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Time runs out for teething products: FDA wants them off the market

No one can reasonably claim that a recent demand from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration aimed at makers of select baby teething products came unexpectedly. In fact, the FDA’s directive issued just last week ordering the removal of teething remedies containing the ingredient benzocaine was, if anything, long expected. Indeed, manufacturers of baby-targeted creams […]

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Samsung to Pay Apple $538.6M for copying Intellectual Property

On May 24, 2018, after four days of deliberation, an eight-member federal jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California found that Samsung infringed on eight of Apple Inc.’s (“Apple”) patents relating to their smartphone technology. Specifically, the jury awarded $533.3 million for infringement on three design patents for the […]

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Judge Isn’t Convinced by Defense’s Argument at NYU ERISA Trial

U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, Katherine B. Forrest, was not convinced by the May 16 closing arguments in an Employee Income Retirement Security Act (“ERISA”) class action lawsuit against New York University (“NYU”). The suit alleges that NYU’s retirement committee mismanaged employees’ retirement savings, and Judge Forrest interrupted defense counsel […]

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Business Groups Happy With SCOTUS Ruling on Forced Arbitration

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg clearly rues the final vote tally in a recent high-court ruling concerning workers’ collective actions in disputes featuring signed arbitration agreements. Legions of employers across the country don’t sympathize a whit with Ginsburg’s lamenting of a close 5-4 SCOTUS ruling issued earlier this week. Indeed, major business organizations […]

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What is churning, and what is Finra proposing to do about it?

Imagine that you’re a “typical” securities investor in that you do not have vast resources at your ready disposal to guide your investment decisions. Instead, like most other Americans, you rely upon the advice of a professional broker or adviser to promote your best financial interests. Concededly, that individual is not going to be perfect, […]

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Age discrimination in the workplace

Discrimination against older workers persists across America. Longer life spans are increasingly pushing our aging population to delay retirement. Growing societal emphasis on personal fulfillment and the need for bigger pools of retirement funds result from these longer life spans, kindling a desire in some to stay busy and engaged throughout their later years. While […]

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Prior-job salary inquiry growing focus in employment law sphere

Would-be employers generally want to know, and prospective employees interviewing for jobs generally want to remain tight-lipped on the details. That is true in Connecticut and across the country when it comes to the sensitive subject of inquiries relevant to prior salary history. Many employers see absolutely nothing wrong about directly soliciting the particulars. In […]

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Lawsuit Over Skyrocketing Health Insurance Costs Due to Opioid Crisis

On May 2, 2018, class action suits were filed in five federal courts (California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York) against opioid makers and distributors, including Purdue Pharma and McKesson Corp., Cephalon Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Corp. (“Defendants”). The complaints allege that health insurance premiums are […]

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Music promoters’ spat spotlights unfair competition allegations

We note the broad universe of unfair trade practice on our website at the proven Connecticut business law firm of Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP. Our deep attorney team has collectively practiced extensively in that realm for many decades, representing diverse business and consumer clients in federal and state courts across the country. We […]