michael Leidig, et al.(“Plaintiffs”) sued Buzzfeed, Inc. (“Defendant”) for accusing them of selling “fake news.”  Plaintiffs argue that the article defamed them by disputing the veracity and news gathering efforts behind specific stories sold or published by Plaintiffs. …

Posted on April 18th, 2018 by ilsteam

Cerrato v. Nutribullet, LLC, No. 8:16-cv-3077-T-24 JSS, (M.D. Fla. Nov. 6, 2017) filed by Phyllis and German Cerrato (“Plaintiffs”) includes negligence allegations that a blender manufactured by Nutribullet, LLC and Capital Brands, LLC (“Defendants”) was defectively designed.  The complaint contains further causes of action of strict liability, and breaches of express and implied warranties which incorporates …

Posted on April 13th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Hseuh v. The New York State Department of Financial Services, No. 15 Civ. 3401 PAC (Dist. Ct. S.D. N.Y. 2018) the United States District Court in the Southern Division, New York, determined that FRCP 37(e) did not apply when the party involved intentionally deleted a recording. Tiffany Hseuh (“Hseuh”) alleges that her former co-worker …

Posted on April 11th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Lee v. Trees, Inc., No.  3:15-cv-0165-AC, (Dist. Ct. D. Oregon, 2017) the Court considered a motion requesting sanctions against a party accused of fabricating evidence in a sexual harassment case. Plaintiff Sarah Lee (“Lee”) was working as a flagger for employer and Defendant Trees, Inc. (“Trees”), a logging company, when, in May 2013, she …

Posted on April 9th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Crossfit, Inc. v. National Strength and Conditioning Association, No. 14cv1191 JLS (KSC), (Dist. Court S.D. California, 2017), the Plaintiff demonstrated the willful nature of Defendant’s actions, warranting sanctions. CrossFit certifies trainers in fitness and personal training. National Strength and Conditioning Association (“NSCA”) is a nonprofit corporation founded nearly 50 years ago. Both CrossFit and the …