Deceptive Trade Practice

Teens and Parents Sue JUUL

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Teens got addicted. Now they are looking for Juul to change its ways and pay damages. The Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged that there is an e-cigarette epidemic upon us. More and more teens are addicted to vaping devices, including most prominently the Juul e-cigarette. This is a small, discrete e-cigarette that looks like […]

Civil Rights

Jail Starvation Case Granted Class Action Status

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On Monday August 20, 2018, a lawsuit brought by plaintiffs Perry Hill and James Rogers, alleging that the Montgomery County Jail in upstate New York provided inadequate nutritional sustenance to detainees and prisoners, received class action status.  In her opinion, the Hon. Brenda Sannes of the federal district court for the Northern District of New […]

Environmental

Livestock Air Pollution Class Action Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating the loss of enjoyment of property, and possible health hazards, experienced by residents who live by livestock feedlots. For example, Minnesota residents in Goodhue County allege that the neighboring feedlot is violating air quality standards with excessive odorous fumes. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), a regulatory body that […]

Environmental

Buzzard Point Pollution Class Action Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating potential legal claims arising from air pollution in the Buzzard Point neighborhood in Southwest Washington D.C. Residents have complained that dust pollution in the area has caused, and aggravated, respiratory health problems as well as compromised the use and enjoyment of their property. Rapid construction efforts in connection with […]

Uncategorized

Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Tablets Under Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is investigating potential legal claims against Hyland’s for its “homeopathic” teething tablets, which according to adverse event reports from the FDA, have been linked to 400 instances of serious infant illnesses, including seizures and vomiting, as well as 10 deaths. On April 7, 2017, the FDA requested that Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets […]

Uncategorized

Are You a Server Forced to do Substantial Side Work or Share Tips With the Back of the House? Your Employer May Owe You Unpaid Wages

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Restaurant servers are frequently victims of wage theft. Federal law, as well as most states’ laws, allow servers to earn a tipped minimum wage that is lower than the standard minimum wage. In Washington D.C., for example, restaurants only have to pay servers $2.77 an hour, rather than the minimum wage of $11.50 per hour, […]