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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Courthouse News Service
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Roundup NNGs

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal court in California tossed class claims against Monsanto for selling Roundup bottles that allegedly lacked clear expiration labels; consumers say they thought the products could be used indefinitely, while they actually developed NNGs, a carcinogen, over time. They could not show, however, that the chemicals developed at more than one part per million — the EPA’s hard limit for pesticide products.

Coinbase class claims

SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit reversed a California federal court’s decision not to compel arbitration of a class claim against the online cryptocurrency exchange company Coinbase. The Coinbase user agreement included an arbitration agreement and delegation provision, which is enforceable.

Second Circuit finds Vans likely to succeed in trademark suit against ‘Wavy Baby’ sneakers

The distorted-looking "Wavy Baby" sneakers, intended to riff on Vans' iconic "Old Skool" sneakers, lead to consumer confusion, the Second Circuit found.

Frontier Airlines lands settlement with pilots grounded during pregnancy, barred from pumping breast milk

Pilots and flight attendants filed twin lawsuits against the budget airline in 2019 after they faced employment discrimination as new mothers.

Anyone could tell

BOSTON — A federal court in Massachusetts declined to grant summary judgment to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which is being sued by a customer who ordered a new Jeep directly from the manufacturer but received a car that had been previously driven and damaged. He didn’t support his claims with expert testimony, but also didn’t have to, because the defects are plainly evident to the average person.

France’s Parliament considers a ban on single-use e-cigarettes

Their small, non-rechargeable lithium batteries often end up in landfills.