Posts tagged "Business Litigation"
At first glance, a California lawsuit filed north of San Diego appears to involve gangsters. After all, the suit was filed under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Signed by President Richard Nixon, RICO was designed to battle the Mafia and other elements of organized crime. The recent lawsuit was filed by neighbors of a northern California cannabis grower, however.
Resorts World Genting is a sprawling resort complex of hotels, theme parks, casinos and shopping malls perched atop Mount Ulu Kali in Malaysia, not far from that nation’s capital and largest city, Kuala Lumpur. The resort’s developer recently filed a lawsuit in California for breach of contract against Walt Disney Co. and Fox Entertainment Group (both companies have headquarters in the Los Angeles area).
The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians owns Harrah’s Resort Southern California, located about an hour north of San Diego, and other gaming and hospitality venues. The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians owns the Chumash Casino Resort, which sits about six hours north of the city.
San Diego beaches are some of the most beautiful and celebrated in Southern California. People travel from all over the world to walk our golden strands of sand. It doesn’t take much imagination to understand the devastation to our economy and quality of life if our beaches somehow shrank significantly or disappeared altogether.
The Repeller is a device marketed to homeowners eager to get rid of mice. But photos of mice apparently contented mice near the devices persuaded U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III to allow a class action lawsuit to proceed against Bell + Howell, maker of the Repeller.
The dream was to become rich with California-based multi-level marketing company Herbalife. One couple dove all the way into the company, attending its "Circle of Success" events, bringing in recruits, meeting quotas on Herbalife purchases and setting up a store near their Florida home. Instead of watching the money roll in, the couple watched more than $100,000 roll out. Now they have joined others who have filed lawsuits against the California company that sells products through distributors who recruit more people to be distributors.
You might have heard the hypnotic, synth-pop rhythms of the 1980s hit, “Tainted Love.” The duo that helped shape the sound of the decade was Soft Cell. Both the name of the band and their long-ago hit are brought to mind by a recent San Diego Union-Tribune headline: “Lawsuit claims San Diego stores sell tainted love pills.”
A California e-cigarette maker is under fire for its popularity among young people. Parents, public health advocates, politicians and the Food and Drug Administration have all weighed in on Juul Labs and its rechargeable vaping device and nicotine pods. The company’s pods contain nicotine and come in flavors such as mango, crème brulee, fruit medley and “cool cucumber” – flavors that lure young people into giving the Juul devices a try, critics complain.
They’re not for everyone, but some Americans absolutely adore all-you-can-eat restaurants. A California-based airline has taken the concept of all-you-can-eat to the skies. Membership-based Surf Air offers all-you-can-fly travel in its small planes. Destinations include San Diego, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Oakland, Lake Tahoe and San Jose.
When it opened in 1985, Horton Plaza was an instant shopping success that many in San Diego credited with revitalizing downtown. But the owner of the Jimbo’s Naturally food store chain says the landmark mall has deteriorated and now drives people away rather than luring them in.