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Fight over use of old yearbook photos time-barred

Time marches on — especially for publicity and unjust enrichment claims made under California's discovery rule.

Life insurance class action

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A federal court in New York dismissed a class action against a life insurance broker that alleged it tricked policyholders into replacing their whole life insurance policies with more expensive policies that had lower rates of return and higher risk. Most of the class’s claims are time-barred and its racketeering claim fails because they did not show the broker and insurer acted in concert.

Restaurant religious discrimination

BALTIMORE — A federal court in Maryland found in favor of a restaurant accused by a community of self-identified “Gypsies” of racial and religious discrimination after they were refused service. The restaurant plausibly alleged that the group is frequently disruptive and disrespectful to staff, and even though its staff member called them “you people” while refusing service to them, the phrase was ruled too ambiguous to unquestionably infer discrimination.

Granola company still on hook over advertised protein

Consumers say Nature’s Path Foods contain much less protein than advertised and only deliver when consumed with milk — if you can read the label.

FDA approves over-the-counter Narcan. Here’s what it means

It can reverse overdoses of opioids, including street drugs such as heroin and fentanyl and prescription versions including oxycodone.

Judge approves $725 million deal in Meta data privacy class action

The settlement marks the largest amount Facebook's parent company has ever paid to resolve a private class action.