Ninth Circuit Remands State Torts Against Fossil Fuel Companies back to Lower Courts

Fossil-fuel companies may have had the high pollutant wind knocked out of them for the time being, having been dealt another blow in the Federal courts as a number lawsuits filed by cities and counties in California were remanded to the state courts. Here is a refresher: In 2017, three California cities (Marin, San Mateo, … Read more

Johnson & Johnson To Halt Baby Powder Talc Sales in US and Canada

It’s the end of an era for Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder – the talc powder with a fragrance successfully branded to be equated with a well-cared for infant will no longer be sold in the United States and Canada. While the New Jersey based corporation attributed the decision to changes in consumer habits, years … Read more

Spaulding Out, Wilson In, for NBA Partnership Agreement

Move over Spalding, the ball is back in Wilson’s court. Puns aside, the Wilson Sports Company is resuming it’s relationship with the NBA for the 2021-2022 season. The Wilson partnership dates back to 1946 and remained in place for 37 years until replaced by Spalding in 1983. “This partnership with Wilson returns us to our … Read more

Contracts and the Option of Impossibility – Alternatives to Force Majeure

Did you fail to spell out “pandemic” or “disease” in your force majeure clause?  Or fail to include a force majeure clause altogether in your contract? Should you have foreseen the chaos caused by COVID-19? The language of contracts will likely be changed forever in the wake of the disruption to businesses as a result … Read more

3M Files Lawsuit For Illegal Price Gouging and Deceptive Trade Practices of its N95 Masks

From hand sanitizer to toilet paper, we’ve all heard of the price gouging which has gone hand in hand with the COVID-19 pandemic – but one company is taking the price gouging for the highly-sought after N95 masks very seriously. 3M discovered that a company was selling fake N95 masks at a whopping 600 percent … Read more

Force Majeure – The Contract Clause of COVID-19

Force Majeure is a legal definition encompassing a collection of unlikely yet not impossible hindrances to performance in a contract – such as a fire, a flood, an Act of God,  or possibly a global pandemic among other things. A force majeure clause in a contract generally excuses any or all delays in performance as … Read more

Got Toilet Paper? Top Paper Manufacturers in the US are Trying to Keep Up with Demand

Move over bitcoin – toilet paper is the now hottest currency in play. Unless you were living in a part of the United States prone to hurricanes or blizzards, you may not have thought of stockpiling toilet paper prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet we are now in a new world which is considerably lacking … Read more